Most Recent Messages in General Posting

My head feels like my body is slowly moving.

I was not experiencing this until the 2nd time my dr adjusted my pacemaker after 1 week I started feeling like my head feels like my body is slowly moving or a slight earthquake is happening.is this normal?and my heart rate is like 90 to 100 even though im just sitting.and my next interogation is after 4 months.

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Surgery

Hi there. I have a dual chamber MEDTRONIC Pm. I possibly might need surgery, however not anything related to my heart. My question is will they need to switch off my Pm for the duration of the surgery? Is it necessary? I look forward to some feedback. Thank you. 

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Feeling in body

I have a SCU with difibuator.  At times, if I sit a certian way, I can  feel my heart beat down by my stomach and it actually feels like a baby kicking inside if i were pregnant.  Any one else experienced a feeling like this???  Maybe I am going crazy..happens when I lay down too... b

It has 3 different leads...

 

 

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Can people feel symptoms of hb sometimes even with a pacer?

I am wondering is it possible to feel symptoms while the pacing device is working. For example giong in and out of a stage of hb.

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Pacemaker Removal

Hi Everyone

I am 15 years old and have had a pacemaker ever since I was a few months old. After a few years my first pacemaker stopped working. It was placed below my ribs. That pacemaker was removed and a new one was put in on the left side of my chest. I have hypervagatonia which caused my heart to slow down when I was young for the smallest things such as accidentally hitting myself with a toy I would pass out. As I have grown up my symptoms have gone away. There has always been a co...

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2 weeks out

I finished week 2 - went back to work for 4 days.  Was a bit sore off and on but so glad to be out of the house.  Today I went outside for a walk.  I pushed myself at work to walk 5000 steps a day and then going outside today was such a treat!  The last time I walked outside I ended up in the ER and got the PM!  So I was a bit trepidatious about it, but was very proud when I did. 

Wound looking pretty good.  I have noticed that when I start my walks, w...

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Is it atrial flutter or my pacemaker?

Hello PM friends!

Hope to get some insight from you more experienced what’s going on here.

Background:

I got a Biotronik Enitra PM in september this year because of SSS/bradycardia. I also have both paroxysmalt atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, still untreated. 

My "natural" resting pulse is around ~ 55  BPM and below (Before having my PM it could drop to 25-30).

The issue:

When get an arythmia episod...

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Is this a PM device?

https://www.impulse-dynamics.com/int/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/01/Optimizer_Smart_Brochure_Engl.pdf

(A better link than my previous)  This device recently FDA approved.

--Dave--

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melanoma update

after all the concern over electro cautery, my surgeon ended up simply using a scalpel to remove the melanoma....hopefully he got wide borders. now waiting for pathology report. 

many thanks to donr for  his detailed explanations and to grateful heart for her advice. ian always makes me feel better.  you guys are great!

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Newbie Here!

Hello! 

I had my PM implanted 5 days ago. I am a 51 year old female  I went to my doctor last Tuesday thinking I needed a steroid shot to clear my asthma flare up and would up in the ER. I never realized I had a heart problem. I attributed my malaise, chest pressure and shortness of breath to my asthma. 

Any way... I felt Sure I would be back at work (HR Specialist) by Monday,  but here it us Tuesday and I'm still not feeling myself.  I have been...

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Newbie Here!

Hello! 

I had my PC implanted 5 days ago. I am a 51 year old female  I went to my doctor last Tuesday thinking I needed a steroid shot to clear my asthma flare up and would up in the ER. I never realized I had a heart problem. I attributed my malaise, chest pressure and shortness of breath to my asthma. 

Any way... I felt Sure I would be back at work (HR Specialist) by Monday,  but here it us Tuesday and I'm still not feeling myself.  I have been so em...

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Soreness around pacemaker

Hello I had a Pacemaker placed 6 weeks ago. All was fine, arm soreness by pacemaker  got better 2 weeks ago. As of yesterday the area around the pacemaker is very sore and if I use that arm. I actually cannot use or raise the arm today. No swelling or redness Has anyone had this happen? Thank you so much!

Cindy

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UK Drivers

I'm a little unsure on how to make the DVLA aware of my ICD. There are so many different forms, online links, phone numbers and suggestions that I don't know where to begin!

I have just had an ICD fitted and was told by the doctors that I would be banned from driving for 1 month, not 6 months. This is because I have not blacked out nor had any cardiac episodes before the ICD was installed - they said my surgery was preventative, not necessary which makes the difference.

Do...

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Afib, Our device and Our term insurance policy

Morning fellow device owners 

I will try to be brief. I’m a licensed insurance advisor and have practiced for 18 yrs.  I knew my Afib was going to effect my future underwriting for another life policy but my cardiac arrest and subsequent ICD surgery now makes me uninsurable with traditional life insurance. 

With that said, I can “ convert” my current Term policy and leverage the chronic illness rider within the policy benefits for possible long ter...

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pre-syncope feeling maybe?

So I have had a pacemaker implant for chb since april 2018 after having my mitral valve repair surgery and today I kind of felt a little something by my heart area did not last long at all maybe like two-three seconds. Then I felt like something was giong to happen but it didn't kind of like lightheadedness not sure exactly. As if the pacemaker did not allow it to happen. I did about a mile and a half on the treadmill yesterday at around 3.5 speed. I checked my smart watch just...

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Blood pressure

If you have pacemaker ... can you check blood pressure with wrist cuff? And have you been able to get good readings with any BP cuff?

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Cardiac arrest at Masters Golf tournament April 6th, 2018

My heart picked a place to show itself of all places at the Masters Golf tournament on April 6th, 2018 at holes 10, 11 and 12 what is called AMEN’S CORNER. I went down with cardiac arrest, GOD had chosen the best landscaped part of the world to end my life but also had the most qualified personnel in place to bring me back to life. God had placed a Gastroenterologist no more than 2 to 3 feet away from me when I went into cardiac arrest. The doctor immediately performed compressions on m...

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3rd Year Anniversary

Dear Friends, Today is the 3rd Anniversary of My surgery to implant My Biotronik Duel lead Pacemaker! I remember how apprehensive I was, but I came here and felt it was going to be OK! I remember people telling Me that one day I would forget I had a Pacemaker! It's True! I almost never think about it, yet it has given Me a new lease on Life! Thanks for all the support through these first three years!  Gratefully Yours,  Pastor Mike

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playstation vr and a crt-p

Christmas comming along and wanted to try and join in the fun with the vr head sets,dont want any missapps. i have a crt-p pacemacker.thanks in advance,and most of all keep pacing.x

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For Kelloggs77

Hi,

I cannot read your pm until/unless you put in a Subject.  That's what I need to click on to read it.  

Please respond with a Subject line.  Thanks.

 

Bionic Beat

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You know you're wired when...

You have an excuse for being a couch potato.

Member Quotes

I have a well tuned pacer. I hardly know I have it. I am 76 year old, hike and camp alone in the desert. I have more energy than I have had in a long time. The only problem is my wife wants to have a knob installed so she can turn the pacer down.