St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by JennBunny68 on 2014-09-01 15:01. 0 comments. 2 reads
I'm only 19 and just got a PM last week. So far it's a really big change and hard for me to get used to. Before my pm I had irregular heart beats and a hard time breathing. I went to the hospital just to get checked out and they told I had 3rd degree heart block. A pacemaker was basically my only option. This is an extremely hard time for both me and my family. Does anyone have any advice for how to deal with this? Or any dos or don'ts on how to live and care for my new pm? I've heard little things about cell phones, outlets, microwaves,ect. But I'm not sure about much of it. Any advice helps!

Posted by AngrySparrow1 on 2014-09-01 11:28. 1 comments. 33 reads
WOW, this morning marks three years since my CRT-D was implanted.

I want to thank everyone who posts on this site for all the support and insight they have given me over the past 36 months. I wish I would have had such a group to call upon after I had my SCD, I was so lost and scared. If I had a place like this to come to, I would have found my way quicker and easier, much easier.

I am doing my best to give back what I have taken from the group, I have learned so much from everyone, I am so thankful for this opportunity to share and learn from my peers.

I have picked a new path to follow, where it will take me I have no idea, I am sure it will be interesting, because life is very interesting.

Posted by Frederica on 2014-09-01 09:53. 1 comments. 16 reads
Pacemaker implanted in January - single chamber. I am 79. Since then I have had pain/stiffness in most of my joints and muscles.This is painful especially when I get up in the morning but gradually eases but never goes away. Blood tests have been carried out to see if I have Rheumatoid Arthritis or Polymyalgia, all tests negative. Now awaiting to hear with results of the X-Rays from the Rheumatologist. I am wondering whether a nerve has been damaged during the implantation? Has anyone had this problem? Pacemaker is OK and I no longerget breathless. I did see a Dermatologist before implantation as I am allergic to certain metals and they wanted to be sure the one chosen was OK.

Posted by wolverin on 2014-09-01 07:51. 1 comments. 17 reads
Hi, any one who located in phillipines?
Comment posted by wolverin on 2014-09-01 07:41.
Hi, any one who located in phillipines? My Mobile no. 0917-8458-333. I want to make frends just like me have SSS ( sick sinus syndrome ) when i was 37 of age now im 42, im inplanted 2010 @ PM medtronic brand dual chamber sets to 60.

Posted by nellie on 2014-09-01 07:34. 0 comments. 20 reads
Hey guys hope everyone is well??? Just a quick one. Had pm put in in january due to heart stopping for 17 sec a time each time I passed out. Due to hospitals lack of communication they forgot to take my loop recorder out so im having it out this thurs afternoon. Ive told work il be back by Monday but just wondered if anyone else has had it removed if its ok with little pain? Also if anyone has any info on diaphragmatic pacing? Ive been feeling little flicks on the left of my chest like under my ribs ever since ive had my pm mainly when I sit on sofa or lay on my left side but every time I say it to the pm techs they look at me like ive lost my marbles.....I finally got someone to listen to me and im hoping to get an app with a rep from p...

Posted by steffenme on 2014-08-31 22:02. 7 comments. 109 reads
So grateful to find this site after a week of unexpected events. I have been dealing with bradycardia and atrial fibrillation for several months, but collapsed at work Wednesday, admitted to. hospital, and fitted with a dual chamber pacemaker on Friday.

My head is swimming. I'm 35, and I really never thought it would come to this.

I'm in a lot of pain, and I was told I shouldn't be. The site is swollen and bruised, but no signs of infection. Just wanted to make sure it was okay to still feel pain. It feels like a rock is sewn under my skin - it's tight and tender.

Thanks for any reassurance you can offer. I'm totally overwhelmed by life right now....

Posted by bowl299 on 2014-08-31 16:34. 6 comments. 84 reads
After 10 years of on and off A-fib, 2 ablations and several cardioversions, I am scheduled for my third ablation in October and the following day a pacemaker. How long will it be before I can start to get active again after 10 years of mostly feeling like crap? I use to be active but get tired and out of breath all the time now, will a lot of this be gone? Any and all info will be helpful.

Posted by Sylvia1 on 2014-08-31 16:05. 2 comments. 81 reads
What is the actual difference between the above.Sometimes docs refer to mine as CRT-D other times ICD.Could anyone enlighten me pls.Tks

Posted by BWilks on 2014-08-31 15:22. 3 comments. 76 reads
Bit of a long one I'm afraid! Last November I was 5 months pregnant I I began to notice a popping sensation over the top of my pace maker which made me breathless. I went to doctors and was told it was HEARTBURN :( had 24 hour ecgs which shown ectopic beats, still noting was done and was blamed on the pregnancy. had my baby end of January and the symptoms become worse so they decided to do a pace check, only to find my battery had died and pacemaker was faulty! I only use mine on demand. So they've replaced it in march, took 6 weeks for the symptoms to settle down. It has now started again, they think I may have become pace sensitive but I don't use it that much and it's keeping me awake at night :( basically wondering if anyone had anyth...

Posted by leadshock on 2014-08-31 14:53. 1 comments. 28 reads
For about two weeks, I have been have a tingling from pacemaker to shoulder and up my neck. Now very short of breath, which started about the same time. Getting worse. My primary care person thought maybe congestive heart failure. Four days on lasix and dropped 6 pounds, but still getting worse on shortwindedness.

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