Most Recent Messages in General Posting

Unusual Hypotension feelings

Still having ongoing problems with arrythmias, had a 3day monitor back in Feb and the physiologist said everything was fine. However when I saw the consultant he had picked up some AT that the pacemaker failed to dtected as it was quite a slow rate.Had a treadmill test and of cause I was absolutely fine ....typical!! so we left it and I just try and get on with all I like to do. On a low dose of bisoporol which I suspect he will want to increase when we next meet.

Have always had "...

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Pacemaker Incision Site Discomfort

I was becoming concerned about the itching and mild pain at my incision site.  I read the comments made by others on this site and feel a lot better.  I will give it more time.  I have a small hypertrophic scar at the site but am not concerned about how it look.  It is about 2.5 inces by 1/8 th of an inch.  It actually looks pretty (smile).  'Make lemonade out of lemons.'  

Thanks for helping me alleviate my concerns.

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the members shop

Hi all,i was looking at the shop store,and i like the pacemaker key ring,i thought in a silly way that i like it very much,with me from england  uk,how do i go about getting this.thanks in advance.

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high blood pressure and pacemaker

Hi all,

i have to have a 24 hour blood presure machine on,was wondering if its safe to have one with a pm,near a battery etc.

Also just came home from clinic and pm check,they done a few tweets and changed the mode,really amazing how they can play about with you,felt so strange slowing me down,but now feel a lot better than i was before .

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new here

Hi club

i am new here and have recentley had a pacemaker/icd fitted.

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Good News for Xeralto and Eliquis Users

Just had my latest checkup at the Cleveland Clinic. Looks like I will be staying on a blood thinner. I'm on Xeralto. Since I have a PM and use a BT, I asked my EP about wearing a medical alert bracelet. He said he recommends it, particularly since I now on a BT. If I were not able to respond to emergency personnel, they may look into my wallet and find my PM card. He said most people don't put anything in their wallets about using a BT. In a critical situation, that could be...

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Hospital ER says Afib, Pacemaker says no

I was in the ER about 10 days ago for 24 hour observation as a result of some stomach issues. While there, they had me hooked up to all kinds of monitors. On the screen, it was obvious to the doctor (I could not see it) that there was some Afib. Nothing serious but they could see indications. Today, 10 days later, I had a pacemaker (St Judes) checkup on my 6 year old pacemaker. The technician said there was no evidence of any Afib ever having occurred since installation 6 years ago. Is there...

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Today's Query--% pacing??

Does having a pace maker reduce the heart's ability to beat as it would without the pace maker.  A common thought when members submit questions about 100% pacing.  My pacing went from 50% to 100% within 3 years after getting the pace maker and often wonder if the pace maker decreased  my hearts natural ability, albeit in periodic bradycardia and left bundle branch block..  What do you guys think or know about this potential effect??

        &n...

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Pacing a lot more now

Hi I'm 48 IV had my Pacemaker for four years now, been for my check.up.today & was worried to learn I'm now pacing 100% , the first 3 years was only pacing 17% , then last check.up last year was 80% now it's 100% ,   does this mean my heart is getting worse ? Why would this happen , & could it go down again ?  any advice would be great .THANKYOU 

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Micra Pacemaker

I have a Micra Transcatheter Pacemaker.  Have had it slightly over a week.  It has made a lot of difference.

Does anyone else have this model?  

Thank you!

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Do I need a pacemaker?

My cardiologist says I need a pacemaker.   My symptoms are minimal to none although my friends know I like to take afternoon naps especially if I'm going out in the evening. I'm 70 and I like naps, OK.    Yesterday I hiked 8 miles with my 58 year old wife on a rough hilly trail.  Her pulse was around 100 to 120 after the hills and mine was about 90 to 110. (It ranges between 50 and 60 when I'm resting but it does go into the 40s sometimes).   &nb...

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Atrial Fib = Post Pacemaker

Hello,

I've been in afib for several months and am scheduled for a pacemaker this month. I'm aware that after the pacemaker is implanted, and the A-V node is ablated, the atria will continue to fibrillate and will no longer contribute to the pumping action of the heart.  I have been very weak while in afib and my doctor said I may be one of the people who needs the 10-30% kick that the atria contribute. Has anyone had this problem, where they continue to feel weak and breat...

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Polls

Taking  a poll... what would you like to see as the next poll question? 

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ICDS

AFTER SURGERY NEXT DAY I HAD TO TAKE OFF THE BIG PRESSURE BANDAGE. THEY COULD HEAR ME SCREAMING 2 STATES AWAY.

THE TAPE WAS PULLING MY SKIN OFF....WOW DID IT HURT

 

ANYONE HAVE THAT PROBLEM

 

MIKE

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Changing monitor over to smart phone

I have a Boston Scientific Latitude Monitor that is hooked to my landline and soon will have need to set it up to my wife's smart phone. Can it be done and how much of a hassle is changing over?

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Polls

I don't know who develops the Polls for the site, but I always find the options we can select from to be sadly lacking. More thought should go into the options. For example, the current Poll "What is the best word to describe someone who has a device?" offers the options of Patient or Recipient. Well what about;

- Guinea pig

- Victim

- Dearly Departed

- Battery Operated

just to mention a few off the...

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Stress

Just a question for the group- so I have all kinds of fun stuff going on - second pacemaker in 5 years,  added a third lead with the second implant. I have afib, and complete heart block, and failure 

Recently on my lay remote check, dr noted that I was in 68% afib for about two months. I am on eliquis, low dose of lisinapril, and low dose of carvedilol, (fortunately high blood pressure is one issue I don't have) and lasix 

Just wondering if anyone has had the d...

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Fatigue

Hi everyone,

I've suffered from debilitating fatigue for YEARS.  When I say that, I mean that I'm winded after half a flight of stairs and could EASILY sleep 18+ hours per day.  It was just recently discovered that I need a pacer because of high-grade block.  I'm just curious - did anyone have terrible fatigue symptoms before getting your cardiac issues straightened out?  Did they improve at all after getting a pacer?

Thanks!

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Sleep apnea mask

I haven't been on hear awhile. I am on my third pacemaker. I also sleep apnea. I recently got new mask with straps that have button magnets  in them and was wondering if they pose a problem to the pacemaker?

Thanks

Karen

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Dental work

Hi everyone my name is Lyn, I have had my PM in for 2 years this August and I was just wondering if it's safe to have dental work done ... I am going back to my cardiologist at the end of August and will as her , but I just thought I'd put it out there ...thanks 😊

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You know you're wired when...

You trust technology more than your heart.

Member Quotes

As for my pacemaker (almost 7 years old) I like to think of it in the terms of the old Timex commercial - takes a licking and keeps on ticking.