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pacemaker settings

Hello, can anyone advise whether a heavy fall can affect the settings on my st Jude pacemaker.

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I'm 41 year old with left and right bundle branch block, sick sinus getting paced at 26%. I have biotronik dual pacemaker

I had my pacemaker fitted 10 December 2019. Best thing I've had done feeling 100% better. More energy I did not realize I had a problem before, bedside the dizzy spells.Only regret for me is not having it fitted in the mussel. I'm swimming already  and weight lifting. I forget that I have it.

I work in a car manufacturing company in th...

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new Mcira pacemaker which is placed in the heart

I had a pacemaker placed in Dec. 2018.....everything was going fine. Recovery was going good except my pacemaker moved and continued to move until now it is bumping the muscle and hurts all the time. It way close to being under my arm but can't get there cause as I said the muscle is there and it can't go but it wants to move more. 

Saw my Dr. yesterday and he has presented me with the opportunity of getting the new Micra by Medtronic that is being used now. Yes it is new a...

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A Second Opinion

  Hi everyone, I had an appointment with a second EP yesterday. He was outstanding in terms of the time he took, questions he asked and how thoroughly he had reviewed my medical history in advance. He is my best friends close friend and he said my history was quite interesting, ha ha ha, I was  glad I could help.

  First, he ordered a PET scan to check for Cardiac Sarcadosis. For those who do not want to read my other posts I had pulmonary Sarcadosis i...

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Need advice

I am an avid runner ( always in good shape) and before I got a pacemaker my heart rate when I slept dropped to 35bpm.. I told my doctor before he implanted the device and he told me that it can be adjusted to 35 if needed.. it is set at 40bpm when I sleep..when I fall asleep about 3 hrs in it wakes me up.. since I have had  my pacemaker I haven't slept through the night.. I have always slept before it was implanted.. now I wake up at the same time every night... please help

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New to this

I have just been told that I need a pacemaker. I am waiting to hear from the doctor that will do the surgery.  I just completed a study with a heart monitor for 30 days and my cardiologist called me imediately.  I know very little about these devices and find that there are a number of brands available.  How do I know if I am going to get the best brand or type of unit for my conditions?  Where will I find the best info that is not from a manufacturer. They seem to be prej...

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Recent pacemaker implant

Hiya, 

I’ve recently turned 19 and was fitted with a emergency pacemaker 8 days after my birthday after a complication from a different heart surgery, I was just wondering how old people were when they had theirs fitted and how long it took for it to feel not as uncomfortable while I sleep, mine is very visible & you can feel it easily through  my skin. 

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Karaoke booths and pacemaker ?

Hi I just wondered if anyone knew if sitting in a Karaoke booth is ok with a pacemaker? 
Thankyou 

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Gallbladder Surgery

I am due to have laparoscopic surgery to remove my gall bladder on the 19th February.

they have mentioned a possible need to switch off my Medtronic pacemaker due to electrocautery during the op.  I find this worrying!   I can't seem to find any information that would help.  
Has anyone had similar please?

 

 

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What is normal % of pacemaker use?

What is normal? Just had mine checked for the first time and technician told me is is functioning 65% of the time. Set at 60. I knew that as I wear an Apple Watch that is reading 60 most of the time. I was Bradychardia so I guess thats good....not sleeping all the time. But what is normal use?

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Sick sinus syndrome

Hello, I'm new to this site..  I would appreciate people's views on my dilemma!  30 years ago I joined a gym, and was told I should see my doctor as my pulse was very slow.  I have been having check ups every year, and my consultant rang me this year to say it's very borderline, but half the team think I should have a pacemaker fitted and half think I should wait until I have some symptoms!  I'm 63 years old and feel very well.  I have never had any sy...

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“High placement”

Concerning my earlier message and responses thus far: 

  My lead wasn't placed in the HIS Bundle; yet it was placed "high" as I was told. I am concerned about the possibility of LV remodeling, not worried, not anxious, just logically interested at this point. Does anyone have any opinions regarding this placement? Can it be changed? I do not know what that would even involve. I agree that as long as my heart echos are good, no problem. However, if my EF...

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“Lead placed High”

  Had an appointment 2 days ago with the Pysicians assistant. The easy part was increasing my HB rates to 160/50 vs 130/60. 

  When I asked if the second lead had been placed in the HIS bundle she told me "we have not had good results with that, so he placed it high." What does anyone think of that?

  My exercise objectives are ideally facilitated, now it's a matter of avoiding LV remodeling. I told the technician that my EF wa...

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Anyone ?

I am a baseball coach at a high school ....implanted in October.

baseball coaches like me hit thousands of fungos through out the season. 

Our 2020 campaign is rapidally approaching .... tonight I was at a training facility and picked up a bat which got me wondering.

hittimg a fungo is a rotational movement .... on the left side where my PM is my bottom hand will grip the bat and the swing path will finish at full extension.

has anyone out there ever done thi...

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Now for the questions

The echo cardiogram came back essestially normal. Moderate tricuspid regurge but normal ejection fraction.

However, since I am clearly symptomatic to being paced in the ventricle Dr. D____ is ready to go forward with His bundle pacing. I mean ready. He wants to schedule Jan 30.

1. So now the questions. I"m familiar with HBP what is does, how it works etc., but I don't know much else. Like what is the power source? How long does power last?...

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VR Video Games

Hello, fellow miracles!

I have an interest in video games. When they came out with

virtual reality games, I had to get one. I hadn't even thought about it until now,

but does anyone know if I can still use my headset?  It's the Play Station

helmet of sorts. Will all the restrictions and cautions we have, is this one as

well?

Deborah

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Dual pm

I was wondering if someone knows how long it takes pm to kick in? It is set not to go below 60 but has gone down to 50. Also wondering if anyone has gotten a buzzing feeling in their breast located on the same side as their pm.

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Depressed about Afib

I was on my way home from the store after being excited about making smoothies, trying healthy recipes, etc., when I got a call from the EP's nurse saying I had an episode of afib that showed up on my home monitor check which lasted 10 hours and the EP was suggesting blood thinners.  Found out Eliquis is $47/month/prescribed medicine by EP.  I became sad, worried, and full of doom and gloom. Generally I'm a very happy and active person, love estate sales and selling vintage...

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Deciding if I need a PM

Looking for some advice or wondering if anyone else has been in a similar situation. I'm a 34 y/o male, had an ablation done in May 2019 due to an atrial flutter. Two weeks after the procedure I was feeling really crummy and had a rate around 40 bpm. It went away after 48 hours, then returned two weeks later, and again went away after 48 hours. At first, EP was suggesting a PM, but I then starting going a month, then two months without an episode, so he decided to hold off. I've...

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That didn’t take long ....advice ?

Well ....I'm almost 90 days in and it happened.

i maybe have planters in my foot along with a chipped bone .....

it was suggested by an ortho I have an .....MRI .

i think my device is MRI compatible ? Anyone had one ? What should i expect to happen ? 
 

I told everyone I have a device so they are proceeding accordingly ?

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