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Posted by Ber on 2016-05-03 18:06. 1 comments. 57 reads
 
2 month with Pm. While I do excerise can't get my heart rate over 80. Is that normal. I want to get heart rate up. I am a 65 yr old female. Second stent put in Dec 7 pace maker mar 3rd. I still get muscle twitches in my heart. Anyone else?


Posted by FighterGirlxx on 2016-05-03 10:11. 3 comments. 65 reads
 
Hi,

So I have a quick (I think!) question about my recent pacemaker check. I have a Medtronic atrial pacemaker and up until now all readings have been within normal limits as far as I am aware. My impedance has steadily gone down from 1001 ohms to 776 since October 2014 and pacing percentage has gone from 30 to 56%. Sensing has gone from 3.10 mV to 2 with fluctuations in-between.. All of this I assume is normal.

What I was wondering though is could anyone explain what "intermittent but stable P wave trend" is? I've never had it before (and during the pacing check they did the speed up the heart thing but also slowed it down temporarily which I've never had before).

Underlying As regular at 56...


Posted by jsne on 2016-05-02 09:21. 7 comments. 126 reads
 
Well just before my holiday the second consultant got back to me.
He reckoned that an ablation was the way forward for my PM tach, as my upper rate was only 110 and I frequently exceeded the tracking rate, also paced 90-100% in the ventricles. He also claimed there was no evidence of Afib,so I could come off the meds.I know have been referred again to the arrhythmia folk at another site.
We had a nice time on holiday but was limited and also had 3 bad nights of not getting any sleep due to my HR, now home and off the meds.
So now back to waiting for another appointment, and more answers, would love to know what has been picked up for previous DR's to think there was Afib, or has the new guy missed stuff.
Don't want the...


Posted by Bucket on 2016-04-27 22:06. 1 comments. 141 reads
 
Hello, Family calls Me Bucket ,
I had my PM replaced with a big PM called "The LATITUDE "
I Hear it's Great ! It is HUGE !!!
It is Still taking me time to get used to. And it Hurts to sleep on!
Just Curious if Anyone has any problem with Their Latitude ?
Thank You !!!
Bucket




Posted by donsabi on 2016-04-18 01:46. 1 comments. 166 reads
 
Hope I am in the right forum.
My pacemaker was implanted July 2015. During my first checkup I complained of lack of energy. My EP tweaked my pacemaker to a 70 HR and that corrected the problem. Since them I have had the occassions where my HR dropped to 45 - 55 bpm.
I am using an Omron BP meter and my Oximeter to observe my HR. One doctor told me that my home equipment cannot pick up all the beats and that is why I get a low reading.
The past few days I have been getting these low readings again and during those periods I feel tired and fatigues. Since noon today my HR is 70bpm and I am doing fine. I see my EP next month.
Comments appreciated. Thanks.





Posted by Helotail on 2016-04-13 17:06. 9 comments. 343 reads
 
Hello-
I could use some help in interpreting the interrogation report that I received today.

I am a 46 year old female with a St. Jude dual-chamber pacemaker that was implanted in August of 2015 for Sick Sinus Syndrome. I have had to have a number of interrogations since implant because the impedance in the leads continues to drop on a regualar basis and they want to monitor it. At previous interrogations there were some alerts (for PMT's and High Venticular rate), but at today's interrogation I had a 5 alerts for:
- Atriual Noise Reversion
- Venticular Noise Reversion
- High Venticular Rate detected (150 counts in 3 months)
- Exceeded AT/AF Burden (longest epoisode was 3+ hours)
- PMT has o...


Posted by frankmcw on 2016-04-08 07:12. 2 comments. 323 reads
 
I had a Medtronic Advisa DR MRI A2DR01 implanted in Nov'15 due to bradycardia & heart block events during runs. After beginning running again in Jan'16 the pacemaker (or maybe my natural heart function) did a great job of maintaining around 140+ bpm throughout 40 to 50 minutes runs. Then, in Mar'16 my heart began blocking again at 20 to 30 minutes into the run (from 140 to down below 120 bpm) making further running anaerobic. Yesterday my Medtronic rep evaluated and turned "Rate Adaptive AV" from Off to On and made the following settings:
Upper Sensor Rate - 160 bpm
Rate Adaptive AV Start Rate - 90 bpm
Rate Adaptive AV Stop Rate - 150 bpm
Min Paced AV - 140 ms
Min Sensed AV - 110 ms
I'm no medical profession...


Posted by dhusemann on 2016-04-07 07:53. 0 comments. 236 reads
 
well I started a cardio rehab program, three times during it I almost passed out. so at 3 month follow up no adjustments were made, and a tilt table test scheduled.

Guess it isn't very common to have a tilt table test after already having a pacemaker/icd implant already. Nurse was enjoying not to have to put a 12 lead ekg. on.

well the day of the test, the drive that would normally take 40 mins tops ended up taking right at 2 hours. first bp was done laying down and was 184/101, raised me to standing position. dropped to 121/74, measured in 2 min increments. forget the numbres around the same for the first 4 readings. at 10 mins was going to get Nitroglycerin

at around 9:30 seconds my eye starte...


Posted by Robbierong on 2016-04-03 08:44. 2 comments. 126 reads
 
Just found out about the pacemakers club in the last week , I have had a pacemaker for the last 10 yrs , I,live in whangarei nz ,the pacemaker clinc come north from Auckland to check on us every three months , I would like to take this opputunity to thank them for all they have done . Due for a new battery hoping all goes well.

Posted by aug2012 on 2016-03-30 09:03. 12 comments. 323 reads
 
Does anyone know the answer to
Whether the percentage of pacing for the resynchronisation device (not a pacemaker) is set by how well your heart is functioning or is it a pre set percentage by the technician?
many thanks for your kind response or where i can read about it





Posted by Debs59 on 2016-03-30 01:23. 1 comments. 191 reads
 
Hi! Had my three month interrogation yesterday and it went well! I am so glad I listened to my Doctor who did not want me lifting anything over five lbs and not to lift my implant arm above my shoulder for a full three months! My cardiologist does want to make some changes with a guided ultrasound with the Medtronic rep...ever heard of that? I also found out my third lead is not screwed in like the other two leads. It just flops around in my vein. Everything is good...thanks for listening!

Posted by marylandpm on 2016-03-22 15:54. 2 comments. 307 reads
 
PM is Medtronic A2DR01 MyCareLink model 24950. Can it record when I am in A-Fib? I received the monitor when I got the PM but it was never set up for monitoring.
Thanks,
Jack

Posted by serah28 on 2016-03-13 16:27. 6 comments. 547 reads
 
I know it might look like a silly question but can a pacemaker monitoring show if I had a heart attack ?

Posted by jsne on 2016-03-12 10:54. 2 comments. 312 reads
 
Well was back in for my treadmill test, follow on from 24 Holter monitor, then back x2 for more tweaking.
Monitor showed what I've said for a while HR 110bpm most of the time, treadmill along with various adjustments showed 2:1 HB and at times complete HB, and atypical Aflutter/tachycardia for most of the test period . May explain why I'm getting PM tachy. Tried a couple of days with minimal setting put was so puffed and could hardly climb one short flight of stairs, but slept better as my HR was good and low, got reset with a bit more oomph but had a rubbish night, and back to ache in chest and ?phonetic pacing.
Going to try Donedarone again to see if that settles the Af/t then will try and get the PM setting sorted.
If thi...


Posted by Icuh8n on 2016-03-07 20:17. 2 comments. 284 reads
 
Well it's 13/days since my crtd implant and its also my first checkup since the surgery.It seems like I am recuperating from my cabgx3 though not as bad. I mean I wasn't laid out like after bypass, but feel weak. My shoulder is painful but doc doesn't want me using arm sling, so HE threw it away.( he took advantage of me the day after the procedure,hee hee! lol). I do feel tired all the time but maybe it's my body telling me that I just have to adjust to the device and enjoy the benefits it will give me for the years to come.!

Posted by ER on 2016-03-06 00:50. 4 comments. 565 reads
 
My husband is going to get his pacemaker checked by the Pacemaker representative. When he had his first checkup he was not told anything. Just a long sheet was printed. Are there questions that we can ask the Pacemaker representative or is that not allowed? When I read this message board so many of you have so much information about your pacemakers and their settings and we don't know anything. What questions should we be asking to understand what is going on? Any questions you can suggest to ask would be appreciated.

Posted by Ann54 on 2016-03-05 20:49. 6 comments. 519 reads
 
After 5 years of Afib medication and heart Oblation my husband received a pacemaker May 2015 after wearing a monitor and low heart rate April 2015 (braddycardia)

It seems his pacemaker is very high tech lots of special setting to help with fast heart beats , afib and much more its like a pocket watch in his chest it also has 2 leads

I am posting today b/c we are both confused about on information we are given concerning results of transmissions ,
office visits and home transmissions

My husband is very active and he's in his late 50's
his doctor seems pleased about this ... and they say its good he gets his heart rate up but says not to over due

He sees his cardiologist every 6 mont...


Posted by Pastorm on 2016-02-27 10:53. 8 comments. 566 reads
 
I was lying in bed and took my pulse. It was 57. I thought your rate couldn't go below your set rate. In My case it's set for 60. I started to worry because it would go between 57 and 61! Is this normal? My PM was installed 11/27/15. Thanks!

Posted by Sarbear on 2016-02-19 05:03. 4 comments. 477 reads
 
Hey there-I'm 25 years old and just got a pacemaker a few weeks ago. I feel great-had my two week appointment last week and everything seems to be going well. I was just wondering what to expect at the following appointments. This past appointment my EP checked to make sure the scar was healing and tested the pacemaker-it only took about 10-15 minutes. Will appointments normally be longer than this? I was the last one of the day so maybe they were rushed. I haven't had any sort of echo or x-ray since leaving the hospital-is this normal? I'm always concerned something is moved, and would love to have confirmation that its in place! I'd definitely appreciate any guidance/advice you may have!

Posted by ellen53 on 2016-02-19 02:49. 2 comments. 338 reads
 
I am thinking about moving up to the Waco, DFW, Corsicana area and will need a new EP. Anybody out there from any of these cities with an EP they would recommend? I am happy with my EP here in the Rio Grande Valley, but I got a hankering to move closer to my daughter and her family. Any advice will be appreciated.



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