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3rd degree Heart bock pacer implanted 12/19/22

Since the pace has been implanted , I've noticed a progression of weird palps and missed beats on occasion. When I go to sleep  I can feel my heart beating a bit more and feel it in my head too. I was attributing it to anxiety and an occasional Xanax helps, but I can fall asleep sitting more upright and it helps a bit.  I spoke with the EP doc and the transmission did not show any arrithmia, just an occasional missed beat. Curious if anyone else has experienced th...

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No strenuous exercise…

Unsure if this post makes any sense to post but I will out of curiousity to know if anyone else has been told the same thing...

I have a complete heart block with some history of AF and some fast he at racing beats in the past. My first AF was because of a thyroid issue that got healed naturally ironically. And the second issue with my heart rate was due to Lyme disease which was treated and I no longer have those symptoms. It's been almost 1 1/2 years... 

and my cardiolo...

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Leadless pacemaker

Hi, I had a leadless pacemaker (Micra) fitted on 18 January this year.

Am just wondering if anyone else has had one and how they are finding it? I seem to be ok, taking things slowly and doing a little more each day, but didn't really get much info from the hospital (had my PM fitted within 3 weeks of being told I needed it), so sort of feel in the dark a bit and a little alone at times. 

Thanks

James

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Wear something red day

The first Friday in February is wear something red day.

It's to bring attention to heart disease. 
 

❤️❤️❤️
 

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65 y/o Woman

Hello everyone,

I am a 65 year old woman. Last week I was diagnosed with Bradycardia and had a pacemaker implanted. Came as a complete surprise to me, as I was active and otherwise healthy.

I do feel better now, going on daily short walks.

 

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Motorcycle

Hi. Have had my 6 week check up, all was good. I am very lucky I am not on any medication. I would like to know if anyone else on here has ridden after they received a pacemaker. I was told That I could but would still like to hear if anyone has had any problems riding. Thanks. 

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Pace maker effect on afib/flutter

Hello. I'm brand new to this forum and have recently been advised that I should  have a p.m implanted. 

Question: will the p.m have a positive effect on afib? Will it eliminate episodes? Or will it have no effect at all?

Background: have had afib for 12 years. Also had an ablation in late '18 which made a positive diff for a year or two after which frequency and duration went right back to where it was prior. 
In last 6 months, frequency has b...

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Still progressing well with my Pacemaker and heart block

My pacemaker was fitted after discovering I had a 2:1 AV block. That was in November 2020.

I have had a few changes to the pacemaker settings since then but now on a setting of VVI40 (which only kicks in if my ventricles drop below a rate of 40bpm.

I am now pacing in the ventricles 1.3% of the time.

A very small amount. 

I am able to exercise and go about my daily business without worrying about overusing the pacemaker but at the same time not worrying if i w...

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After the pacemaker has been installed

Hi all. Just wondering if anyone still felt like they may pass out but don't after pacemaker has been installed.mine was put in 3 weeks ago and twice I have felt the symptoms.last one was today. Feel gutted as I was going back to work next week

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update to my tests for ferritin and C-reactive Protein cardiac

The doctor recommends green veggies and lean protein.  which means i have to leave my veggie lifestyle after 30+ years.  Thank goodness hopefully will be for only 3 months.

I got back the results from the Food Sensivity test, which showed me why i reacted to some of the foods that have been eating.

She did say i need to  take EPH/DHA a fish oil or Algae Oil.  Said i read online that fish oil can cause A-Fib.  Since i do not need that, will try the Alg...

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Recent heart dance was not Afib

For those who followed my post wondering if I had an A fib event-I'm happy to report it was not an arrhythmia!

My new cardiologist's PA called me today while their pacemaker rep was in the office. They both spoke with me and instructed me to send a transmission from my Latitude Communicator. They hadn't received a transmission since December 31. 
 

Having never tried sending one before, I pushed the little heart button. I found out you do not hold it in....

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Treatment

Hi Everyone,

 

I'm a 25 year old male that got a pacemaker implanted when I was 2 years of age. I am on the search for any treatments to resolve the need for a pacemaker. If anyone knows of anything please feel free to send it my way. 

 

What I have discovered so far is magnesium apparently is great for healing/ repairing damaged tissue around the heart but I am only early in my search and do not know of any proven studies.  

 

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Remote monitoring

Will i get useful information from remote monitoring, implant was in December 

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PVCs

I've been having tons of what I think are PVCs lately.  I don't feel the "hidden" pulse though, unless it's right after the true pulse. If that's the case, I don't see how the next pulse is being inhibited.  I've been  having them while cooling down after walking but recently at random times, mostly at rest. 

They don't show on interrogation reports but only strings of four or more will record.  My device nurse told m...

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Free Health Care in Canada. (NOT)

First off to quote a famous saying. "There is no such thing as a free lunch"

sure I've spent 15 days in the hospital 5 days each, 3 different times, had a lot tests done, had a lot of doctors fawn over me.  Walked out the front door and not had to fill out 1 form or reach for my wallet. 
BUT

I have pay about 30% combined Federal and Provincial income taxes. 
I also pay 13% sales tax on everything I buy at the store.

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Covid Vaccines

I've not been on this forum for very long at all, but so far I've seen 3 posts inferring that the Covid vaccine may have caused some kind of cardiac issue. 

I'm interested because there has been a bit of hoo-ha in Parliament over here because an MP (Member of Parliament) raised previously undisclosed research which seemed to infer known cardiac reactions to Covid vaccines which he felt should have been disclosed. He felt that the...

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Raw Honey and arrhythmia?

The day my symptoms resembling A fib started, I ate raw honey for the first time. I read that if the honey is from bees who harvested from rhododendrons, it can cause arrhythmias. Symptoms are generally gone within 24 hours.  The honey I bought was a prepackaged one with no origin on the label. 
 

I have eaten local honey before with no adverse effects. This was bought in a store. My symptoms were gone within 24 hours. 
 

from bbc.com:

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Newly Implanted

Hello all! I'm glad I found this site. I've been all over the place with my new ICD. I was implanted a week ago and a week after I had V-tach and the doctors could not figure out why and had to transfer me to another hospital with an mri team that could do one on my heart. I was told before my mri that I had a right branch block and after it they diagnosed me with myocarditis and significant left ventricle damage. I begged to not get the device but the EP doctor said there was no othe...

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update to my high results to Ferritin and C-Reactive protein tests

Wrote to my doctor to ask what the high blood reaction meant.  She wrote back saying  "its a metabolic issue meaning the way the body is working".  Usually diet and how your body is dealing with the food."  I then wrote and asked  "so the foods i eat are causing this problem".  She then wrote and said "only is so far as how your body processes them".

She then wrote and said she usully recomends :green vegetables and lean p...

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Pacemaker decision

Hello everyone.

 

First of all, my apologies for not being good at English.

 

I shared a few posts before to give you information about my disease and to get information. 6 months ago, I learned by chance that I have a congenital heart block and it is now 3rd degree. All tests were done, including Mri. Some doctors said that one day I would have to wear a pacemaker, some said it would be helpful if I had it installed, and some said I could wait.&nbs...

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