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hd riding

thanks for the input all,looking forward to getting my knees in the breeze again.

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Foreigner visa lottery green card

Is there anyone that know if someone have a pacemaker and win the lottery to receive the green card, can immigrate to the usa? I mean, having the pacemaker is a condition that wouldn't make me come over there? 

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riding

howdy,dows anyone with a pm/defib ride a motorcycle,can't really a get an answer whether ok or not.implanted in aug.1 2017

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Medical Records app and/or medical ID bracelets?

Do you use an app on your phone to show you have a pm? Do you wear/use ID tags/ bracelets  to indicate you have a pm? If so,  which one(s)? 

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Pacemaker shortage coming?

Most pacemakers for tax reasons are made in Puerto Rico by most manufactures 

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Pacemaker gone/Loop recorder in

I had my surgery yesterday to remove my pacemaker and leads that were implanted 3/24/2017. I was one extremely rare case where I got a pacemaker I didn't need. I was taking bystolic for 7 years for heart flutters and over time , in addition to me losing 45lbs, the bystolic lowered my heart rate. My cardiologist and EP both knew I was taking Bystolic, the cardiologist had prescribed it. They should have taken me off it before the PM surgery. If they had, I never would have gotten...

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After inplant

Is it okay to be in the sun without any covering over the inplant with sunscreen applied?

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my "new" icd

new, replacement icd, medtronic evera xt dr placed in jan 2017 -

lower energy, breathing problems, low heart rate intermittently since -

connected ??

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New Kid On The Block

-After 27 years of off and on AFIB and a Ablation that worked for three years I had a Pacemaker Installed in my left shoulder on August 5th, 2017. The past three weeks I have been suffering with extreme fatigue. Simple chores just wear me out and I must sit and rest. No energy. The prescription meds or possibe infection are suspect and being checked. My BP has been checking fairly low on a daily basis and that coule be the culprit as well. Heart rate setting is not to go below 70. I had no Fa...

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Hey everyone it's been a while since I been on here. Hope all is well! 

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Maybe a dumb question

My knee dr told me to try Salon Pas for my knee. It has 4% lidocaine in it. Can I use this?I read bad things about lidocaine and heart rythmns. But maybe that was higher doses. If anybody knows can you tell me please? I dont want to but the Dr about this! ( feel I call him way to much!) I have afib too!thank you in advance!!!

 

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New to the Club

Hi All,

I'm brand new to the pacemaker club - just had mine installed on Tuesday.  At 38, this is all totally new to me - I only learned about my Left Bundle Branch Block in June thanks to a precautionary ECG for an anti-anxiety med I was taking to help wth sciatic nerve issues (slipped disc 3 years back, but that's a whole other story).

Fast forward to last week when I felt a mild heaviness in the centre of my chest after work, and took myself to the ER on the o...

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new to the club

Howdy from Texas. after 40 years in electronics, now I have electronics in me.

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Pacemaker in italy

(Sorry for my English im italian) i am an Italian  guy just turned 20 years old and as many of you i got a pacemaker, in italy you don't have to pay any cost to put the pacemaker or for visits,checks or whatever because in italy health insurance is free... I have a dream.. My dream is to become an usa citizen by ,hopefully, winning the visa lottery.. My question is (i have alredy a pacemaker) what should i do when i first come there? I need quickly a private...

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At what heart rate is a pacemaker recommended?

Hi Gang,

From your experience, when did you know you had to opt for a pacemaker?

My heart rate has been declining steadily for three years now that I'm aware.  I'm wondering when I should know to make the decision?  My electrophysiologist has said I'm ready, and I'm resisting. I just don't want to concede I need it, I suppose. His response was telling: you'll decide when you're uncomfortable enough. 

I'm an active 63 year o...

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At what heart rate is a pacemaker recommended?

Hi Gang,

From your experience, when did you know you had to opt for a pacemaker?

My heart rate has been declining steadily for three years now that I'm aware.  I'm wondering when I should know to make the decision?  My electrophysiologist has said I'm ready, and I'm resisting. I just don't want to concede I need it, I suppose. His response was telling: you'll decide when you're uncomfortable enough. 

I'm an active 63 year o...

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started a kik (kik.com) group called #pacemaker if you want to chat

started a kik (kik.com) group called #pacemaker if you want to chat

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Loop recorder in one morenweek

Well...I got my pacemaker on March 24, 2017. It was a big mistake. I won't go into details here again. (See previous posts) so next week it comes out and for peace of mind I am having a loop recorder put  in. 

I am a little nervous about my upcoming surgery but some surgery was inevitable due to my previous doctors negligence. 

My question is about the loop recorder. Will I feel it under my skin like I do my pm? My pm frequently pinches me on the insid...

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Effect of eletromagnetic radition on heart

Do electromagnetic radiations emitted from laptop and cell phones cause conditions leading to implantation of a pacemaker?

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Aches and pains one year on, is this normal?

Recently I've been having shoulder pains within and around the area where my pacemaker sits. I was fitted last year and after some obvious pain during healing my doctor said that everything was fine. But as of the past month I've been having aches and pains within my shoulder and around the collar bone and what feels like behind the area of the device. I would like to know if anyone else had or is having issues like these and if it is just something I have to get used to, thankyou in...

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