St. Jude Medical Pacemakers & ICDs

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Posted by Mia929 on 2015-11-08 03:17. 4 comments. 480 reads
 
I have a Medtronic pacemaker implanted January 2015. Fell backwards Wednesday afternoon at home. I called my cardiologist to make sure I didn't dislodge the leads and they said no over the phone.

Can leads be dislodged>

Posted by Coomer2492 on 2015-11-05 12:34. 2 comments. 436 reads
 
My PM felt almost like it popped it was kind of painful, Does anyone know what this is?

Posted by flagbeat on 2015-10-28 20:48. 5 comments. 415 reads
 
I have heard a lot of conflicting information with this question. I was once told that it is considered HASMAT material and not allowed. Once removed and sent back for cleaning will I be allowed to keep my old pacer batteries? Getting a pacemaker was a huge thing for me in my life with a congenital heart defect and as weird as some may find it to be I'd like to be able to keep my "old hearts" in a shadow box.

Posted by jue on 2015-10-26 21:51. 2 comments. 323 reads
 
Hi all, hope everyone is ok!
Some of you will remember I had my pacemaker replaced last October in an emergency, as the battery had completed drained.
After further investigation, there is a possibility that one of my leads was damaged as a result of a car accident I had in the August, causing my battery to drain.
Someone hit me from behind on the motorway.

Has anyone else experienced similar trauma as a result of a car accident?

Thanks guys x

Posted by krico on 2015-10-26 21:26. 2 comments. 352 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. 284 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. 429 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. 399 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. 422 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. 549 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. 397 reads
 
Can anyone tell me about betters depletion

Posted by Tom77 on 2015-09-28 18:24. 14 comments. 646 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. 423 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. 319 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. 301 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. 398 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. 283 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. 426 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. 284 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. 321 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



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