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Posted by RoytheBoy on 2015-07-31 09:55. 4 comments. 212 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. 99 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. 102 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. 133 reads
 
Can anyone tell me about replacement of pacemaker?

Posted by busrider on 2015-07-30 18:36. 0 comments. 142 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. 74 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. 79 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. 79 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. 132 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. 3 comments. 460 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. 235 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. 191 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. 281 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. 116 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. 253 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.

Posted by melcoop on 2015-07-19 04:14. 3 comments. 202 reads
 
I'm a newbie, AV node ablation and bi-ventricle pacer placed 4 months ago. I've had a-fib, a-flutter and some vtach issues for the last few years and ablation and amiodarone were not controlling things. Been feeling great, rarely thinking about the packer at all and then yesterday had an issue. Beach camping with my family had to come up 8 flights of stairs and barely made it to the top. I started to see stars, my husband said my lips turned white and I had to sit for 5-10 minutes before I could stand. Felt exhausted after. I had this syncope happen prior to the pacemaker but thought I was in the clear and wouldn't be dealing with this anymore? Would love more info from people who have knowledge on all of this.

Posted by Roys on 2015-07-16 20:17. 0 comments. 110 reads
 
Hi
I am getting a lot of PVC's lately, one cause seems to be when I use the computer, it's a dell optiplex 745 and sits in front of me level with my heart, is this likely to be a problem?

Cheers Roy

Posted by mtnboy1 on 2015-07-15 21:41. 5 comments. 174 reads
 
New guy here....56 years old.

Two lead install five weeks ago...
Left heart complete electrical block. fainting...I have a high Heart rate, not a low one....so meds bring it down and sometimes it drops too much..

Not that it matters, Interesting I've seen no others mention the " Biotronik" brand..
I have one friend who has a PS and it's the same kind..

Funny how mine will only kick on once a month or whenever...when I need it...Which is a GOOD thing...

Pinetop Az...

Posted by Dave H on 2015-07-15 17:04. 0 comments. 104 reads
 
I'm sure there are others here who, like myself, are warfarin users. My primary doc has prescribed 50mg Tramadol 2X daily - for low back pain and arthritis in my left foot. My cardiologist along with the clinics anti-coag lab folks see no issue with using warfarin and Tramadol - altho the Walgreen's pharmacist stated Tramadol MAY increase my INR number. Anyone here have experience with Tramadol/warfarin use?

Thanks,
--Dave--

Posted by cjjohnson2 on 2015-07-14 20:15. 6 comments. 203 reads
 
Hi,

I may be getting a pacemaker because of Bradycardia related symptoms. I just thought I had become lazy and forgetful. them the dizziness started. It was almost exhilarating to find out there was something physical causing my symptoms.

Can anyone out there tell me what it is like getting a pacemaker. Does it really improve the quality of life? What types of test should my doctor order to be sure my problem is bradycardia? I have wore the Holter monitor for 48 hours, zio xt patch for 14 days, and I have had a stress test so far.



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