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Hi All, just had a quick question. I had a dual chamber Medtronic inserted 12/15. Since then have had numerous issues with SVT,s and atrial flutter. Was initially pacing up to 60% on all interrogation reports. Last two reports have me at 100%. I have been placed on metroporol 50 mg twice a day and digoxin .125 mg. But am still having episodes of svt. Was wondering if this will ultimately shorten the battery life? The cardiologist is also scheduling me to be seen every 3 mths also for fo...
Hey, just curious if there’s anyone out there with an abdominal pacemaker implant who has gone through pregnancy.
Ive had a pacemaker my whole life. When I was younger they implanted epicardial abdominal systems..mine is on my left side under my ribs. I don’t use it anymore because I have a trans venous system now.. I’m currently pregnant and baby is growing eveyday.
Im just concerned about baby moving the old pacemaker..it is still attached to my hea...
I would be interested to know what information forum members receive from medics about the data recorded by their pacemaker for their hearts?
I ask because I've had two recent pacemaker appointments, one for my 6 week post-implant review, and one before and after an MRI head scan, in different hospitals. The 6 week review told me little more than 'everything's fine', but the cardio nurse at the MRI scan was really helpful, showing me on her screen the dates of pacem...
I am the proud new owner of a Medtronic Azure dual-lead pacemaker and 4 weeks post-op today! I feel so much better and I'm so happy I found this site!!
Thank you everyone for all the wonderful information!
Did or does anyone take the drug Entresto? I have a three lead ICD and am hopeful to come off this medication on Thursday...It was a wonderful, helpful medication for it use was told I could come off of it with the surgery..Comments for anyone would be appreciated especially if you did or are taking this heart med.
I am glad to find this site...I guess this little lifesaver just makes us all a little different and now view life sideways...I am glad I did it a year ago and hope this will be a positve experience...
My names Grant, I am 19 years old and I have just been diagnosed with congenital Heart Block and been told I am to have a pacemaker fitted. My consultant said with my heart being around 32 resting i should need around 7 pacemakers in my lifetime. As your mind does, I unfortunately typed in life expectancy of a 19 year old with a pacemaker and it is saying that around 50% of people will make it 10 years, so now I am obviously scared.
I feel as if there is no point gettin...
Is there a way to link pacer to your iPhone? Randy
Does anyone know if stress can shorten the battery life??
I haven't been on this site in ages. I don't have a pacemaker but I've written about them--a bunch. I used to write pacemaker manuals and over the years I've written patient pamphlets, web content, and other materials on pacemakers and defibrillators. I have a book online called "Pacemaker Owner's Manual" and I am embarrassed to say that it is about 10 years old and starting to get a little moldy! So I decided to revise the book with the latest and...
I am very grateful for my PM as I may have died if I'd had the syncope attacks whilst driving or up a ladder or asleep!
It's amazing technology and a safety stop for me at 50BPM...I was dropping to 30.
However, the lump is a bit prominent as I am a skinny triathlete. I don't like it. Has anyone come across any treatment/techniques for disguising the lump? Fillers or Botox or tattoos or anything?
I'm wondering how much of a pause in my heart beat is needed for my pacemaker to respond? My pacemaker has been set to 60 beats per minute I'm told. So would it respond if my natural spacing between heart-beats is 1.1 sec, or 1.5 sec, or would it be a 2, 3, 4 second (or more) pause needed?
I'm asking because since my pacemaker was first fitted 7 weeks ago, I no longer have blackouts, but I do get brief (1 or 2 second) dizzy spells that clear up after a few seconds, So I'...
Hi! I am a 50 year old female 4 weeks post implant. I feel really good as long as I am sitting. When I get up and move around some I get very tired. Everyone says I lose my coloring and get very white. At times, I feel lightheaded.
I have found a lot of comfort reading post from this club but I don't fit exactly into the categories I've read. My implant was an emergency surgery. Was getting dressed for work and blacked out and continued to feel strange. Went to ER and then BAM i...
Brand new to the PM community. Got my leadless about a week ago and processing and accepting being a 35 year old with a robot in my chest. Since my surgery I've been feeling flutters in my heart rate. They usually happen during periods of rest when I'm just sitting there and almost always come in sets of 2. I've never felt these until now. I had my follow up appointment with my cardiologist a few days ago and the report said it was pacing 0% of the time. Is the...
Just rec'd a Pvt Msg from a long-time member i London - Janey L. She just last week successfully navigated a procedure to have an RV lead removed, a third lead installed and a CRT-D implanted. Took them 5 hrs. Recovering very well she reports.
Let's all wish her the very best in the
Good day, I have only had my pacemaker for four days and have noticed my blood pressure has climbed, at rest to 153 over 94. Also my heart rate has climbed to 75.
I have always had good pressure, but a low heart rate, hence the operation. Had anybody had these same symptoms after your operation?
Many Thanks, Norm
Has anyone heard if this is still going on?
I haven't heard anything about it for years and YEARS. That's not normal in such cases, is it? Has it been withdrawn or thrown out?
Hi there, had my pacemaker fitted 7 weeks ago and I have had constant hot sweats day and night since the procedure. Has anybody else experienced this? Haven't had my first pacemaker check as yet due to the cancellation of my 6 week check up because of the really bad weather so haven't been able to ask the professionals.
I had my pacemaker put in about 8 months ago and very happy with it. My query is I was wondering if anyone has heard of a connection between having had polio and arythmia. I had non paralytic polio as child which has left me with muscle fatigue.
The "Whoops" error with commenting & private messages should be fixed.