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One week after pm install

Hello I just had this pacemaker installed a week ago due to full heart block. Although my heart rate dropped to 30 beats a minute I was still somewhat able to function but I think it scared my cardiologist half to death so he sent me immediately to the hospital for a pacemaker implant and a heart cath. So far so good except tonight while watching some old Little Rascal movies I laughed so hard it must have increase the movement of my heart muscle and my heart rate while at rest shot up to abo...

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Spasms in area of heart

The other night I was sitting in front od computer doing a crossword when all of a sudden what felt like painless spasms hit me in the chest and lasted around 5 minutes. I put my finger monitor on and may OX was 95 and HR 85 jumped from 85 right away hit 95. Then settled back down to its normal 65 after 5 minutes. I also had same 'sensation' two nights before that one. I have been feeling great so took me by suprise. 

Should I have pushed button on monitor when that happene...

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Racing heart after eating

I received my pacemaker in May 2017

Shortly after, eating a meal I will have fluttering and palpitation it will last for a little. My Doctor and techs have checked the PM many times with no luck.

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All in my head.........or in my heart ?

Had my PM/CRT implanted on 12/12/17.     New lead fell out.      Had new lead installed on 12/28.   Felt great the first few days.....but now, I'm going out of my mind.    I have had a tremendous amount of stress in my personal life recently and have been probably over-doing it.    But, we have a very small family and I have to step up to the plate.     Liquidating a 3000 sq ft home !

My heart feels like it&#...

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appetite

had an emergency pacemaker put in on the 6th,followed by reg. one on 7th.So far have not had much appetite although my family is loading me down with food,fruits,smoothies etc.I have lost weigh.When will I get my appetite back?

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For those who a CRT therapy improved their life..

For those who CRT therapy improved their life, how long did it take after implant?  Was it immediate?  Did it improve over time?  Do you know if your EF improved?    If it did not help, I'd like to know that as well.  

I had one implanted almost two weeks ago and have not noticed much of any improvement in terms of physical capacity I was at 35% EF and a 140 QRS wave delay from a left bundle branch block.  

The physician c...

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Universal Studios and metal detectors - worth the visit?

Hi! I'm Lauren, I'm 23 years old and live in the UK. I have Long QT syndrome and had an ICD fitted 4 years ago (it hasn't needed to pace or shock me at all in this time).

My boyfriend and I are considering visiting Florida later this year. Having been to Universal Studios as a teenager (before my ICD was fitted), I would absolutely love to go again. I am already aware that the newer rides use magnetic brakes which may or may not b...

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Racing heart beat

Hi Everyone. I had a new dual pacemaker impalnted on Jan 9, 2018.  so far so good. I had issues with Pvcs after implant. So Dr put me on toprol xl twice a day and back on magnesium which helped me and they seem to have gone away. But last night for the first time i woke up in the middle of the night with my heart racing super fast. it took me a min or two to get it to slow down. Has anyone else had this happen to them?  

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Pins and needles/numbness

  After having my PM fitted november 2016 I experienced a lot of pins and needles / numbness around my body. I put this down to stress and shock etc after having the operation. All seemed to clear over the months following the implant apart from my left leg around the knee and lower thigh area. Anyone experienced anything similar? I have kind of got used to it now but the sensation is there most of the time except if I am walking etc. My blood pressure is around 125/90, slightly high but...

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Military with a pacemaker

Has anyone else really wanted to join the military and been told no ? I can’t help but to feel like something is missing in my life and like I am not happy. I believe it has something to do with wanting to be in the military. Honestly, I have great compassion for it and just feel like people with pacemaker surgery should deserve a chance too! After all, we didn’t ask for this life, and my doctor has always told me I don’t have any limitations, so why should the world give us...

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new to group

I would like to introduce myself. Had a pacemaker installed April 2017, just would appreciate talking with people in similiar situation.

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Tiredness

I had my pacemaker fitted Dec 2015, before that they said I had a racing heart but it never affected me yet I had to have this pacemaker fitted and since it has been fitted in now chronically tired. I don't go anywhere because all I want to do is sleep. I've told my GP and doctors at both hospitals where I've been taken too but no one is listening so here I am two years down the road and so tired after posting this message im off to bed. My last visit to the hospital resulted in a...

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7pm, time for PVCs!

Don't know about everyone else, but my body can somehow tell it's just about 7pm and it's time to start some random PVCs. Just got my second pacer installed last week, it took a month for it to settle down last time (Dec 2017). Anyone else notice these more in the evening? I know it's quieter, could likely contribute.

Follow up question; when did your pacer settle in, how long did it take? Mine was starting to feel noticably better at a month (right before they pulled it...

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Sub-pec

Anyone with a sub-pec implant have any regrets? Other than a longer recovery, what are the problems if any?

I heard they are less of a problem and because they are deeper inside there's a less chance they get infected from irritation. Is this true?

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wrist BP monitor

Am thinking of getting a wrist BP monitor.   Would have to place my wrist, with the monitor, over my heart.   Would that interfere with the pacer?   thanks for help.

 

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pain around the pacemaker

Hello i have had my pm for 4yrs now and lately in the last 6mos and seem to be getting worst more painful everyday sometimes all day. I was told it was scar tissue finally after going to all my doctors and all the test that were done. So my question is is this a big problem besides the pain i feel, has anyone else had this issues and was it painful for you. What did you or doctors do to fix the problem. Pain meds dont seem to help at all and so sick and tired of taking them. Also i notice sev...

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Turning Off the Pacemaker During Thyroid Surgery

I will be undergoing thyroid surgery in a couple of weeks.  During the preop meeting, they indicated that they plan to switch off the pacemaker for the duration of the surgery,

Is this normal practice? and has any one information about such a procedure?

Thanks

Chas

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Just venting....THERE'S ALWAYS ONE! GRrrrrrrrrrr....

My eldest daughter is in her 1st year of secondary school and I spent the afternoon meeting her endless teachers, all with glowing reports may I add (proud mother hen here!) HOWEVER....

The last teacher I got round to seeing was her English teacher and, for someone who preaches the correct use of the language, had extremely bad communication skills herself!  She didn't even shake my hand when I introduced myself and just scornfully proceeded to ask me why my daughters work...

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Pacemaker wound assessment screwup bigtime

Had a new pacemaker inplanted in one hospital (have had a fewupgrades thru same hospital never a problem) moved to another part of the country and went to have my first check up at another city hospital who specialise in pacemakers, my wound was leaking quite a bit and when i mentioned that and showed them I was told its a healing process, I rang 4 weeks later told them its not getting any better , I was told it would take a few moonts before it would heal , after another 2 months I went to a...

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Tenderness and puffiness around pacemaker pocket.

Over the last number of weeks I've had an issue with tenderness and puffiness around pacemaker pocket.Attended my GP who prescribed a two week course of antibiotics,completed the course,no change.I am now waiting for an appointment to go in for a scan,I would also add that there is no sign of inflammation around the area.Ive had the pacemaker since Oct 2014.Can anyone shed any light on this ailment

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