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melanoma update

after all the concern over electro cautery, my surgeon ended up simply using a scalpel to remove the melanoma....hopefully he got wide borders. now waiting for pathology report. 

many thanks to donr for  his detailed explanations and to grateful heart for her advice. ian always makes me feel better.  you guys are great!

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Newbie Here!

Hello! 

I had my PM implanted 5 days ago. I am a 51 year old female  I went to my doctor last Tuesday thinking I needed a steroid shot to clear my asthma flare up and would up in the ER. I never realized I had a heart problem. I attributed my malaise, chest pressure and shortness of breath to my asthma. 

Any way... I felt Sure I would be back at work (HR Specialist) by Monday,  but here it us Tuesday and I'm still not feeling myself.  I have been...

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Newbie Here!

Hello! 

I had my PC implanted 5 days ago. I am a 51 year old female  I went to my doctor last Tuesday thinking I needed a steroid shot to clear my asthma flare up and would up in the ER. I never realized I had a heart problem. I attributed my malaise, chest pressure and shortness of breath to my asthma. 

Any way... I felt Sure I would be back at work (HR Specialist) by Monday,  but here it us Tuesday and I'm still not feeling myself.  I have been so em...

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Soreness around pacemaker

Hello I had a Pacemaker placed 6 weeks ago. All was fine, arm soreness by pacemaker  got better 2 weeks ago. As of yesterday the area around the pacemaker is very sore and if I use that arm. I actually cannot use or raise the arm today. No swelling or redness Has anyone had this happen? Thank you so much!

Cindy

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UK Drivers

I'm a little unsure on how to make the DVLA aware of my ICD. There are so many different forms, online links, phone numbers and suggestions that I don't know where to begin!

I have just had an ICD fitted and was told by the doctors that I would be banned from driving for 1 month, not 6 months. This is because I have not blacked out nor had any cardiac episodes before the ICD was installed - they said my surgery was preventative, not necessary which makes the difference.

Do...

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Afib, Our device and Our term insurance policy

Morning fellow device owners 

I will try to be brief. I’m a licensed insurance advisor and have practiced for 18 yrs.  I knew my Afib was going to effect my future underwriting for another life policy but my cardiac arrest and subsequent ICD surgery now makes me uninsurable with traditional life insurance. 

With that said, I can “ convert” my current Term policy and leverage the chronic illness rider within the policy benefits for possible long ter...

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pre-syncope feeling maybe?

So I have had a pacemaker implant for chb since april 2018 after having my mitral valve repair surgery and today I kind of felt a little something by my heart area did not last long at all maybe like two-three seconds. Then I felt like something was giong to happen but it didn't kind of like lightheadedness not sure exactly. As if the pacemaker did not allow it to happen. I did about a mile and a half on the treadmill yesterday at around 3.5 speed. I checked my smart watch just...

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Blood pressure

If you have pacemaker ... can you check blood pressure with wrist cuff? And have you been able to get good readings with any BP cuff?

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Cardiac arrest at Masters Golf tournament April 6th, 2018

My heart picked a place to show itself of all places at the Masters Golf tournament on April 6th, 2018 at holes 10, 11 and 12 what is called AMEN’S CORNER. I went down with cardiac arrest, GOD had chosen the best landscaped part of the world to end my life but also had the most qualified personnel in place to bring me back to life. God had placed a Gastroenterologist no more than 2 to 3 feet away from me when I went into cardiac arrest. The doctor immediately performed compressions on m...

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3rd Year Anniversary

Dear Friends, Today is the 3rd Anniversary of My surgery to implant My Biotronik Duel lead Pacemaker! I remember how apprehensive I was, but I came here and felt it was going to be OK! I remember people telling Me that one day I would forget I had a Pacemaker! It's True! I almost never think about it, yet it has given Me a new lease on Life! Thanks for all the support through these first three years!  Gratefully Yours,  Pastor Mike

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playstation vr and a crt-p

Christmas comming along and wanted to try and join in the fun with the vr head sets,dont want any missapps. i have a crt-p pacemacker.thanks in advance,and most of all keep pacing.x

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For Kelloggs77

Hi,

I cannot read your pm until/unless you put in a Subject.  That's what I need to click on to read it.  

Please respond with a Subject line.  Thanks.

 

Bionic Beat

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Im new from australia

Hi, im karen and i had a cardiac arrest on 17/12/2017, i did die for a few minutes, but the parametics difibulated my back on the third try. I woke up in hospital with a pace maker in my chest, i felt so much better and went home  6 months later i was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (graves disease) and i have high calcium levels which causes heart problems amongst other things, my question is, " now i have a pacemaker with a built in defipulater, will my heart be okay?

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Cryotherapy

Has anyone tried cryotherapy with a crt device and if so are there any complications. Want to have it done to my lower back and knees.

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No Apparent Reason

What's up everyone?

Just about to turn 40 and I literally had my pacer installed 9 days ago. Found out suddenly that I had developed complete heart block, which would have meant a limited and short life. Six months ago I had an EKG that showed minor left branch block. Somehow the condition degenerated. Had a thorough investigation- echo and MRI- and fortunately nothing else was wrong with my heart. That, however, left me with no explanation, and no apparent reason for why this happe...

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Chest pain

Hi,

I am wondering if any one has experienced anything similar. I am one year post insertion of a dual chamber Medtronic. 

The whole family have had a bit a a virus with a cough, sore throat and sickness. 

Yesterday I was exhausted, today my chest around the generation and more centraly has felt like it’s being crushed all day. I just put it down to it being the virus, the pain is now quite severe. 

I had the pm inserted for severe bradycardia;&nbs...

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Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans

I thought I'd investigate a switch from Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan.  Looks like I'll need to perform more investigating during the coming year since the enrollment end is fast approaching (Dec 7).  My 1st line of questions were to see what plan allows me to continue with the EP and cardiologists I currently see. So far, easier said than done. In addition, there are many rules involving a Medicare Advantage Plan, i.e.: the plan can drop doctors whenever, enrol...

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To Skinny?

Hi.  I posted a few days ago, I admit I have been a busy bee.  I got my pacemaker 6 days ago and I walked out of the hospital into a spitfire.So.. .I lost a lot of weight.  Like 57lbs :/  so I am 100lbs right now.  and I dont have a big chest. Wide chest i guess.  So my pacemaker is like sorta poking out :/ It just feels weird to touch and you can see it ;/  Does anyone else have this problem?  is it normal for thin people to see it?  Thanks I hope...

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Put a magnet to my pacemaker and it beeped

I put a magnet to my pacemaker to see if it would hold it and my pacemaker made a loud beep for 10 seconds and then stopped. I haven’t had any problems with since and didn’t have any problems before either. 

Should I be worried? Does this mean anything?

Its probably worth noting I’m in USA on exchange and get back home (Australia) early January with my next check up in February

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ID card

Thanks to Ian for his post with regards to Med contact number in Watford UK.

Rang them and e mail on way to me today.

 

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