Most Recent Messages in General Posting

How often do you see a cardiologist?

I have not seen a cardiologist since 2014...and I got my PM in 2013.

I see the tech to check on the pacemaker every 6 months.

Should I be alarmed? Should I make an apt for the Dr if I have no specific complaint?

I wonder about the "plumbing" issues (potential) as well as the "electric" part which is checked 2x/year?

WHat do YOU do?

thanks!

carol

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Video games

Hi everyone i don't know why when i play any video game i feel exhausted, tiredness even burning in my heart  in so much i felt i will pass away ? Why this happen and why can be normal again ? 

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Running in stress

Hi All,

Had a pace maker fitter in Oct 2017 as my heart rate was dropping to 33. Thought I was really fit! However after I had it fitted I had problems with running comfortably, it felt as if I was running with a plastic bag over my head. The pacemaker dept did a considerable amount of tweaking until I was able to run within my own fit constraints. The pace maker is set to kick in at 50 BPM however with  top cover at 150. However recently it feels as if I am back to square one with...

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Root Canal Post Pacemaker installation

Dear All,

My dad a pacemaker implanted in September last year and he is doing OK with it. In recent days he was having a toothache and he had to see a doctor. The doctor has suggested root canal but has asked for a written confirmation from the Heart Dr. Looking into all these we are a bit tensed that should we go ahead and do it or look for any other option. My dad is 61 now.

Thanks,

Dalbir Singh

 

 

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Annual or whatever term average pacemaker cost?

Greetings!

I have what I thought was a simple question and have come up empty when searchng for an answer. Any help anyone can give is greatly appreciatted!

I live in Michigan, USA.

I would like to get ideas of the average annual cost of having a pacemaker over a 25-35 year period. Or the total cost over that timeframe. This would be for bradycardia. Basically what would it cost for a pacemaker and anything associated with it (no complications) over a 25-35 year period, per...

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Going on vacation... monitor?

Hi!  I've had my pacemaker/defib for 6 months now.... feeling great!  I've got a "newbie" question....I'm going on a short vacation next week.  (my first since receiving my pacer)  I have the Medtronic Home Monitor.... do I take that with me?   Do I just unplug it and take it with me on my carryon... or do I need to contact Medtronic or anything.  Thank you... 

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Blood Oressure reduction

Have taken blood oressure for 15 years. None needed since pacemaker implanted on Feb 13. 2019. Is this normal ?

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Heartbreating sensation at generator site

 Since receiving my latest pacemaker I have been experiencing a ticking or heart beat sensation at the generator site sometimes several times a day not lasting long (  unfortunately my pacemaker doctor passed away so I have a new doctor and he has all new staff this doesn’t make my situation any more comfortable ) they tested the leads on my last check up everything was fine except I don’t trust this because in the past with a different pacemaker and leads one of th...

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Thera flu

Is thera flu ok to take with pacemaker?

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Pacemaker Denied - 3rd Degree AV Block

Hi all, I’m new here and apologies if this has been discussed.  I tried to search and was only able to find one relevant post.

 

About a month ago I wore an event monitor which picked up 4 instances of complete heart block.  I was rushed into EP after the report was prepared and insurance has had this claim for almost 3 weeks.  I just found out today that Aetna has denied my pacemaker surgery which was supposed to take place on Thursday as “ele...

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Recovery

Has anyone out there experienced night sweats occasionally since pacemaker procedure? I had this happen to me twice. One being last night. I woke up at around 3am soaked in sweat.

I am post menopausal having a hysterectomy 5 years ago, so it's not hormonal.

When I called my cardiologist/electrophysiologist, his nurse practitioner said she had never heard of night sweats post pacemaker procedure.

She thinks I must have a "bug" and ran a fever and it broke. I don...

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Informing DVLA

I had a pacemaker fitted 4 years ago and i know i informed DVLA.I'm coming up to sixty next month,and i've got a suspicion some sort of driving experience is one of my presents,as a family member has asked about a letter regarding the above.Should i have had a letter from them.I've even gone onto the DVLA website to check if it's recorded against my details.Any help would be much appreciated as i can't find anything to prove i informed them.

 

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Merlin Home Monitor

Out of curiosity how easy is the Merlin to set-up compared to the setting up the Medtronic CareLink?

The CareLink just plugs into an electrical outlet, then is placed where it receives a cellular signal.

I am not clear on how Merlin works when a landline hookup is not available and no internet service.

 

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ICD, ED and the blue pill

I'm 68, had ICD since 2003, been shocked 29 times, righteously.  Medications I take can promote ED.  Anyone have experience with or knowledge of ED pills and V-tac?

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Installation of Pace Maker

Any brand to recommend 

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PM removal

Has anyone restored his heart health and not need a PM anymore?

If so, how did you do it?

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Thumbs Down recommendation

If any entity suggests you hook up with a Dr. Bailey at TCAI and/or a Dr. Chafizedah at St. David's Healthcare, take a pass and look elsewhere. You'll thank me later.

-Dave-

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PACEMAKER AND COLONOSCOPY WITH POLYP REMOVAL

I am 100% paced because I have CRT with a his bundle lead.I will need colooscopy this year.( I never really was in heart failure)The procedure itself should be no big deal unless some form of electrosurgery is needed to remove polyp(s). Has anyone with a PM had a polyp removal.The consensus statement from theHeart Rhythm society and the Anesthsiologist organization makes it very complicategd with talk of using  amgnet or having it handy and/or getting the device into an asynchronous mode...

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I'm back!

After having my PM removed in early 2015 due to a staph infection, my reveal revealed that my heart rate was dropping to 10 bpm soooo I
I'm electronic again, this time with the implant on the right as the old pocket and veins are no longer suitable. 

Some fun in the OR: they could not locate a suitable vein and the anesthetist crouched down next to me with my arm hanging over the edge as he tried to coax one forth. His balance was not terribly sound and I co...

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EJECTION FRACTION

I have had a pacemaker since I was 38, now 69. I have had 3 pacemakers and now 3 ICD, due to a v tach 10 years ago. I had a echo done in May this year, my ef was 43, had one last week 37. Iam now scheduled to have bi-ventricular on installed. Dr. said it was caused by having a pm for a long time, I am dependent. I am worried about all of this, should I be? Anyone else similar problem? What to expect

 

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