St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by danheartbeatsaveslives on 2016-05-20 17:34. 0 comments. 51 reads
 
Hello Everyone,

Arturo Segura, a 3 year old baby from Aguascalientes, Mexico, started having heart problems. His father worked long hours to support his family, but felt scared and helpless. “I didn’t have the money for that surgery. I couldn’t save my own son’s life.” . Arturo's life was saved in 2003 thanks to Heartbeat International Foundation. Today, Arturo runs around and plays with his friends. Heartbeat International Foundation provides cardiac pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and medical treatment free of charge to patients in need internationally. We would love your support and to get in contact with you! If you are interested in getting involved you can end me a private message.

I look forwa...


Posted by AngrySparrow1 on 2016-05-18 17:33. 2 comments. 79 reads
 
I will be putting garden flowers on Veteran's Graves at Willamette National Cemetery and Lincoln Memorial on Friday May 27.

I would be honored to place flowers for your family or loved one. Just send me a PM and give me the particulars so I will be able to find the site. I have an abundance of roses, rhodies, iris, cherry branches and lots of other colorful plant material.

Willamette National and Lincoln Memorial located in Portland, Oregon.

Posted by Hot Heart on 2016-05-11 19:01. 4 comments. 181 reads
 
Hi fellow pacers. I've had my pm for some 8 years now and am doing fine. My brother has been diagnosed with the above condition (it is iron loading) and is genetic. Apparently if left unchecked it can cause diabetes, heart conditions and eventually liver cancer amongst other things. I'm waiting to have my genetic test to see if I have it. Has anyone else heard of this condition or got it? The hospital have said that my fathers premature death age 35 from an undiagnosed heart condition (1957) may have been linked to it.

Posted by hawaiilad on 2016-04-16 20:40. 7 comments. 325 reads
 
Received my PM on 3/14 this year and it sure has given me lots of extra energy...has slowed down a bit and getting used to it every day, but I am still becoming light headed. If I move to the side or raise from a chair or just stooping over I have to hold onto something because I feel very light headed. Had this problem from the first and at the 1st week check up the Dr. said it was vertigo, but wasn't to concerned about it. Been over a month and I still have the problem. I read that others have had this and wondered if it is something I have to live with or will it change or is there and underlying problem? Thanks for the info in advance

Posted by Bee60 on 2016-04-12 21:39. 1 comments. 379 reads
 
Hi, I joined about 4 years ago, but could not log in so decided to rejoin.

I have posted a message on recent messages as was not sure where it belonged.

My St Jude pacemaker has been good, no awkward problems, although I have had it tweaked so I can walk uphill easier, where I live it is very hilly.

I would say to anyone worried, just try and forget you have it, else it will rule your life. I am grateful that I now have a life, and hope that it will give me many more.

My husband also has had a Pacemaker fitted, different probs from mine, but at almost 82, he is like a new man.
We are now known as the Pacemakers and when we are with our brother in law we become Gerry and the Pacemakers (uk ...


Posted by donr on 2016-03-28 05:08. 2 comments. 440 reads
 
Well, everyone, here it is for the two "Wandering" holidays of the Christians & Jews. Came a bit early this year, but nevertheless, it's here - & almost passed! Easter will be over in another 30 minutes here in the central time zone of the US, but our Jewish friends have another 30 days (roughly) till Passover begins.

I'd guess that it is appropriate that the two holidays match up most years, as they have for many, many years. After all, the Christian "Easter" occurred originally in conjunction with "Passover."

Both recognize the horror of death and celebrate the joy of continued life.

Today I received a bit of Easter trivia from a Roman Catholic friend that I had never seen before ( the trivia, not th...


Posted by spoonerben57@yahoo.com on 2016-03-14 20:52. 7 comments. 689 reads
 
Hi, I am a 58 old male,I just had pacemaker implant 3/11/16.My question is this, I smoke a little pot ocasionally.I want to if anyone knows can I smoke now or is it too soon.Is it too soon??

Posted by PACACCIO on 2016-02-19 23:21. 3 comments. 671 reads
 
I AM TOLD THAT I NEED A 3 WIRE CRT PACEMAKER, BUT WITHOUT DEFIBULATOR.
WHO MAKES THE BEST ????
I HAVE A 2 LEAD BIOTRONIK FOR THE PAST 10 YEARS.

THANKS,
JOE PACACCIO

Posted by oldearthworm on 2016-02-18 16:33. 3 comments. 899 reads
 
that could be better yet .
A forum so good, IMO, that sections should be daily mandatory reading for cardio- nurses and doctors .. As to "better" , we need MUCH , MUCH more participation .. and responses , even if only a "thank you" .
Special thanks to Tracey and the knot guy and others , who have been so helpful to PM users.

Posted by Msskye on 2016-02-08 17:19. 3 comments. 334 reads
 
there is an android app for smart phones it lets you put in medical information and is accessible even if your phone is locked, it can be found on Google play store here is a URL to take you to the same place. http://medical-id-free.android.informer.com/
OH I am brand new to the group.
Thanks


Posted by MedicconsideringaPM on 2016-02-01 22:49. 6 comments. 538 reads
 
Hello, My name is Miranda and I am currently 26. I have an irregular heart beat that is called PCA's. PCA's are not life threatening, but they do make me feel lightheaded, out of breath, and VERY tired. I have been dealing with this since I was about 20 years old, and have had 2 EP Studies with ablations. After my second EP study failed and the PAC's returned I was placed on Metoprolol to take as needed. Long story short the medication is no longer working and my electrophysiologist believes that another EP study with ablation is needed, but this time there is a risk of ablating the node, and needing a pace maker. My question for you all is do i just put up with the PAC's because they are not life threatening, but do ruin my days. Or do i ...


Posted by Cabg Patch on 2016-01-20 20:22. 7 comments. 555 reads
 
Why, oh why does everyone look identical in the Member gallery recently?

Why oh why is the site down so frequently ?

Why oh why can't I log in with my smarter than me phone?

Posted by Batman18 on 2015-12-26 23:53. 1 comments. 554 reads
 
Hi, I had to get a new account because I forgot my old one but its good to be back.. So updates in my life getting a piercing and dyeing my hair red, I have also (well almost) gotten over my depression.... I feel better about my life and I am going to try and get more postings ip

Posted by Sailfish#1 on 2015-12-24 15:39. 3 comments. 655 reads
 
Hi,

I know this is off topic but does anyone have a home remedy for a cough expectorate. I have episodes of coughing with a lot of phlegm that I am unable to cough up, which leads to a slight panic attack and I can't catch my breath. I really do not want to take any OTC meds, I have enough problems. Would appreciate your input. Thank you.

Posted by CC2489 on 2015-12-05 04:19. 3 comments. 837 reads
 
I posted something yesterday titled "New here" and when I logged out today I couldn't log back in whenever I log in it says " invalid email" and everything is right so I don't know what I'm doing wrong

Posted by yukon on 2015-11-18 20:01. 3 comments. 701 reads
 
Hi all,

I just received a message in my account here as follows:

Charitable Donation From Mrs. Lisa Dillon.
Abidjan Cote D'Ivoire


Attention!!!!

Greetings in the name of the LORD Almighty the giver of every good thing. I know this proposal will definitely come to you as a huge surprise, but I implore you to take your time to go through it carefully as the decision you make will go a long way to determine my future.


Clearly this is not a Pacemaker Club related message. Just though I'd let folks know incase others are experiencing similar issues.


Cheers

Posted by ROBO Pop on 2015-11-12 19:19. 5 comments. 794 reads
 
"What sort of day was it? A day like all days, filled with those events that alter and illuminate our times... all things are as they were then, and you were there." - Walter Cronkite

Yesterday was one of those days that'll go down in history for me. In accordance with some of our discussions regarding the severity if Shingles, coupled with the news we received that a friend had succumbed to complications from same, I finally decided to get a Shingles immunization and scheduled an appointment for same with my Primary Care Physician.

Finally the day arrived yesterday, and I dutifully jumped out of bed and performed my morning duties so I could make my early morning appointment. Feed the beasts, walk the dogs, and obe...


Posted by annie21 on 2015-10-18 20:19. 4 comments. 784 reads
 
just wanted to say hi to all memembers

Posted by grannyvicky on 2015-10-11 10:51. 3 comments. 817 reads
 
hi, could anyone tell me if
you have a pacemaker is it safe
to use a light box? This question is
for a friend who doesnt use the internet.
thanks in advance.
victoria.

Posted by donnamorg31 on 2015-09-30 16:46. 2 comments. 889 reads
 
Am I able to use a mains vibrator with a pacemaker??



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