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Pacemaker anniversary

Hey all!!

Just posting to say thank you to everyone on this page. Today I have had my pacemaker for 10 years precisely! For congenital complete heart block. I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas, and keep on keeping on! 

Eilish

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Surgery for new lead and possible 3rd lead

Hi All,

I’ve had a pacemaker for 51/2 years for complete heartblock. Went in for 6 month check recently to find that I have a damaged atrial lead and that it needs replacing. The doctor suggested that in addition to replacing the damaged lead that a 3rd lead could be put in the left ventricle as a long term strategy to reduce the possibility of heart failure down the road. 

I’m wondering if people have had any experience with biventricular pacing an...

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Rate response question

In gerneral if you go over the upper limit how long does it usually take for the device to start pacing again?

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rate response

I went to the device clinic today - I had noticed some "effort" in my chest when I would initially start walking.  She adjusted it and I walked around and it was fine.  Since I got to work, I am noticing that when I bend forward, or crouch down, I feel that "effort" feeling, almost like my heart is too big.  I'm not feeling short of breath and I'm not dizzy.  I'm going to call the nurse, but I wondered if anyone had any thoughts...  Tha...

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Cardioversion

Hi, folks -

I had an icd installed 7 months ago. I got a double-whack cardioversion about a month later to get Afib under control. No help. 

Then assorted blood scans, TEE and cardiac ablation. Dr said all blood vessels were clear. “I didn’t see one crumb!”

Now I’m scheduled for a cardioversion the end of this week. If my icd scan shows no Afib, the nurse says, the cardioversion will be called off!

Is there any precedent to this? I som...

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Ectopics with exercise and hot weather.

Hi there

I am wondering if anyone can help me.

I had a biotronik PM placed about 4 weeks ago due to ablation /avrnt problem from 2012.

Ive had a few issues which I’ve mentioned on here, but my biggest problem has been tiredness and especially ectopics on exercise- which I didnt have before PM placement.

As soon as my heart rate reaches about 110 my heart has a string of multiple ectopics which makes me stop in my tracks and cough. Also in recovery it does this fo...

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pacemaker with av node ablation in February 2018 2 lead medtronic

My pacemaker is working well, but I am not!  Keep feeling very nauseus and wobbly, I am now ten months down the road.

 

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scar fading topicals

Has anyone used one of those scar fading gel/topicals?  My husband's client makes one of these products and he sent me a tube along with a silicone strip to use to help flatten the scar.  Apparently, the owner had an emergency PM implant a year ago and he used his own product!  Worked well.  Any thoughts?  Thanks.

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Blue lips

Doctor thought and treated for heart attack  then discovered heart block and pacemaker fitted 6 weeks ago. No issues before. Never before but now frequently got blue lips and people commenting on it. Thought pm kept heart pumping therefore blood flowing  so what's going on with lips ??

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Soreness

I have had my pm fitted for 6 months now.

Quite often I get a burning sensation in the site.  Is this normal?

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Pacing for Vasovagal Syncope

For those of you who have received a pacemaker to treat vasovagal syncope, I am curious how you and your physician reached the decision to pace. I have been experiencing syncopal episodes (some with a clear, pain-related trigger, and others with no apparent trigger) for the past 5 years and I have tried lifestyle measures, as well as two medications, with limited success. I have hit my head quite hard on multiple occasions and I am growing concerned about the possibility of serious injury, gi...

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Newby to the Club. -- Syncope Episodes and 14 Second Ventrical Standstill while Sleeping

I am new to the Pacemaker world.    52 Year Male.

5 years Ago:  -- 1 second feeling -- Syncope -- fell to floor and cracked my head.   Lucky, as I just finished climbing 15 feet up on a cargo truck.  Rush to hospital with complete cardiac workups and tests without any firm diagnosis.    Wore heart montor for 30 days without recording significant event.   Experienced signifant anxiety over syncope reoccurrence.   (Kind of l...

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My head feels like my body is slowly moving.

I was not experiencing this until the 2nd time my dr adjusted my pacemaker after 1 week I started feeling like my head feels like my body is slowly moving or a slight earthquake is happening.is this normal?and my heart rate is like 90 to 100 even though im just sitting.and my next interogation is after 4 months.

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Surgery

Hi there. I have a dual chamber MEDTRONIC Pm. I possibly might need surgery, however not anything related to my heart. My question is will they need to switch off my Pm for the duration of the surgery? Is it necessary? I look forward to some feedback. Thank you. 

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Feeling in body

I have a SCU with difibuator.  At times, if I sit a certian way, I can  feel my heart beat down by my stomach and it actually feels like a baby kicking inside if i were pregnant.  Any one else experienced a feeling like this???  Maybe I am going crazy..happens when I lay down too... b

It has 3 different leads...

 

 

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Can people feel symptoms of hb sometimes even with a pacer?

I am wondering is it possible to feel symptoms while the pacing device is working. For example giong in and out of a stage of hb.

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Pacemaker Removal

Hi Everyone

I am 15 years old and have had a pacemaker ever since I was a few months old. After a few years my first pacemaker stopped working. It was placed below my ribs. That pacemaker was removed and a new one was put in on the left side of my chest. I have hypervagatonia which caused my heart to slow down when I was young for the smallest things such as accidentally hitting myself with a toy I would pass out. As I have grown up my symptoms have gone away. There has always been a co...

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2 weeks out

I finished week 2 - went back to work for 4 days.  Was a bit sore off and on but so glad to be out of the house.  Today I went outside for a walk.  I pushed myself at work to walk 5000 steps a day and then going outside today was such a treat!  The last time I walked outside I ended up in the ER and got the PM!  So I was a bit trepidatious about it, but was very proud when I did. 

Wound looking pretty good.  I have noticed that when I start my walks, w...

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Is it atrial flutter or my pacemaker?

Hello PM friends!

Hope to get some insight from you more experienced what’s going on here.

Background:

I got a Biotronik Enitra PM in september this year because of SSS/bradycardia. I also have both paroxysmalt atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter, still untreated. 

My "natural" resting pulse is around ~ 55  BPM and below (Before having my PM it could drop to 25-30).

The issue:

When get an arythmia episod...

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Is this a PM device?

https://www.impulse-dynamics.com/int/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/01/Optimizer_Smart_Brochure_Engl.pdf

(A better link than my previous)  This device recently FDA approved.

--Dave--

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I live an extremely normal life now and my device does NOT hinder me in any way.