Posted by amwalsh on 2013-12-11 15:49. 1 comments. 4 reads
I don't have a pace maker but my elderly mother does, I just received a call from her nursing home informing me that despite her pressure being normal her heart is beating at 120 a min, which is definately not normal for her . The PM is 18 months old and this is the first instance of this. Any suggestions? Does this happen often, she is 95 and failing healthwise .
Posted by Joe167 on 2013-12-11 12:27. 1 comments. 7 reads
Hello, my name is Joseph and I just received a Medtronic Adapta PM. Surgery went well and I am in recovery room now. There is some pain that meds can help. I do not know what to expect in the coming weeks in reference to exercise but I am hopeful a will be close to normal.
I needed a PM due to a 2/1 HR during exercise. I waited before getting my PM. It progressed to 2/1 during resting state in a 6 month time period. Hoping to get back to normal life and exercise in the near future. Will keep posting on progress. Thanks
Posted by pancres on 2013-12-11 10:25. 1 comments. 13 reads
I have had quad bypass 18 years ago
Couple of MI before that.
On medication gradually increased.
AF and VF then Ablation which took 7 hours.Device turned off for duration of course.New parameters set lower was always 60- put up to 82.
I felt i was running a marathon all the time and felt ill.Device put back to 60.I am now so out of breathe it is awful.Unable to do much at all. any ideas to help with the breathingor will this settle.
I really feel I have had enough no app with cardio until April 2016.
Will i servive this long? any comment appreciated.pancres
Posted by IAN MC on 2013-12-11 04:37. 0 comments. 12 reads
I think we should move Christmas. The shops are so busy, traffic's horrendous and parking's a nightmare in December.
Posted by Grateful Heart on 2013-12-11 03:35. 7 comments. 101 reads
I had the colonoscopy today (Tuesday so I guess yesterday). The Doctor and Nurses were great. This was the Gastro Doc that showed extensive interest in and knowledge of Pacemakers/ ICD's and the importance of having a rep present for the programming instead of a magnet.
The NP in my Cardio's office made the arrangement for the rep. to be there. The Gastro Doc and I were very grateful.
The rep showed up...not the rep I thought was coming but not the "don't wanna do my job" rep so that was fine. He checked my device and turned off the defib. So far so good.
And then it began....He asked the Anesthesiologist if they have a magnet. He said, yea, somewhere. The rep said they could just use the magnet to t...
Posted by t.mundy on 2013-12-11 00:52. 3 comments. 65 reads
My 19yr. old cousin had open heart surgery when he was born back in 1995. He has been passing out lately and the doctors are telling him he needs a pacemaker. I am asking someone if they are in the same situation to please reply back to me and let me know if they feel a pacem,aker or heart surgery for the second time is needed? thank you, t.mundy
Posted by Mr Seeker on 2013-12-11 00:33. 1 comments. 10 reads
Before having a biotronic pace inserted, I used to us an apparatus known as "Respirate". It is a device that is supposed to lower one's blood pressure by ausing a breathing technique. A belt with a sensor which is connected to the the respirate apparatus is placed around your chest, the machine plays music and the mach. instructs you how to breathe. My question is since I have a pacer with a programed heart I'm wondering if its safe to use the respirate, since it is supposed to lower your bp by decreasing your heart rate.
appreciate any info.
Posted by WiredPixie on 2013-12-11 00:05. 2 comments. 38 reads
I'm 5 weeks post-op and improving everyday. Yes, I still have pain but minimal, yes, I still have a few restrictions, but boy do I feel better and stronger than I did before I got "Gizmo". I had my adult kids over to help me put up my Christmas decorations, and we made gingerbread houses too. Then we played some games. I didn't get tired or have to lay down once all day!!! I'm sleeping like a baby, and have more energy than I have in at least 3 years. I still have a few coordination issues due to lack of oxygen, but even those are improving. I should be able to go back to my sewing soon.
Thank you all for being here and for the support you give. I've come several times to get read the posts. Many of my questi...
Posted by Kaysmitt on 2013-12-10 22:40. 2 comments. 49 reads
Thank you all who commented on my problem
I live in Arizona age 72. I am in California at a major teaching hospital.
I have a team of doctors and I can't get any one of them to back up each others stories.
Last night one doctor said I had to wait an additional two weeks before going home. My other doctor told me if I had three days with no infection in blood they would put permanent pacemaker in.
Now the story is this. I had four days infection free blood until this morning when they found a culture growing in blood.
They say they are going to do a PICC line in morning Wednesday dec11 th
Then supposedly they will send me home with a pacemaker on my right chest wall Friday ...
Posted by barbaramcintosh on 2013-12-10 21:06. 1 comments. 17 reads
Am seeking a surgeon in GA or anywhere not too horribly far from GA that does submammary implantation.
If no one has suggestions for such surgeons anywhere near GA, please let me know what surgeon you did use, where he is, and if you were happy with the implantation.