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I read that people get their PM checked with different frequencies. I am 100% paced and have 2 phone checks a year plus one office visit. I have a PPO insurance with a major insurance company, they won't pay for that many services. I live in California. Any one else have this problem?
This will be brief as I have my arm in a sling. When I went to the rhythm clinic, they discovered one my leads had detached and so they did surgery right away to fix it. They don't know how or when it detached, but they've fixed it and now I'm on the mend. Hopefully, from here on out, it will only go off when truly necessary. Thanks again to everyone for the words of encouragement or facts, you're all wonderful.
This wednesday will be 6 months for my pm. Today I finished a half marathon without needing to stop. I happy with that since I had a chest cold that required my to leave a trail of. . .you know. Anyway, Thank you all for the encouragement. I hope to encourage others. Leading up to my PM my physical symptoms werent' all that severe compared to others. I got a dual lead pm for sss resulting in bradychardia. But the anxiety was tough and at the start of the race I was b...
Ok, I'm 28 and I got a pacemaker back in March of this year, and I am curious if any of you guys "feel" the pacemaker?? Mine is above my chest on the left side and the muscle that the pacemaker is on always feels weird....does anyone else have these kinds of things going on or am I just silly?
hi my father is 67. he has sick sinus and the doctors want to go for a ppm.they say he wud receive beta blockers after the implant. i wonder what willl become of his bp as he is hypotensive already! 90/60.
Okay fellow club members,
I need more help here... I have posted a few things I have been feelinf since my PM install. I now know there are two issues:
1) My lower lead likely has to be repositioned because it's stimulating a nerve. So, I'm getting that dealt with, no problem.
2) Some of my throat/squeezing sensations are likely caused by PVCs
SO MY QUESTION(S)
- Can any of you who suffer from being able to feel your PVCs or PVBs tell me what it feels like (throat, sque...
Hi everyone, I'm new to your club. This will be my first posting. I had my pacemaker implanted on the 13th (thurs.) I still feel a bit weird, I was totally awake for the whole thing. I thought I would be drousy, but no such luck! I did feel the leads going into my heart, and told the Anasgl. that I could, but he said they were nearly finished. My question is: Other than the normal arm and incision pain, does anyone have the pressure feeling? I have a weird feeling in that it almost feels l...
Hi everyone - I am a 51 year old (was active) female who enjoyed riding and showing her horses....I had my PM on 09/10/07 came home two days later - ended up at ER last evening, because I was having some heart palpatations which scared me. Now, am I just over-reacting, wishing for results to soon or what. I have totally lost my appitite, I'm weak, can't seem to sleep well (anticipating things), and my wonderful husband is so exhausted over me. Are these feelings norm! The cardiologist want...
How often and what kind of tests, besides EKGs should one with a pacemaker have?
MY mom like tottaly turned crazy when she found out about this web site. I think it's really Kool to interact with other special people like me!!!
I am 11 years old and got my first Pacer when i was born. This is my last year in Elementary school.
I have lots of friends who are there to help me through my life.
When you first meet me i just seem like a normal kid with a normal life but people need to know that i am special in a special way. My fave Band is Marianas Trench, they ar...
I had my first icd implanted in 2001...no problems, then the battery went dead, had a new one implanted in Aug 2005. I have cardiomyophy, enlarged heart, very enlarged, I'm told, was dignosed in 1992, told I had about 1 year to live...well, here it is almost 15 yrs later, still here. I was cutting the grass yesterday and knew I was overdoing it, but just had one more cut to make...well, I made it and was shocked the first time, I headed for the front door, and was shocked again be...
It's been a while since I was last on, so I wanted to write quickly.
I am not yet getting care for my SVC syndrome, but that may change soon. I am finally expecting to take a trip out of state for care on Sept. 21st. At the medical center I am headed to I am going past the EP and straight to a vascular surgeon to talk about my options. One of the nurses I've spoke to who set me up was surprised that a venogram had not yet been done.
As for my thyroid, due...
About one month after I got the PM, I started having the urge to take deep breaths...not really short of breath but like I had to really suck in to get adequate air into my lungs. Been reading about PM leads hitting nerves and wondering if this could be the problem. Happens off and on for no reason. Anyone else have this problem? Thanks.
I have just had my pace maker implanted on Wednesday and experienced pain in my center chest every time I took a breath the first day after. Today is better, but still fill pain when I breath deeply or get winded (i.e. walk up stairs). Is this normal?
I was just at the local Pacer Clinic getting checked because of "issues" I have brought up in this forum previously (quick squeezing feeling, coughing, strange feeling in my neck, etc.) My Tech brought in a second Tech to check me out too. It appears that my Ventricle lead is likely stimulating a nerve!?!?! They could actually feel little spasms every time they made the lower lead (ventricle) work AND I could feel it in my chest and throat!!!
So now I have to go back to the hospital where I...
I am 49 and very fit, doing lots of exercise each week. For the last 18 months I have experienced dizziness, shortness of breath and fatigue, which is most unlike me. It doesn't stop me doing anything, in fact a vigorous game of squash often makes me feel loads better. My symptoms come and go. I can feel absolutely normal for a few weeks and then feel really lethargic for a few days, or even up to 3 weeks.
I have been to a cardiologist who has done lots of tests and discovered my resting h...
Hello all you good people.
Maureen e-mailed me, and asked that I post an update on her husband's condition.
John had by-pass surgery yesterday, and is still in critical care, because he has a low blood pressure. If he does better tomorrow, they will move him to a room.
They had him sitting up, and dangling his legs, over the side of the bed already.
She says that he looks good, but he is in a lot of pain, and they were giving him Tylenol, which wasn't helping.
I just wanted to pass on the latest. My dad is doing well after surgery. My mom is staying at a hotel close by and does not have access to a computer. The surgery went well, he is a bit restless but over all is doing well. The nurse said the vent should be taken out sometime in the next few hours. His BP and pulse rate are good. Thank you for all your prayers and good wishes. And Dominique I know my mom would be chatting with you right now but can't so I will just...
WELL I WENT IN AND GOT MY STRESS TEST AND OF COURSE MY HEART RATE WAS DOING GOOD BELIEVE IT AND I SHOULD BE THANK FULL BUT, HE STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT IS WRONG. HE SAID I AM GOING TO JUST WATCH YOU AND SAID THAT HE THINKS THAT MY BP MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT NOW! GO FIGURE SOMETHING ELSE. SO KNOW I HAVE TO MONITOR THE BP AND PULSE FOR THE NEXT MONTH TILL I GO IN AND GET MY HOLTER. SO HE CAN CHECK . SO I CHECK MY BP AND PULSE JUST A LITTLE WHILE AGO AND IT WAS 106/64 PULSE 47 WHICH IS WHAT...
I am new here...and looking for some answers.
My AV-node was ablated about 5 years ago. I have a dual pacemaker and I am totally dependent.
I heard about some kind a new pacemaker with 3-leads. The third one is there as a backup in case of malfunction.
If anyone have any information about that I would appreciate that very much.
Believe me it is not easy to live that way. Knowing that if anything goes wrong with that pacer that will be the end of my live. S...
You know you're wired when...
You always run anti-virus software.
A lot of people are and live normal lives with no problems whatsoever.