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New pacemaker

I have just had a pacemaker fitted 2 weeks ago. I feel very tired, still feel I have a palpitation under left breast and slightly dizzy on and off.

my device has been checked and settings adjusted they tell me it's working fine, so why do I feel like I do?

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Swimming and Oversensing

Any swimmers out there? Using Boston? I’m a 3-year recipient of a dual sensor Boston Accolade, and it’s been working fine. EXCEPT for some recent issues with the MV (Minute Ventilation) sensor.

In the last month, the MV sensor was twice disabled by the SAM monitor. This is a safety function to guard against oversensing. When I studied the dates and times, I realized that in both cases, I was swimming (in an outdoor, club, 50m pool). The snapshots clearly show noise on both l...

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Puts Things in Perspective !

I played in a golf tournament today in a group of 4 . The names were drawn out of a hat .  I was surprised to find out, in the clubhouse afterwards, that 3 of the 4 in my group had pacemakers :-

- All 3 had Medtronics ( the local rep must be good ! )

- Two had Sick Sinus Syndrome, the third had AV block.

- None , apart from me ,had heard of the PM club, none were particularly interested.

- None had a-fib, atrial flutter, PVC's, SVT's  or any...

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just found out i need a pacemaker and scared

Within 1 week I went from a healthy active 55 year old to someone who is getting  a pacemaker immediately. I know there are lots of people who have a lot more serious issues than me but still I am very shaken and freightened. Can anyone please help me cope with the impendng surgery and the recovery? Can you lead a life as full as prior to the surgery?

Any support will help!

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Permanent PM Required

Hi All,

 I have second/third degree AV block and have been advised I need a permanent pacemaker. I’m not symptomatic and finding it hard to come to terms with it all. I’m 33 with 3 small children and I’m scared of not being around to see them grow up. Does anyone have any advice on how to cope with coming to terms with needing a pacemaker and what kind of life changes I will need to make once it’s done? Any advice would be great...

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Pacemaker for bradycardia

Hi ya all...I'm glad I found this group because I'm very scared. I have had bradycardia for about 10 years and it's worse. Im 49..Ofcourse I need a pacemaker. I'm a nurse and I'm still petrified. My hearts SA node is not functioning properly. Anyone with this particular problem and after the pacemaker does it fix this particular problem with SA node? TIA 

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Uncomfortable feeling in throat area.

Hello,    I had surgery Thursday July 23.. 2020 with a CRT pacemaker. I felt good the first two days but on the third day I have a weird feeling in my throat and chest area, not sure how to explain the feeling, like pressure or and a pulse feeling, most times it's when I bend over and or exert myself, I also feel a little winded at times. The other feeling is a flutter or gurgle just below my chest in the upper stomach area. Just wondering...

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Medical braclet

Difficult putting on stainless steel med. braclet keep moving and stepping off wrist. I put on a wrist size rubber band. Place braclet on, pull rubber over just metal plate.  Braclet stays put till you master hooking on  hook.

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General info

Hi all just a couple of quick questions as I'm quite new to all this.

First of all how long does it normally take for the hospital to send out the pacemaker I'd card and secondly how many of you guys wear some sort of jewellery that states you have a pacemaker fitted to alert medical staff.

Many thanks

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Medtronic Smartphone App

I see there's an app available for Medtronic devices. It seems to have mixed reviews and I get the impression it's  not looked on favourably by the medics here in the UK. Has anyone tried it? Could be handy whilst sauntering round the globe.

Not that there's much globe trekking going on now.

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Coping

Good luck tomorrow with your CRT-D pacemaker! I had a CRT- P pacemaker fitted 2 months ago and I am hoping that my EF will improve. Do you know if you will be on any medication?

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electric start ignition

i have a push button ignition on my car  ever since i had new pacemaker put it i can feel my pacemaker  it is driving me crazy plus uncinfortable feeling any suggestuions

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Merlin side effects

I’m 100% paced and have a PM for 8 years and until recently had twice yearly PM check ups.  The query with the magnet placed over my PM made the area very achy for about an hour after the appointment.

with Covid I thought I’d switch to Merlin the St. Jude remote monitoring system.  Last night was the first night.  I had the typical achy pain at 4 in the morning, which I can handle.  What disturbed me however was that I had palpitations and shortness...

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PM Hematoma? And ?nerve pain in left arm

I am 1 week post PM implantation, and just now realizing that this big bulge at the site is not normal.  

I have a bulge that is about 2.5 inches wide by 5.5 inches long, and when I get up from lying down there is an uncomfortable sensation of thick liquid settling. The size seems to go up and down, and when it's up the pain in my arm is amplified.

I had this at the hospital before discharge, and a nurse casually referred to a hematoma in passing. I was not on m...

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New style unit

I have a regular style pacer for rate drop. I had in put in 2009. I only use it nighly when my heart pauses.  I was told last year my battery is good for maybe 4 years. I was told new units are the size of a bullet inserted via the artery in the leg, dropped inside the heart. I assume the old one is removed at that time.   Anyone had a new style unit? How has it worked for you? I live in Canada so my procedure is totally no cost as was the first one. If you had one, what was th...

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My Story M (21)

People dont think I have a ICD, people think I'm normal.

I feel normal at times, when I do have my shirt on, when there is no physical bonding. 

I'm above average in terms of attractiveness, especially as an asian. 5'10 and abs) People see me as this figure, who is so confident and with his whole life together.

But I dont. Far from it.

Im scared to take off my shirt. Im very scared of confrontation and fighting with a ICD, getting shocked in middl...

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Reply’s to posts

Still kinda new at the forum posts...just wondering how you can reply to people who have been nice enough to comment on your post.  I’m not seeing a reply option.

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Pacemaker sharp pains

Thank you for your advice! The pains disappeared the day after I posted the message.I hope that they stay away!

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Deep Aches After Generator Change

Hi.  One week ago, I had a 'generator' only change. This is my 3rd PM.  While it is not nearly as painful as the last one was, I am getting deep aches and sometimes sharp pains similar to what people describe when they experience angina (which I've never had).  It feels as though it is much deeper than the pocket area.  Is this considered typical for seven days post-op?  Do they tug at/move the leads at all when they change a PM?  Maybe I...

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Pacemaker sharp pains - lead site

I had a CRT pacemaker implanted 8 weeks ago. Occasionally I felt sharp pains where the third lead is. ( I can feel it under my skin) In the past few days they seem to have become worse. I had a telephone check up 2 weeks ago and the doctor said it could be nerve pain.         Has anyone else experienced this? Should I inform my doctor or the pacemaker clinic or is this normal and will it pass?

 

 

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