St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by Icuh8n on 2016-05-24 17:05. 3 comments. 21 reads
I had a cabgx3 25 months ago, pacemaker Feb.2016. Has anyone been doing crunches successfully without issues. Appreciate some feed back. Thanks.

Posted by coxy on 2016-05-24 14:49. 2 comments. 32 reads
Hi, I've had my Pacemaker for 3 months, and I'm now back on my elliptical cross trainer. However I'm a bit weary about using my chest pulse sensor.
Any advice would be appreciated.

Posted by djohnston on 2016-05-24 04:51. 0 comments. 32 reads

SJM PM2210

Paradoxical Atrial Undersensing: Noise Rate Reversion or
Amplifier Ringing?
From The
Catharina Hospital, Eindhoven, The Netherlands; and †MEDTRONIC Trading NL, B.V., Heerlen, The Netherlands
Paradoxical Atrial Undersensing. Atrial tachy-arrhythmias may give rise to mode switching or
noise rate reversion in dual-chamber pacemakers. In case of high amplitude of the atrial electrogram
during tachycardia, a paradoxical behavior of atrial sensitivity programming can be observed. Two patients

Posted by djohnston on 2016-05-24 03:59. 2 comments. 42 reads
I finally requested the print out reports on my SJM PM2210 and sure enough there were ALERTS which no one disclosed to me although I have been complaining of issues and even crashed my head on the concrete due to syncope.

Be your own best friend and be pro-active and report issues to the FDA, it is the only way that the issues will be resolved. The medical industry does not care about us - they care more about money!

Importance of pacemaker noise reversion as a potential mechanism of pacemaker-ICD interactions.
Glikson M1, Trusty JM, Grice SK, Hayes DL, Hammill SC, Stanton MS.
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• 1Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic,...

Posted by Jonne on 2016-05-23 21:47. 3 comments. 86 reads
My pacemaker was put in 2007. During my last checkup I was informed that I've got about a year and a half left of battery life left to go before it's replaced. I was wondering what signs or symptoms should I expect or to look for before it's replaced.

Posted by fjj17332 on 2016-05-23 13:55. 1 comments. 44 reads
had the three lead put in, the end of january. no problem at all and still doing well. i had to do it, but i am alive. anyone want to talk i can be reached at peace to all

Posted by Turk on 2016-05-23 09:13. 0 comments. 37 reads
Hi everyone,

Its been a long time since my last post.

Does any one know what moves old and orgaized thrombus from the heart all of a sudden with a perfect INR levels?

Thank you

Posted by Nehixson on 2016-05-23 05:58. 5 comments. 137 reads
Hi....I'm new to the group....I turn 51 tomorrow and have had my PM a year. Had a few complications (lead punctured my heart causing a rather significant pericardial effusion, a week later had to have pericardial window surgery, went into respiratory failure and a day later had a lung collapse) prior to all these issues, I was an avid runner (7 miles a day without batting an eye) but since my PM the most I've done is 4 miles and it absolutely kills me! My doctor said we'd do a treadmill test and make adjustments if necessary. I had that done a few days ago but it only lasted about 5 minutes, only saw the nurse who conducted it and never even pretended to run. I thought a tech from the PM company would be there to make any nessary adjustme...

Posted by djohnston on 2016-05-22 23:19. 5 comments. 118 reads
Consumers play an important public health role by reporting to the FDA unexpected side effects after using a medical product, or experiencing other problems with any products that the agency regulates.

Timely reporting enables the agency, if necessary, to promptly address the issue. There are a number of ways you can report problems to the agency, depending on the type of problem and product. When you submit a safety report through FDA’s Safety Reporting Portal, or any other way described below, you make a contribution to the safety of America's food supply and human medical products. The following tips and chart will help you make your report.

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Posted by ldebaugh on 2016-05-22 21:45. 2 comments. 39 reads
My pacemaker specialist wants me to have either a watchman or lariat procedure on my left atrial appendage. It seems when ones heart expands it does so in a bulge. This bulge becomes an incubator for blood clots. I am intolerant of blood thinning meds so that is why he is recommending this. The two different procedures block off the bulge area thus reducing the potential for strokes.

I have also had a mitral valve repair which makes me ineligible for one and the intolerance makes me ineligible for the other. Anyone else overcome these issue?

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