St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by rgh718 on 2015-08-02 03:06. 2 comments. 18 reads
Hi everyone my Name is Ray. I've had sarcoidosis since 2012. Went into remission for about 8 months. A few hours after a family even I become nauseas and for the next day cant hold any food down. to make a long story short go to the hospital they start running test and find out sarcoidosis has attacked the wall of my heart and now I need a pacemaker/defibulator. Things are moving fast. I have a lot of questions. My procedure is Tuesday.

Posted by Tammy419 on 2015-08-01 23:59. 1 comments. 18 reads
I am new to this site . My surgery was 7-24 to implant a PM for Bradycardia . I am feeling good just having a lot of discomfort and sharp stabbing pains at the site... Any suggestions on how to relieve it ??


Posted by donsabi on 2015-08-01 22:07. 1 comments. 25 reads
Week and a day since my PM. I felt pretty good when I got up and resumed my normal activities. Nothing strenuous but lots of walking in stores, several car errands, walk the dog, etc. Later in the day I felt tired but not bad. I went up to the attic to get a box weighing about 15 pounds. Using both hands I let the box slide down the pull-down stairs. The air in the attic was very stuffy. Afterwards I felt exhausted and out of breath. I am not sure If I just overdid it today or going into the attic was too much.
Comments appreciated, thanks.

Posted by Gram211 on 2015-08-01 18:38. 1 comments. 35 reads
Just got a dual lead pacemaker on July 27, 2015. Pretty recent so I expect to be sore for a while. What I didn't expect were the huge flutters in my lower chest. Anyone else experience this ? I am sure it's a normal part of the healing process but would appreciate any feedback from anyone else that has had this happen. Thanks!

Posted by coolartist13 on 2015-08-01 11:59. 1 comments. 53 reads
Hello - New here looking for feedback regarding early termination of batteries. 2nd time it has occurred to me and I'm curious if this is common. Thought I'd ask the experts, the human ones not the doctors with the robotic answers.
any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by lahbigbro6 on 2015-08-01 11:58. 3 comments. 53 reads
I want to go up to 15 lbs on my biscep and other exercises. My pacemaker has been installed for 4 years. Should I have any problems ?

Posted by RoytheBoy on 2015-08-01 10:50. 1 comments. 45 reads
Question, can you claim on your critical health cover for a Pacemaker

Posted by lizzie on 2015-08-01 09:40. 0 comments. 14 reads
Hi I wondered if any fellow pacemaker device patients have had a Ph acid test done. I'm bad with stomach acid and have a feeling I may need further investigation but don't know which tests are suitable.

Posted by Willseajr on 2015-08-01 04:37. 1 comments. 48 reads
From my understanding there is no problem with using a Fitbit with my pm. However, my question is specifically with the Charge HR which tracks heart rate as well as tracking other entities. I am not sure of the technology involved in capturing the heart rate and wondered if there is any interference or potential for problems between this device and my pm. I suppose I should call Fitbit as well as my EP's office but wondered if anyone else has looked into this! Just don't want to mess up my pm! Thanks.

Posted by MarvinTheMartian on 2015-08-01 02:54. 0 comments. 61 reads
Hello everyone.

I just came across your site this evening. I had a dual-lead pacemaker installed yesterday. I have been experiencing tachycardia for the past 8 months. I'm always tachycardic when awake and my pulse varies between 115 and 225.

After the cardiologist decided that I needed a pacemaker I only had 2 days until the surgery. As I'm looking up pacemaker information tonight I'm not finding anything that says a pacemaker helps with tachycardia.

I wore a Holter monitor for 14 days and it showed that once I went 3 seconds without a heartbeat.

Does anyone have any experience with a pacemaker used to treat tachycardia? The only thing that I've noticed since getting it yesterday is that every...

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