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Supermarket and Tachycardia

Has anyone gone into a store, and had a heart rate spike?  For the past couple of weeks, every time i walk into a supermarket my heart rate spikes.It goes from a normal of 75-80 to between 105-110.  I have a "kardia" device that performs an ECG.  I normally shop at my local Vons in the San Diego area.  After this started, I went to several other supermarkets not owned by Vons/Safeway, and the same thing happened.

I have a Medtronic adapta. Implanted in 2009...

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Settings Posted

I figured out how to post a photo in members only section .

i posted a screen shot of my settings - I’m interested in input if anyone is willing to check it out . 

I’m not 100% sure what I’m looking at

im doing fine just feel like my rate isn’t getting up high enough during exercise - maybe it’s some other issue the pacer can’t assist with ? 

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Has anyone ...

Heard of a guy named Ivor Cummins ? He has done lots of research abiut heart disease and insulin resistance.  His theories involve the idea that if you have heart disease you are an undiagnosed diabetic. He goes on to say LDL isn't the problem only a symptom of insulin resistance .

look the guy up on you tube and see what you think.

my total Chlosterol is 87, LDL is 50, and HDL 36.... triglycerides 50.

i have taken a statin for 13 years religiously. 
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How can I share a photo on this site ?

I took a photo of my settings .... on can I share that ?

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Digoxin

I had my first ICD implanted in January 2019 and go see my cardiologist next week for an 11 month echo. I'm 56, WAS in great health and very physically active. A little over three years ago some random virus decided to settle in my heart and that in combination with some damage to my heart muscle from chemo 46 years ago put me into heart failure. 

 

I was initially put on Digoxin and Bisoprolol and that brought my EF up from 35% to 40%. I went off of D...

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Pacemaker with Watchman?

Surely some of you all have ahd a Watchman implanted after a PM implant. Are you off blood thinners? Physical reactions?? Thank you for your replies.

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Uneventful - feeling disappointed

Had my long awaited interrogation today. Medtronic Tech tested the device and said it’s working perfectly .

i have 2 lead device and an AV block - she said 2:1 so I am told ?????? 

paced 100% . Set at 60 and 170.

i came with hopes there is some magic setting that would help my heart rate go higher when I am active.

right now in the most intense activity my rate is like 115 -120 max and I feel washed out . 

I brought all that up - has som...

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Battery powered chain saw

I do a lot of yard work.  And, I use many battery pack powered tools including a chain saw on a stick.  All of these tool when in use are more than 6” from pace maker site.  Would like some of your experiences or advice  on continued use of these tools.   I am a new pacemaker recipient. 

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medicines

What medicines for a cold have you been told to take or avoid?

 

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Pacemaker dependent?

Three years ago I was told that my bradycardia would surely cause me cardiac arrest at some point. It was 27bpm. Now I am classified as Not PM Dependent. That is because my heart can still beat on it’s own approximately 15% of the time, according to the last reading. 

At my next checkup, I will ask my EP what the next remedy is when my hr can’t get to 60 or 70bpm on its own. Does anyone here know???

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cant sleep

i have an issue with my right forearm paining. think it's a cellulitis using ice and motrin, havent been on this site for sometime. the pain woke me up . back to sleep now

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Elevated pacing

Since my PM implant just over 6 weeks ago my resting pulse rate has been a very steady 55. Since Friday however, it has risen to a very steady 80! It stays at 80 whether I'm lying down, sitting or walking. A brisk walk will raise it above 80. I have used several ways for measuring it. A garmin heart rate moniteo arm strap, Omron blood pressure monitor and manually counting for 15 seconds and multiplying by 4. It is now always 80 and probably because of this my body is hot all the tim...

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Fitbits

I have had my Pacemaker 4yrs. Really appreciate what it has done for my health.
In this message, I am wondering about fitbit adjustments, not pacemaker adjustments.
Since my Pacemaker keeps my rate above 60, will my sleep data be accurate since it relies on heart rate slowing as well as movement) ? Should I use the normal or sensitive sleep setting on the Fitbit.com website. 
Fitbit keeps adding more functionality, which is great. I just wonder if some of that functionalit...

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Kardia Mobile - anyone use one ?

I got my device in the mail yesterday ..... I did a reading and it said a cardiologist had to review and I could use it in 24 hours .

i am able to use now. 

I have no idea how to read an EKG ......

all of the EKGs I do say "no Afib, unclassified , no tachycardia , or bradycardia but not normal per their algorithm... could be some other arrhythmias usually fast or slow heart rate or poor quality recording"

I had my wife do one and hers was "...

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Pain

Hi, it’s me again! I feel like a hypochondriac, but I know this is real and not imagined. I’m a 62 yr old female. PM, Boston scientific, dual lead, put in 9/12/19, Sick Sinus syndrome, Brady-Tachycardia. Pm set to 60, with rate response adjustment due to hr not going up enough during exercise. During exercise, intense pain in my heart. Called dr EP said, not pacemaker related, cardiologist had me come in for a pm interrogation. Tech said it appears that I’m sensitive to...

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Pain

Hi, it’s me again! I feel like a hypochondriac, but I know this is real and not imagined. I’m a 62 yr old female. PM, Boston scientific, dual lead, put in 9/12/19, Sick Sinus syndrome, Brady-Tachycardia. Pm set to 60, with rate response adjustment due to hr not going up enough during exercise. During exercise, intense pain in my heart. Called dr EP said, not pacemaker related, cardiologist had me come in for a pm interrogation. Tech said it appears that I’m sensitive to...

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I got a chuckle out of this one!

I shaerd in another post about how bad I felt after physical activity - totally washed out in fact.

I attributed it to my heart rate not getting to the level it needed to meet my oxygen requirement for what I was doing.

A close friend called me and asked how it went ...he knew I was going to attack the gym yesterday afternoon.

I explained to him my theory which was supported by evidence and how I would soon be going to the doctor with hope they could tweak my PM to help.

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I feel my ICD

Hi everyone. Does anyone else feel their ICD? I have my follow up appointment tomorrow for a wound check.  I had mine put in a week ago Tuesday but I can literally feel it right by my armpit.  On the edge of it, top of the pit. And when I move my arm across my chest I can really feel it and feel some resistance because of it there.  Also, when does the skin stop feeling so tight around the device!  I know it settles in after a while, but I think mine may hav...

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Question for pacemakers

Hi,

Is there someone that put a pacemaker because their heart was working under 30% and have also problem with arrhythmia?

I'm a bit confused about when and which pacemaker is needed with this problem..my boyfriend is up soon for a pacemaker but didn't understand which one exactly..I would appreciate it help to understand to be able to be there for him.

 

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PM affected by EMF

I`d had my combined Boston  PM/DIFIB for 6 years and during that time I swear it has been affected by electrical interference but when I`ve suggested it the idea has been dismisted. On one occasion the logging on the PM showing iregular pacing and the time of a text on my mobile were the same ! If fact I cannot prove it but I am sure on one occasion it may have caused the difib the shock me !

Has anybody experienced this? Thanks mg

 

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