St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by neff on 2016-01-09 02:21. 3 comments. 147 reads
 
Thanks to a call to them from my daughter . GOOD THING CUZ THAT 6 MONTHS I had left on my battery TUNED OUT TO BE one MONTH . I go in for a new one next week . I sure hope they are ok about her call to them. I might be sorry after surgery .

Posted by 210shock on 2016-01-07 13:50. 8 comments. 262 reads
 
I just recently had a pacemaker put in 2 weeks ago can i continue to drive commercial vehicles

Posted by bowlrbob on 2016-01-06 21:05. 3 comments. 279 reads
 
This next Monday I go in for a pacer replacement. Dr. says it only takes a half hour and then you go home. I would like some feedback from those of you who have had replacements done. Let me know what to expect. Like how long were you sore, how long before showering. Just general things. Also how long before more strenuous exercise, Thanks

Posted by PacedProfessor on 2016-01-06 15:19. 6 comments. 295 reads
 
Hello all,
I've had a dual-chamber Medtronic pacemaker placed in October 2015. It was inserted due to sick sinus syndrome and junctional rhythms occurring fairly frequently. Since having the pacemaker, my life is 100% back on track. I also suffer from migraines and hypertension. Migraines are treated with Botox and verapamil. They are nonexistent. I went in to see the cardiologist yesterday (not the electrophysiologist but the general cardiologist), and he immediately dismissed my need for a pacemaker, saying that my migraine was causing all of my heart problems. He said the minute that I get rid of migraines I would not ever again have a need for a pacemaker and could have the PM explanted. This is the first time I have heard this f...


Posted by Ticker2014 on 2016-01-06 03:05. 3 comments. 197 reads
 
Hi! I'm new to the club. I've had a pacemaker for a year. I'm 53 and very active, but my heart rate decreased over time to 35 beats per minute. My mother also needed a PM at 50, so I guess it's in my genes. I would like to know if anyone has had problems when wearing Bluetooth ear buds. I recently purchased them & notice that my PM feels strange when I pair it with my cell phone for workouts.

Posted by eazyrider on 2016-01-06 00:36. 3 comments. 226 reads
 
Hi everyone.My name is Eazyrider and Im new to the club. After reading some of the posts Im really concerned about my PM getting put in at the end of FEB 2016.I have all the faith in the world when it comes to my doctor who is installing the PM but my concern is the leads and PM itself.Im a bigger guy and not very active.I guess what I want to know is what is the best PM and install procedure I should get.Do they make a pacemaker that can be charged with-out replacing like the new cell phones?.Is there an app I can monitor my PM? and do they make a wireless PM with out the leads that implants right into your heart.In all honesty..IM scared!..any input would really put my mind at eaze..thank you..EZ

Posted by neff on 2016-01-05 22:13. 3 comments. 162 reads
 
Hello all
I see others having problems getting in to see the Dr. I was told I had just been in a month ago . I was given an appointment for a over a month away .If I need ,I'll go to the e.r. In 12 years I have never called & asked to get right in.


Posted by jimterribak on 2016-01-05 15:20. 2 comments. 182 reads
 
I am a 68 year old female. Have had 15 day monitor and Dr. said 50% chance I need PM. I have had irregular beats for 30 years managed by meds but I have had more serious pauses that make me feel like a may faint. Doc took me off meds to see if they were causing problem. We live in Houston. Should I make sure that I using a Dr. In he medical center as opposed to a hospital in the suburbs. My Doc is in the Memorial Herman group but the procedure would be done in suburb hospital and not in medical center. Had Heart scan, nuclear stress test, echocardiogram, and 15 day monitor. Have appointment tomorrow to discuss tests. I want to ask right questions. Just want t make sure I'm getting best care since we have such a great medical ...


Posted by ReneeV2.0 on 2016-01-05 10:52. 10 comments. 281 reads
 
Hi guys! I've had my PM for about 3 years now and since then I've been too nervouse to adopt a dog. I'm afraid they will accidentally paw at, or headbutt my PM site. I am really petite so the surgeon was not able to get the PM under my muscle, so there isn't alot of natural protection there, if you know what i mean.

Do you have a dog? Have you been able to train them to avoid that site?

Thanks!

~Renee

Posted by Anthony on 2016-01-04 22:05. 4 comments. 208 reads
 
I have an St Jude AICD dual lead device and this is my 2nd device. It is 3 years old now. 1st one had recalled lead and low battery after 5 yrs. Today I experienced 2 seperat audible alarms my wife even heard. I called St Jude they stated mine should vibrate as warning. I sent in a remote interrogation to my EP ad they stated no audible alarm ?? It was heard nby 2 people in 2 seperate are of the home and it came form my chest. I have had 5 cardiacablations and still suffer from VT, A-Fib and A-tachy. Has anyone else experienced an audible alarm and been told they do not exist ?? I am concerned because I have felt bad for several weeks now. I see my EP in 3 weeks.

Posted by Grateful Heart on 2016-01-04 16:23. 2 comments. 212 reads
 

So good to hear from you. We were worried about you. How did the surgery go?

Grateful Heart

Posted by admin on 2016-01-03 23:35. 13 comments. 287 reads
 
Our website will be upgraded this Winter. We've had some performance issues lately due using an older platform and outdated code. The upgrade will address these issues.

What would be very helpful is hearing your ideas on how to make our website better. I'm thinking about functionally, design, layout, etc. I would also like to know what you really like so we can ensure that continues.

Thanks in advance,

Blake


Posted by neff on 2016-01-01 19:27. 0 comments. 119 reads
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL
I HOPE TO FIND SOMEONE FROM OLYMPIA , WASHINGTON, THAT WAS A PATIENT OF DR. FHILIP BERGER. RECENTLY RETIRED AND LEFT ME WITH QUESTIONS.

DIANE

Posted by Tattoo Man on 2015-12-30 19:55. 4 comments. 236 reads
 

May I wish all at PM Club all the very best for the New Year..

Over here in our tiny island we are currently being hammered by rain and floods...the worst in living memory..

2016 just has to be better or we shall all change our names to Noah and build Arks..!!

Special mention to Blake and many thanks for all that he and the moderators do for us over the year.

My best wishes to all Members, both old and new.

Tattoo Man




Posted by rockyw132 on 2015-12-29 14:12. 2 comments. 249 reads
 
Hi received for birthday Microsoft band 2 watch are they safe to use with medtronic icd (combine pacemaker/defib)
many thanks

Posted by jp1lk1ng on 2015-12-28 00:03. 3 comments. 219 reads
 
I will have a 3 lead CRT device implanted in 3 weeks.
I have a LBBB and EF of 30%. I have felt tired and low endurance for several months. The past 4 or 5 months I have experienced strong headaches when waking in the morning. My cardiologist never comments on this. Has anyone had this pain and does the CRT help?
Another question -- the 3rd lead attaches to the outside of the heart. Has anyone experienced a problem with the 3rd lead?
jrp

Posted by Pastorm on 2015-12-27 18:07. 5 comments. 360 reads
 
I found this site and it has been a Blessing! I had My PM placed exactly one month ago! Before having it placed, I had low Pulse rate (40's) I experienced a weird dizzy spell while driving! I would lay down to go to sleep, and feel like My pulse stopped and I was fading into the Mattress! On Thanksgiving morning (After a night of no sleep) I walked the Dog and felt OK. I was feeling quite scared so I called a Friend who is a Cardiac Surgeon! He said to go to an Emergency room and have a EKG strip run. I did and they said I had a Complete Block! They said they wanted Me to stay! I said Great let's do it! They said they would give Me a Pacemaker the next Day! I called My Wife and told Her what was Happening. She Made Thanksgiving for 30 peop...


Posted by Patricia2753 on 2015-12-27 01:49. 7 comments. 259 reads
 
Hi,
I am going to have a pacemaker implanted at the end of January. I'm a little nervous about the whole thing but I guess it is for the best.
I have bradycardia and my heart rate dips into the 30's which isn't good but it only happens for a short while every couple of days. ,out of the time I'm in the 40's and 50's.

Can I really expect to get back to all my regular activities?
Thanks for any insight you have on this process.

Patricia

Posted by madfire1103 on 2015-12-25 00:14. 6 comments. 327 reads
 
Hello All, I had a device put in a little over a year ago. At the time I had a cardiac cath which revealed a blockage that I have had for 4 years and it hasn't got any worse only a 30%. My question to all with PM's is since I was diagnosed with sick sinus and have to take a LA Beta blocker every night along with anxiety and pain meds daily as prescribed. Is it normal to be at my lower rate while just sitting around and is it normal to have palpitations daily? It scares me to death and from what I am reading everyone says just to relax. Well with anxiety issues already that is nearly impossible, I am constantly scared of having a heart attack or something. Is there something that I can do not to feel so tired and not to have these palpitati...


Posted by Grateful Heart on 2015-12-24 03:18. 10 comments. 409 reads
 
Donr: Do you have your hoofs all shined up for your annual trip with Santa?

BTW, where are you in the line-up of reindeer?

Grateful Heart



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