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Breast screening.

Has any of our female members had breast screening , with pacemaker fitted.?

I wondered if their were any complications as    the screening itself usually pulls on the muscles around the pacemaker.

Thanks Jillygirl.

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Anyone in their 20s with a pacemaker?

24 year old male from Kenya fitted with a Medtronic Pacemaker. Would really appreciate interactiong with young people that have a pacemaker and share experiences.

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Anyone in their 20s with a pacemaker?

24 year old male from Kenya fitted with a Medtronic Pacemaker. Would really appreciate interactiong with young people that have a pacemaker and share experiences.

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MRI is safe for non-MRI PM and ICD's

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Conclusions

In this study, device or lead failure did not occur in any patient with a non–MRI-conditional pacemaker or ICD who underwent clinically indicated nonthoracic MRI at 1.5 tesla, was appropriately screened, and had the device reprogrammed in accordance with the prespecified protocol."

 

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1603265

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Tattoos

Does anyone know how close to the crt I can get a tattoo?

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Biotronik home monitoring system yellow

I was wondering if anyone else is having an issue with there home monitoring device from biotronik. The bottom light is staying yellow. We have never had any problems with this happening and have had the device for almost 3 years. I have called Biotronik and can't even get passed the operator who said many people are having this issue but the Drs. are still getting everything they need transmitted and took down my name and number.

3 weeks ago my husband received his f...

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Can you feel it?

Hey there, I just got my pacer, a surprise to me!, in November. One day I'm feeling heart flutters, a stress test (gawd that was awful!!) later, and meds (they stopped that after I fluttered to 207 bpm, then stopped for three beats and crashed to 21 bpm), and a quick consult and I'm a new owner.

I named my pacer JPS.416 -- John Phillip Sousa at 50/120 (my beats/his beats).

Anyway, my question is this: I am still tender. It's been 3 months now. Most days it feels like a...

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Another Newbie

Hi Everyone!!! I first joined the Zipper Club in 1969 at the tender age of 12 then joined the PaceMaker Club in 2015 at the tender age of 57. I am a CHD (congenital heart defect) Warrior born with Tetralogy of Fallot. The doctors found a murmur prior to me starting school and said I had a hole in my heart but I would outgrow it. HA!!

Not only did I NOT outgrow it, the Ventricular Septal Defect (hole) kept getting larger. In 1968, when it was finally decided that I needed to have that ho...

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Ano Newbie finding their way....

Hi all

Just joined 'the club' this morning and have been reading thru posts - and responses - these have been really helpful. I ended up in Emergency last Mon after a number of 3rd degree heart block episodes with emergency pacemaker fiited the following day.  This came as a complete shock altho in retrospect I could say I was feeling more tired than normal - but who can tell!? Normally pretty healthy, runner, busy lifestyle, 55, so this has knocked me back a bit to sa...

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im new on here

Hi My Pacemaker family....

I am new on here,  can't believe I never found this site before.   I have had a pacemaker since 1993 and am on my third one.  I got it in 2012.  Plus I have MS.  oh the fun things we go through..  I am turning 50 this year and trying to live my life the best way I can.... 

Hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Brenda

 

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New pacer here

Hi all,

Newbie here. I'm one day post-op and scheduled to go in for lead repositioning tomorrow.

Sabs0010

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Cleveland Clinic--Live Chats

I posted this a while back and Turk reminded me about it so I thought I would post the info again.  Thanks Turk!  Hope all is well.   

Thought this may be of interest to some. The Cleveland Clinic has live chats....the next one is on February 20th, next Monday.  If interested, you can register for a chat....you do not have to participate with questions if you choose not to....they can be very informative.

There are other subjects a...

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hello

Hello Everybody I am New here.  I  had my pacemaker fitted last week !!

 

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Good News

My EF has improved and gone up from 50 to 62.  I had an ablation in November 2016, for severe afib and that greatly reduced the frequency, duration and severity of afib events.  My followup EKG last week showed the wonderful improvement in my ejection fraction.  So, this old lady of 75 feels a real upswing in attitude and outlook. My Sotalol continues to give me problems with low energy but my EP refuses to make any medication changes for now.  I intend to work harder...

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Pacemaker feeling

I have a single lead pacer lately i feel like a "bruit feeling" (only way i can decribe) at pacer site every couple of seconds. Does not hurt, not sure if this is normal or if anyone else has this sensation?

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Pacemaker area is like grumbling or something like that?

Good Day to all! :)

hi i have a question, the muscle area of my pacemaker is acting strange. like how the stomach is growling when hungry. i can't really explain it but it feels that way, like vibrating low and it's annoying and worrying. do you guys know what that is? :)

Thank you,

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Need help, funny feeling on rough bumpy roads!

I dont know what is going on, but, I have a yucky feeling in my stomach on bumpy roads. I cant feel my pulse, but tonight when my husband was drving and flying over speed bumps( we were late) and around curves, I felt weird again and tried to take my pulse. Byt the time we had  stopped I could finally get a reading on pulse, I would say it was around 90. I had that feeling the first day after coming home from hospital after taking a fast curve with him. I drove the other day down a grave...

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Upcoming Sports Event

I'll be going to a 4 day sports event in a few weeks as a spectator (Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden) and will be going through security 1 to 3 times a day. In the past they had metal detectors just like at the airport. I've had my PM for about a month now. Not sure how to handle all this - first time dealing with security with my PM. Do I show my PM card and ask for a patdown? I'm thinking my PM will set off the metal detector so likely better to mention it befo...

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Weight loss?

Has anyone ever experienced losing weight after having your pacemaker implanted? I'm 23 and have two kids under 5. Before the surgery, I weighed anywhere from 130-140. Even before my two kids I wore a size 9 in jeans and now 4 months after pacemaker they are falling off of me. I'm a little more active now than I was before PM but not much more. My diet and everything is still the same. And ((NO IM NOT COMPLAINING)). :) 

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Heart rate spike when walking and feeling dizzy

4 wk checkup with my afib doctor tomorrow.  Feeling good, sleeping on either side again (no stomach position, i have a c-pap(apnea).  However, trying to get through simple activities, making simple meal, walking from my apt. to pick up mail (less than city block) my heart rate is in 120's and I am feeling woozy...not quite seeing stars). I have to sit down and it takes 15 min. + for my heart rate to go down far enough to feel comfortable walking back.  right now my resting...

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