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complete heart block

Does a complete heart block mean my heart stopped? I didn't need to be revived but the doctor insisted I have a pacemaker inserted straight away. Is this yhd usual way of doing things?

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new member in australia and dizziness

Hello, I had my biotronic pacemaker fitted 2 months ago after collapsing whilst out. It was a huge shock. I am 58 and have hadvthese episodes over 10 years which were dismissed as anxiety or pani . I sometimes got dizzy for no reason and I thought the pm might fixedit but woke up with a spinning head again today. Is th his common? SUSIE

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Pacemakers and smart watches with heart monitors

Hi. I'm a shiny new member so greetings to everyone from old Hampshire in the UK.

Just over 2 years ago I had 5 cardiac arrests over 2 days, 4 of which were out of hospital and one was when I was driving. The car came out of less well than I did! I was told that the chances of surviving one such arrest out of hospital were low, so getting away with 4 and then the longest one in hospital was very rare. Fortunately during each of the first 4 my heart re-started spontaneously and...

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Wound area

I have a marble size lump at scar sight, is sore at times no redness but annoying. Pacemaker implanted January 24th. Just developed and should I be concerned?

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Its pacemeker time

REF:  (71-70 M, basically good health)  Bradycardia for 40-years, with RESTING pulse now dropping to 38 at times and 35 at sleep (2-wk wireless heart monitor)!  Any effort climing small hills or mowing yard causes:  extreme light headedness, minor SOB, chest pressure and sever fatigue in extremities.  If is stop said activity, symptoms disapate.

Well spent the weekend in the ER, thinking I'd had two TIA's, however, a C-scan and MRI found no obvective evi...

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New to Club, AV NOde Ablation with Pacemaker scheduled for mid-July

I've had afib for several years. Medication worked for a while, cardioversion worked for a while, an ablation didn't workat all, so I'm scheduled for an AV Node ablation for mid-July.I cannot walk for more than five minutes around the house. I don't relish the idea of being pacemaker-dependent, but I trust my cardiologist who says it's my best bet.

My hope is that I can exercise at least enough to regain a decent fitness level. Now all I can do is sit around the hous...

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new to club but not pacemaker

i have had a pacemaker for a yr and a half but had to have a new one put in last month as the old one got infected following a lead surgery. in august they will be doing complete ablation and i will be totally dependent on the pacemaker. (i have suffered from Afib with RVR for over 2 yrs and cardioverson and even ablation have not corrected it to sinus rhythym in numerous attempts)  i have a high genetic history of heart issues, pacemakers, heart attacks (i had a heart attack in 2009), b...

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New here and a question

Hi, everyone. I've been reading and learning from everyone experiences. I have a question though.

 I went to the hospital for chest pain that I'd been having for about six months off and on. I have for as long as my teens a very crazy pulse that the doctor would blow off and say I was dehydrated. Later down the road I would feel close to passing out often but the doctors said it was due to low blood sugar yet I didn't have anything checked either time. I was naive and j...

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New candidate for CRT-D

I have been referred to an EP by my cardiologist and am trying to come to terms with the inevitable. 3 months ago my Dr installed 4 stents in my heart to take care of blockage that has caused damage that has resulted in an ef of 30. I didn’t see this coming as I just didn’t have a gotcha event. My suffering was basically just tightness in my chest occasionally when I stressed myself through exercise or heavy uphill walking. It would pass quickly so I wasn’t overly alarm...

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Pacemaker fitted -- My life is back :-)

I had a pacemaker fitted last Wednesday 13th June and it has transformed my life.

Im only 48 but had been complaining to my GP for several years of severe fatigue and generally feeling like I am 100 years old. (I always thought I was not being taken seriously, had been told it was probably depression etc etc), had also suffered from the occasional passing out if I had a cough.

Had ECG's, Blood tests, X-rays etc etc — nothing

Passed out at work during a meeting...

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New me

Just an update... I received my pacemaker May 22nd, 2018. It's a St Jude bv icd. (I think I got that right). I have been able to walk 2 miles a day and before the pacemaker I struggled to walk around the block. I am sleeping a lot better. What a change!

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St. Jude model PM2240 Pace maker

Has anyone every felt a vibration ( almost like a cell phone buzzing ) in your right leg? I was driving to the store and I started feeling this vibration and at first I thought it was coming from my truck, I turned of the radio and the airconditioning and kept feeling which made me think it was coming from my truck. Well when I go out and went into the store it started again , it would go in sets of 7 or 8 buzzes then stop then repeat. I called my emergency room and talk with a nurse and she...

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Any news about Boston Scientific solution for Minute Ventilation issue?

Just wondering if any more news has come to light about the problems with Boston Scientific’s Minute Ventilation issue that has resulted in some patients having their MV switched off until a software patch can be installed.

I was supposed to see my cardiologist in June, but as he will be away overseas, the appointment will now be in late July.

I was hoping to hear something by now especially as the Advisory Notice was issued last December/January.

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Loop Monitor - Low Heart Rate

Firstly hello to all you members, this site is proved valuable to me already - I’ve learnt a lot from you all.

 I wonder if anybody had symptoms like I’m having? It looks like I’m headed for a pacemaker, but cardiologist isn’t keen since I’m only 44 and very active. Any input would be much appreciated because I’m not allowed to drive for a year as I’m currently an unexplained case! I need to get back to normal.

Here’s...

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Pacemakers

I received a Sorin pacemaker in the Summer of 2009 and my last two pacing sessions have been to check my battery. At my last session (4.6.2018) the nurse told me she would put me on the replacement programme and that I would be called in within the next six weeks. I assume this means I am in ERI stage.

However, three days later I received an appointment for a echocardiogram later this month and am wondering why. Is an ''echo' standard treatment prior to replacement? Or was t...

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Pacemaker

Hi folks.

Ive had my pacemaker for five years. I was rather obese at the time. I have recently lost 50lb in weight using the 5-2 diet plan.

Ive noticed that my pacemaker protrudes and the site is quite sore.

Has anyone else experienced this situation? 

Thanks in advance.

Barry

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Somewhat OT

Those US seniors on Medicare...any of you get a rather odd questionaire from your Medicare supplemental insurer recently? I recewived a 5 page questionaire that I find quite disturbing and while I may be over-reacting, it still leaves me unsettled. The questions seem to be geared toward whether I have pre-existing conditions and how my health is in general...just curious.

While the questions are supposed to be annonymous every page has several long numbers stamped on them which could ea...

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mri

I need to have MRI scan due to back & leg problem, have any peeps had this with a PM   

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High resting heart rate

My resting heart rate has been going up to 136. Sometimes it lasts for hours. Has anyone had this happen?

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dizziness

I have had my PM (crt) since 10/2017 without any issues really.  It was for a AV block that came out of nowhere. I am a 46 to female. This weekend I started with some dizziness which I ignored until last night and decided to get a pulse.  I got 45, 51, 55 and then 60's.  This morning while driving to work felt dizzy again took my pulse and got 51.  Back in the 60's now.  Not sure if this has happened to anyone.  I did transmit to my EP and plan on checkin...

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