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I am new to this site. I have had 3 major heart surgeries since 1994.The last time was 12/18 when I han my mtal aortic vaive replaced with procine , also my tricuspid and mitral valves. difficult recovery. have had a pacemaker since 1994 .and of course battery changes along the way. Now I feel pretty good. On Entresto. The EP wants to put in an ICD .My EF is 22. I am 77. My feelig is say no.I hear depression is common after. Have to make a decision soon. I would like some input thanks i...
Any recommendations for a fitness watch that will monitor your heart rate, also blood pressure would be a nice option on a watch,Garmin, Timex etc. I have a Fitbit that does not seem to be very accurate , I would like to upgrade .
Hello I've had my pacemaker one year now, and I get sharp skip beats.....is this normal?
I am so thankful I found this group. Learning so much & it helps to know that there are others who are walking this path of a new normal. I am 59 was active & healthy until 2020.
I got my Boston Scientific CRT-D which I have named "Josie" (my grandmothers name she lived to be 91) on August 3, 2020. Never had any heart issues until March of this year. After 2 negative COVID tests & 1 negative antibodies test, 4 months with a life vest, 4 mo...
What a year, 2020. Day 3 with my new pacemaker. Bradycardia. Bundle blockage. Still not sure what that means. I have 2 leads. I'm feelling pretty good. I felt a little light headed and dizzy yesterday but today I'm feeling pretty good so far.
I'm glad I found this forum because I suspect its going to be a good resource for information about my new normal. Sounds like there is a lot to know about this device and my health.
What kind of bra is recommended for dual pacemaker for a small frame person?
I had three episodes, over three months, of what my cardiologist labeled, "heart pauses", I blacked out. With the third episode, I decided to go to the ER. As I was already wearing a heart monitor my cardiologist officer was alerted. They called just after I arrived at the ER. They said I had a pause of 8 seconds. To me, that is a long time in heart time. My cardiologist met me in the ER and said "We need to do a PM" I said "When", he said "Now" I went...
I had a biotronic P.M. implanted about four years ago and have had no issues. Recently had some other medical issues where I need hyperbolic oxygen therapy. To my surprise Biotronic does not recommend this treatement with their devices. Was wondering if anyone in the club has run into this issue and what they did about it. I am considering changing the device to a company where this treatement is acceptable. Any information would be helpfu.
Hi everyone. I'm new to the group. I'm 78 and active, but have had 3 unsuccessful ablations and am just sick of feeling my heart do it's continual acrobatics. My little circus is a lifetime of Afib, extra beats and tackycardia, and also brady and longer qt intervals at other times with HR in the 50s. It all seems to be diet related, because I have so many food and chem intolerances that set it off. I also feel like I'd go down quickly w...
Hi I'm 54 and have had a dual chamber Meditronic PPM in place since Dec 2018 which was inserted for 2:1 heart block. The same week I had an Occlutech occluder device inserted via my groin to block a 3cm hole between my two upper heart chambers. I had some residual right sided heart failure and my cardiologist started me on a tiny dose of Bisoprolol 1.25mg.
In September 2019 I found out I had an inheritable form of high cholesterol (Familial Hypercholesterola...
3 months into my St Jude dual lead PM. Bradycardia with total heart block. I had some problems that seemed to be too sensitive RR. The tech changed my settings to less sensitive today. He said if that didn’;t work better for me he would just turn it off. My question is what difference will I notice if the RR is turned completely off...big deal or no big deal? Input appreciated!
After no settings changes after 90 day check up on my dual lead St Jude PM, I had a video appointment with my Cardiologist the next week. He decided to tell the tech to raise my HR from 60 top 70 and make rate response more sensitive. It seems my legs have more strength and I’m less fatigued. But, one of the changes or the other has me wondering. I was just riding in my golf cart not playing just watching...I followed my buddies foursome about 4 holes and it was...
i had my micra pacemaker fitted nearly 6 weeks ago,at 44 yrs ol. I know it is a fairly new type of pacemaker.
just wondering who else has one & for how long,your experiences etc.
be good to meet fellow patients like myself!
Good morning, all.
Less than a week has gone by from diagnosis to implanting of my pacemaker two days ago. I'm a 75-year-old woman in (otherwise) good physical condition, an avid walker and hiker. Now I'm trying to process what's just happened to me and what it all means for my future activities and life style. I'd appreciate any advice anyone has to share on adapting to life with a pacemaker, what to watch for, how to deal with the emo...
I'm new to the forum but have had an implant at 11, and I am now 36. Next week I am getting a whole new device after years of a low EF (45-50) due to 100% pacing from a dual chamber. I am curious if others have had this experience? I was told I it would be good at my age to get the CRT-P to improve my EF. Also, was told if my EF isn't improved it shouldn't worsen because of the new lead. I'm pretty confident this operation will go smooth but do the same risks and complic...
I HAVE A BIOTRONIK HOME MONITOR, A CARDIOMESSENGER SMART 4G, RECENTLY I HAVE GOTTEN WHAT APPEARS TO BE AN OPEN BOOK SYMBOL. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT THIS MEANS. ALSO WHEN I SHUT POWER OFF AND TURN BACK ON THE OK SYMBOL BLINKS AND NORMALLY OK SYMBOL DID NOT BLINK.
Well, I get my pacemaker the morning of August 21st. I joined today cause I won't feel like it tomorrow. lol I can't say I am glad to be eligeble for this club but I am looking forward to meeting and making new friends. lol I certainly hope it makes me feel much better. I know the stent (#5) I got on June 22 this year helped. I am looking forward to hearing from anyone. Bye
New PM last week.
I'm trying to contact tghe soft touch peopl - are they open at the moment?
I'm allowed to drive now, but I'm more often a passenger in my husbands car. The seat belt sits bang on top of the device. If we're in mine the seat belt misses it, but a sports car is not the best for shopping!
Is there a UK supplier?
Hi. My husband had his pacemaker fitted nearly 2 years ago. He has had a cough since November. Chest X-ray in February showed clear. Covid meant it just about impossible to be seen. A gp surgery nurse phoned him after I'd contacted them saying he couldn't eat or sleep, he's so worn out. She, disappointingly, prescribed lansoprasole to try and stop the acid in his mouth through coughing so much. Mostly he's bringing up clear frothy phlegm.
I had a azure XT DR MRI surescan dual chamber placed about six weeks ago. At first I thought the pony races i was going on after walking was my new normal. The car rides and the bumps trigger the heart to beat over 118. I can't catch my breath. I have had one check and set at 60-130. I have tried to find anything to see if this is normal. I keep seeing people talking about tweeting the pacemaker. One check and don't see for a year. I can't do this anymore. I feel my heart is going...