St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by karsch on 2015-03-04 06:27. 1 comments. 13 reads
I'd just like to thank everyone who responded to my question regarding how often a pacemaker works. The last time I went to the pacemaker clinic, I asked the technician the same question. He told me it works all the time. English is his second language and I think we misunderstood one another.

Posted by scooter11 on 2015-03-04 05:12. 1 comments. 11 reads
hello my friends can anyone help me with this how can you tell if a LED has came apart from your paserThanks in advance have a wonderful day

Posted by Alma Annie on 2015-03-04 01:04. 8 comments. 65 reads
I haven't been here for a while, as am in Melbourne with daughter. My son in law died 10 days ago from Melanoma. He never once complained about his illness. He left 3 small children. It makes my pacemaker seem a very small inconvenience
Alma Annie

Posted by ttdavis22 on 2015-03-03 17:53. 2 comments. 89 reads
I new here and have found lots of good info.
For years I kept having pains and problems in my chest and the DRs had no clue why. They never really did much. This past year I started having more problems and ended up in the ER quite a few times when they finally had me wear a monitor and found I have Vtach.
I had Kaiser and all they did is put me on meds and told me if I had an episode go to the ER. Went to the ER at least 3x a wk for almost 6 months. All they did is switch my meds a few times and they never seemed to work. Needless to say I left Kaiser and switched to Blue Shield.
Saw my new MD and when he saw my records he said I needed to see the Electro specialist and even called him with me sitting there and said to co...

Posted by dawnali on 2015-03-03 17:19. 3 comments. 59 reads

My name is dawnalib. I am 51 and have had a dual chamber pacemaker for two years d/t sick sinus syndrome. I am looking for a support group that invites those who work out and possibly those who have sick sinus syndrome. Any ideas? Thanks!

Posted by Janec on 2015-03-03 12:46. 4 comments. 85 reads
I'm almost a month past surgery and I'm looking at picking my violin back up again.

The thing is, the shoulder rest is going to sit very close to, if not right on top of, where my PM is. (I haven't actually tried it yet, I'm not quite past the 30 days so I'm nervous to go mucking about around that area at all right now).

But regardless of whether I start playing again now or wait a week and start playing then, I know we're supposed to avoid messing with the device because it can cause it to shift. And when I play my violin I play it on a fairly regular basis so this is a concern for me.

I also can't imagine pinning something between my chin and PM is going to be all that comfortable going by what a seat ...

Posted by mariamachin987 on 2015-03-03 10:29. 2 comments. 98 reads
I have a pacemaker. what exercise can I do .

Posted by Griddlebone on 2015-03-03 10:14. 2 comments. 120 reads
Hi everyone. I had my PM implanted last September and all is going well. I'm still at 3V because the cardiologist wanted to leave it there for 6 months but I see him next month. I am hopeful he will adjust it down a bit. No adverse symptoms but I want the sucker's battery to last as long as possible.

As you all predicted, these days I forget I even have my little friend, except when the implantation site itches (not the scar, but the area) which is not even to the level of annoying, just interesting.

However, the medical community which ignored me for 58 years suddenly is very interested in me. My pulmonologist (sleep apnea) got curious about a dry, mild, persistent cough and sent me for pulmonary function tests. I fl...

Posted by Celast on 2015-03-03 08:17. 4 comments. 122 reads
I had a pacemaker fitted in December 2014,
I have notified the dvla, will they take my licence off me ?
The reason for the PM was fast heart and irregular beat,
Bit concerned now as could not survive without my car.

Posted by jasperbiag on 2015-03-03 04:17. 3 comments. 67 reads
Good Day to all!

i'm happy to be here :) Im currently on my 4th month with my pacemaker. before my pacemaker im on weightlifting gym. now that i have pacemaker i stopped lifting, right now im planning to go to a boxing gym will it be okay if im just there for their cardio stuff? no upper left chest/arm movement involved also punching only at right arm. although there's jumping jacks. will it be okay for me? i'm a little scared, is 4 months already okay? thanks for the answers in advanced :)

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