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I went to a&e yesterday as I was worried I had damaged leads by lifting weights. They said they'll think I'll be fine and all looks ok and to just get checked at my next pacing app however the first ECG they did in a&e showed second degree heart block and supraventricular premature complexes... the second they did showed sinus rhythm with sinus tachycardia.. the a&e doctor said to ignore the first ECG and said go with the second and discharged m...
I have SSS, so five months after my pacemaker implant, I had a catheter ablation. The doctor couldn't get me into tachycardia during the surgery, so I didn't get many burns. He said there was a 50/50 chance it worked. I was fine for three years, but now the SVT episodes are back. He suggested we'd have to do cryoablation. I think the success rate is pretty good on that. Anyone want to share their experience with cryo?
26 here... got my PM 10 months ago now when I was 25. Can’t express how grateful I am I will be able to watch my daughter grow up.
this is just a general question, has anyone out there had an autoimmune disorder first and then developed a heart block that required a pacemaker?
hi, i am new to this site and have yet to have a pacemaker
but I love my job. and am worried that I am going to be told I can't workd due to the assaultiveness of the patients
are there any RN's out there who work in an "intensive care" psych unit or ER and is having a pacemaker a worry or have you been told you can't work your unit due to the assaultiveness of the patients??
I wanted to post here and seen if anyone had or has similar symptoms to mine. I keep thinking it’s stress (I’m almost 3 weeks post PM), but not sure.
Im a 30 year old male and consider myself pretty healthy. Pre pacemaker I started having these wave of doom feelings come over me, and I would almost passout. Went to the ER and they found nothing. My primary care recommended a Holter monitor, and they ended up seeing a 5 second complete av node block....
A bit OT - but for anyone interested/involved - Wife of 60+ yrs suffers a genetic problem called "Fuch's Dystrophy." It's a corneal inherited problem where the rear layer of cornea goes south on you, making the world look to you like it is on the other side of a jellyfish (Wife's descriptiion). It starts at about 30 years, but does not become a real nuisance till you are about 60.
Until about 2011, the only so...
My doctor "thinks" I may have cellulitis in a toe adjoining another that has athlete's foot in the toe cleft they share. I have peripheral neuropathy so I never felt the athlete's foot in the cleft (normally I inspect the spaces between my toes daily but I've had a bad case of sciatica and bending my leg is very painful) of my toe. My first notice there was a problem is the second toe was red half way down and swollen. I treated the athlete's foot and it was healing...
New to the group. I’ve had a Medtronic pacemaker for a couple of years which was fitted in Japan to control rhythm and suppress arrhythmias. In general all good. However, on occasion I get a low level atrial fibrillation which the pacemaker cannot stop. Unfortunately the only way I can detect it is by noticing weight gain and a general “feeling” at which point I go to my doctor and they read the pacemaker and congratulate me on detecting it. Then we go thr...
I signed up as a member yesterday. Today I tried to answer an email from you asking me to verify my email address. When I clicked on the response buton, I got an error message from my web browser saying only "something went wrong." I don't know how to verify my email, and I'm afraid I won't be able to join your clup. Can anyone help me?
Sinus node bradycardia. When I got the pm 3 years ago, my natural heartbeat was working 60% of the time. Yesterday I learned from the interrogation that my natural heartbeat is now working 20% of the time. What’s next?
Hi I had a pm op last Thursday and was just wondering if there are other people out there with a pacemaker for the same condition as I have? Would be good to know how it’s helped. Feeling quite down at the mo and just wanted to focus on future a bit.
Hi. I'm Susan. I just got my pacemaker five days ago.I had Rhematic Fever when I was 10 years old and was aware that there was some scarring in my heart and that if could cause me some trouble as I aged. I tried not to think about that much and essentially lived my life as if there was no potential probles associated with this. I partied (not too much), worked. got married, had three kids, worked some more, got my black belt in Taekwondo, started a business (which I still run), had m...
You'd think by now, some ICD device maker would use this video in their advertising. Guess Mick wants too much $$$!
So I just received my seventh pacemaker,and was curious as to if there was anyone that lived with a pacemaker as long as I have. Was surprised to find this club and see so many people like me. Still looking for who has lived with pacemaker longer than 45. But then again I'm only reaching people in this club. How is there not information out there that covers things like this?
I read somewhere that if one loses too much weight, the PM can fall out of its "pocket." Is this true? I've lost 30 pounds, and am planning to lose more (hoping). I could stand to lose 30-50 more pounds (and I'll still be heavy after that, but I don't want to go too low). I've been making my docs happy, but they didn't mention this potential problem!
Just to elaborate: losing a lot of weight takes hard work, focus, and determination--something I...
Have pm 2 days and have spasms while in certain positions in bed or in a chair. They go away when I change positions. Feel like someone inside poking me. Should I inform my physician immediately or at my two week checkup?
I just restored my Omron heart rate monitor watch. I presently have bradycardia with PVC’s. Also, an Assurity 2272 pacemaker. Low end set at 80bpm. To my surprise, when I put this unit on my chest and watch on the wrist , Am I reading my actual heart rate with no interference from PVC’s? Anyone have an answer? Thanks
This is my first post, I have been reading forum for past 4 months since receiving dual chamber pacemaker. I am a mum of 2 teens, 48 years old with a brady/tachy syndrome plus a complete heart block. I am being paced at 100%, just curious if there are others pacing at 100%. Thanks
I just got a micra pacemaker and couldn't find any recent posts on this type of PM. I had it fitted as an emergency 2 weeks ago after a 13 second sinus-node arrest made me collapse. I was asymptomatic before the collapse episode but with family history of heart problems. They only found the cause of the collapse as I'd had an implanted loop recorder inserted 2 weeks prior and they were able to interrogate the device and look at the data. All ECGs, holter, blood tes...