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Posted by Bruiser1198 on 2015-08-02 18:59. 0 comments. 2 reads
 
Hey all,
It's been a while since I have posted. My son began driving and I am spending a lot of time in the passenger seat. My pacer is on the right and the seatbelt is really uncomfortable. I saw a post from 2011 about seatbelt covers, but wanted to know if the site recommended is still a viable solution or are their alternatives to alleviate the discomfort? Thanks!

Eric

Posted by Gram211 on 2015-08-01 18:38. 1 comments. 52 reads
 
Just got a dual lead pacemaker on July 27, 2015. Pretty recent so I expect to be sore for a while. What I didn't expect were the huge flutters in my lower chest. Anyone else experience this ? I am sure it's a normal part of the healing process but would appreciate any feedback from anyone else that has had this happen. Thanks!

Posted by MarvinTheMartian on 2015-08-01 02:54. 0 comments. 75 reads
 
Hello everyone.

I just came across your site this evening. I had a dual-lead pacemaker installed yesterday. I have been experiencing tachycardia for the past 8 months. I'm always tachycardic when awake and my pulse varies between 115 and 225.

After the cardiologist decided that I needed a pacemaker I only had 2 days until the surgery. As I'm looking up pacemaker information tonight I'm not finding anything that says a pacemaker helps with tachycardia.

I wore a Holter monitor for 14 days and it showed that once I went 3 seconds without a heartbeat.

Does anyone have any experience with a pacemaker used to treat tachycardia? The only thing that I've noticed since getting it yesterday is that every...


Posted by Dave H on 2015-07-31 17:37. 4 comments. 70 reads
 
My letter to the Austin American Statesman:

"I received a reply from Sen. Cornyn in regards to my inquiry concerning whether he supports or opposes S.31 (Medicare Price Negotiation Act of 2015). His reply was nothing
but political blather that blamed all ills on the current administration. He did not state his position on S.31 His inability to answer a simple yes or no question was not surprising
to me. I also wrote Sen. Cruz and I expect the same type of dance when (if ever) he replies. I'll share my findings with other seniors.

--Dave--

Posted by Mona on 2015-07-31 16:50. 0 comments. 34 reads
 
I had my Boston Scientific CRT-D device implanted in Feb this year. Since then I have lost several pounds and was somewhat slender to begin with. My device is now very prominent and quite visible even under clothing. Is this to be expected with the weight loss and my body type. I still have some periods of rapid (100 120 bpm) heartrate. I am not scheduled for an EP check up until mid August. Is the rapid heartrate (I am set on 80) something that just happens and can it be that I may just need an adjustment. Thanks for any help.

Mona

Posted by RoytheBoy on 2015-07-31 09:55. 4 comments. 143 reads
 
Has anyone tried to claim on their health insurance following a PM install, I have heard that if you have a stent fitted you can claim not sure if PM is covered the same, I am in UK, thanks

Posted by Gerry.Balluta on 2015-07-31 00:16. 0 comments. 35 reads
 
I had my PM implanted on June 10. I'm generally doing okay, it seems that all the little weird things that I feel are similar to what others are feeling, so I'm thankful for this club. I do have one thing that I'm curious to know if any one else is experiencing: On days when my Rate Drop Response is especially active, I notice that I'm much more tired by the evening. Does anyone else have that same symptom?

Posted by wired&blessed on 2015-07-30 22:13. 1 comments. 38 reads
 
Hello
Today is exactly 1 month since i had my dual pacemaker implanted. A couple of days ago i started with a bubbly chest sensation and tightness all around my neck, its actually new and scary to me. Just wanted to know if any of you felt this too? Any help greatly appreciate it, blessings.

Posted by terrymac12345 on 2015-07-30 20:34. 1 comments. 71 reads
 
Can anyone tell me about replacement of pacemaker?

Posted by busrider on 2015-07-30 18:36. 0 comments. 70 reads
 
I'm occasionally finding myself becoming breathless, not always because of doing anything. I have experienced it while washing my face, for example, not a very difficult job.

I usually just wait it out, or it goes away quickly enough. But coming up the basement stairs the other day, I remembered something I watched in a movie. A woman having a baby being told to pant after she said she was totally breathless.

I started panting instead of trying to breathe normally. By the time I got to the top, and was in the hall, I didn't have a bit of breathlessness --- all was normal. I've tried the same routine on several other occasions and that seems to work for me.

If you find yourself breathless, try it an...


Posted by Tattoo Man on 2015-07-30 18:26. 0 comments. 21 reads
 

.......I posted a comment on my own thread and was not given a Code to type in so that my comment would go to PMC...is this a new protocol.?

Best wishes...B

Posted by mrhanchang on 2015-07-30 09:55. 0 comments. 32 reads
 
My PM will be due for replacement in 2025. I wonder if the wireless product will become mature by then. It saves a lot of hassle without relying on these leads.

Posted by Grateful Heart on 2015-07-30 01:12. 1 comments. 33 reads
 

If anyone sent me a private message today, please be aware I did not receive it. Apparently all of the private messages have been wiped out.

Grateful Heart

Posted by SettingPace on 2015-07-29 12:14. 2 comments. 88 reads
 
In a few hours I will be getting my first pacemaker inserted. I'm really nervous. I found this site this morning- I am so glad. Now I have a resource for my questions. I'm 42 and was diagnosed with CHF after my pregnancy.

Posted by capecod on 2015-07-24 09:47. 2 comments. 366 reads
 
FYI-this may be of interest and helpful to some of you.

I had a crt-d procedure 15 months ago. my EF increased from 10-35 over that period of time. however, my pacing went from 100 to 82 at last interrogation in June. I was still feeling great.

additionally, my heart size returned to normal and mitral valve regurgitation went from severe to mild. all good signs. but the pacing was slowly decreasing. interrogations also showed an increase in PVCs to 17 percent.

this didn't make sense. I had always had PACs, not PVCs so my doc ordered another holter monitor. he believed that my device was detecting PACs as PVCs because of the blind spot. (now for those in the know, I'm sure I got some of this wrong. it is...


Posted by Tabby on 2015-07-23 14:18. 4 comments. 205 reads
 
what do you all do about your transmitters when you are away from home?

Posted by Tabby on 2015-07-21 15:38. 4 comments. 163 reads
 
How close can a Merlin transmitter and a radio be? I have placed the transmitter on my night table and the radio is on the same table about 4 in. away.
I go to the pacemaker doctor tomorrow and have'nt started using the transmitter yet.

Posted by enba on 2015-07-21 00:16. 8 comments. 254 reads
 
I am a 90 yr old male in very good shape for my age. I work-out 2-3 x a week and have no symptoms; i.e., difficulty breathing, chest pain,, palpitations, dizziness, etc, I have had bradycardia for the past 5 years and had no typical symptoms that would warrant getting a pacemaker. Taking into consideration all of the possible risks of having or not having a pacemaker, I would appreciate some help making the decision

Enba

Posted by wired&blessed on 2015-07-20 17:44. 0 comments. 95 reads
 
Hello my friends
Today marks my 20 days of my pacemaker procedure. I have one question that i need help on from my pacemaker friends. This morning while i was peacefully laying in bed i felt a 3 clicking sensations on my pacemaker. I didnt hear these only felt it and it didnt hurt me either. I am very curious and want to know whats going on with my pacemaker. (St Jude Medical Dual Chamber Pacemaker)
Thank you my friends, blessings to all💗

Posted by Nikki-porter on 2015-07-19 04:48. 5 comments. 222 reads
 
Hi everyone! Just a quick question. How does having a pacemaker affect future surgeries? Not necessarily heart related surgery, but general surgeries as well? (ex: gallbladder removal, tonsils taken out, etc.) I have tried researching this on the internet but I just keep finding articles about how the pacemaker implantation surgery goes.



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