diaphram pacing

i would like to hear from anyone who has successfully gotten rid of the diaphram pacing problem (cant't sleep on left side or slouch without feeling annoying "heartbeat" in abdomen. They have lowered my voltage once but the problem remains.
Thanks, Jeffrey



by Blueaustralia - 2008-05-14 06:05:09

I had a problem soon after my pm was inserted. I would feel like a kick or ticking below my ribs - abdomen area. If I was sitting or slouching I would have to get up. They lowered my rate from 60bpm to 55 and it has been ok since then. I don't know anything about voltage rate but the heartrate for me was too high as I had always had an athletes pulse which was lower. Hope you find a solution to your problem. Cheers


by Smart Redd - 2008-05-14 08:05:39

I had the same problem. Hard enough that DHs arm would jump with each 'shock'. At first doctor seemed to think it was all in my head until I was able to replicate it in his office. Nothing they did to change things worked. Lucky for me the Medtronic rep. was there. While he couldn't figure out anything, he did call a specialist with the company. I went back the next day and with a bit of 'tweaking' with lowering some lead parameters, she was able to eliminate most of the effects. She said that further adjustments could be done once I was past the critical period. . . which others suggested was after the first 6 months when the leads were well situated.

Keep squeaking! There is no reason for you to continue to be uncomfortable. Ask for a representative from your device's company. They know what can and can't be done better than the staff at the doctor's office do.


I had that

by peter - 2008-05-15 03:05:54

You need someone really skilled at adjusting your pacemaker. It took my EP and a pacing technician to stop most of it. Waiting patiently for 3 months or so cleared up the rest as sometimes it was still happening.
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