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JMC43 have you found the cause of the rapid decline in your VO@ max . My VO2 max declined from 30 to 16.8 in 2 months.
I went in for my follow up 11 weeks after implant. I talked openly about my settings along with what some of my cyclist friends have shared with me. Dr said he normally only made 1 change at a time since one change can affect another setting. They changed my RightRate (MV) from 10 to 12. I asked about my Upper Rate which was set @ 140 (I've hit 160bpm a couple of times going hard on hills during mountain bike rides: MTB). ***Dr did say he would increase my Upper Rate to 170 also...
I've been on 160 mg of valsartan, 12.5mg of carvidellol, 5mg of amlodepine and 5mg of rosuvastatin since April. I take them morning and evening. Two times this week, in the morning, I felt lightheaded, once when bending over to clean oven and the other time standing when cooking. Both times were after taking morning medications. I take blood pressure every morning and evening. They've been normal. For My evening reading, I take it sitting and standi...
Good morning all,
Are dual chamber leadless pacemakers now routinely implanted? Or are they still being trialed?
I have a pacemaker because of an AV Block II/III and I am an active runner (several marathons). My cardiologist and I have completely tested the "MEDRONIC Ensura" as far as the limits are concerned. The pacemaker is set to DDD.
After a certain time or reaching a HR >=150 the system periodically takes me back about 10 beats and after about 6sec again 10 beats up. (in Polar Flow you can see the phenomenon very well).
Now I suspect that maybe th...
Haven't heard from AgentX86 in quite a while. Used to post and reply a lot. Last post was in July. Still around?
I'm a 59 year old male and had a St Jude PM2272 pacemaker implanted 5 years ago.
I play racquetball regularly and my heart rate averages approx 140 bpm during play, pacemaker is set at max 160. During the last few weeks I noticed something was not right and started to feel slight dizziness during play. The heart rate on my watch was holding steady at around 100 bpm when it should have been 130-140. Any ideas on what may be going on?
It seems I have developed persistent atrial flutter. I have been paced for complete heart block since Feb 2010, then in Jan 2023 was outfitted with a Medtronic CRTD since it was discovered that I had pacer induced heart failure. The Crt only helped bring my EF up to 40 to 45%.
Now it seems I have developed persistent atrial flutter and my doctor (EP) will perform a cardioversion in about 2 weeks when I have been on blood thinners (Eliquis) for 4 weeks.
Can anyone tell me wha...
I am now 3 weeks after PM implanted for complete heart block after TAVR.
Should I be feeling anything due to the pacemaker, in any way?
I'm less out of breath, I assume due to the new aortic valve. But, otherwise I'm not aware of any physical sensation, slow or fast pulse, either good or bad.
Hi, yesterday I had my 6 week check up of my CRT-D implant. I thought I'd share my experience with you on this forum so that others will know what to expect although I'm sure other hospitals do things differently. Also I'd like to hear your comments if you have them.
I was seen on time and after checking that the wound was fine, the 'header' was placed on my shirt above the implant. ECG type stickers and leads were placed on my body at various locations. The technici...
I've had my pacemaker for over a year now, and unfortunatly I haven't felt any significant improvment.. Aside from my heart beating up to 160bpm, my max pre-pacemaker was about 90bpm on the stress test. Anyways, I have been struggling to pushing myself and get exercise with my pacemaker. I have anxiety and fear that has been holding me back from just see how far I can go. This is partly due to the fact that, in previous attempts at working out (brisk walk/jo...
Hi all - just about 2 days out from my implantation (10/23). A little backstory: my team's been following me for a few years as we waited for pacemaker time (bradycardia + sick sinus syndrome + a few structural abnormalities, all congenital). I could feel that everyday things were getting harder, so I did a 30-day monitor earlier this year to get more data (and a cardiac MRI to get images of the structural things for my EP). The whole team agreed it was time. So it was n...
Hi everyone, I had a pacemaker put in two months ago. On my 4 week check up they made an adjustment which cleared up my flutters and twiching. For the next month I felt more energy and was doing well. Now it's been about 3 weeks I'm back to feeling tired like when I first had it put in.
The incision is still sore to the touch but healing up fine. Is this normal to experience fatique again? I am in my 70's and maybe it's just old age? Any idea...
I'm a 32 year old male and just got a pacemaker last week.
I'm looking for general advice on do's and don'ts when it comes to lifestyle choices and how to carry on as normal. I have no underlying health conditions that led to my pacemaker I was however passinging out due to my heart stopping for periods of time throughout the day. So far everything is working out fine but I am still in the recovery process.
I would just like to know if th...
Hi! I got a call from my pacemaker clinic about my last remote interrogation on my crt pacemaker and they were telling me that the sensor that is in place for monitoring respiratory rate was disabled due to interference and noise. It was interesting because all I was doing when it was disabled, was most likely laying in bed. It's called a SAM or sensory artifact moniitor and is programmed to turn off if it detects any interference or noise. It's on the at...
Hi. 61 yo, received pacemaker just over 2 weeks ago due to several cardiac arrests from SND. Also managed to get cracked ribs and sternum from CPR and an aspiration induced pneumonia on the way to getting my pacemaker (Medtronic W3DR01 Azure S) so not a fun time. How long before I can start doing non-weight bearing aerobic exercise? Am walking reasonable distances now (up to 5 km) but not tackling any hills.
Hello everyone I hope your day is going well.
I had initial cardioversion in 6/22 that reverted to Afib by 10/22, and finally got dual chamber PM 3/23. Another cardioversion in 7/23 reverted to Afib after a month in mid August. Talks of ablation began which is now scheduled for 10/24/23 two days from now. It’s a little frightening to think they will be on the left side, where any small particle could cause a stroke in my brain. One of the thing...
new to the forum and wanted to ask if there is anyone out there that has the maximum amount of leads fitted for their pacemaker? I have four sets of leads following 10 implants over 37 years. I'm 52 now and have four years left on my pacemaker battery. Just wondering if anyone has experience of having four sets of leads! And whether a different procedure has taken place to put new leads in so a replacement can be implanted.
hello, so the pacemaker is to my...
Hello I am 4 days in to my Dual Chamber pacemaker . I had bradychardia, no fibrillation The procedure went well and the discomfot is improving. I wear an Apple Fit bit watch and as expected I have noticed my HR has increased from 45 BPM to 49 BPM. I have done a gentle walk and I think my breathing is easier but it is eaarly days. I guess I am a bit anxious and over checking things but I have 2 questions which some of you mig...
Getting a pacemaker on 11/10 for bradycardia. Have had a slow heart rate for 40+ years. Now that I'm 67 my electrophysiologist is recommending a PM. Also had some asymptomatic Afib and Aflutter. It'good to find an online group to chat with. Looking forward to exchanging experiences.
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Your hearts electrical system has a manmade helper. A helper that only knows to do what it is programmed to do and will perform that function day in and day out, without fail. Now, go enjoy your new grip on life.