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Posted by August30 on 2015-01-26 21:46. 4 comments. 148 reads
 
Hello,
I had my dual pm implanted at the end of August 2014.. The incision seemed to heal o.k.. I went to the device clinic in October 2014 and the pm was working fine. My question is why I feel a kind of irritation and stinging at the site sometimes. Sometimes there is quite a sharp little bump that can be seen at the top of the pm. Other times there is no bump and I hardly notice the pm. Would the device clinic people advise on this, or would they refer me to the Doctor who did the surgery?
Thank you for your comments.
August30

Posted by Sparkie on 2015-01-26 16:52. 1 comments. 67 reads
 
Hello Everyone,

I found an article on a study that exercise light exercise for the shoulder after surgery is good and stops people from being in pain. I have no idea why do not implement it. Seems very easy to do. The reseach article is long but if you are in pain as I am will try the exercises.

://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/744957

Preventing Shoulder Pain After Cardiac Rhythm Management Device Implantation.

I hope this helps !!! I sure wish I knew!

Peace and healing,

Sparkie

Posted by cjmccu2640 on 2015-01-26 11:33. 3 comments. 117 reads
 
Hello, I have a pacemaker in bother m chest and stomach. The pacer in my stomach is inactive and has been for about ten years. When I sneeze sitting down, or stretch the wrong way the stomach pacer moves. It isn't unbearably painful, but today I stretched in class and the pacer moved, and I could feel pulsating for a time. I am having flutters in my chest, but I can't be sure if I am just anxious or if it is the pm. I don't feel nervous, but it could be that I just don't realize it???? I don't know, is it normal for a pacer to move this often--about once a fortnight? Also, is what I am feeling a normal reaction to that? I would prefer not to do a pm check.

Posted by dbaileyway7b on 2015-01-26 08:23. 6 comments. 167 reads
 
Is it possible to pick up audio through a pacemaker from some other device? Radio, TV, or Ham radios, cell phones. Thank You for any help.

Posted by philco on 2015-01-25 13:59. 4 comments. 193 reads
 
have had pacer since 12/9/2014 for sinus bradycardia and irreg. heart beats.. now have irregular heart beats today. didn't think I would have them after pacer >?


Posted by Kg on 2015-01-24 15:44. 2 comments. 89 reads
 
I am thankful to have a forum that might help answer some concerns. I was put on Xarelto for three clots that developed after my surgery in October, 2014. That is a three month treatment for me. My left arm still remains about 1 inch larger than the right. My hematologist said I have a chronic clot. She is referring me to another cardiovascular surgeon. Has anyone been diagnosed with a chronic clot? I would appreciate knowing some options and their outcome. At this point I am really questioning the need to go to another surgeon and the expense just to be told my veins are coping around it.


Posted by cathieflorida1 on 2015-01-23 23:54. 5 comments. 113 reads
 
My recent pacemaker replacement surgery incurred the difficulty of tissue growing around my lead and pacemaker connection. Being that the surgery was being done in the cath lab (don't get me started!), they didn't have the needed instruments to separate them. After running to surgery and locating the needed instruments, they accomplished their goal. My tenderness seems to be more and lasting longer than my previous replacements (I've had a pacemaker for 40 years), so I am assuming the internal cutting added to the discomfort. Anyone else experience this?

Posted by murphyda on 2015-01-22 08:03. 3 comments. 174 reads
 
Hello all
it's nearly 6 weeks since i had my pacemaker fitted. I still get numbness and loss of colour in my left hand when any pressure is put on the PM site. I am also still getting some pain from where the incision was made. there appears to be 2 lumps, one either end of the incision which are still very tender
has anyone had similar experiences

Posted by Mandi on 2015-01-21 20:49. 5 comments. 244 reads
 
I have a 2 lead pacemaker for bradycardia. I use an iPad whith a magnetic closer, my question is would this cause me any problems and if so at what distants will the problem be noticed? Lately I have been having some dull pain around my left breast. It is not always there, but often enough I have to wonder about it.
Any advise is appreciated. Thanks

Posted by MaryJaneSparks on 2015-01-20 20:04. 8 comments. 271 reads
 
I moved to MI Oct5, 2013 for safe access to Medical Marijuana. While in MI I required a 4th ablation to treat SVT, that left me Brady, requiring a PM. Dr. Ip approved me as a Nanostim recipient, knowing that I'm a MMJ pt (documented by him), which I received 7-10-14. I've relocated back to KY two moths ago. Two st jude medical sites have refused to assume my care under the trial. No reasons given. I've been told to return to ?MI to be interrogated every 6 months.
Last month I had sustained Brady with Nanostim, still no answers, no willing doctor in the state.
What to do? I need to be interrogated by feb. 6th for the study, but I have 36 bucks for the gas tank.
So frustrated by my zip code. Has anyone else particip...


Posted by philco on 2015-01-20 17:16. 2 comments. 156 reads
 
my last post was not clear, my heart rate NOW is in the 60s, not 40s as it was before the pacemaker, current blood pressure 97/55 heart rate 61 is my pressure still too low to feel good, and should I have a pacer check before 2 months ? thanks,

Posted by philco on 2015-01-20 13:11. 1 comments. 127 reads
 
hi, have had a 2 lead pacer for 6 weeks. have sick sinus with very low heart rate in the 40's. now very weak legs and shakey. don't go back to Dr. for 2 months.

Posted by Lkrager on 2015-01-19 23:20. 5 comments. 227 reads
 
I'm 23. I got my pacemaker when I was 21 because my heart randomly stopped for 16 seconds. I'm otherwise healthy. I have a dual chamber pacemaker, not a defibrillator. And everything has been relatively fine except for the new-to-pacemaker-jitters I had the first few months.

Lately I've been getting little shocks. They don't hurt at all. They kind of feel like rhythmic little pricks right around where my pacemaker sits in my chest. I don't know what they are. But when I get them I think my anxiety kicks in because I get really nauseous. It's just worrying me. Has anyone else ever had this?

Posted by djwhite1978 on 2015-01-19 08:39. 3 comments. 191 reads
 
I am 5 weeks post my first dual lead pacemaker implant. I am a 36 year old female. I was told I could begin a walking regimen at the 4 week mark, which I did. I now have what feels like a knot between my left arm and the beginning part of my left breast and it is very sore. I'm a little concerned but don't know if this is typical? I will call my EP office later today but wanted to get some insight if any of you have experienced this.

Posted by cubfan89031@yahoo.com on 2015-01-19 03:58. 4 comments. 222 reads
 
wanted to know if anyone has had problems/death from model number PM2210. How do I find out what type of leads, have model and serial numbers.... thanks for any help or feedback.

Posted by hopephil on 2015-01-19 02:12. 2 comments. 143 reads
 
I had a dual chamber implanted on 3.11.14, and from that day I have experienced daily episodes of heavy almost mechanical beats, slightly faster than normal (75 instead of 60), which last for 1-2mins. Curiously these episodes occur at 10mins to the hour, but at different hours each day eg. Fridays at 3.50p.m., Saturdays at 12.50p.m., Sundays at 9.50a.m. Sometimes they might occur at other times as well, but always at these times. My cardiologist (very experienced - about 2000 implantations) has never heard of my experience, and the technician at my first check-up looked and sounded puzzled as well. It was suggested that I might be particularly sensitive to my heart (all my life I have been able to feel my heart beating, so perhaps they...


Posted by eschade on 2015-01-14 09:46. 3 comments. 234 reads
 
Hi everyone,

I've had my PM just over 2 years. No complications. But in the past 48 hours I've had some new pain. I swam 2 days ago (which is normal for me) and when I came home I felt like I had a strained muscle right at my pacemaker site. I took some advil and went to bed. It felt better but now I consistently have a dull ache under the skin at the site of my PM and running down from it and it hurts when I breath in deeply or sneeze or blow my nose. I called the Dr but have yet to hear back. Do you think it's just a strained muscle or something with my leads? How does it feel when you have a lead that has moved or pulled? Thanks!
-Erin

Posted by LitLady on 2015-01-12 10:16. 3 comments. 226 reads
 
I've had my pacemaker since April 2014. Three Issues:

From that day forward I have had difficulty sleeping at night--I wake up ever 2 to 2-1/2 hours throughout the night. I go back to sleep but it does interfere with a good night's rest. I do not have sleep apnea.

Also, my blood pressure is higher now than before the pacemaker was installed.

Finally, my problem was sick sinus syndrome and the pacemaker has kept my heart at or above 60bpm which is great. BUT, 10 months later, my heart is beginning to beat too rapidly now--over 100 bpm when sitting still! A little arrythymia as well.

Anyone else experience these things? Obviously I shall discuss with my doctor but am interested to know if these...


Posted by tarsha on 2015-01-11 09:37. 1 comments. 165 reads
 
my 2 wire pacemaker is causing arrithmias so they say I need a 3 wire one soon plus a defibulator. I will have a catherezation then a venagrath first. Has anyone had this problem

Posted by shoe933 on 2015-01-10 20:49. 9 comments. 260 reads
 
I am 11 days past my first PM implant--double leads. My arm has been sore since day 4. The soreness is midway between the elbow and shoulder. I was just putting lotion on my arms under the bright bathroom lights and noticed the sore arm has a red/purple coloring from the sore spot to my hand. Is this something I need to contact the EP about? It's 8 p.m on a Sat. night.

Thanks



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