Posted by Poppet on 2014-03-11 16:39. 1 comments. 47 reads
It's been a long while since I've used the site for support and encouragement but, when in need, here I am again hoping that someone may help me better understand my situation.
I had a St Jude's pacemaker implanted in 2007. In December 2013 I was told the battery life was 9-15 months and that it would need checking again in three months time. I've been again today and it's down to 6-12 months battery life - as expected. I'm to go back again in three months. The staff are great and I have no complaints. I do wonder though at what point they may decide the next pacemaker is needed. How close to the wire re battery life do they go is what I am wondering? I'm pacing at 65-68% of the time for a heart block and the pacemaker...
Posted by jessie on 2014-03-11 16:09. 5 comments. 65 reads
for those of you know me you will know of the struggles with heart disease and poor circulation my husband has struggled with for years. well now he is having laser to help with the circulation to the eyes. the other day he went blind in one eye for about two hours. the doctor has said that he is not getting blood supply to his optic nerve. i never would have thought that this might happen but hey why not? apparently in eastern european heritage it is a trait some inherit from their parents very small capilliaries carrying the blood to different areas of the body. i am a bit shaken but to-morrow he will have laser surgery to try and arrest this and facilitate better circulation to this area. he has a good attitude and this really helps. je...
Posted by wjs1954 on 2014-03-11 16:09. 3 comments. 25 reads
Does anyone know how difficult it may be to switch office's. The office i go to just seems a little rude. Not only to me my insurance called me and said the office staff was rude a hang up on them. Had to have insurance fax the form to my wife's office so i can bring it Thursday to yhem to fill out. I know switching is probably no big deal but this is my first post op visit. Just hate to have to rip the pacemaker out of my chest if they get me mad ; ). Okay not really, but i am not expecting things to go well. Good thing i am 59 7/12 and have had to deal with """"" people before. Ok i feel a little better now. Life is good.
Posted by draegompf on 2014-03-11 14:26. 0 comments. 15 reads
Hi, How long does the medication Flecainide acetate take to leave the system? I am scared to take this medication because I do not know if I am having a palpitation for sure. I have a pacemaker this was placed in august of 2012. I was wondering if you feel a skipped beat or fluttering if you have SVTs? I do not ever feel my heart racing. I just feel chest pain. So, I felt fluttering the other day so It my med how the label said to do. I took 2 100 mg tablets the first day and then I am supposed to take 1 two times a day for 48 hours. I only took one yesterday and I am going to take one today. I do not want to take two. This med makes my body feel weird and y pupils dialate to a pin point. can anyone please give me some advice.
Posted by 3030wyatt on 2014-03-11 13:27. 1 comments. 21 reads
thanks for your replies on my last post.it has been a great help.since i'm new to having a pacemaker i have a lot of questions.
how do you know if you are getting interference to the pacemaker?
is there a way i can monitor this interference and the effect it's
having on my pacemaker?my heart rate is 60,should it be higher
and can it be programed and changed in my pacemaker?
thanks again tom
Posted by Heatherjane7 on 2014-03-11 13:04. 4 comments. 41 reads
Hi everyone, I've olny just found this club! Have had my Pacemaker for 6 years after finally being diagnosed with 2nd and 3rd degree heart block and it has truly changed my life..... I'm 47 now. I still have a few problems, at the moment I am feeling my pacemaker zapping me particularly at night which causes me some discomfort - does anyone else experience this? Otherwise on the whole life is good and happy to still be here!! :)
Posted by SirPedro on 2014-03-11 12:58. 2 comments. 43 reads
Hi Everyone! I'm coming up on having my pacemaker next month. Its been a very interesting year. I just wanted to drop by and say hello. I don't know anyone else in person that I can talk to about these things so I hope to talk to al you fine people here. :) Is there such a thing as a "Pacemaker birthday" if not, I plan on having a party!
Posted by Emmaline33 on 2014-03-11 09:50. 0 comments. 20 reads
I had my pacemaker fitted on 10th February this year and for the last 2 weeks have been getting some very sharp jabbing pains in my chest at the pm site which are gradually getting much worse and more frequent.
I have been back to the hospital at least three times but have been told that this is normal and just given stronger painkillers.
I do wonder whether this is perhaps because one of the bottom leads has not been positioned correctly which was discovered when it was tested immediately after the operation and at the time I was told that they would consider redoing the procedure.
I would appreciate any comments on the matter as I am extremely worried about it.
Posted by wdrsam on 2014-03-11 05:45. 3 comments. 78 reads
MY MOM HAD A PACEMAKER PUT IN ABOUT 5 MONTHS AGO. WE WERE OUT SIDE MOST OF THE DAY RACKING AND BURNING LEAVES. WHEN SHE WENT TO BED SHE HAD TO GET BACK UP DUE TO FEELING JITTERY, SHE GOT UP AND TOOK HER BLOOD PRESSURE AND IT WAS UP AND IT SHOWED HER HEART WAS/HAD BEEN OUT OF RHYTHM . HAS ANYONE ELSE HAD ANY PROBLEMS LIKE THESE. THANKS & GOD BLESS,
Posted by mehriar66 on 2014-03-11 01:05. 5 comments. 122 reads
My mother living in Iran and she had heart surgery .she has peacemaker in her chest.every 6 month she have to go to hospital for charge the battery.last week her doctor told her "pacemaker’s battery is not working and she has to find another battery but because of Economic sanctions against Iran she could not find good battery in iran.I want to buy a battery for her from Canada or USA and send it to her.I am Canadian Citizen.I am living in Vancouver.I don’t know how and where I can buy it.could you please give me some information about good battery and where I can buy it. Please contact me via a Private Message