Most Recent Messages in Checkups & Settings
I'm baa-aaack! I have been feeling great and happy with life lately, and decided that I should just get on with life. I'm still doing well--eating better than ever and exercising more etc, etc. My cardiologist continues to reassure me that all is looking wonderful. I just happened to go onto my health network patient site for something or other and saw that the most recent report sent by my monitor was posted for me to view, so I thought I'd just take a look. It's mostly medic...
I'm now a little over a month post-implant (dual lead Boston Scientific L331) and have to say it's not going very well. My EP has been great, very responsive, etc., but to this point he's basically programmed 4 different modes with whatever their default settings are "guided by how I feel". And I'm a cyclist so I'll include that in how I feel below.
The modes thus far (for those who are familiar with BS PM's) and the results have been:
Below I've pasted what I've been told. My own research suggests altering the pacemeker to prevent sensing the retrograde P wave. Any suggestions/
Yes, we received your transmission which confirmed that you are still experiencing some of these PMTs, although these are being caused by ectopics (premature atrial beats), rather than VIP which has been explained before). I have spoken to the manufacturer of your device and confirmed some setting recommendations, which we...
Hard to beleive another year with my pacemaker. Again the reader would not stay on without me holding it. Guess am to thin. Yes, AgentX86 it does hang around my neck.  ...
I have had a pacemaker since December of 2019. 3 times a day my pacemaker is tested. Each test lasts maybe 5 seconds followed by a few what feels like skipped beats . Is anyone else experiening this or familiar with this process. This happens every 8 hours.
I have posted about my symptoms and complications since my implant on July 18.
This Friday, Aug 18 I will finally be seeing my surgeon again. Again, after hip and knee surgery--I had pages of questions for my surgeon.
I literally don't know what I don't know. The nurse practioner I saw last week insinuated that in her opinion--I don't even need a pacemaker.
I'm struggling to come up with questions even though I am still...
6 months ago I went into 3rd degree heart block the day after my hip replacement op. My pacemaker was fitted 4 days later which also caused a pneumothorax!
it was all quite a shock and whilst I've recovered pretty well I'm yet to receive the home monitor I'd been assured by the Cardiologist.
I've had one check up at the PC, and was told there's a world shortage.
I wonder does anyone k...
I often see posts from new members asking what to expect from a pacing clinic appointment and what questions to ask? I thought it would be helpful to do a post on this important part of our care, since many of us clearly want to understand how our pacemakers work.
May I ask what your experience has been when attending routine pacing clinic appointments if these are still happening where you live, since some of us may not attend clinic regularly anymore with home monitoring. ...
7 months into having pacemaker fitted due to getting full heart block after aortic valve surgery back in January. My right ventricle is now driven by the pacemaker which follows my sinus node. I seem to have recovered well and have been fully back at work for 3 months and doing everythig I used to do before surgery, just without becoming a little breathless like I used to. A few weeks ago I had a sustained period of resting heart rate just over 50 (min set by pacemaker...
Hi there…I had Biotronik Edora 8 DR-T implanted mid-June (chronotropic incompetence) and was not supposed to see the cardiologist until mid-September to do some adjustments to the PM. Unfortunately, one of my internal stitches decided to try and exit my body the hard way – so I had to return for wound clean up etc. During the meeting I found out a couple of things about my PM and asked them to make some adjustments. First the discovery – my PM is dual...
Well I go in for my 1st checkup this Thursday. I have a Ton of Anger to let go on my Doctor. They had the initial settings all wrong! I had to go to the Emergency department a week ago. They had my Movement sensor set to maximum. I couldn't scratch my ASS without getting a 95 Heartrate. Also my return Heartrate was set to 10 minutes which meant that if I walked up my stairs and my Heartrate went up to 100 and I then sat down it took 10 minutes before my Rate would start to return to 60. P...
Hello, another newbie here!
Biotronik 8 DR-T implanted four weeks ago to treat total heart block. Just had first, four week, check up.
Prior to this, I had been exercising by walking down and up our village hill. Heart rate monitor recorded bpm. Noticed that on the second half of the uphill climb, my heart rate would suddenly jump to 120 bpm and stay there for the rest of the walk. It would not increase, even though I pushed myself harder. Seemed clunky, rather than smoothly progr...
Today I had my biannual pacer checkup.
Threshold and Lead Impedence within normal limits.
Battery Longevity: 6.7-7.6 years
Patient has home monitoring: Yes
Presenting rhythm: presenting rhythm: paced
Rate: 60 bpm
Blood Thinner: Pradaxa
AT/AF Burden: 3.6 %
Significant/Recent Episodes: No
Changes Made: NA.
Doctor is satisfied with my heart and pacer as e...
Hi! I have my first PM clinic in 1 1/2 weeks. Just got my PM 3 days ago. I want to come prepared with questions. Please let me know things I should ask. I can come up with a few things but I'm sure I'm forgetting something. This is all so new my head is spinning...
Had my 1 month TAVR check up (closer to 2 months) They did labs, echo, ECG, and NP visit.
Labs - only thing remarkable was my BNP. Pre-TAVR (06/2023) is was 1,003. Today it was 65. I'm hoping that indicates improved heart function.
Echo - no results yet and the tech wouldn't budge about telling me anything... even after telling her how great she looked :)
ECG - no changes as usual - abbynormal :)
NP - Told her how great things have been and the improvements, et...
Latest report incicated the following new items:
BiV Percent Pacing less than limit
What concerns should I have about these showing up 7 years after implant?
(65yr old, CHF (EF 55%), LBB, St. Jude Quadra Assura 3-lead CRT)
In reading the post from Disney Fan (sorry you had that problem and thanks for putting in your problem and so we can answer).
After reading the posts from Good Dog and AgentX86 telling us they can get their reports from their hospital either by logging in or from an email. So much easier tha...
I have had a Pacemaker since 2006 (now on my second one, implanted in 2016.) Initially, I was seen by the nurse for an in-person annual pacemaker interrogation with scheduled remote transmissions in between for many years. Then around five years ago, they stopped seeing me in the office entirely. I do intermittent remote pacemaker transmissions and never see a nurse, technician, or doctor. How common is this for the rest of you? Are you typically seen for an offi...
I've recently received a dual chamber pacemaker for an AV block (Assurity MRI PM2272) and would love to understand all of its capabilities better ahead of my follow up appointment with the EP.
I work in technology and would be very happy to read through the "real" documentation if I could find it, e.g. something like the instruction manual for the programmer.
This forum is a great source of information and I've learnt a lot already about how these things are set...
A week from today I go in for my first follow-up appointment after having my 3-lead ICD implanted in May. I am 43 with non-ischemic cardiomyopathy and a left bundle branch blockage, who therwise is in pretty good shape. My resting HR before was in the 90s and post implant I am in the 60s. It seems 60 is the lowest they set it for. The device is mostly working to synchronize the left side with the right, which has allowed for increased activity. I am on the treadmill for an hour most days...
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