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Posted by FiremanBob on 2014-12-02 16:07. 8 comments. 318 reads
 
I'm 34 year old male Firefighter/Paramedic. I am new to the career. I have dizzy spells about 3 times a year. I have had a whole workup done on me and have been diagnosed with "Neurocardiogenic Syncope." or "Vasovagal Syncope." I am told I need a pacemaker even though I can pass every stress test and the doctors can't find anything wrong with my heart. It is unexplained why I get dizzy or sometimes pass out but due to a positive Tilt Test with a little Nitro my heart stopped for approximately 40 seconds and my friend Atropine helped bring my heartbeat back. I now am faced with telling my job next week and will have a pacemaker put in in three weeks. The cardiologist said I can go back to work full time so prob, no restrictions. My job is a...


Posted by vwkimmy on 2014-11-25 15:14. 3 comments. 163 reads
 
Hi to all,
I have been 100% surgically induced paced since August 1990 and have had 5 pacemakers since with several leads. I mean that I am surely wired for sound. I worry that a wire will come loose and kill me, I have no heart rhythm without my trusty pacemaker! I was born with WPW, has anyone out there had this experience? As far as I know I was one of the only people to have the experimental surgery done who survived. Does anyone have a similar story? Thanks, Kim

Posted by Batteries_icluded on 2014-11-16 22:28. 2 comments. 170 reads
 
Hello clubers! I was just wondering if there are any women here from Womenheart? I hope everyone has a great week!

Posted by KK on 2014-11-09 08:59. 3 comments. 301 reads
 
I have had a loop recorder for the last 12 months, I will be receiving a pacemaker in a few weeks. What is the suggested gown, tshirt, button up, etc. to wear in the hospital?

And the most comfortable tops to wear the first few days?

Posted by laur14 on 2014-11-04 08:13. 7 comments. 477 reads
 
hi everyone..my husband had a pacemaker inserted in january 2014 and he is on beta blockers for life..
after his pacemaker insertion he has no interest in sex and even if i try he cant even get hard anymore..it has been a yr and there is no sex i read that betablockers do give u decrease sexual drive and erectile dysfunction..he is refusing to tell his doctor about it..
the worse part is i found out now he has been having an affair behind my back and he is having sex with the other lady..i found out that he stops his meds up to 2weeks when he is seeing her and i am assuming he even takes viagra to get it to work with her..he says she means nuthin..i dont knw how to save this relationship or how to save him and help him..


Posted by raven on 2014-10-15 20:48. 6 comments. 390 reads
 
So, my Doc has recommended a pacemaker for a lazy A/V node problem, which, basically, causes my heart to skip a beat or two maybe once or twice a day. Recently, I was in the backyard having a beer, and smoking a cigarette ( rare occasion... I don 't smoke, except every once in awhile...), and I fainted. Due to an incident that occurred 4 years ago, where I was flying a hang glider and my left hand slipped off the control bar, so I decided to land... and told my wife about it, and she rushed me to a hospital, and they thought it was possibly a TIA, she again rushed me to the hospital. They could find no probable cause, but they ordered a 48 hr Holter monitor to see what's up. Well, it came back with 3 skips, one of which was 6 seconds, ...


Posted by Eliprz52 on 2014-10-07 14:57. 2 comments. 153 reads
 
I was going to have a pm inplant next month but got changed to this month now.i was looking to see if anyone knows of a pm support group here in the state of washington. I live there now

Posted by Marshy430 on 2014-09-24 06:12. 2 comments. 315 reads
 
Hi I'm new to this I am in the britsh army and I had a heartbeat of 22 beats per minute I fainted twice and i had to have a duel chamber pacemaker put in now I'm getting pap 10 and now I'm getting kicked out the army

Posted by TXCardiac on 2014-09-08 21:15. 3 comments. 232 reads
 
70yrs old, 2 mechanical valves, afiber 2 times a mth, 3 ablations, now considering a pacemaker. Would like to know more about the pros and cons, perfectly healthy otherwise, very active, golf, tennis, etc. Appreciate any info I can get.

Chat name TXCardiac (I am new to this site)

Posted by Raulskies on 2014-09-06 15:37. 7 comments. 390 reads
 
I'm a 20 year old college student.just 2 days ago I got my pacemaker implanted. Since surgery I still feel the same, tired and fatigued. I was wondering if anybody had the same problem. It's like this throbbing in my head with a tired feeling. Am I suppose to feel different weeks later or was I suppose to feel it right away? Someone help!

Posted by LELAND on 2014-08-26 16:17. 4 comments. 401 reads
 
some reactions you may have experienced after implant etc.

Posted by LeeLees on 2014-08-25 16:51. 3 comments. 227 reads
 
Hello I'm LeeLees, I have a pacemaker and defibrillator, do anyone have both??

Posted by Louiselily on 2014-08-20 13:28. 7 comments. 390 reads
 
So I'm 17 years old and you're probably thinking its a bit young for me to need support but I just need a friend to talk to. I was 7 months old when I first had my pacemaker fitted and I have had 3 operations and I am schedueled for another replacement next year. I lost my brother due to congenital heart block, which is what I also have. None of my family or friends have a pacemaker or know anyone with a pacemaker, and I always feel alone about it as if I'm different because there are a lot of activities that I have missed out on due to operations. I always feel guilty that my brother passed away and I lived because I have the same problem and I feel like its my fault, I just wish he was here so I could talk to someone because I sometimes ...


Posted by Robin1966 on 2014-08-12 16:13. 3 comments. 293 reads
 
Received a pacemaker on Thursday last week, due to a sudden bout of bradycardia.
Still getting used to the idea of having the device inside of me.

Really appreciate all the postings of people who have been in a similar position.
Thank You for this site - Rob

Posted by KarenR2014 on 2014-08-08 00:10. 2 comments. 368 reads
 
I tried to log in my account and it said no such user. I have been on here since around 2001. What happened to my old account?

Posted by Youngone on 2014-07-31 18:04. 3 comments. 373 reads
 
Has anyone on this site had a pace maker since they were thirteen? I'm in my thirties now...

Posted by msdhillon on 2014-07-29 04:23. 7 comments. 447 reads
 
hi all
i am new here and have just been told that i will need to have a pm put in and that has been scheduled for this saturday. today is tuesday and i am getting anxious and stressed. i know i should not be having read the postings here. i am 72, having af and blackouts too frequently. there was another unusual symptom - a buzz in my head and a slow spreading warmth down to my waist. no doctor could explain it but it is something that i now link to my heart stopping and restarting and the warm blood rushing back into my arteries. could i be right? has anybody else experienced this?
it is reassuring to read the positive comments here but i am wondering and concerned whether post implant the blackouts will cease?


Posted by Duke Heart Patient on 2014-07-28 04:01. 1 comments. 409 reads
 
Here we go again ..... Sleepless night ......

Posted by leet on 2014-07-09 17:16. 2 comments. 506 reads
 
thank you for your answers, I am 57 andwas hoping others had this problem with the humidity

Posted by missboo on 2014-07-06 13:30. 3 comments. 572 reads
 
Thanks to everyone who gave me adivice on burning sensation in my arm pit. I took your advice and got rid of the sling during the day and use it only when sleeping. The pain is gone. I am 5 days out and decided to walk around my yard to start a little exercise (have been going upstairs in house) my heart was beating so fast 94 beats a minute. It felt so weird! I felt flushed and nervous. Has anyone felt this way when their heart rate went up? My heart rate was so slow before that it probably has not beat that much in years! I see doctor on Thursday.



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