St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by Pinkie on 2015-08-31 06:18. 0 comments. 0 reads
 
I had a Boston Scientific pacemaker inserted 23 June. No problems until yesterday, 29 August. I have a tingling sensation almost like a twitching although I can not see any movement. It is in my left arm. Friday I had a PICC line put in my right arm and it was done under radiology. Hope it did not do anything to damage the pacemaker. Thank you for any feedback, just concerned.

Posted by corazon on 2015-08-31 02:22. 1 comments. 12 reads
 
A few days ago I woke up and my heart was pumping very fast. I thought it lasted for about a minute. When I went to the doctors office my pacemaker was interrogated and it show my pulse had gone up to 140 for about 20 minutes but beats were regular. My doctor thinks it's nothing but he is still going to do a 24 hour holster monitor. Has anyone experienced this?

Posted by garydiamond on 2015-08-31 00:53. 0 comments. 19 reads
 
I WAS WOKE UP AT 5:30 AM WITH TWO MALES PULLING AND RIPPING OFF THE BANDAGES OVER MY PACEMAKER PUSHING IT INTO MY CHEST CAVITY WITH ME SCREAMING STOP THERE WAS HAND LOTION IN THE ROOM TO LOOSEN THE BANDAGE. I WAS BEING HELD DOWN AGAINST MY WILL AND PUT THROUGH A VERY, VERY PAINFUL PROCEDURE beat me why they put a huge bandage there

Posted by Sue125 on 2015-08-30 12:53. 5 comments. 121 reads
 
Hiya I am 46 and have had a pacemaker fitted 3 weeks ago. I teach in a primary school and am due back in a couple of days. I have had no advice as to if I should go back or take some more time off. Not sure what to do. Any advice anyone.

Posted by jsne on 2015-08-30 09:53. 2 comments. 54 reads
 
Since my EST and PM adjustment I really feel as if at last I have turned a corner. Managed to paddle down a river last weekend, lots of bad words as I thought I was going to capsize but survived!!, good to be out again . Arm/shoulder, wound all great after the paddle.
Still getting short bouts of palps ? PM induced but they stop very quickly. The main thing that still feels wrong is my heart rate still seems too high when not doing very much (90) however when settled feel great. Maybe in time things will settle more.
Going on holiday next week for 2 weeks to Austria/Italian Alps and have been organising what days I can walk and when I can use buses and meet up with folk at the end of the day. Don't want to over do it.
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Posted by Donkong on 2015-08-30 06:23. 2 comments. 61 reads
 
I had an AICD implanted June of this year, after 3 bouts of receiving a shock, my medicine has seemed to smooth things out. When I do anything physical, walking around, climbing stairs, I feel strange. Sort of light headed, sometimes some shortness of breath. Has anyone else had similar issues? Just wondering how normal this is

Posted by Chdmoms on 2015-08-29 22:54. 3 comments. 102 reads
 
Hi everyone,I posted the other day about my daughter that has SSS from a cardiac ablation from a few weeks ago. She is in a junctional rhythm 40-47 per day and 30's ( low was 31) in the night. My daughters sinus node was not working perfectly before the ablation due to open heart surgery she had when she was a baby. Her last recent holter ( prior to ablation) was mid 60's average. The thought is the most recent ablation damaged ( unintentionally- and I am so mad, but that is a whole different story) her sinus node. She does have some symptoms from this junctional rhythm, a little more fatigue and sometimes short of breath. She feels fine with exercise and she is able to get into sinus rhythm with exercise when HR is over 90. One doc...


Posted by AnnaT on 2015-08-29 21:52. 4 comments. 114 reads
 
I want to purchase a bracelet or pendant medical alert. Which do you recommend? Is one better than the other?

Posted by AnnaT on 2015-08-29 21:50. 3 comments. 79 reads
 
I wear a security access card when at work, one that allows me to hold against the door lock & have it scanned to unlock the door. Does this interfere with my PM and do I need to wear it away from my PM area?

Posted by islandgirl on 2015-08-29 20:49. 0 comments. 70 reads
 
I am now 6 months post pm implant with a Medtronic dual lead for sss. I've been having odd problems such as getting shocked when entering numbers for 3 different electronic gate openers (I now get out of my car to punch in the numbers), a short-lasting tone that happened most recently a couple of mornings ago, and occasional vibration from the pm that feels like the cell phone vibration. Most recently I took a photo of a bank check to deposit and the screen on my iPhone was jumping, correlating to my pulse. I took the photo about 5 minutes later with no problem. And yesterday, the same thing happened when I was using my iPhone in the field for work. It only happened once out of about 15 photos. I'm also getting an occasional minor sh...




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