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Tricuspid Valve repair

Has anyone had their tricuspid valve repaired or kinow of any Centers of Excellence that does this repair?

Tony

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Low pulse

I had a new pacemaker in November 2022. My nightime resting pulse (rhrough my ear) is 39, although pacemaker is set to 60. With my old pacemaker the same pulse was a rock-steady 60. I feel fine. Should I  be concerned?

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Lead Replacement - Tricuspid Regurgitation

My old Paemaker and leads were removed and two new leads installed 2/6/24. During lead removal, the lead broke and they had difficulty getting it out. During the process,  the Tricuspid valve was damaged and I am experiencing extreme fatigue and dizziness. They wanted  me on lasix, but my blood pressure is low and I don't want to risk of it going even lower. I want to seek immediate repair and meeting with cardiologist tomorrow. Does anyone have a recpmmendation as to the m...

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Pocket hematoma

Had a pacemaker and defibrillator put in a week ago Monday and now have a computer mouse sized bulge in the site of the implant; seems to be getting slightly larger Called Dr office but little information   Anyone had this problem?? And what happened???

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HOT TUBS

In the morning my wife and I like to go outside and have our coffee in the hot tub. This morning after sitting in the tub for about 30 minutes I felt a tingle or spasm where the pacer is at. So I got out of the tub, my heart rate was 106 bpm. The tub is set at 102 degrees. I have an appointment for a device check tomorrow. But my wife wanted me to post a message to the group.

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Dizziness ?

Please could anyone advise if when straightening up from bending they feel quite disoriented. My husband has pm too and feels the same. 
 

Bent to look at something on a very low shelf today, stood up and too scared to move. Tried to walk four steps to chair and fell on coffee table. 
 

Most odd feeling 

Di

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Dental Work

I had my PM implant on December 31st over three weeks ago. I need to go back to my dentist and fix my teeth. Can I do it? What precautions should I follow, besides telling my dentist? 

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Irregular heartbeat

Hello, my wife has a two-wire pacemaker. It was stuck due to AV block condition. AV block condition becomes more evident under medication. Recently, a sequence like this started to occur in your heartbeats. One, two, three strikes, some waiting and one hard strike. Our doctor said it was due to extra systoles; But my wife nearly always feel them. She is very uncomfortable with the situation. Started taking 2.5 mg concor and 150 mg rhytmonorm. Medications provide some relief; but it can't...

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Pacemaker induced left ventricular systolic dysfunction

Good morning everyone,

I'll try to make my question brief, despite the lengthy subject title.

I had Medtronic dual lead PM implanted three months ago (along with a TAVR, the day before). I am 100% paced. 74 years old.

I had an echocardiogram last week with my local cardio. He called me in to discuss it. My ejection fraction went down enough that he was concerned  and is scheduling a nuclear stress test to determine if my 80-90% clogged coronaries need stenting. The...

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Atorvastatin

I am 64 years old, had my pacemaker in July 2019, and I have never have problems with cholesterol in my life and my cholesterol levels are normal. The Pharmacist wanted to introduce me to 20mg atorvastatin per day, knowing that this tablet will lower my cholesterol levels more. Has anyone having the same issue or what advice can anyone recommend? It would be highly appreciated. 

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Co-Vid after affects

I am wondering if anyone has had any issues from having Co-Vid.

After getting vaccinations religiously, wearing mask and staying out of crowds, I ended up getting Covid for Christmas this year, which I of course ended up sharing with my husband.  Started Dec 23 and I am just about done now, but still testing positive.
I have a CRT Pacemaker, 4 1/2 years with this one.  In the past four or five days I have been feeling some butterflies in my chest that...

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PM Flipping

Hi,  Wondering if this is a normal thing. 

I woke up lying on my side as usual and I stretched my arm up and notice my PM was up on its side. Totally freaked me out and made it a very restless night the next night.

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Pericarditis

I am a 72 yr old nationally ranked athelete who had a PM implanted 3 months ago for total AV block.  There were a series of minor complications from the surgery (punctured lung, repositioned lead, etc) but nothing major.  After the surgery I did not feel right. I had multiple symptoms: flutter, Thumps in chest, lightheadedness, and tightness/heaviness in my chest. They changed some PM settings (DDI to VDDR) and the flutters and Thumps went away. But the tightness/irritation in my ch...

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Dizziness & Fatigue

Recently had some issues with dizziness & lethargy 

Had a PM intergation, 24 Hr Holter Monitor, Echocardiogram & blood work preformed. 
 

The PM only picked up short episodes of AFib on  Saturdays when out drinking beer with mates. (Over the months since my last intergation, no other periods or arrhythmias were picked up) 
The 24 hour monitor didnt pick up any periods of AFib or other arrhythmias only a few ectopic bea...

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URGENT ADVICE

Hi All

The last couple of years have been mostly up with some downs. I am fitted with dual chamber PM since 2019 for Heart Bloc 2:1

However the last couple of weeks have been pretty rough. I am suffering from lethargy & tiredness, occasional night sweat,  muscle weakness in calves & thighs (when not exercising & exercising), discomfort in the chest, headaches & dizzness. 

I attended hospital yesterday, had a PM integration (some bouts...

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Beta Blocker

I am wondering if anyone has or is taking a beta blocker and has trouble sleeping. Since being being dx with LBBB and getting my ICD in 2018. My cardiologist put me on bisoprolol and I have had trouble sleeping. I wake up at least 2 or 3 times during the night.l quite often have trouble going back to sleep. I also have dreams every night and often wake up tired. Before my heart issue I would very rarely remember dreaming. I also have fatigue which I think is from not getting enough sleep...

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Pacemaker Heartrate

I had my third pacemaker installed last November. They told me it is set so that the pulse cannot go below 60. However, I have a new cuff at home, also an oxi-pulse finger device which many times record a HR of as low as 38. Has anyone else had this problem?

 

Another thing is they were going to change the 2 lead wires which are now 22 years old. But last minute they decided not to, due to my age (88) and possible bleeding etc. The one wire is known to give off &quo...

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Pacemaker for Athletes

Hi everyone.

I am a 54 year old endurance cyclist, cycle guide and coach, who, 6 weeks ago, had a pacemaker implanted for 3rd degree heart block.

I have developed pain around the pacemaker in the chest, swelling in the left arm and purple bruising along the blood vessels around my left shoulder. I feared an infection or thrombosis and was checked in the local hospital and given the all clear to go home. However the pain, swelling and purple bruising still remain and it's...

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Pacemaker movement

Hi everyone,

was diagnosed with breast cancer in April of this year and as I need radiotheraphy had to have my pacemaker moved to my right hand side. When i  am 9n my side the pacemaker protrudes out of my chest and i can put my f8ngers around the side of the box. When my pacemaker was on the left side i could only vaguely feel the top. Is this normak or ok?

thank you in anticipation of advice.

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mendomike

I got my 1st PM implant in 2019 and it worked great but by 2022 at the age of 75 my heart needed a bit more help and I had a TAVR (synthetic heart valve) procedure in February of 2023. From that point on all was good. My blood pressure stayed in the 120/65 range and I was a happy camper. However at the time of my TAVR procedure an electrophysiologist noted a little irregularity in how my ventricles were working. He said it could eventually lead to problems and that eventually I should get an...

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