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Post Op

Hi all! I’m six hours post op, and still in the hospital. I’m experiencing pain in my sternum when I breathe. Anyone else have anything like that? The doctor says it’s probably trauma from the implantation. 

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Blood Pressure with Pacemaker

Two and a half months now with my pacemaker.  I dealt with some heart palpitations on and off during my 6 week recovery period.  Since I have been increasing my activity and exercise I have been feeling pretty great lately.  Now my blood pressure seems to be slightly elevated though.  I had a doctor appointment the other day and my doctor mentioned the BP.  Since then I have been checking it at home because my doctor wants reports in about a month and its not going do...

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PACEMAKER AND AIRCRAFT PILOTS LICENSE MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Anyone ever try to obtain a pilots license with an permanent pacemaker? I am interested, and have read many sites on qualifications. There appears to be a waiver for those of us with PM's, but I would like to know if anyone on here has tried to become a pilot, or is a pilot? Thanks.

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5G

Hi everyone!!

just wanted to ask everyone on their  opinion, I live in the UK and 5g is being installed. I have read a few articles and seen new reports. I was just wondering if anyone had an any useful information or peoples views on this as new reports are saying it “could” be bad for people that have a pacemaker or a defibrillator device. 

Thansk 

mary-ann

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Copd test

I'm having a COPD check, which usually lasts for 30 minutes soon and wondered if it was safe to do this with left bundle branch blockage and a pacemaker. A nurse at my previous practice said this puts the heart under too much stress. Anyone know how safe this is. 

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Feeling dizzy and weak is my pacemaker the culprit?

Hi, I'am a 19 years old male and im feeling dizzy though not as severe as like spinning around my vision or me and weakness feeling, Im having these feeling for a long time now and already check with an ENT and ophthalmologist doctors and they found nothing unusual and it seems like its not vertigo base on what my doctor said, my BP is fine too so is my Pacemaker the culprit?I heard people talking about settings on pacemaker and what should i look out for?

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winded

I got my pacemaker in Aug 2018

I have had sudden onset tiredness and very winded. This is abnormal for me. I read that I might possibley need an adjustment to pace maker. 

Could that possibley be why i am suddnely so tired and winded?

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Burning Pain armpit/near pacemaker site

HI All,

Looking for some advice. I have had my pacemakter for almost 7 years now and within the last 3-4 months have been experiencing occasional sharp burning pain under the skin under my armput near the pacemaker site. It is a brief pain 10-15 secs but sharp enough to take breath away and tires me. It is generally if I over stretch or even if I drive over a road bump so seems to be casued by certain movement.  About 1.5 years ago one of the leads came lose but as that w...

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Icd lead rubbing against the clavicle

Hello everyone,

I have had this icd/pacemaker for 2 years, ever since implant I could always feel the leads but over the course of a week I have started to feel like the lead is rubbing against the collarbone. I have a device clinic coming up in a week, has anyone had this? Should I call them now or should I wait? Best, Paula  

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Taking care link abroad

Hi,

Im going abroad in a week to a quiet island in Greece. There’s no real hospital or anything there, if you’re sick it means travelling back to Rhodes. So I was thinking about taking my Care link with me, so if anything funky happened to my pacemaker I could have the hospital in England check to see if anything was wrong. And then if it was I’d know and be able to get help. They said there is no point as they can’t do anything if somethings wrong. But I feel li...

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Little dizzy really noticeable when sitting straight and feelling tired

Hi im 19 years old male and I got my Pm on june last year and i suddenly beggin experiencing this dizzy feeling it started on early january this year and my doctor said to go to an ENT I Dont know why they didnt talk to me about settings on my pm before suggesting me to go to an ENT idk(i havent gone to a ENT doctor btw).though my hearing is fine and my vision is good. and so after the end of january it dissapears maybe because they change some settings and then it came back again on april I...

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Asymptomatic

I don’t have any symptoms except for 2 instances when I felt a bit dizzy. However, I’ve been diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome and have both bradycardia and tachycardia indicated by a Holter. I have a smart bracelet that vibrates when my heart rate exceeds 100. Some days it vibrates only twice in one day, other days more frequently but goes back down immediately. I will get a pacemaker for the bradycardia and medication for the tachycardia. I’ve been reading emails on the s...

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Do you pack your home monitor in your suitcase or your carry-on?

I'm going out of town for the first time since getting a biventricular pacemaker.  I'm trying to decide between packing my home monitor in my suitcase or my carry-on.  I'm leaning towards taking it in my carry-on, but it's pretty bulky, especially if I bring it in its box, and I don't want to have one more thing to deal with at the security screening.

On the other hand, if I put it in my suitcase, it could get lost.  (If it got delayed, it wouldn&...

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IRHB with pacemaker dependence

I had AV node ablation and I am pacemaker dependent. My pacemaker is dual chamber. I have prolonged periods of irregular heatbeat. I understand that my atrial  tachycardia persists, but I thought the pacemaker was supposed to keep my heartbeat regular. Any insights?

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Summer bathing suit or cover up with biventricular ICD implanted

I had a biventricular ICD implanted 2 weeks ago. I knew there was going to be a scar an a slight prteusion but my device is large and is very noticeable. I’m a 67 y/o female and 108lbs with small frame. I’m vacationing on a beach and I’m at a loss how I can cover up most of my protrusion. I’m blessed and very thankful for this device as it truly saved my life. Any ideas would be helpful.

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PICKLING OF CUCUMBERS

Canned foods are prone to the growth of Clostridium botulinum, bacteria that causes botulism which is a deadly form of food poisoning. While some foods are acidic enough to prevent the growth of this harmful bacteria while canned, most need to be further acidified to ensure they’re safe for consumption (Binning, 2005). This necessitates a form of food preservation known as Pickling which is the process of food preservation using acidic preservatives either vinegar, lemon juice or b...

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ORGANIZATION’S MISSION AND SCOPE

Nursing is a profession that is tasked with the protection, promotion, and optimization of health. According to the American Nurses Association (2008), nurses are essential in the elevation of better health in the treatment of individuals and communities at large. Quality nursing care requires that a nurse, whether surgical or caring, is well taken care of to give maximum care.  Peer reviewed education, as well as other social aspects affecting nurses, are an essential component for prov...

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METABOLIC DISORDER SYNDROME

Metabolic Disorder Syndrome in People with Severe Mental Illnesses

Introduction
            Metabolic syndrome is a condition that comprises several disorders like obesity, glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, dyslipidemias, hypotension and cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome is largely associated with mental illnesses. Schizophrenics have been the main targets when assessing for this condition due to their like...

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to Dave H

has anyone explained how an increase in EF could cause less stamina and PVCs as iu stated?  i do not understand that. thanks

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Battery change questions

Help please on battery change, which I’m having done next week.sorry to ask you all but these questions are on my mind and I can’t wait til the op to find out.

Whats the recovery time, need to let work now when I’ll be ok

When will I be able to swim?

How soon can I return to coaching gymnastics, involves supporting and lifting gymnasts

Thanks so much

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