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Medical bracelet

Is wearing a medic alert bracelet advisable? Has anyone tried the silicone ones? and if so, where did you get it?

What information do you include besides name and the word pacemaker?

Thanks

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Hospital with the best reputation for treating sick sinus bradycardia

I often say that I have seen the best heart doctor in my city, which doesn't mean I have seen the best heart doctor.  I have a PM because after much testing for the reason it felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest during any kind of exertion it was discovered that my pulse was not keeping up with me.  Electrical malfunction was how it was explained. Or sick sinus bradycardia.  I will admit it is better now.  However, after many adjustments I still can't perf...

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Scared Newbie

Hi all... 

I went to my ER on Friday early AM with what I thought was food poisoning from a dodgy Harvey's, and 12 hours later after a code blue, I had a pacemaker fitted. 

I had a complete heart block, I'm 48 female, with no prior issues in my health or heart, no high cholesterol or blood pressure .. so I'm reeling at the moment. The cardiologist had no answers as to why this happened but is willing to keep investigating. 

Things feel very differe...

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Micra pacemaker

hello there

just wondering if anyone has got the new Micra pacemaker, im due for a new battery on my pm...my cardiologist is considering that i may be suitable for this new kind but id be nervous leaving the pacemaker as its served me well for 44 years....(got my first 5 weeks old)

any thoughts anyone ?

 

thanks !!! xx

Elaine , Ireland

 

 

 

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Tell your success story!

If you haven't notice, we have a new category on the forum, SUCCESS STORIES! Please post your story there. 

When newbies first come here they are often frightened by all of the frustrations and complications, which are the exception not the norm. So we thought it would be nice to have a little happy corner of real life success stories. 

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Milk

Ok this isn't a post about my pacemaker but about milk. I know wierd huh. I have an artifial aortic valve and I love milk. I was told by the Nurse practioner that I can't have whle milk just 2% but not every day beacause it will do something with my cholesterol and it could cause blood clots. I have no idea how all that works but I said ok. I haven't had a lot of milk since my surgery. Well then My wife got my to try a starbucks moka frappuccino and I absolutley loved it...

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electric recliner chair

I just received a Medtronic pacemaker in January 2023. Not thinking about my Pacemaker, I bought an electric ZGR chair from Svago for my husband  who just had back surgery. I'm not certain I'd be safe from the electro-magnetic field. Does anyone have information?  What should I ask the Svago chair company to be sure I'm safe?

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I get my pacemaker on Friday

I'm a 59 year old man who has had a slow heart rate for many years.  I've been mostly asymptomatic until November, when I developed periods of lightheadedness and dizziness.  I began to associate these with a low heart rate.  After a 30 day monitor it shows my heart rate is generally slow and won't increase very well.

I am hopeful this helps me, as my symptoms are getting more severe and frequent.  I've not lost conciousness yet, but I've cer...

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Welding

Due to a recent inquiry about battery impact tools and comments about welding; I'd like to ask the "floor" about any personal experience they've had with a MIG or TIG -- might as well throw in STICK also. 
Not interested in "Google searches" cause I can do that.  
Welding-- Life or Death. LOL🤔

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Father

Hello all,

first of all I have a confession. It is my father who has the pacemeaker and not myself.

I am on this forum just trying to find out some answers, about lifeafter having a pacemaker fitted.

We have heard stories about people noticing the improvement straight away after having a pacemaker fitted so I guess thats what we were hoping for but to be honest 4 weeks post implant and he is just the same.

Another confession is he is 89 years old so we may have been ex...

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Hairmax Pro 12

Is it safe  to use the Hairmax Pro 2 for hair loss with a pace maker?

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MEDTRONIC MCL APP

Does anyone know the significance of a red dot on the dashboard which disappears when 'clicked'?

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Just had my pacemaker surgery last week

Plan to go back to work in two weeks. My job consists a lot of heavy lifting 50 lbs or more. My question is will it effect my device.

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Good stories

I would love to hear some good stories of how your new pacemaker has enriched your life 😊

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Good news

I had a cardiology appointment yesterday after an annual scan two months ago.
I was delighted when the Cardiologist said that my ejection fraction was 65%! Nearly 3 years ago my EF was around 35% after my dual lead pacemaker caused LVSD and then I had to have a CRT pacemaker. 
I still have moderate Mitral valve regurgitation but it has remained the same since last year's scan.

I have been feeling well since two leads were replaced nearly a year ago. Fingers cross...

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New member

I get to join the club Tuesday the 28th. Kind of nervous since it came on suddenly 😊

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OK Everybody It's FG Again

I know there have been some delays and false starts over the last several months....

But I am now getting a dual chamber PM tomorrow morning. Medtronic with an atrial lead and a 3830 LBB area ventricular lead, to be put into the septum just below the HIS bundle. To review, I have persistant AF but I am always bradycardic due to complete 3rd degree heart block. I never get tachycardia or syncope. I have a stable junctional escape rhythm. My exercise tolerance is...

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Housekeeping

I don't put my moderator hat on very often but a few things to keep in mind to avoid clutter and misinformation. 

If you have multiple things to say that are the same topic, please continue them as comments under the original post rather than multiple posts so it doesn't take over the feed. 

If you don't know the answer, please let someone who does know the answer respond rather than googling. I understand the desire to be helpful, but there is a lot of misin...

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Apple smart phone app monitor

Had my first device check yesterday and rather than getting a Medtronic bed side unit for monitoring, got set up with a Medtronic app on my Apple smart phone 14.

I have previously charged it at night downstairs, but now need to do it by my bed for Medtronic night time readings.

Since it's an iPhone 14, it charges on a round magnetic disk rather than a plug in cable. How close to my nightly sleeping position should I keep it charging on the magnetic charging disk...

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MRI with Pacemakers: VI – Pacemaker Modes Reprogrammed to during MRI

MRI with Pacemakers: VI – Pacemaker Modes Reprogrammed to during MRI 

Pacemaker modes are broadly divided into asynchronous and synchronous modes.  Asynchronous mode: pacemaker delivers pacing signal at a fixed rate independent of the natural or spontaneous contractions of the heart. Rarely used except in some procedures such as MRI.

Synchronous mode: pacemaker sets up timing windows (or timer) for the atrium and for the ventricle. For the atrium, it will only deli...

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You know you're wired when...

Your device acts like a police scanner.

Member Quotes

So, my advice is to go about your daily routine and forget that you have a pacemaker implanted in your body.