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Diastolic Dysfunction Grade 2

I was diagnosed with diastolic dysfunction grade 2 more than 2 years ago. I have been involved with a strength training circuit training program the last year and a half.  I have noticed that I am having increasing SOB between exercises and have to sit crunch ed over to catch my breath. A few hours after class I also feel totally wiped out and can't do anything but rest. This also happens if I try to do any high intensity activity so I try to stay away from real high intensity circuits. My question is am I hurting myself with this type of activity and should I ask my cardiologist for a repeat echo to see if the diastolic function has worsened. By the way I also have a pacemaker (I have actually had 6 pacemakers so far since the age of 28 - I am now 61 and have also broken 3 lead wires in the past)
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I wish I could help answer your question from experience.  I'm 44 and was diagnosed with Grade 1 DD six months ago.  I have similar symptoms from exercise ie wiped out long recovery time but I also have dysautonomia.  I would definitely ask for an echo.  I will be asking for one at a 1 year follow up.  I also wanted to respond to follow any other answers here.  I hope you find some helpful ones.
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