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Pacemaker

Hello,

Recently my father had a pacemaker implantation like 8 months ago on his first vist to doctor his pulse was 90 and on second vist his pulse dropdown to 70, but now he just fainted and admited in the same hospital they did a regular checkup now the pulse droped down to 60. Doctors conformed every thing is fine with pacemaker working as usual but here we have a question related to pulse dropdown is this going to be an issue? or pulse is based on heart beats.

Thanks in Ad...

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Pacemaker

My husband almost died and I’m a full time caregiver... only had my pacemaker a year.  Took me awhile to accept but was ok till August when he fell and gone downhill..... my problem now is stress!  I am also having flutters or palpitations 🤷‍♀️ And constantly thinking the worse ,  that something is wrong with me. Just had it remotely read ... all is fine, no episodes, so how do you stop the worrying and live a normal life?

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Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

Shoutout to all the congenital folks out there! 

https://www.facebook.com/MendedLittleHeartsNationalOrganization/photos/a.10153292065615473/10161508644925473/?type=3&theater

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Advice

Hello, had a pacemaker fitted October 2018 question is can I have a blood test ? 

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pacemaker placed

If I was unclear before I'm sorry. I did get the pacemaker. I was brought to the ER and my cardiologist happened to be working at the hospital that day. He said tommorow you get a pacemaker. No time to discuss, or even think about it. I did remember them giving me two shots of something trying to get my heart rate up.

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Evaluation for Pacemaker

Hi Everyone,

I was diagnosed with Complete Heart Block at age 2 and haven’t experienced any symptoms or had any interference with my daily activity.

Each year I complete a 24 hr holter and regularly have echo’s and/or stress tests to monitor my condition.

Now at age 30 my recent holter reading about 3 months ago showed an increase in PVC’s from about 4 a day to 87. Based on this my doctor has requested I meet with him next week to discuss a pacemaker, My st...

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Kids say the funniest things

I'm a grandma of 6 wonderful amazing little humans. My oldest alissa (13) who has down syndrome and whom I'm raising asked me if my heart was broken. And the my grandson clay (6) asked me if my heart hurt and I said no I have machine that helps my heart. he said what is it? I told him it's called a pacemaker and he says to his brother Easton (2) nanny has a spacemaker isn't that cool. I almost died laughing. My main reason to keep pushing forward 

 

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Huawei band 2 pro

Hi im wanting to buy my husband the huawei band pro 2 can he wear it with wear it with his pace maker? 

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Cardio MEMS

Any Cardio MEMS device users here?  Whatcha think?

--Dave--

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working as a nurse with a pacemaker

My daughter will be having a PM inplanted in March (I am not sure what type as yet). She is an RN and I was just wondering if she will still be able to work in the hospital on her Med Surg Floor, being that there is a lot of lifting and pulling with her post op patients

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Flouroscopy Risks during Implant Procedure

My EP has recommended that I get a CRT-D installed, and the more I read about it the more nervous I get about the whole thing.  I was reading about the implant procedure, and it sounds like fluoroscopy is always used when implanting pacemakers, ICDs & CRT-Ds.

From what I am reading, fluoroscopy exposes the patient to a huge amount of radiation that can lead to skin burns or even cancers later in life.  Has anyone discussed this risk with their EPs, and if so, what were you...

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Incision

I just posted a picture of my incision on here.  Someone on Facebook said it looks infected to her.  Can someone look at it and tell me what you think please.  I have no fever or drainage or pain.

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declining pacemaker

Once again, thank you to those who answered my question.  It's so comforting to know others have grappled with this issue.  My life is OK, and I'm not depressed, but I do not want to end up in rest home care, and I know that if I want to choose a peaceful death, waiting till I have to be put in a home is waiting too long - I'll no longer be capable of taking action.  I don't want to turn this post into an end-of-life discussion, as my original question was...

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New to the club!

Hey everyone! My name is Mattie and i am 20 years old. Yes, pretty young to have a pacemaker. I get reminded daily! But after lots of research im learning that its much more common than i thought! 

LONG LONG story short, i have passed out several several times throughout my life starting at age 7. After seeing dozens of doctors and dozens of normal tests they just kept reffering me to psychologist and upping my Anxiety medicine. This past year things have gotten much worse for me....

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Pulse at collar bone

Over the last couple of days I have developed a noticeable pulse just above my pacemaker to the left hand side of my left collarbone. I can feel the pulse in my arm depending on how I am standing or sitting. Anybody had this before. Feel fine apart from it being annoying. 

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His-Bundle Pacing

I am interested in patient/doctor/nurse experiences related to "His-Bundle Pacing" in which a single lead is directly connected to the nerve bundle that normally handles pacing of the heart.  There is an experiemental study in L.A. and I am getting ready to join it.  So far, I am convinced that His-Bundle Pacing offers many, genuine benefits if one needs to have a pacemaker.

Is there anyone out there who could weigh in on this?

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New EP

Hello,

My pediatric EP of 20 years is retiring and I’m being transferred to a new doctor in the adult device clinic.  I have my pacemaker due to CCHB and am still using the original leads, with one in unipolar mode due to a small fracture that happened a few months ago.  My pediatric EP’s philosophy about lead replacement is to cap off the old leads and put new leads in.  The new EP specializes in lead extraction.  I’m meeting him for the first...

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My story/New device

Hello newbie here,

 Two weeks post op of CRT/ICD placement. The past 6 months have been a worldwind for my family and I. It began with vaca with the hubby. A 5 night cruise in which i was sick the whole time. Came home and went to the ER and was diagnosed with "travelers diahrrea" sent home on antibiotics which did not help. Went back and CT of abd done which revealed mass on uterus and ovary. Fast forward, had hysterectomy and my GYN found 500cc of fluid just hanging aro...

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IV Therapy

I got my PM on January 7, 2019. I’m wondering if it’s ok to get IV vitamin therapy tomorrow (3 weeks post PM)? I’ve been feeling dehydrated and want to get the basic IV (Meyers cocktail) added with gluthione. Feel like after all the blood work and xrays ive had the last few works could do with some IV vitamins, minerals and gluthione. Any thoughts would be most welcome. :)

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declining pacemaker

Thank you to the people who responded to my question about whether declining a pacemaker would lead to a pleasant quiet death.  One person warned me about driving, and I want to assure him that my vision is now too poor to drive, so I don't own a car.  

It seems that the pacemaker makes life better, but doesn't necessarily extend lifespan.  I'm on the hospital waiting list at present, so I have time to think about what to do.  Thanks again - it&...

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