Easy replacement

Hi y'all, replacement surgery #1 was yesterday, Feb. 8th and it was easy breezy - just like you said it would be.  So thankfull for your knowledge and guidance.  I won't be kayaking for 6 weeks :0).

I now have an Azure XT DR MRI. 

It is in the original pocket - so no pain from that.  Plus have not had any on the incision and am following all my doctor's requirements to ensure it all stays good and healing as it should. The app is loaded and functioning well. 

No more breathing problems, no more fluttering HB, no more weakness.  I am still dizzy (Menieres) and that has been with me longer than the PM. So it will calm down when I get back to yoga - it's been the best way to control my dizziness. 

I'm not on any medication(heart, blood or cholesterol) and no pain medication! Healing and getting back to what I love to do is here!

Natalie 


8 Comments

Wonderful news πŸŒΈπŸ’ž

by Lavender - 2024-02-09 14:19:29

This report is lovely !  So proud of you as you mustered through the stupid unnecessary wait to get your replacement! So happy you're already feeling better!  

good

by new to pace.... - 2024-02-09 14:50:17

As the others have said , thanks for leting us know you are doing better than you thought.

new to pace

What a Wonderful Relief

by SeenBetterDays - 2024-02-09 15:48:39

So glad to hear everything went smoothly and you are feeling so much better. Sorry you had such a difficult time before your op but all upwards from here. You'll be back to your yoga and kayaking and all the things you love before you know it. You stayed strong and came out the other side. Fantastic!

This is a good day

by Good Dog - 2024-02-09 15:57:59

Congrat's on your shiny new PM! It is always a "great day" to put surgery behind you. Oh, and more good news; you won't have to worry about feeling crappy during ERI anymore! Thank goodness they did away with that cruel programming change! Not sure what will change at ERI. There will be some program changes, but I can't imagin them making you feel any worse than shutting-down atrial synchronous pacing!

Take care..........and enjoy!

Sincerely,

Dave

excellent news

by athena123 - 2024-02-09 16:57:15

Im glad everything went smooth.

ERI programming change

by natalie - 2024-02-09 17:50:15

Good Dog, where can we find the information about the ERI programming changes?

ERI Changes

by Good Dog - 2024-02-09 19:57:29

My pacemaker techician at the Cleveland Clinic told me that they are no longer using that programming change (at ERI) in any of their new PM's. So since you asked, I decided to look for something on their website to verify it. Unfortunately, I was unable to find anything. I am confident that the info that he gave me is accurate, so I wonder why they don't publish it anywhere. Perhaps it is a liability issue? I looked through all the data sheets for your new pacemaker and could not even find any reference to ERI. Here is their product sheet for your PM:

https://www.medtronic.com/content/dam/medtronic-com/01_crhf/brady/pdfs/azure-xt-dr-mri-surescan-spec-sheet.pdf

When I have more time I will continue searching and get back and post it here. Also, I did find some interesting articles that document the negative implications of the old ERI programming changes (that we have gone through). It seems clear that these studies and documentation have made a compelling case to eliminate those the ERI changes (65ppm and VVI). Here are the url's for a couple of them:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32671902/

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jce.14677

https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/circ.138.suppl_1.14672

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1002/joa3.12446

https://www.ahajournals.org/pb-assets/migration/CircEP/CotW/July_9th_q&a.pdf

I will get back to you ASAP. You really sparked my interest and I am now determined to find verification of this.

Sincerely,

Dave

Dave - you are awesome

by natalie - 2024-02-13 19:36:33

Thank you for all your research!  Happy Tuesday!

Natalie

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