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In Search of new cardiologist Baylor Dallas

Hello, I need to find a new EP cardiologist that is associated with Dallas Baylor hospital or recommended doc for a lead replacement surgery - lead implanted in 2007. Thank you!

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Post 4 weeks

Good Morning 

I finally  hit the 4 week mark yesterday. I had my PM check and am pacing 40 percent down 9 percent from first check 24 hours after placement. Some days feel really good and others some symptoms possibly not related.

Occasional headaches but biggest concern tingling feeling in hands and feet. PM tech said it probably was not pm related 

still fighting a little anxiety over this total change for me but could be far worse so trying to lea...

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Getting Pace Maker next week

Hi,  thanks for allowing me to join this group.  I will be getting a pacemaker next week after they complete some additional catherizations.  Any information that you can share with me will be greatly appreciated...This is all strange territory for me and you don't get much general information from busy doctors. Some questions I have are listed below, but any  general information you can share to prepare me will be apprediated.

1.  I have Bradycardia (slow h...

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Magnesium taurate

Hi, I don’t have a pacemaker myself, but my 46 year old son does, since 2014. He copes pretty well with it now, but still experiences long periods of ectopics with pauses. He has been told that the ectopics are benign, but the sensations he is having atm are 6-10 ectopics per minute and this is since Saturday, most unpleasant. 

I have atrial fibrillation which I have had an ablation for, but I do take Magnesium taurate and also ubiquinol, both recommended by cardiologists, wh...

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Pacemaker in place

1 month crt pacemaker. 

Puzzled at heart rate about 100 bpm since fourteen day interrogation. Anybody ever heard of such a thing?

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cbd oil

Every since my pacemaker in Oct 2017 my anxiety has been aweful.  I do see someone for this and the pacemaker is working properly.  Has anyone used CBD or medical marijuana with a pacemaker

 

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pacemaker

Hi everyone!  I am going to visit EP tomorrow to find out about getting a pacemaker for my Afib.  I'm 91 years old and looking foward to getting a pacemaker as soon as possible.

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VO2 Max Test

I am scheduled for my second VO2 Max test soon. My first one was around 10 years ago. I recently had an ICD put in and I wondered how this test would affect it. If my heart rate goes too high and it gets paced , do they automatically stop the test?

i had an episode of v-tach awhile ago and I wondered how they prevent something like that happening.

Thanks

 

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Allergic to dressing Help please

Hi lovely people. I had a battery replacement on Monday and I’m allergic to the wound dressing. I’m wondering if it’s ok to just take the dressing off, it’s been five days. Hospital advised keeping covered for 7 days.

Not sure I can cope with the itching of the plaster adhesive much longer. Advice welcomed please and thanks

tracey

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PM2210

I have a 2013 installed St Jude pacemaker model PM2210.  Out of the blue I received a Merlin@home from Abbot labs.  I have asked repeatedly if my type device can be remotely downloaded and been told no. 

Anyone had this happen?

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Pain in left breast

Question for the women here. I have had my pm since september 28th 2018. I haven't had that many issues with it. The last few days I have been having a lot of pain in my left breast and today it is hurting a lot more than it has the last few days. Like it hurts to even try to take off my bra and it is a front closing bra so there really shouldn't be any issues there. But even when my kitten comes up to try and give love she puts her paw on my boob and that even hurts. It's not lik...

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new pacemaker

Just joined club, i am getting my first pacemaker next friday, 6/28.

Wish me luck. 

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It looks like I’m moving from a dual lead to a hiss bundle pacer , anyone have one ?

So my battery is gonna die , which means new device time . 

 

Due to my ejection fraction (45%), and the fact that I’m 100% paced , it has been  suggested by my cardiologist and his team that I either go with a biventricular pacer , or a new his bundle pacer , with a strong suggestion towards the his bundle pacer . I’m having a venogram in just a little to check for vein ‘openess’ In order to see if lead removal is feasible , and how to proce...

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Pacemaker Removed to Join Military

Hey Everyone, 

I had a pacemaker implanted when I was 12 because I had been diagnosed with bradycardia. I stopped using it completely after 2 months after the surgery. A few years ago, my doctor told me I can get it removed because I might have not needed it in the first place.

Now that it’s been out for 2 years with no problems. I’m planning to join the military. The recruiters say it’s a unique situation. 

Does anyone have any experience wi...

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AV Node ablation

I had an AV Node ablation in 1995 and pacemaker insertion. I had a replacement in 2009 and just got my 2nd replacement last week. I have always had questions for my cardiologist about what happens if the pacemaker malfunctions; but they always say very low chance. Which is probably true since it’s been 24 years. It just scares me for some reason. I found this pacemaker club, and was just wondering if there are others out there and if they can share any insight. 

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Copd test

Many thanks for the comments received on the above topic. Feel happier going ahead with this now. 

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Blue Diamond

I have been looking into Viagara. Not for erectile dysfunction but simply for an increased bloodflow. My wife and I get intimate, and every now and then as all guys do, i get distracted. My friend gave me a 100mg blue diamond. generic nonetheless, but still real. I am trying to do as much looking into it as possible. Everything is coming back as the pacemaker doesnt care lol. 

I'm 26, and probably don't need it. I think 100mg may be a little too strong for me. Just looking...

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afib questions

I don't know a whole lot about afib, could use some advice. My mom has had it for years. She doesn't tolerate meds well but the afib had been mild and controlled so she's been getting by on a low dose of sotalol. When it increased last year they added a blood thinner. Now it's getting worse again. She feels ok but it's happening more often. 

She went to an ep to discuss ablation. He said it was up to her, if she wanted to do it call and they would schedule...

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Support!

Hey I’m new to the club but I’ve had my pacemaker for just over 3 years (idk why I took so long to join) anyways I’m 15 and I was wondering if there are any other teens in the club!

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Motorcycling?

 

Just wondering if there are other motorcycle riders here? If so how has your experience been? I just got my pacemaker (non ICD kind) 3 days ago. The whole thing happened fast so I am still in a haze about it. I have always been somewhat athletic and enjoy outdoor activities. First issues probably started years ago, but I thought exercise and diet would help, no such luck.

Thanks for your reply’s

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I just want to share about the quality of life after my pacemaker, and hopefully increase awareness that lifestyles do not have to be drastically modified just because we are pacemaker recipients.