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Heartrate

I just restored my Omron heart rate monitor watch. I presently have bradycardia with PVC’s.  Also, an Assurity 2272 pacemaker. Low end set at 80bpm. To my surprise, when I put this unit on my chest and watch on the wrist , Am I reading my actual heart rate with no interference from PVC’s? Anyone have an answer?  Thanks

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100% Paced

Hi All,

This is my first post, I have been reading forum for past 4 months since receiving dual chamber pacemaker. I am a mum of 2 teens, 48 years old with a brady/tachy syndrome plus a complete heart block. I am being paced at 100%, just curious if there are others pacing at 100%. Thanks

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Micra Pacemaker

Hi 

I just got a micra pacemaker and couldn't find any recent posts on this type of PM. I had it fitted as an emergency 2 weeks ago after a 13 second sinus-node arrest made me collapse. I was asymptomatic before the collapse episode but with family history of heart problems. They only found the cause of the collapse as I'd had an implanted loop recorder inserted 2 weeks prior and they were able to interrogate the device and look at the data. All ECGs, holter, blood tes...

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Under the likely heading of TL;DR...

Thought I'd share my experience on this journey.

I'm 66+ very active never took more than an occasional aspirin until I was 65 and then was diagnosed with stage 3 CKD. Bummer... Anyway because of my general good health my nephrologist convinced me to relax. The only change in my life at that time was now taking 12.5 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide every day. The initial dosage of 25 mg caused me to get light headed and faint often so he cut the dosage in half. (There will be a call ba...

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Electrical shock

So while I was working the other day painting a house for a friend I went to move the outlet out of the way when I felt an electrical shock in my hand. Could this have harmed my pacemaker?? It definitely scared me but I’m ok now that I know of just want to make sure this didn’t harm my PM 

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A bracelet?

I just received a pacemaker.  I am really grateful because it saved my life!  My question is do you recommend I get a braceley identifying that I have a pacemaker?  Thanks very much!

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Pacemaker and Prostate Cancer

I just received a pacemaker last week.  I will be starting radiation treatment for prostate cancer in the next 10 days.  Is it safe to get radiation treatments for prostate cancer when you have a pacemaker?  Thanks very much!

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Bee sting and benadryl

I was stung by a bee this evening. Is it safe to take a Benadryl pill with your pacemaker?

Thank you,

Searching Woman

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Sex

I have a 2 lead pacemaker from Medtronic I’ve had a pm for slow heart rate...they have fixed it a few times...but not sure if the settings are still right.....any ways I been ok with it when I go on walks but...when I some times have sex it acts up....I’ll be ok for weeks or months....then out of the blue if I’m having sex...my heart starts to race really fast....it will slow down for a bit then I can feel being paced....idk if any one has had this issue....go from 85 to 120...

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Implant location

Hey everyone! So lately I've been wondering a lot about possible implant locations. Right now mine is under my left pectoral muscle and I wanted to know about other possible locations. Honestly the location isn't much of a problem except for a few things:
1. I'm a very small girl (5'1 and 105 lb) so it's pretty noticeable. This isn't much of a problem honestly, I've gotten used to it, but it must be nice not having to explain to people what the bulge on m...

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Moving to Ireland

Hello,

 

I'm Marc, 28 years old, paced with a dual chamber st jude endurity since 2016. I'm planning to move to Ireland to learn English and try to pass an official exam. Does someone wired lives in Ireland? I'm from Spain so I will be happy to meet you.

 

Thx!

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Fluttering

I am 32 and had my pacemaker implanted 6 weeks ago for mobitz II heartblock. I have had the settings changed 3x now.  Since this last time i have been having a very distracting fluttering in my chest. I am so having occasional sharp chest pains. I was evaluated in the ER and they didnt seem concerned.  Im wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences.  I feel alone in all of this, and am looking for input from others that also have this condition. also did you find a cau...

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Weight loss when your pacer is capped at 110

Does anyone else have a pacemaker set at 110? I take metropol and flecanide along with a diurectic it is taking me forever to lose 6lbs while maintaing a diet of 1300 calories a day. I walk at least 10,000 steps a day. Any advice?

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Conversion to HIS Bundle Pacing

New EP at Duke wants to convert my Dual Chamber Boston Scientific Pacemaker to HIS pacing by removng the Ventrical lead and replacing it with a HIS Bundle lead. Anyone have any experience with this?

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Pacemaker nearly 3 years...

 Hi All,

          I had my PM fitted nearly three years ago, blacked out momentarily a few times over 3 days. When I was taken into hospital I spent the first day in resuscitation ward. During the two weeks or so I was in hospital, no reason could be found as to what had happened to me. I was a fit 47 year old. On admission, the consultant immediately took me off my prescribed blood pressure tablets and commented that they probably caused my problem.&...

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Pacemaker

I just had an echo done and my battery is getting low my ejection fraction is 45-50 and I am concerned because is this because my battery is getting low the doctor wants me to have a chemical stress test done which is fine I think it’s to check for blockage has anyone had a low ejection fraction like this?

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Pain around pacemaker site

Hi All,

i have had my pacemaker for 13 years, my battery was changed 5 years ago.

Over the last few weeks I have been experiencing pain around the Pacemaker area. The pain comes & goes.

i do have my annual check up in 2 weeks, so will obviously mention it to the cardiac nurse. Has anyone else had pain around the area? 

Just curious.

Thanks in advance

Julie

 

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new to having a pacemaker

hi can anyone put my mine at ease. i had a pacemake fitted just over a week ago ive got sick sinus syndrom, mri showed a slightly enlarged upper chamber other than that everything was fine no scaring, my heart paused 20 times in 2 days for between 15-25seconds each time sometimes it dropped to 25bpm. since have my pacemaker fitted ive recoverd very well but every now and then usally morrning i seam to get a strange feeling im my heart its a hard thing to discribe but it sort of feels numb, kn...

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Pacemaker problems? are his leads messed up. Help!!!

My husband is really sick.. He is normally a very active man, but since his pacemaker, supposedly the batteries, went belly up, and then he had another unit put in, he has been tired, sleeps all of the time, has no energy.

He had a medtronic put in in 2012 and it really seemed to help. About three years ago he had to have a new valve put in.. sorry if I am not to educated on the subject, but the doctors are always in such a rush and after they whoosh away I sit there and wish I could ha...

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Bras after getting a pacemaker

I am very large chested and am worried about disturbing the placement of my pacemaker and leads once i put a bra back on for the first time as I have heavy breasts and the placement of them is much higher on my chest when wearing a bra. Im not sure if the dr took this into account since i was braless at the hospital and they were much lower and out of the way during surgery. Please let me know if you have any experience from this dilemma. Ty

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I wouldn't be alive if it wasn't for pacemakers. I've had mine for 35+ years. I was fainting all of the time and had flat-lined also. I feel very blessed to live in this time of technology.