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Posted by sooz on 2015-06-20 17:11. 4 comments. 157 reads
 
Hi, after about 25 years of more of suffering I am finally getting a pacemaker. Had 2 cardiac ablations in 2000 for psvt. I have arrythmias PVC's, PAC's, tachy/brady syndrome, diastolic failure. When I sit or lie down I drop to the low 40's and when I stand or do anything at all I go right up over 100 and climb to 130's to 150's. At least I don't get stuck over 200 anymore since my ablations! That is how my life goes all the time. So when I take beta blockers for the highs to be able to breathe at all my heart goes in the 30's when I am sitting or lying down. Now that I finally have insurance I will be receiving a Medtronic dual chamber pacemaker on June 30th. I am a bit antsy about this as I had 2 friends almost die last year from...


Posted by Peppurr on 2015-06-20 11:27. 4 comments. 134 reads
 
Hi all, I have a Medtronic duel pacemaker. Have any of you had a Brrr sound, a couple of times, almost like a cell phone on vibrate? It made me feel weird. I went in and had a pacemaker check, and she said all was well with leads and all. had no idea what it was but not the pacemaker. I told her I have nothing else it my body it could be. So I just can't figure it out. If you have any ideas, please let me know. Thank you so much. God bless.

Posted by beautyinhiseyes on 2015-06-19 23:00. 4 comments. 119 reads
 
Hello I have posted before not exactly sure what happened to my account. Well previously in my post I mentioned that my now 14 yr old daughter after a physical to play school volleyball in 2012 was diagnosed with DCM, LBBB amongst multiple other heart issues that we had never been aware of . She had never showed a sign nor symptom and still till this day has not shown any signs nor symptoms. She has been stable on meds since 2012 but just stable no improvement or decrease in function. Very thankful for this . Doctors decided after much discussion and discussion with other EPS docs across the country due to this not being done on very many children they felt crt-d would be best for her. We had this placed on this past Wednesday the 17th of ...


Posted by bday on 2015-06-19 20:48. 1 comments. 73 reads
 
Had a dual pacemaker on June 4th, for Afib and PVC's - left arm tethered for a few days til first check up - have trouble remembering not to raise it and have done so several times - painful but apparently no damage - is this a common thing and how long for most recoveries -am 84 and in relatively good health otherwise

Posted by Kered on 2015-06-19 15:14. 5 comments. 181 reads
 
Hello fellow pacemaker fans,
I've tried really hard to get an answer to this one, no success.
Can anyone confirm or otherwise that we pacemaker recipients can or cannot wear the new Apple Watch.
I just cannot get my mind around the reluctance to say yes or no.
HELP!

Posted by wired&blessed on 2015-06-18 23:10. 19 comments. 216 reads
 
Hello everyone!
Im thankful for finding this group. Im a 46 yr old female. Ill be having surgery this coming Tuesday. Pacemaker implant, i am very nervous because im super scared of hospitals, needles, the smell of alcohol etc. and i was told i wouldnt get general anesthesia:( plz anyone share your experiences...did you feel anything? Im sorry if i sound like a little girl but i take anxiety meds and hospitals is like phobia to me.
Thanks & Blessings

Posted by Tattoo Man on 2015-06-18 15:12. 3 comments. 141 reads
 

......Hi all...yesterday I attended the latest meeting of Beat It...

The group had a presentation by Dr Jeffrey Khoo on the history of the pacemaker with q +a..

..Followed by a presentation by Lawrence Green...my own Techie...about downloading and common misunderstandings / urban myths about what you can and cannot do..

..Part three was the boring bit ,..because Yours Truly spoke for a whole 12 minutes about his Cardiac History and did not see anybody actually fall asleep...

People can be SO kind !!

Anybody within a striking range of Grantham could do worse than attend the next meeting....much to learn about...and a real bonus...

I wont be talking...!!

TM

Posted by estgad on 2015-06-18 13:26. 8 comments. 149 reads
 
It seems that I am part of an ever growing population of people that do NOT have a landline phone.
It is well know that voip phone lines are not very good at being able to transmit data, so they are not an option.

Like many others, I refuse to get the cell phone adapter for the Merlin transmitter.
I think it is asinine that a whole new cell line is needed. The simple solution here would be to use blue tooth to have Merlin connect to my cell phone and use it to transmit the data.
OR, if they are going to require a dedicated cell line, why doesn't the company negotiate a package deal with one of the cell providers. I am pretty sure they could do a LOT better than $16/month.

I refuse to be robbed of $450...


Posted by gordon on 2015-05-17 15:44. 3 comments. 61 reads
 
Why do you have to put your email in every time surely putting your password in should be all you need???

Posted by eileenknapp on 2015-05-17 15:30. 1 comments. 40 reads
 
I have a tattoo that I want to have covered up. I have a pacemaker and am on blood thinners. Had two heart attacks and a pacemaker put in 8 months ago. It will be where the pacemaker is. Has anyone ever had this done? I know what my doctor says, I still want to know of anyone that has actually had this done and what their experience was. Thanks for the input.

Posted by Mita on 2015-05-17 02:17. 4 comments. 115 reads
 
My mom is in the philippines right now and her doctor had decided to insert perm pacemaker on her as her heart rate is very irratic. She's acheduled tp get her surgery on june 1st. It's only 5/16. Thst's a long way. We were thinking to just fly her over here in the states. Jowever her doctor has advised against trAvel until after sugery. Yravel is abt 16 hrs. Do we listen and just wait fir the sugery? Is it really dNgerous to travel?

Posted by ben1 on 2015-05-15 14:15. 3 comments. 126 reads
 
Hi all been a long time since I have been online or posted just to let to all now out there anyone who is worried it gets better and wouldnt change anything now! This time last year was sat on the sofa feeling like I was going to pass out and had no energy to do anything! Had my PM fitted in september 2014 been back at work as a engineer since October been at the gym getting fit since January now training for a 10k mudrun obstacle course and will be raising money for the british heart foundation to hopefully help with research and to help others like me! Only 26 years old throught my life was over last year but now doing more than ever life is for living to the max now! Thanks to all the help and great support with all my questions last ye...


Posted by Runningmama on 2015-05-15 11:07. 6 comments. 175 reads
 
Hey Gang,

What happens if you accidentally get too close to one of the grocery store detectors, you know at the entrance or exit, and hear a beeping sound? I'm only paced at 50.

Posted by boysmom on 2015-05-15 06:03. 3 comments. 94 reads
 
I have not posted in a very long time, but I continue to visit the site frequently. Tomorrow I will be celebrating what has become know as my re-birthday. One year ago (I cannot believe it's been a year) I received my pacemaker for complete heart block. I had a very difficult time coping with this. I just wanted to drop in and say thank you to everyone here!! I would not be where I am today if not for folks like you!! Your encouragement, understanding, and support helped me get through the depression, fear, and anger. Please continue to encourage all new members the way you encouraged me!
Live life to the fullest. Fear nothing!

Posted by Andcunn on 2015-05-14 02:20. 3 comments. 207 reads
 
Does anybody know if there is a correlation between Heart Rate and Blood Pressure? If so, which one comes first? My husband has had his pacemaker for 6 years with no complications. Lately, we have noticed that when he feels pressure on his chest, his systolic blood pressure is in the 90's and his heart rate is 80 -not 79, not 81. 80. I have posted a more detailed message about his case which can be read at the following link

http://www.pacemakerclub.com/public/jpage/1/p/story/a/storypage/sid/34808/content.do

I gladly welcome your comments. Thank you in advance.


Posted by mariastafford on 2015-05-14 00:51. 7 comments. 208 reads
 
I was hired on at a hospital for a really great job, but I'll have to use a floor buffer/finisher. Ive heard this could disconnect my leads.
I really need this job. Thoughts? Advice
Thanks!

Posted by ladyzee on 2015-05-13 22:48. 6 comments. 116 reads
 
Hello Everyone, Hope all is well. I just joined this group, Thank you. I was wondering if anyone has heard of some sort of protection that my husband can wear over his shoulder maybe to cover his PM/DEFIB so he may be able to work with his woodworking machines. I have read that working with certain machines he needs to stand 2ft away! That will make it impossible for him to operate the machines from that distance! If anyone can help me with an answer that would be wonderful!
Thank you

Posted by FunSize on 2015-05-13 01:37. 16 comments. 380 reads
 
Hello, I am wondering if you all can give me some advice. Like I have posted before, I am new to the pacemaker club. April 3rd is when I had my PM implanted after being diagnosed with Mobitz 2. I have never had any health problems before and the Dr's do not know why this happened. My boyfriend and his family (MAJOR health nuts) are determined to prove that the Dr's were wrong and that I should have had a second opinion while I was in the hospital. (Even though my Dr asked everyone he could in the hospital what an explanation could possibly be..) My boyfriend's chiropractor wants to talk to me and tell me I could have damaged a part of my spine that connects to my heart and that the Drs actually misdiagnosed me...
My question is, how ...


Posted by orangebowls on 2015-05-12 22:13. 1 comments. 133 reads
 
Hi, I am 79, I developed Af fib 12 months ago, was put on amiodarone it did not help me had bad reactions to it , came off it, and was put on dioxin after 4 months was still in bad af took me all my time to walk 50 yards without being very short of breath and dizzy, tried a cardio version worked. felt good for 6 days in sinus rhythm, then back in af and lousy again, my ep
suggested av node ablation and explained all about it to me, so I decided to take a punt on it, had a biventricular pm put in 6 weeks
ago, no problems with that, insertion site a bit tender for 3 days, I had the ablation done 2 days ago and cannot believe how good I feel unbelievable, I have an EF 36%, and I am hoping that may improve with the better pumping o...


Posted by kdharley on 2015-05-10 23:32. 2 comments. 116 reads
 
just had my pm put in 7 weeks ago and now getting a sharp pain/burning sensation just to the right of the pacemaker towards the chest. Anyone else have this problem?



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