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Not sure if I need Pacemaker?

Not sure if I need pacemaker?

I'm 49 years old and I began to take notice of my slow heart Rate a several months ago while at the hospital for something else I keep setting off the alarms where ever I go they always just tell me it's no big deal its the machines and the usually shut them off so I never really thought it was a big deal i looked back so far just the last 4 years shows bradycardia ranging 40 to 48 BPM at different medical offices and more recently at ...

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Greetings Some questions from a newbie

I am a 66 yo male. Type 2 diabetic. Had RHOP chemo in 2008, and it seems the component Doxirubicin had a deleterious effect on my heart. About 2 months ago I ended up in ER, due to shortness of breath, and had multiple tests including nuclear stress, and cathardization, which found no blockage, but there is a left branch bundle block, and my left ventricle shows signs of hypertrophy.
My LVEF is about 25, and my pulse got up to 120, but stabalized at 95, which historically has been my nor...

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Raising arm

I've been reading that you shouldn't raise your arm for 4 to 6 weeks, I saw my cardiologist 8 days after the implant and he said I could raise it over my head which I have been doing and now I'm wondering if he was wrong. Has anyone else done that after a week. 

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scary moment

hi everyone looking for a bit if advice.. I'm 2 weeks in with my icd and haven't had much info .. yesterday in the car with my daughter I felt what was just like a normal palpitation but then immediately felt a bit funny and dizzy it only lasted a couple of minutes but it did scare me a bit.. would this have been the icd pacing . grateful for any comments

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Specific pain in chest after flu

Hi, I'm 9 months post ICD placement. I had bad bought of influenza a month ago with alot of intence coughing.I still have a less intesne wet cough. Been on antibiotics.  The last week I started having a pain in my middle chest. I can pinpoint the specific spot, left of breast bone. It is not associated with deep breathing or anything else, just random pain. Has anyone else experienced anything similar. I'm concerned i may have moved a lead with very inten...

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Flying after pacemaker op

Hi

Any idea how soon you can fly after having your pacemaker inserted?

Want to plan a holiday for as soon as possible after I leave the hospital!

Thanks 

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low grade headach and light headed 6 weeks after pacemaker

Had pacemaker put in end of February and still having symptoms of low grade headache and light headedness.  Seems too long for that.  Am now seeking 2nd opinions as to why

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just diagnoised

I am 68 years old, fairly active, and recently experience a sudden drop in my heart rate. It averages 44 beats a minute. After a day on the Holter monitor I was told I need a pacemaker. I am scheduled this week to see a surgeon and get details.  What should I ask and what do I need to find out to insure that a pacemaker is right? This is all new to me and I feel somewhat apprehensive about the diagnoisis.

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Confused

Not sure what topic to place this under. I was sent by ambulance to the Hospital on 12/1/17 due to 3rd degree (Complete Heart Block) after going to urgent care with what I thought was the flu. I had pacemaker surgery on 12/4/17 due to complete heart block (Bradycardia). I am 62 with no previous heart issues. At a follow-up appt.(Late January, early February) due to a fast HR, I was diagnosed with Tachycardia and started Metoprolol Succinate ER for one month. Sick Sinus Syndrome and Brady-Tach...

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Need Advice Bradycardia

Hello,

I'm looking for some advice. My rhr has dropped 13 points over the course of the past few weeks, 65 to 53 About a week and a half ago I started experiencing severe lightheadedness and exhaustion. I called my cardiologist and they had me wear a 24 holter that showed  that my average rhr was 55 the lowest it went was 40 at night. The cardiologist said I have bradycardia and sent me to EP who didn't say much other than wear a 30 day monitor and maybe I have ve...

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Electronic weighing scales

Does anyone know of any electronic wieghing scales that i can use to track my wieght using iphone / android without the BMi rubbish. I just need to check my wieght and keep a record. Its not for me its for an 87 year old going through heart failiure and tech is diffecult. He might be able to manage stepping on the scales and we can take is data thats needed for the doctors.

Any help or guidance grealy appricated.

ageduk

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Heart pausing

Hi. I've had a pacemaker now for 11 years. This was inserted because I have wenkebach mobitz second degree heart block. I already had a battery change 3 years ago. Lately I have felt my heart pausing at night . It beats afew beats then pauses. I have a device that will record and analise my heart rate and rhythm .. I very rarely record my heart but the other night I couldn't sleep due to this heart beat feeling.. It kept disturbing my sleep. So I done several recordings the following...

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Pacemaker Replacement with existing Lead

I'm a new member of the group and glad I found it before my current PM is replaced.  The responses here have been encouraging to those of us who face issues...new and old.

I currently have a 7 year-old Sorin REPLY SR V2 that will need to be replaced in the next couple months to a PM that is MRI compliant.  With a recent diagnosis of PC, and MRI is preferred in order to determine and map appropriate treatment, if any.

My doctor supports the "joint decision"...

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His-bundle pacing

I was scheduled to get a pacemaker on the 18th. My cardio calls today to tell me that he doesn't think we should do it the way we had originally planned. He said that by doing it that way, it could potentially cause my heart to weaken as time went on. He said he talked to my Electrophysiologist and they agree that I should have it done a different way. He has a very strong Indian accent and I did not understand everything that he had said. Iv'e been doing some research and from what I...

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Blood pressure and pacemakers

Hello peeps

I just had my pacemaker implanted to correct an issue with AV block.type B

I took my regular BP medicine today and am noticing that my BP is going very low, down to 100.  Could it be that there was a relation between my high BP and the AV block? And now that my heart is no longer missing beats, the medicine is over-correcting?

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Light Socket

Hi. I had my PM implanted in 2010. I have a Medtronic EnRhythm none ICD pacemaker. The last couple years I have had these really random annoying "shocks". Not like a shock from an ICD but like "I've stuck my finger in a light socket" type of shock. Sometimes the "shock" is more powerful then others but it always hurts and gives me goose pimples. I've mentioned it once or twice in my very frequent visits to both of my Cardiologists. They said it&...

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Function of Pacemaker at death

Does anyone know what happens when a person with a Pacemaker has a terminal health condition such as a severe stroke, terminal cancer and vital organs shutting down? Does the Pacemaker continue to function until shut down by someone or how can they determine death has occurred with the heart still beating.  I asked a couple of people and no one knows the answer. I have a friend with a serious pulmonary disease and he has a pacemaker.

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Pacemaker

Hi,

I got my pacemaker put in on March 1,2018 and on and off it has been hurting and tonight where my pacemaker is really hurting and pain in the leg. don't know what to do?

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Metoprolol ER

When I got my pacemaker eight years ago for SSS I was put on Matoprolol ER Succinate 100mg daily along with losartan/hctz100/12.5and amlodipine besylate 5mg.  These are the only meds I take.   I do pretty well with the pacemaker but I am tired and constipated and not the same.  I keep reading that Metoproolol is a dangerous black box drug and can causes the  sypmtoms I have plus many others. I wish I had known this before I was put on this drug.  Getting off it is a s...

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Scar

After taking off the dressing my wound has healed well but I hate the look of the scar. I'm not a very vain person but will the scar be less ugly and show less when wearing a swimsuit

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