St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by krico on 2015-10-26 21:26. 2 comments. 289 reads
 
Ive been going to the pacemaker clinic for the past 3 months because they say they cannot change my ICD until it reaches 2.63 on the battery. I am at 2.64. What will happen when it reaches 2.63? Will an alarm sound? or will it wait until I go get it checked again? It was originally place 3/16/2010 but in June of 2011 misread my pvc's for vf so I was given 14 shocks while I was fully awake. Traumatic to say the least. I had to be put into vf to resync it. Then I had a pocket revision July 2014. All of this has made my battery not last that long. Can someone give me insight on what happens when the battery reaches the limit?
Thank you!

Posted by Wpw64 on 2015-10-25 20:40. 3 comments. 249 reads
 
Almost six months since my new pacemaker and leads were implanted on the right side and the site has healed really well. Not much pain at all. However the old pacemaker leads on the left side which have been implanted for 25 years are causing severe sharp pains. I have good movement in my left arm and shoulder so can't understand why the pain. The pacemaker clinic say it must be muscular. What should I do about it? Thanks for any advice given.

Posted by Sylvia1 on 2015-10-11 10:59. 5 comments. 373 reads
 
Have recently posted re husband he has had ICD for just over 2 years and is currently in hospital awaiting total ICD replacement after 2 leads have apparently broken.He had a fall upon coming out of bath and his consultant has come to the conclusion that upon falling he has hit his collarbone which has apparently a sharp edge to it and this has sliced through like a machette(his words)and broke LV lead.His RV has fracture also and don't know whether this happened at same time?They took him off warfarin last Monday upon admittance and started fragmin on Wednesday till Fri.He has now been transferred to London Hospital to await op and Doctors said they are putting him back on warfarin as that is how they do it when they do op.Has anyone else...


Posted by Davish on 2015-10-07 14:54. 2 comments. 326 reads
 
Medtronic
Serial PVY281770H
Model A2DR01

Has non MRI LEAD
SERIAL LFF091995V
Model 383069

4 times in ER
HEART RATE KEEPS GOING IN 30's
Irregular heartrate.
Terrible EKG RESULTS
ECHO ORDERED NO RESULTS
HALTER HAS BEEN POST PONED FOR 1 1/2 weeks

Posted by Sylvia1 on 2015-10-05 20:24. 7 comments. 363 reads
 
I posted a couple of weeks ago-after a device check my husband found out one of the leads of his ICD had a total break in it.He has just gone back to hospital today and been told that the other lead has possible fracture report said RV lead impedance -200 any insight as to what this means please.The first lead that broke is the LV one and today report says RV lead showing problems.He has had his icd for just over two years and everyone at hospital is totally surprised at this.He has been admitted and they plan to extract the leads and put new ones in.Is he just unlucky re breaks in two leads or has anyone else had this happen?Tks

Posted by SFpace on 2015-09-29 14:30. 9 comments. 450 reads
 
Hi - I had my St Jude Medical device implanted around 6 months ago. In the last 3 months noise has appeared on the readouts that I'm being told could be attributable to a fractured lead or more likely a loose set screw (an X-ray didn't show any fracture on the visible part of the lead although there is a chance a fracture could be located in the lead close to the device at the point where it is sutured to the muscle). The proposal is to go in and take a look - if loose set screw, it can be tightened: if fractured lead it needs to be extracted and replaced. Has anyone else had this experience? Any other questions I should be asking? Thanks

Posted by Nobbie on 2015-09-29 01:37. 0 comments. 349 reads
 
Can anyone tell me about betters depletion

Posted by Tom77 on 2015-09-28 18:24. 14 comments. 550 reads
 
Can anyone provide the number of days after the day that their or a family member's pacer check indicated that their device batteries need to be replaced?

Thank you.

Posted by mchester on 2015-09-28 04:10. 4 comments. 370 reads
 
Aloha! I'm just became a member. I got my pacer (a.k.a little engine that could!) in 2009. Thought I was good for 10 yrs. now I've been told 6 mos to a yr! Is that because I'm paced 90% of the time? I have a nasty A-Fib. I love my pacer! Best surgery results ever! Take care fellow pacemaker clubbers! Mary Ann

Posted by Mrs.Ozzy on 2015-09-26 18:38. 1 comments. 276 reads
 
Hello, I had a pacemaker installed on Thursday and all is well. However, I tripped going up the stairs and caught myself on my hands... What are the chances that I dislodged something? I didn't land very hard but I don't know how much it takes.

Posted by Jane21 on 2015-09-18 20:15. 1 comments. 260 reads
 
I was hoping the link would just be click and go, but it might be click and paste.
Anyway, take the time to have a look. It's rather good. I think it explains a lot of our conditions very well. It certainly made me smile. Jx
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=913438042022798&pnref=story
Wish they were my doctors :-) Jx

Posted by Sylvia1 on 2015-09-18 04:56. 3 comments. 338 reads
 
My husband has a Boston Incepta ICD which he has had for just over 2 years.Yesterday he had usual device check and was told one of the leads has totally broke.His cardiologist wants to do echo and see results before he decides if he is going to renew it as he is not symptomatic.It is not the defib or pacing lead-is it ok just to leave it until symptoms get worse.They are surprised it has broken - he did fall getting out of bath about 8 weeks ago could this have caused it?Any input appreciated.Tks

Posted by freddyv on 2015-09-18 02:16. 1 comments. 235 reads
 
today was a week & I still have a very large hematoma & a lot of swelling has anyone else had this problem with there battery change surgery? I also found out I am probably when this heals need to ad another wire

Posted by Fluff87 on 2015-09-18 02:01. 4 comments. 357 reads
 
I just had a pacemaker placed 9/8/15. On day 4 of post op I started experiencing palpitations, chest pain and the inability to lay flat. After a night of torture I finally went to the ER. After an extensive work up, it was determined that my ventricular lead had detached from the wall, was pacing on its own, and occasionally poking the inside of my ventricle causing the pain. The Medtronics rep came in and turned the pacer off and I was scheduled for surgery to fix the lead placement.

Just wondering if many people out there have had problems with lead detachment? I've been playing by the rules. No lifting. Arm in a sling majority of the time. I'm currently on day 3 post op (again) and feel so much better already.

Posted by freddyv on 2015-09-16 13:37. 2 comments. 257 reads
 
Today is day 6 & I still have some blood oozing on the gauze am I the only 1 that has had these issues after almost a week of being weak still & the oozing?

Posted by freddyv on 2015-09-15 23:02. 0 comments. 287 reads
 
Has anyone else had this I have had a heaviness & at times shortness of breath since pacemaker I just had my battery changed & I had complications afterwards I had a severe heaviness & shortness of breath so they admitted me I also received a angiagram which was normal thank god

Posted by freddyv on 2015-09-07 13:08. 5 comments. 391 reads
 
I am scheduled to get my battery changed on Thursday but the past few days been feeling light headed & weak not sure if I should go to hospital early or just wait it out till Thursday not a fan of hospitals

Posted by Stormy on 2015-09-04 22:42. 2 comments. 396 reads
 
I just had my pacemaker implanted 9/1/2015 and my heart rate went down to 38 yesterday. I went to my Dr's office today and they said the top lead may be loose. But since it has only happened once we will wait and see if it happens again. My question is, is this common?

Posted by BevBabe on 2015-09-01 23:22. 0 comments. 271 reads
 
Anyone ever have a clot form on the atrial lead??

Posted by freddyv on 2015-08-31 20:22. 7 comments. 534 reads
 
OK I HAVE MY CURRENT PACEMAKER 5 1/2 YEARS & NOW IT IS FINALLY TIME FOR THE BATTERY TO BE CHANGED & I AM SCARED & NERVOUS LOL YES I HAVE IT ALREADY SO IT IS SIMPLE SINCE I DO NOT USE IT THAT MUCH THE PACEMAKER 12 & 14 % BUT STILL NERVOUS WHAT I NEED TO KNOW IS WHO HAS HAD THERE BATTERY CHANGED ALREADY & HOW MANY TIMES LIKE I SAID I AM NERVOUS AS SHIT LOL TY FOR YOUR REPLIES Fred



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