St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by gabril on 2016-02-11 03:09. 2 comments. 19 reads
Hi my name is greg. Just had my icd put in Jan. 13th I went back to work as a Dealer in las vegas on the 30th. Having some issues that are bothersome. I would like some feedback.
It feels like my heart sometimes feels like it's cramping up. It seems to be only for seconds but it scares me. Also, it feels like I can feel the wires tugging on my heart if I move a certain way. This also passes but it bothers me I keep thinking I'll pull the leads out. I also have had times when I get dizzy.
Does anyone else have these problems? If so what did you do?

Posted by searchingwoman on 2016-02-10 21:48. 0 comments. 13 reads
Hi Friends,
I just returned from my appointment with my cardiologist. The date has been set for my replacement. Pacemaker #4 will become part of me on Monday, February 29. Did anyone else ever receive a pacer on February 29? I wonder if that date will present any problems with future interrogations and pacemaker checks. Any thoughts?
Searching Woman

Posted by brandi_karl on 2016-02-10 19:44. 1 comments. 15 reads
This Friday will be 1 month since surgery for myself. Lately my shoulder area where my pacemaker was inserted has been very tender, sore & I've had pain. The pain would best be described as being punched really hard in the arm & feeling a bruise set in. Is this normal recovery pain? I also had the flu during recovery & that really wore me down & caused lots of chest pain from vomiting. I'm just unsure if maybe I pulled something in that whole process.

Posted by trailerboats on 2016-02-10 17:52. 2 comments. 68 reads
I'll be assisting a surgical procedure in the next few weeks. Will the electrocautery affect my pacemaker if I am the surgeon's assistant?
Couldn't find topics about this so I had to ask.

Plus, should I avoid doing chest compressions for the meantime and opt for ambubagging? Im about 16 weeks out. I'm scared I might damage my leads if I do chest compressions.


Posted by GregH on 2016-02-10 16:05. 1 comments. 62 reads
It has been nearly 3 months since I had my pm installed. I noticed when I or someone brushes up against my pacemaker I get this sudden slight discomfort in my heart area. It is hard to describe this feeling and only last a few seconds. I also notice this when ever I sleep on the side of my pacemaker. If someone knows what this might be I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you,

Posted by on 2016-02-10 03:43. 3 comments. 117 reads
I have a very large pacemaker (medtronic) it is almost 2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide. (why is mine so much larger than my 2 friends, they had their surgery a few months prior to mine with the same symptom?

It has bee almost 2 months and when I move certain ways it protrudes about an inch and pushes against my skin like it is going to come through, and when it does this it fact it has a burning hurting sinsation all the time.

I also am still short of breath and tired most of the time.

Rebecca (thanks for any information you can give on my issues.)

Posted by Michele196206 on 2016-02-10 02:22. 1 comments. 43 reads
Going to Disney World in May. PM was implanted in Nov 2015. lead came out and second surgery Dec 2nd, 2015. Wonder if there is anything I should avoid. Pacemaker is due low heart rate, sss. Go back fr checkup with doctor in April.

Posted by chelsea_clio on 2016-02-09 22:47. 2 comments. 48 reads
Hi everyone,
I had an atrial pacemaker implanted in 2000 after an ablation of the sinus node and another in 2009. I'm due another box change and my electro physiologist has said that I will have an upgrade to a dual chamber as I now have left bundle branch block. Has anyone upgraded from a single to dual pacemaker?

Posted by on 2016-02-09 22:45. 0 comments. 19 reads
No pvc's/pacs excpt when I first lie down. After half a minute or so they are gone. If I have to get up in the middle of the night and lie back down, same thing. Any suggestions or anyone else have this happen?

Posted by curiousjbird on 2016-02-09 16:54. 2 comments. 113 reads
I'm heading to Europe with the family this summer, my first trip abroad since I had a pacemaker put in 16 months ago. I've traveled a bit domestically recently, so I know the pat downs I'll be getting going through the airport, but I'm curious if anyone has been to Paris since the attacks at the end of the year. I know they are increasing security, I'm hoping that not every museum has a metal detector, but I'm wondering if any one has any hands on experience lately?

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