I prefer to call you Hermione - she’s my daughter’s favorite - and this daughter has read each book at least 7 times…
My AVM started left shoulder and neck (42 years ago) and the last surgery - January of 2018 was definitely in the brain, so I’ve got them all covered, so to speak. I have had, on more than one occasion had my AVM doctors (at Mayo and locally) tell me that it’s a good thing to keep my pulse from going too high - because that pushes on vein walls which increases the chance of bleed and also just growth of the AVM as well.
Last week I had my annual physical with my primary care doc. He urged me to get more exercise but to set very modest goals. He asked if I had a fit bit - I do, I just wear it on the wrong hand because it doesn’t fit over my wrist brace. My doc recommended that I aim for an average of 1 hour a day that shows up as heart rate in the “fat burning” zone (yes I need that). For me, that works out to between 95 and 115 bpm. He said that if I get consistent with that, I will find myself eventually needing to speed up or do more or something to get the heart rate to that level.
So, yes I’ve heard of it - oh and I’m on two blood pressure meds. The higher number was close to 200 at my 6 week post op check up. Now it’s 70 something over 50s to low 60s.
Any more questions, ask away.