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Posted by Grateful Heart on 2014-07-09 22:50. 0 comments. 58 reads
 

I sent you a private message in response, please let me know if it went through. I am not showing it did.

Grateful Heart

Posted by ACingire on 2014-07-09 21:34. 4 comments. 149 reads
 
Hi all,

I am 33 year old male in great physical health. At least according to all the tests run at the hospital.

This passed Saturday I experienced a vasovagel episode in which I passed out six times over a two or three hour period, some times from a lying down position. During the worst two episodes my heart paused for 12 seconds. The cardiologist and EP recommended that I have a PM implanted. I have a small history of other episodes spaced out over the last 15 years, but never has my heart paused.

I am attributing the above to having been dehydrated due to working in the front of my house, going for a run, and then consuming a couple of beers.

I have serious reservations about whether this ...


Posted by Pookie on 2014-07-09 18:08. 2 comments. 146 reads
 
From time to time I post articles that may be helpful to some of our members:

Found this at www.hrtcare.com

WARNING -----> VERY LONG POSTING

Neurocardiogenic Syncope

Syncope (fainting) is one of the most common medical ailments encountered in clinical practice. Although frequently thought of as a condition with a neurological origin, it’s actually a cardiovascular problem - as such, a neurologic work-up is seldom rewarding. The two main causes of syncope are cardiac arrhythmias and neurocardiogenic (vasovagal, vasodepressor) syndromes. In both of these conditions, blood circulation to the brain is reduced, resulting in temporary loss of consciousness.


Among the arrhythmias caus...


Posted by Pookie on 2014-07-09 17:48. 0 comments. 52 reads
 

Hi...me again...I looked at "Who’s In Chat Now?" and there were at least 50, if not more, names so I went in, but no one was there - I was SO disappointed....so just a kind reminder to log out when you are done :)  

I deleted all the names so now who is in there is really in there???  LOL

Take care,
Pookie



Posted by Pookie on 2014-07-09 17:25. 5 comments. 96 reads
 
Hi everyone!!!!!!!

I have been online from time to time but I haven't been commenting on many posts because they have already been answered quite adequately.

Just wanted to let you all know I am still here....however, I had my 2nd Sinus Surgery on July 3rd and am still recovering. The 1st one (2 years ago) was a breeze; this 2nd one has been very painful, but with each day passing it does get a bit better.

Take care,
Pookie



Posted by Steviec💔 on 2014-07-09 11:42. 3 comments. 102 reads
 
Hi everyone. Just looking to go on holiday abroad to Spain and need some advice about best places to get travel insure case as have icd and pacemaker.

Thanks Stevie c 💔

Posted by MA on 2014-07-08 23:06. 1 comments. 97 reads
 
My neurologist would like to do an EMG test on my arm . I think have a nerve pinched in my elbow. This is called cubital tunnel. Has anyone had an EMG? I am pacemaker dependent for four year after 3rd degree heart block almost took my life. I am 100% paced so nervous for anything that might be not safe. I will call my pacer maker, Boston Scientific ,and call my cardiologist first. I value input and personal experiences from here so please comment if you can,
Thanks

Posted by JuneBug on 2014-07-07 19:58. 8 comments. 240 reads
 
Hello Everyone

This is my 3rd 'Posting' since I got my PM 6 months ago..( 1/23/14.....at which time they put me on 'Satalol' a long with the 'Diltiazem' I had been taking for 4 & 1/2 years.......
Then in April I was getting short of breath, after many test in the ER I was told I had 'Plureal enfussion on the linning of my lungs' and that it was nothing to worry about.....

Then in May I went for my second pace maker check and was told by my EP that I was in 'A-Fib' most of the time.....Hmmm strange I didnt feel it........He said some people dont always feel when they are in A-Fib.
He took me off of 'Satalol' said it wasnt helping me and put me on 'Multaq' & 'Xarelto' & 'Furosemide'........
Six days ...


Posted by jimsactive on 2014-07-07 16:33. 3 comments. 114 reads
 
7/5 was my one year anniversary with my new friend-PM. I was 65 and very athletic when on 7/4 I was taken by ambo to ER where I was hooked up and the DR said that I had SSS. I waited the appropriate time period (two months) before returning to the gym - 3-4 days per week, golf and distance swimming. After my last check up the PM continues to only work less than 1% of the time. That means the battery should last forever. The DR still do not know the cause of my SSS, but now that I have the PM I don't have to worry about any future events. This site has been helpful allowing me to get information about PM and living with it.

Posted by jimb on 2014-07-07 06:56. 2 comments. 109 reads
 
On Sunday I had my 5 month anniversary from my SCD. I walked 5 miles in the morning, swam in a mountain lake in the afternoon and had a romantic dinner and evening with my girlfriend. I am grateful for the support and insight I have gathered from this site. I am eagerly looking forward to the rest of my life!
Jim

Posted by divergent1 on 2014-07-06 21:06. 13 comments. 241 reads
 
When I left the hospital March 7, 2014 I left without a pacemaker card and no information about the model or serial number. After being readmitted for several procedures I am asked for this information but I never received it. I've contacted medtronics repeatedly and ordered on line twice starting March 20 and have yet to receive the card.

I put off a trip because I didn't want to travel without it--eventually I found some medical records and copied information on an index card but I'm sure I"m missing important details because I've never had this card. Has anyone else found it impossible to get that Medtronic ID? Its been 4 months now, trip coming up in August and I want the darn card.

Posted by bowl299 on 2014-07-06 12:01. 1 comments. 116 reads
 
I have bee told that I will need a 3 wire PM to also correct a left bundle branch block. What is the cost of this type of device and what can I expect when procedure is done?

Thanks in advance

Posted by Bas on 2014-07-05 23:10. 2 comments. 145 reads
 
Can anyone tell me why it is not recommended to listen to this music if you have a pacemaker?
Kind regards
Barry

Posted by depreal30 on 2014-07-05 22:05. 2 comments. 104 reads
 
Anyone in mobile alabama have a good cardiologist and heart surgeon they recommend?


I have blue cross blue shield ins..

Posted by boysmom on 2014-07-05 20:58. 5 comments. 135 reads
 
A great day. Started out by finally using the weed wacker and it felt great! I was nervous about the vibrations but once I got going I did around the entire house with no issues at all. Took my son to pick out his birthday present, then took him fishing. We finished out the day with a mile walk up our hill. Best weekend in 6 weeks.

Posted by jpotts on 2014-07-05 03:11. 4 comments. 205 reads
 
Had my Pm St. Judes 5820 2 lead Tuesday at 12:30 PM. All went well. I am sitting up in my private room and start having twitches on my lower right side. It continued thought the night asked 3 rn's and they said it was not pacemaker related. The next morning it was a complete twitching /spasm of the right side you could see it through hospital gown. Told pacemaker guy about it and he said it is a pacemaker problem. One of the leads was shocking a nerve. He turned the power from 1 volt to 2 volts it disappeared and when he tried other settings it would reintroduce the spasm. It really sucked I went from a race car with spasms to a regular car with no spasms. I hope it can be reset higher after some scar healing at point of attachment.
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Posted by antoinette on 2014-07-04 18:51. 5 comments. 148 reads
 
I had my pacemaker insertion and angiogram done on the 4th of June 2014 so today is exactly a month therefore I've decided to join this community cause I figured I needed to start living with my pacemaker, right..? Hope to learn a lot from everyone

Regards


Posted by @Heartthrob on 2014-07-04 16:32. 3 comments. 133 reads
 
Dr said no real restrictions e sceptic raising left arm over head. Incision site looks good. When will it not looks like a huge bulge in my chest and also I noticed what looks like small broken veins under incision. Is that normal or has anyone else had same?

Posted by Jules on 2014-07-04 15:28. 3 comments. 112 reads
 
Has anyone had more ectopic beats taking Magnesium. Have only been taking for two days and day three they are worse.

Posted by missboo on 2014-07-04 10:05. 5 comments. 164 reads
 
Hi just had my pacemaker surgery on 7/1/2014. have arm in sling, only taking tylenol for pain. i am having burning pain on the edge of my armpit and my underarm. has anyone else experienced this? Still not active, just resting, see the doctor on 7/10/14. have put neosporin on my skin which gives some relief. going back to ice pack today. Would like to know if anyone else had this problem and how long it took to go away.



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