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Two years ago I had a PM implanted. A month after that I had a  cardioversion to reset my heart rhythm. Six weeks ago I had a series of ablations. I can see the mistakes that I've made that caused my heart to get worse. Throughout my life doctors would mention that I had an irregular or a premature heartbeat, etc. Than the docs would go on and talk about my sore knee or injured foot. Only once, after a high altitude run and a nagging (first) wife did I have follow up o...

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Aorta Stenosis

Hi therre.  Just got the results today from an echocardiogram.  It has been 3 years since my last one (due to Covid) and my EF has dropped from 67 to 49.  Apparently I have aorta stenosis and will be having an angiogram in the near future to see how bad it is. My cardiologist said it will probably end up with a valve replacement surgery in the future.  I have had my PM for Bradycardia since 2016 and I thought all was going well.  I am an active 81 year old f...

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Anyone else w/ 1st PM for SSS, bradycardia - now PM picking up V tachycardia incidents?

Got PM 10/6/21.  Since then, PM has picked up V tach incidences (longest 12 secs while sleeping).   Just received cardiac MRI results, no scar found so that is not the cause.

I'm curious, maybe I've had these all my life (or part of my adult life) & thought I was just dizzy or hypoglycemic at the time.  

My EP just started getting regular transmissions from my Medtronic Carelink app.  Will meet in June to discuss options.   Lucki...

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I watch 7 pacemaker

Does anyone know if the Iwatch 7  EKG app will work if you have a pacemaker? I know my Kardia  does not work with the pacemaker I'm wondering if the IWatch is the same.

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ar_vin

May I respectfully remind you that this is supposed to be a support group.  Any openly hostile, ridiculing remarks made by you towards other members in the future will no longer be tolerated and will always be removed.  How another member’s “genuine” distress can cause you such “hilarity” beggars belief.

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Pacemaker now set at 70

I am a 68-year-old male with a fib but also had a three lead pacemaker inserted about six months ago. I got Covid,eventhough I was vaccinated, and some doctors think that it blew out my electrical system.  I have Complete heart block I am I am 100% dependent on the pacemaker.

My pacemaker was orginally set at a low end of 80. And my heart stayed  that way pretty much all the time unless I try to exercise it'll go to 115 120 which the a fib makes difficu...

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5 years after implant:

In 5 years I have had two incidents causing my defribrillator to fire and re set my pace. The first time, I was driving, I had little response time as I cried out to my wife: I am passing out........................ I woke up to the car careening to a stop with mahem all around. I passed out at the wheel and  was struck by a motorbike speeding down the wrong side of the road. I easily could have avoided the idiot, but whammo. The car was totalled, but I was alive. The 2nd time was 1...

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Diagnoses

A little frustrated here.  My mother is 85 and has an enlarged heart.  She has a left bundle block and some leaky valves. She had shortness of breathe last year so her internist did an echo and ekg.  They saw abnormalities and started her on meds and said maybe crt.  What is normal procedure to diagnose this.   She saw a cardiologist who said he wants to figure out what caused this, probably ischemia.  Another Dr. said leaky valves....

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Had my CRT-P fitted 9th May 22

I have paroxysmal AF which has become resistant to drug therapy and I am at the beginning my Pacemaker journey and wanted to send my thanks to all on this forum. The practical information is really useful as I was starting to think I was being a total hypochondriac regarding my pain levels. I do not have mild discomfort. I feel like I've been stabbed, which of course I have. It's sore. My heart feels like I've been kicked by a horse and It's definitely more than discomfort! Ap...

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Crt

My mother is 85 with stage 3 heart failure. HFrEF She also has a left bundle branch block with some leaky heart valves.  I was looking into crt for her.  She has shortness of breath mainly and is starting to get more tired when she walks.  I was wondering if any one has a similiar condition and had CRT.  I was trying to see how successful the procedure is in improving symptoms, and how difficult going through the procedure is, and if there are complicat...

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Tired

My pacemaker was installed in 2018. So I have had it awhile.  I am on a monitor checked every 3 months, in which I am charged $$ to have the monitor say its doing its job.  I don't think it monitors me. 
I am totally dependent on my pacemaker.  Recently I get warn out, where I just feel exhusted and would want to sleep.  Is this something I should concern my doctor office of? 

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trying to join this club

I will be needing a pacemaker soon and am trying to become more educated about how it will change my life going forward.

I never received a confirmation email so have not been able to complete the joining process.

Can anyone help?  jimc1849@gmail.com

Thanks

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Pacemaker APP

Recently, had my PC upgraded to 3 leads due to heart pumping problem. I pace 100% of time due to baracardia (sp).. I was offered to exchange my bedside monitor with an app on my phone. 

My question is does anyone have experience with the app? I like the bedsie monitor for security feelings Also I have the tendency to loose things.(lol).

Thanks Paul

 

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Pacemaker questions

Hi everyone, I hope we are all ok !

just a few questions for the expirenced recipient :-

I had a Boston Scientific duel chamber unit fitted exactly 8 weeks ago 

I have felt - and still feel worse than before it was fitted ! I'm always tired and get breathless even when cutting the grass or going up the house stairs - nothing major - just out of breath like I've been indulging in medium exercise !

I've had my first check up and the only thing they could...

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ICD pioneer

Sharing this bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton_Mower

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Biventricular pacemaker

I had a biventricular pacemaker put in about 5 years ago when my his bundle pacemaker failed.  I am just curious about how they got a biventricular pacer approved and paid for by my insurance.  I had thought that you needed to have a certain degree of heart failure and a low ef (neither of which I have) to get these devices approved for implantation.  I do pace over 90% in the ventricles and I am young (44), so I wasn't sure if something like that could get approval alone f...

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Thanks for your support

Thinking of all of you and wanting to thank all of your for support over the years. I have had great feedback.

On my second pacemaker.

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Cardiac MRI question

I have an ICD.  I had a cardiac MRI a couple of years ago that was stopped immediately with too much artifact.  

I am scheduled for a cardiac MRI in a couple of weeks, at a different hospital and with a different EP.  I asked about artifact and he said they do MRIs all the time with patients with devices with no problems and he didn't understand why they couldn't do my MRI.  

Has anybody had an artifact problem when perfoming a cardiac MRI?

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Remote monitoring

Remote monitoring

Any idea why my doc would not provide remote monitoring, the Abbot PM tech said he doesn’t like to use them, Is this unusual?

Gary

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finally update on the removal of floaters in my left eye doing well now

It has been written on this site  that this subject does not belong here.  That is probably true.  But the prescription medication that I was suppose to take, should be. Because after the first 2 eye drops of Neo-Poly-Dex caused my heart to race.  Stopped and then was prescribed Prednisolone Ac1% which did of course make my heart race.   After 1 drop this time stopped.  Was supposed to be 4 times a day.

Did not want the heart center calling me in a pan...

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You have rhythm.

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