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Defibrillator

I had defibulator installed 04/18/2019.  Doctor took out by old pacemaker and two leads and replaced with defribullator and 3 leads.  When laying in bed on my back or setting hunkering over using my cell phone I noticed a regular jumping in my chest that I didn't have if I was walking around the room or setting in a different position.  Any comments would be welcome as to what might be causing this chest jumping or when it will go away.  Thanks.  

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New Here

Hi all. Just got my pacemaker in on Monday. Apr. 15. Had several questions but found the answers in many of the posts here. Nice to see a site like this.

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Advice RE: telling employer about health status

Hi all!

I'm 33 and got an ICD implanted January 2019 because I had a sudden cardiac arrest at work mid-December. Here's the situation - I've generally had a hard time finding work that I'm happy with and "passionate" about. Since my SCA, I've been re-evaluating things quite a bit and thinking to myself "Do more of what makes you happy." My SCA actually happened 1.5 weeks into training for a new job. I was excited because I finally landed a jo...

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What shows after healing? NSFW? (Puberty+ ok)

NSFW? đŸ˜‚Nothing profane, simply human sexuality. Obviously anyone is welcome to read & respond, but looking for answers from well endowed ladies (or maybe men with top-cushion?) 

2 questions...

1) SEX with a partner! I’m not advised against it, but the idea of my pacemaker wound is kinda weird. I am guessing that I will just have to take my time in the healing & then things will get back to normal.

2) I’ve a solid hourglass figure… go...

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that's entertainment...

 

Been awhile and I'm betting you are all wondering where's Robo Pop now? Well I assure you, I've been off having the time of my life, and my Cardiologist even told me so yesterday during my most recent tet a tet.
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Syncope

For anyone who has had, or heard of, a cardioinhibitory response to syncope, has it ever gone away without meds, treatment, changes, or PM? 

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New Pacemaker, intro & questions!

Hi, 41yo F, BRAND NEW pacemaker 4/11/19, Sick Sinus Syndrome. Have had multiple TBI’s/loss of consciousness. Was a shot in the dark to even monitor heart...  woke up to 4 messages the first AM. 9.6 seconds was longest pause; in general, 3-9.6secs.

Day 7. I can spongebathe, wash my own long hair in the sink, do most things without help.

 

Tons of conflicting info! (I’ve read EVERYTHING given to me!) IDK if I should wear the sling for 10 days or 3! 1...

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Infrared heat and ICD

Hello everyone,

For the past two weeks I have been under a tremendous amount of stress, to release this stress I have been working out quite a bit, with no problems. However, I want to start practicing yoga, the local yoga place does warm yoga, but they use infrared light to warm up the space (btw/ heat is not a problem for me). My question is: has anyone know anything about infrared heat and icds? dont want yoga zen turn into icd beeping or worse! Thank you!

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Leadless VS Leads

A few months ago I posted the message below:

Hello, I am 27 years old. My story began in April 2018. At the time, I thought I just had nausea and vomiting, went to the ER, they said everything was fine and went home. Next episode happened in June/July. I completely passed out twice. Both times while sitting down. Second time I was sitting in bath tub, boyfriend found me passed out and lifted me up and was shaking me awake. He said he thought I was dead. He said there was no response. Ca...

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using ultrasonic dog deterrant.

can i use a ultrasonic dog deterrant with my pacemaker? he misbehaves and i need to train him.

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35 needing a PM

Hey All

First post. Had brain surgery to eliminate epilepsy back in 09, am 35 YOA now. No seizures since so all good there. Then...... collapsed in Lidl last July (I put it down to their low low prices)....apparently not.

Collapsed again in Jan at home, got the loop recorder in that week, and collapsed again last Sat. Was told Monday my heart stops for a few secs and that the PM is going in this Tuesday, what the hell??? That escalated quickly.

I was informed I pro...

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Getting home after implant crt-p

Can I drive home after twelve hours?

 

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Is it the PM kicking in ?

Hi,

I.had my PM fitted on 2nd April, I had no issues apart from.whjen I climb stairs or walk up.an incline I can feel.a sensation in my heart (no sure if that is the PM kicking in).

It lasts for.seconds only, previously before PM I had to catch my breath so that's gone

Has anyone got this or, is this expected with the PM.

My concern is when I start training again, would it this be a concern.

I haven't taken advice from.my PM support team yet.

I woul...

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Work

Hello this is my first time on the site. I’m 56 years old just had a icd installed in March . It’s been a little over a month. Left bundle branch block ,genetics, ejection fraction of 10 . I’m not getting a lot better yet but my question is this I’m not able to do work at all at this point and wandering if others in my position have been able to go back to work or is disability something I’m going to need to look at. My reading shows lots of folks gain 5 to 10 pe...

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Low heart rate

Hi, I have all my life had low heart rate, 50’s

i am now 41yrs old and started having palpitations, and quite regular and nearly passing out several time, so thought I should see my doc, I did last week, she booked me for ecg next day and rang me a hour having it done and asked me to move my appointment forward to as soon as possible and to have another ecg before the appointment, which is tomorrow. 

So my resting heart rates 42, has gone down to 32 whilst asleep . ...

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Mystery Symptom

Hi All,

I’ve tried to explain this symptom to two EP’s, my IM physician, my cardiologist, and a cardiac surgeon friend. I’ve stumped them all. 

I’ve named it a ‘heart flash’ not to be confused with a ‘hot flash’.

It appears positional - when I’m seated. All but once happened while driving. 

It feels like there is bubble/sensation that originates in my heart and then shoots up through my head and&...

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Introduction

Hi all, 1 week following my pacemaker implant, it's all been a bit of a whiz

Dvla and insurance notified but anything else I need to do I'm just not sure! Appreciate any advice given....

Hope everyone doing ok 

Gary

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Using a sander?

Hello Everyone,

The weather is nice and I want to refinish/ stain a table. It’s a small project that requires some sanding. I was wondering if anyone had used a sander with their device, any problems? Tips?. I will call Medtronic just to be sure, but just curious. Thanks in advance, Paula

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Scheduled for CRT-D in 2 Weeks and Very Afraid

Last fall my cardio and EP docs said I was in a “gray area” as to whether I should get a CRT-D at that time. I have ischemic cardiomyopathy, my EF was 35% as measured on echo, and a ZIO patch showed 20 episodes of non-sustained vtach.  I was too afraid to get the device, so they recommended I get a cardiac mri and wear another Zio patch in 6 months to reevaluate.

Well 6 months has passed so last month I had the cardiac MRI and wore a ZIO patch again for 2 weeks to evalu...

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Hello again !

Well, it has been a while. I just rembered of this place this morning when I woke up. To summarise. im 6 years older than the last time i was here. I am writing my magistrate thesis. Oh, and how could i have forgotten. In 2016 I had an ablation that was suposed to help my arrythmias. Well, guess what it did, atleast for a shor time. Maybe a month after the procedure i had 8 shocks in the course of 5 mins. After that I was prescribed amiodarone. One year later i was having problems with anxiet...

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I am just now 40 but have had these blackouts all my life. I am thrilled with the pacer and would do it all over again.