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Posted by wildrose007@yahoo.com on 2016-05-18 08:46. 6 comments. 161 reads
 
I am suppose to go in for total knee surgery next week and I am thinking of cancelling the surgery as they are turning off my pacemaker and I have total heart block. Has anyone had this surgery done and had pacemaker turned off.

Posted by LARRYSCUEBALL on 2016-05-16 14:50. 7 comments. 189 reads
 
Hello, I am new here and I received a pacemaker on the 6th of May. My implant site is not infected but it is rock hard and swollen the size of a golf ball still. I ice it a lot I am told it is a little longer than expected but not to worry. How long has the swelling been with most here?

Posted by lcw306 on 2016-05-16 00:29. 2 comments. 149 reads
 
Hi all!

I have had my pacemaker for about 8 months now so I am still sort of new!! Recently though, the last couple of days, the pacemaker site has been incredibly itchy!! There is no rash and I am not itchy anywhere else on my body but the site is really itchy!

Has anyone else had any experiences like this or have any possible explanations for it? :)

I am probably being silly but I still am fairly new at this!

Thanks!!

Leanne

Posted by rafimf on 2016-05-15 19:20. 4 comments. 142 reads
 
Has anyone had flutter ablation done after receiving a pacemaker? If so, how did the ablation procedure go?

Posted by Cate705 on 2016-05-15 17:05. 7 comments. 194 reads
 
Hi,
I am 3 days out from a newly implanted dual chamber pacemaker. I am experiencing pain and an uncomfortable feeling every time I try to take a deep breath. It is better than yesterday but I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this. My pacemaker site of course is very tender and I expected that. What I did not expect was to sort of have chest discomfort every time I took a breath.

Posted by vbilbrey on 2016-05-13 04:05. 2 comments. 130 reads
 
HI, everyone. I have had a pacemaker my entire life and so I know the costs of the deductibles and/or surgeries can be a little frightening, especially if you're uninsured. Just wanted to share that with Tupperware fundraisers, 40% of the proceeds go directly to the benefiting organization or party. If anyone is interested I can get that set up for you! Just want to help relieve that stress if anyone is feeling it. The upside is that you (or your family) get to keep the Tupperware indefinitely so you get something tangible in addition to a peace of mind. :)

Take care.
VEB

Posted by gwandolowski on 2016-05-13 01:03. 0 comments. 100 reads
 
Have to get another PVI for my afib is back again

Posted by lisapaulina1 on 2016-05-12 14:20. 1 comments. 160 reads
 
Hi..im Lisa from Indonesia..sorry in advance for my poor english language

Just need opinions since i will hv ablation next week..extremely nervous of course and tbh i feel unsure if my decision to do the ablation is the best

Im not confident with the ablation bcos my doc not kind of someone who is friendly and not do lot of discussion with his patient (he is the famous electrhysiologist in my country )i assume he is so busy bcos lot of patients so he has to limiting the length of consultation

First consultation was in March..he saw my medical records ( holter..echo..ecg ) and then he checked my heart..very quick..he diagnose me NSVT then he prescribed me Concor 5mg for a month and suggest me return ...


Posted by Blanchje on 2016-05-11 12:08. 4 comments. 143 reads
 
Headed to have my shiny new CRT implanted in a few hours. I want to thank everyone here. This is a great spot for information and support. I'm looking forward to getting this done and joining the cool kids club.

Jeff

Posted by Craft on 2016-05-10 14:27. 5 comments. 230 reads
 
Hi

Its been suggested that my husband might benefit from an ablation to stop atrial flutter.

Can anyone tell me what this entails, ie are you put to sleep, how long is the recovery, is there a stay in hospital afterwards.

When might a person be offered this procedure, ie how long after the pacemaker implant.

Does it mean you are then totally dependent on the pacemaker, at the moment he is "on demand"

And the main thing does it always work.

Thanks for all the help and advice

Posted by PaulnCat on 2016-05-05 11:27. 1 comments. 228 reads
 
My husband had two consecutive strokes end of November. On December 11, 2015 he was implanted with a St. Jude Medical pacemaker, PM2240. 3 Weeks later, I had to request someone from his Cardiac team come check out his unit and remove stitches. Since that time he has never had anyone check on it or left a hospital except to transfer to a different one.
I am worried about his pacemaker care, etc. He has not been able to go for an Arrythmia Check up (which is the only communication I have received from his team.
He will be going to a rehab facility in days and I will set up an appointment for him to be taken by their driver. Is there anything else I need to know. I am totally deficient on this subject. Any info will be greatly appre...


Posted by jayalaxmi on 2016-05-04 11:48. 6 comments. 259 reads
 
Hi,

Last saturday I was undergone surgery with implantation of dual chamber MR compatible pacemaker. While pacemaker is quite normal for age over 60s & 70s, quite unusual at my age 38. As I see success stories of many on 30s & 40s with pacemaker my confidence level boosted up. Thanks to pacemaker club help to connect similar people around.

Jaya

Posted by MikeMc on 2016-05-04 00:34. 5 comments. 182 reads
 
Wish me luck...

Posted by theverch on 2016-05-02 22:58. 2 comments. 295 reads
 
I had my medtronic pacemaker placed two weeks ago today. I am 48 years old and have autonomic dysfunction. Chest pain with pulse in high 30's to low 40's sent me to the ER. I was told that I would eventually need a pacemaker and really didn't have a chance to ask a lot of questions as they said I paced in the thirties all night and my EP cardio would be putting one in.

I wore a heart monitor at night and my heart rate rarely got over 50. He set mine at 70. I feel like I am running a marathon and feel as if my heart is beating out of my chest. It hasn't gone above 70 so we joke that at this rate the battery won't last a year.

Before I had very low blood pressure issues along with the low heart rate. Now it is running...


Posted by bambis11 on 2016-04-29 14:07. 3 comments. 323 reads
 
Hi. I got a pacemaker in January and I am not back to normal.
I have had a infection that finally went away after 6 weeks.
My question to anyone out there do you get electrical impulses and do you have pain in your arm the side the pacemaker was put in. Its not a frozen shoulder. My incision still hurts and burns after 3 months and the DRs. don't know why. I hope someone can give me advice .I can still feel my pacemaker like
its heavy in my chest. It feels like sometimes it moves under my arm pit but the Dr says no its in place. I am get tired easily and my pacemaker throbs. I am doing what they say and was told to go see a rheumatologist to see if they can help me.
HELP... Anyone else having problems after 3 months.

Posted by Splash on 2016-04-26 00:52. 1 comments. 208 reads
 
Still getting used to PM. Still get tired about 3pm. Went back to teaching 2 days after surgery... They told me light duty...thought they meant lifting. Even went on an overnight field trip 3 days after surgery with my 3rd graders...my wife wasn't happy. My kids are great though....they carried all my stuff. Still feels like a heavy like feeling in my chest. No issues...just a strange sensation. Is this normal? I am s 55 year old male...retired MSgt...teaching in my 12 year.

Posted by odonicola on 2016-04-25 14:46. 1 comments. 275 reads
 
Hi all, I'm 18 and had a pacemaker inserted on February 1st due to complete heart block. My symptoms were dizziness, weakness and being tired all the time. I'm nearly 3 months over the surgery now and it was going well but the past few days I've been having serious nerve and muscle pain in my shoulder. I only had a checkup last week and everything was good, they changed the settings up as per usual. I just bent down and the pain in my shoulder and its shooting down the inside of my arm. It's similar to the pain right after the surgery but not as severe. I am in a lot of pain and have difficulty lifting items, and even just moving my fingers. Even typing this is quite sore. I have to sit in certain positions to try and get the pain to ease....


Posted by amikag on 2016-04-22 09:20. 6 comments. 309 reads
 
Hello,

My dad 55, has recently got an pacemaker
the surgery went well and its been two weeks.

Well I was worried if he can use mobile and does it make any difference if he uses a SMART phone or non smart phone.

Is it advisable to use Bluetooth headphones, so he is far from the phone will talking.

Regards,
Garhwal Amika

Posted by Mrge on 2016-04-18 18:50. 2 comments. 203 reads
 
Does anyone remember having some back pain from favoring one's left shoulder/arm after pacemaker installation? Just wondering.. Maybe I just ate something not good! :-)

Posted by Raphe on 2016-04-17 21:47. 2 comments. 272 reads
 
I had a pacemaker fitted four days ago and there is now swelling round the wound as well as significent bruising on my chest, brest, shoulders and arms but no pain.

Is this usual



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