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Posted by daniel81 on 2014-07-27 18:14. 3 comments. 260 reads
 
Good day. Im from witbank south Africa. I dont have employment at this time and no medical aid. Were and how to I have my pacemaker check. Its been in from 2010 and I am starting to feel very weak and tried most of the times. Dont have money to see a private doctor and witbank government hospital can't be of any help. What sould I do or where could I find someone who is willing to sponsor me? If anyone is interested in helping me or known someone that's willing to help me. Please contact me on rsdvictor@gmail.com.

Best regards.


Posted by wjs1954 on 2014-07-17 17:44. 7 comments. 496 reads
 
I had RR turned on about 5 weeks ago. The Rep recommended it because i was being paced at I think 84% of the time at min which was set at 60. i was fine for walking, hiking, and biking. However as soon as I ran my HR went to 150 and stayed 150 was/is max pace setting. Pace had no effect, after 3 training run called the cardiologist office was told DO NOT RUN. they set up a appointment with the Medtronic rep and put me on the treadmill hooked me up stress test with EKG/HR/the works. The Medtronic Rep did a PM interrogation at the same time. I also had my garmin HR Monitor on. as the treadmill started all looked fine i kept telling them crank it up i need to be running for you to see what i am talking about. Finally got them to push the spe...


Posted by pattibish on 2014-07-16 01:32. 4 comments. 358 reads
 
At my last check up in march my dr became concerned because my impedance line was on a downward curve. He briefly said that usually means heart failure. He said we would watch it and he thought it maybe a false reading because I had lost 20 lbs. can someone explain the impedance line and how it works?

Recently I have been have more shortness of breath while working out and while jogging I feel fine up until I stop to walk and then feel like I may faint. I have to urinate more at night and have noticed skipped beats that take me down into the upper 40's heart rate. I feel dizzy until heart rate returns to high 50s.

Background on me: I'm a 30 yo female with icd for long qt syndrome. My last echo was 5 years ago...


Posted by billylittle on 2014-07-15 13:55. 4 comments. 256 reads
 
Went for a pacemaker checkup yesterday. They found over 1000 episodes within a month. So after three ablations and pacemaker, it is worse. Now it is back to the surgen for more ablation.

Posted by painthorse on 2014-07-14 17:34. 3 comments. 198 reads
 
So, does anyone have experience or knowledge about atrial overdrive programing? I have had a pacer for 14-years (second one) and have been in afib/ flutter for a loong time. I have recently developed central apnea along with insomnia. Been to the sleep study, blah, blah. But I have been told about this reprograming to my good ole' pacer that may help. Read up a little and it sounds scary. Well, here I am after a long absence .....

Posted by annie21 on 2014-07-13 14:34. 3 comments. 247 reads
 
second faint within 2 days, so not feeling full of beans, going to PM clinic tomorrow, to see what's going on.

Posted by evmohr on 2014-07-12 17:25. 2 comments. 313 reads
 
Hello,
I had my pacemaker implant in January of this year. The reason for the implant was 4 blackouts and heart pause of 20 seconds in length in a 1 day period.
I went for a second check up last week and find my results confusing!! I hope someone might be able to help me understand my results. The reading is from March 14 to present. I had 286 short V-V intervals. I asked what these were but did not understand the explanation at all. What is a V-V interval? Is 286 a lot for an almost 4 month time period?
Also I am already on coversyl for high blood pressure and now they want to put me on a beta blocker, I am questioning if that is even necessary at this point and I do not want to overmedicate. I feel sometimes they ...


Posted by BanjoPacer on 2014-07-09 14:40. 0 comments. 131 reads
 
I went to the heart doctor yesterday and I got a great report, everything is working like is should and I my next scheduled appointment is next year. He told me though that my battery might only last about 7-8 years becouse of the amount that it is pacing. He said not to worry about that sometimes that is normal, I know at the 3 month check up with the pacemaker clinic my battery life was already down about 3/4 of a year, so it must be working. The one thing that I do know is that I feel a ton better and if I have to have a battery replacement once a year it would be worth it.

Posted by Freddi14 on 2014-07-09 08:25. 1 comments. 126 reads
 
My pulse was originally set at 60 it suddenly reduced to 50, albeit
constant so I had a check up last week. The technician said the
pacemaker was working OK and when I questioned her about
the pulse rate dropping she suggested i need to do more excercise because my heart might be getting lazy. I am feeling tired most of the time (I am 92 but quite mobile) so do you think I
should get another opinion?

Posted by annie21 on 2014-07-09 06:52. 4 comments. 218 reads
 
60/130 am i right in thinking that HR will not drop below 60 or exceed 130.

Posted by JuPage on 2014-07-06 12:21. 3 comments. 185 reads
 
Hi had my check last Wednesday 2 need July. This weekend shopping felt as though darkness was coming over me, like I was going to pass out. Heart started to beat fast and then I managed tho get out of shop and it eased. Checked with 111 medical help by phone. Ended up going to casualty. Test run, bloods taken, said blood pressure must have dropped away. Anyone had this happen.

Posted by Nursejane on 2014-07-03 20:35. 3 comments. 213 reads
 
Does anyone have a Merlin @home transmitter device? I have a new St Judes Generator replacing old pm. They sent me home with the Merlin that transmits signals fom my pm to my Cardiologist office computer.

I am 9 days post op and no problems. Had a little tingling at site for first 2days. Wound healing well. I am taking it easy for 4 weeks to give it time to heal.

Posted by APgirl on 2014-07-03 19:31. 2 comments. 172 reads
 
Had a great check up with EP today, usual checks, discussions and reports.
Aside from afib and PVC s and other stuff, the interrogation shows that on average my heart forgets to beat twice a day, however, looking at the drop response report, it mainly goes on strike on Saturday and Sunday mornings and were it has fallen on a weekday, I am either on leave or working from home. The pm of course kicks in and does what it's there for, but it is an interesting pattern.

Is this because I go to bed earlier and wake up later? These are the days when I get more rest and don't get up between 0530 and 0600.

I wonder has anyone else looked at their reports and if so, what sort of patterns are you seeing.

Thank...


Posted by Jules on 2014-07-02 16:39. 4 comments. 187 reads
 
Just had a check up and I was wondering if 3,600 ectopics in a seven month period was good.

Posted by tornesq on 2014-07-02 14:32. 3 comments. 166 reads
 
I have medtronic dddr sensia sedr01 can set up a pacing ppm of 50 to 140 bpm or not ?
Thank you so much

Posted by Sue66 on 2014-07-01 18:54. 5 comments. 284 reads
 
I felt very weak and dizzy, and went to see a cardiologist. After having a Holter Monitor on for 24 hours they found that I needed a Pacemaker. It was installed on June 23, and I am home since June 25th. I still feel dizzy, and I think I need the settings adjusted. I am going on July 9th for my follow-up. Is this a common thing to still feel dizzy 8 days later.

Posted by melbee on 2014-06-29 12:54. 6 comments. 316 reads
 
Thursday I had my first interrogation since receiving my PM 6 weeks ago. She made a few changes to help me with my exercising. I do a lot of walking, and was getting short of breath. Well, what ever she did really screwed me up. I will be calling first thing tomorrow to get fixed. Any time I get up and walk slowly, or I move fast my HR jumps to 90-105 and it feels like my heart is going to jump out of my chest. It is making me sick to my stomach and giving me a headache. So I will be relaxing all day today. I guess the saying don't fix what isn't broke applies here.

Posted by RMTGS on 2014-06-28 14:15. 2 comments. 170 reads
 
Had PM for one week and went in for a check up. So glad I did. Was experiencing all of this anxiety issues and felt like I could not breath. Come to find out that they had me wired to tight. Feeling better like my old self. Didn't feel bad before, just fainted three times. But nonetheless, it is better. Now they say that I can come back in 6 months. That will be in December. Able to use left arm, but careful about extending it to wide or high. Is there a difference between the type of pacemakers used? I am going to see about being referred to another cardiologist on Monday when I talk to my pcp.

Posted by pete on 2014-06-28 13:15. 2 comments. 292 reads
 
After my last post and after having put on the waiting list for my pacemaker replacement which I am 100% dependant on. I am still waiting for an appointment. 8 weeks have past and I was told I may be called in during that time but was not. I have had another check up where I felt I was fobbed of a bit and have been put on another 8 week wait with no date for the replacement proceedure. Nothing seem to be happening and I told them at the hospital I was getting worried. They originally told me they would never let my pacemaker reach elective replacement mode but that is exactly what has happened. I contacted the Medtronic Rep and he did not seem happy as well. I am now heading to end of life mode. This is in the UK . Any suggestions welcome.

Posted by Dave Bishopstone on 2014-06-28 05:49. 7 comments. 348 reads
 
Does anyone know whether a protocol exisits for a Pacing Technician making major changes to a patients pacemaker progam (as opposed to slight adjustments / routine checks), without reference to the patients Cardiologist / Electrophysiologist?



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