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Posted by Mabe on 2013-10-27 17:08. 9 comments. 455 reads
 
My pacemaker was implanted a month ago. I have had several episodes today. Hard to describe, certainly not the feelings of fainting but weird. It's almost like I would be experiencing the same symptoms on they stop short. I am assuming it's because the pacer does it's job. Is this normal as it's early in the process, I have recorded this for reference if I need to describe at some point. Thanks!

Posted by jayd0204 on 2013-10-21 13:39. 1 comments. 299 reads
 
My mother had the PM3210 pacemaker place in her back in 2013, but to this day she still feels the area where the pacemaker is placed tender. Is this common?
This past weekend she went to the ER because she had severe chest pain. Dr. in the ER said her vitals were normal and she didn't have a heartattack, however, she still feels some pain around the area where the pacermake is placed. Has anyone out there experience this type of problem? If so, what did the doctor tell you about it? What can be done to aleviate the pain?

Posted by anroh on 2013-10-16 22:56. 1 comments. 279 reads
 
hi I m Rohan and I desperately need help on my father's condition.He is 70 years old. He needs a pacemaker, single chamber, but we dont have that money to purchase one. I am the eldest in the broad of 2 girls, I want my dad to live more years, but we cannot do anything, the wages that I received from my job is only fit for our basic needs. It will cost around 300,000 here in the Philippines, and we cannot afford it. I already go to NGOS, and government offices that deals with it but none have I gotten. They only discourage us and they said no funds will be allocated.

Please help, I want my dad to live more. Please



Posted by hgladney on 2013-10-03 18:32. 5 comments. 430 reads
 
Is there a picnic or coffee meet or any such thing for the clubbers?

Posted by halfpint on 2013-09-29 10:35. 5 comments. 2624 reads
 
hello I am Yvette and my question today is I do not have a landline for my Merlin@home transmitter for my pacemaker but the hospital has giving me an adapter to plug in to the back of the transmitter because i only have an i-phone so is the set up the same way as if i did have a landline

Posted by Texasgirl72315 on 2013-09-19 16:04. 10 comments. 645 reads
 
I am 34 yrs old and was just diagnosed with Sick Sinus Syndrome. I am still in a state of shock about it. I have three beautiful kids, 13, 11, and 9. And tonight I get to tell them about this. I am scared I will not be able to see them grow up, graduate, marry and have kids. My heart is breaking for them.
I am changing cardiologists this week and have not discussed a pacemaker except with my family doctor. But I do know that I am tired of feeling like this. I am tire of being sick. I am supposed to be in my prime and I can't even walk up the stairs.

Posted by CF-XDB on 2013-09-17 14:04. 5 comments. 1274 reads
 
I had my pacemaker implanted in March this year. In July I noticed my left arm swelling. I can no longer wear my watch. Tests show no infection or no blood clots in the vanes. I am assuming the swelling has something to do with the pace maker. Anyone else had this problem?

Ray

Posted by Bevof NC on 2013-08-31 21:49. 1 comments. 208 reads
 
Sanger Heart and Vascular Institutehas scheduled a support group meeting in Charlotte, NC for Thursday, September 12th, 2013 AT 2:30 pm. Hope to meet some of you there...I've had an ICD for 8 and 1/2 years and this will be the first I have known about. Bev PS: I sure hope it is OK to post this!!! Forgive me please if it is against any rules.

Posted by lisarichards on 2013-08-26 18:35. 1 comments. 374 reads
 
I received my PM late April. It was set at 80BPM - I have three leads - I was told I would get used to it and I think I was getting used to it - except for the shortness of breath on occasion and not sleeping, only with a sleeping aid. I read that they can set a rest # and when I went in for the adjustments two + weeks ago the rep set me at 70 (for rest also) and also adjusted a sensor rate for motion. This was uncomfortable and I went in last week for another adjustment. The third lead was turned off and I was set to 80 again with a rest of 70 and they bumped my motion sensor. Well. this was even more uncomfortable and today - I noticed that while not doing much of anything I would check my BPM and was up to 85 or 95. I went toda...


Posted by Lucy on 2013-08-21 08:09. 8 comments. 721 reads
 
Hello. I would just like to introduce myself, and say I am glad to have found this site. I am hoping for advice and support in an upcoming decision to have a Crtd implanted.
I live in Ireland, am fifty seven years old and six months ago was diagnosed with non ischemic cardiomyopathy, and an ejection fraction of 10. That has improved with medication and now my EF is 25. I also was diagnosed in 2008 with left bundle branch block and hypertension.
I have been advised by my cardiologist to have the crtd unless there is more improvement in September, when I a scheduled to have a repeat echo, and EKG.
I cannot say I am having many symptoms at the moment Thank God. I am tolerating the medication quite well. I have some dizzine...


Posted by ItsmeWayne on 2013-08-19 11:25. 14 comments. 675 reads
 
Hi All,
Just wanting to say, I find this forum very hard to navigate. I am on several forums for health issues and this one tops the list for difficulty on finding info. The search function helps somewhat, but I find the site lacks personality.

This site is very important to many of us here and I would like to see it improved!
Itsme Wayne ... Medtronic Advisa DR MRI pacer

Posted by godzillaeyes on 2013-08-11 09:45. 9 comments. 742 reads
 
I'm turning 40 in six months. I had my PM put in on July 1 for 3rd degree heart block. I had open heart when I was 30 due to an ASD that no one knew I had until then. I was told that because my ASD repair was so close to the electrical node, it isn't surprising that it eventually failed.

So I think I'm having a midlife crisis. ;) In many ways I feel like I'm still a kid and I've never really grown up, and now another part of me feels like I'm at the point where I should be prepared to die. Like I'm at the end of my life. I'm only going to be 40! I know it's ridiculous. I think the PM has something to do with it, the weirdness and newness of being dependent on a machine for the rest of my life, but I know that it is prolonging m...


Posted by alan4heidi on 2013-07-29 03:55. 6 comments. 771 reads
 
Hi. after having a pacemaker op 5 days ago I have just removed the dressing and there is bruising around the stiches and 6 inches lower but feels ok.on discharge from hospital I was diagnosed as bradicardia and SSS [sick sinus syndrome] which still makes me feel dizzy and unable to walk far in a straight line, also big headaches are still there as they were 2 weeks before the op..this morning my pulse rate was only 29 /31 until I got out of bed .it goes back up to around 60 on walking about, is this normal . I am 79 years old ,thank you alan

Posted by 5822Classy on 2013-07-27 13:18. 3 comments. 275 reads
 
Thanks to all of you for your encouraging words. My pacemaker will be inserted Aug 16 and I am actually looking forward to it.


Posted by kanemcauliffe on 2013-07-23 20:46. 5 comments. 435 reads
 
Hello everyone! I am so glad I found this site. I am 30 years old and had my dual chamber pacemaker installed on May 16, 2013. It was not an expected procedure at all! It started when I was diagnosed with an ASD at 24 yrs old. I had traditional open heart on Sept. 30, 2009 to close the hole, and all was well...I thought. Turns out they say I "short circuited" my electrical system. Still not quite sure what that means. I had about 3 ablations and was told I would need a pacemaker "someday". I became used to dealing with the low energy and fatigue. I would still workout and run the best I could. Then a few months ago I realized I was getting lightheaded and dizzy much more often. I went to see my new cardiologist who put me on a holte...


Posted by Classylady on 2013-07-22 11:50. 10 comments. 810 reads
 
I am getting a pacemaker aug 16. My legs are very heavy , I get completely fatigued easily,I have AFib flutter and syncope. I also had back surgery. Now I read I can't have an MRI but would a CT Scan be ok?

Posted by WILLI on 2013-07-19 12:35. 4 comments. 430 reads
 
Two days ago i had a pacemaker fitted, and i was advised not to raise my leftt arm above my shoulder. Oops i forgot and the next day my wife found me with my left arm above my shoulder whilst sitting watching the tele. This is something i have done since i was VERY young. could this lapse of concentration have any detrimental effect on the wires ETC

Posted by Betty on 2013-07-16 21:15. 8 comments. 573 reads
 
Can anyone tell me if you notice when the pacemaker kicks on, I can't or I'm not aware of it.

Posted by franko1966 on 2013-06-29 18:21. 0 comments. 538 reads
 
i found a good group,transplantfriends.com,if you already had a heart xplant or going to have one its a good sight

Posted by brandi88 on 2013-06-27 15:24. 18 comments. 519 reads
 
My name is Brandi i am 24 and i have had 5 pacemakers and i received my first implant when i was 1 1/2. I know your thinkin shes 24 what does she know. Well remember i have had 5 implanted and I am here if anyone needs anything or someone to talk with. I'm thankful for having a pacemaker. I have been told numerous times im not gonna make it another day. First they gave me 1 day than, 2 months, 3 years, 8 years, she wont make it to graduation. Well now its i wont make it to 25. I got news for them im here to kick butt. Im here for a reason just like everyone else is. If anyone needs someone to talk to whether its someone who just received a implant or is fixin to. Just holler at me.



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