Hi everyone. Just joined this community and this is my first post...
I had a heart attack 11 years ago as a result of high cholesterol inherited from my Mother, which I was unaware of at the time. At the time I did not have any stents put in as my main left artery was damaged top to bottom. The doctors said at the time putting stents in would not work as there was too much damage, so they wanted to control it with drugs, although they said I may need a bypass in later life. The doctor said I had the heart of a 70 year old man when I had my heart attack, and it was only the fact that I was fit and living a healthy lifestyle what saved me. I had always been into fitness and at the time was running and playing football regularly.
I am 47 now and still keep fit. I go to the gym 5 times a week and want to start wearing a heart rate monitor to track my heart rate when I'm working out in the gym.
The standard way of working out a person's maximum heart rate is 220 minus your age. Does anyone know if there is anything extra to account for when working out the maximum heart rate, if they've had a heart attack?