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Error with transmission

Having trouble sending a transmission with Medtronic transmission device. Keeps giving error code 3230 and won't send. Never had a problem before. Did watch a youtube video on how to remedy this. Did as it said but it didn't work. Anyone had any problems with this?

 

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Travel insurance

I wondered if any fellow pacemaker recipients could recommend any travel cover companies?  I know there are some pre existing condition policies out there....would be good to find a fair deal for a declared condition.

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PM Activity - More While Sick?

Has anyone noticed their pacemaker going off significantly more while sick?  I’ve had rather upset stomach this weekend, fatigue,  dizziness, etc. (maybe the flu?) and have noticed my pacemaker kicking on quite a bit more than usual.  Is that normal?  

I know most people can’t feel theirs “turning on” but I can most definitely feel mine and it’s adding to an already queasy feeling.

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Pacemaker

Hi all, I was told a year ago when I received my ICD that I could no longer no any type of electric welding. This information devastated me as I am a builder of custom chassis and suspension for custom cars and truck's. I just had my yearly ICD check up and during my whinnying I got a curious look from the gal doing the check up. She went the extra mile for me and got me some information that was huge for me. I have a Biotronik,  pacemaker. They have information that was put out in D...

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Recalls

Has there been any recalls on st judes pacemaker leads or pacemaker? 

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Lift chairs

Is it safe to use a lift chair 

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New PM Triggered When Sedentary and/or Bending Forward

Greetings, All

Six day-old Medtronic W3DR01 for bradycardia and pausing. All so far well except for scariness of its triggering while sedate (right now, in fact) and while simply bending down.

From my first scan of comments here it appears body posture and movement can influence pacing even with leads properly positioned and stable. Unfortunately it won't be for another eleven days yet that I go to my pacemaker clinic for some enlightenment and an interrogation of the unit. I...

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Device Memory Storage

Hello, all:

I joined this forum to gain support and understanding of what happened. You see my father-in-law recently passed and i have questions that cannot get answered. My main question is...for how long will the pacemaker / defribrulator device retain memory and does it over-ride after a certain period of time? If anyone has knowledge nad can help i would be greatly appreciative. I am not going to share details of his passing on a general post but would like message with anyone that...

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Feeling as if my PM is caught on something

I have had my device since October 2018, when I move a certain way I get the feeling that it is caught or tugging on something.  Any one else ever felt this

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Driving a 4x4 pickup with a BC/ICD

Has anyone had an issue with driving a vehicle that bounces around a lot? I do notice the bouncing does up my heart rate a bit. My real concern is lead dislodgement. Can hitting bumps on the road and driving a vehicle with larger tires thats more prone to bouncing cause problems? So far the in home monitor is showing OK. I am four weeks post procedure and am diving on a regular basis to and from work. Thanks. 

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anxious

Hi, in the process of trying to figure the cause of chest pains ive been having it was found that my heart is in good shape but seems I have bradycardia...cardiologist hopes to avoid pacemaker. Just learnt this and had my 24 hour monitor just done. I've been researching madly but have many questions . My cardiologist says it doesn't explain my chest pains...yet I see on google that chest pains are a symptom of bradycardia? Did anyone else have chest pains due to bradycardia? Thanks

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Can You Feel The Leads in Your Veins and Heart?

Just wanted to know if anyone out there who has a BV ICD with CRT can feel the leads in the chest? Being that ICD leads are bigger, and that 3 leads are required for CRT, I have a sensation in my mid left chest that I am wondering if it could be the leads running through the vein to the heart? I haven't seen my chest xray, but think that I might be feeling the leads pressing on the wall of the vein. Its mildly irritating, but probably nothing I can do other than get use to it. Thanks.

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New to this... All advice welcomed.

Hello everyone. My name is Bonzwa and I recently had my heart zapper implanted. When the ambulance finally got me to the er, my pulse was 208bpm and I was in full v tac. As a child I had Rheumatic Feverand then contracted it again in my late teens. I've had a heart murmur for as long as I've been alive but other than that, my overall health is good. Low cholesterol, no diabetes, nothing worth mentioning except mild hypertension. What worries me the most is that the cardiologist told m...

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New Member

As a new member - this is first post - pacemaker was installed October 9, 2015. The reason for post is -- had an ablation on Febuary 5, 2019.  Since ablation I have been experiencing instances of assume term is pacing.  On Tuesday, May 5, 2019 had follow up with Doc.  He reset pulse rate from 60 to 75 and made other adjustments to pacemaker.  The pacing has continued.  Did not experience pacing until after the ablation.  Is this a normal occurrence?  Al...

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First pacemaker

I am a little over 2 weeks out from having my first pacemaker for bradycardia. Not having pain so much as the strange feeling of having a foreign object in my body. How long does it take to get used to the new normal of feeling like a weight is bouncing around under your skin when you hit a bump in the road or the weird sensations when you move your arm?

 

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Accidental resuscitation attempt ?

Hi, I am curious to know if anyone has had an an attempt made on them, by accident, with a defibrilator to be resuscitated. I would think it would knock out ones pacemaker ?

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Shock in chest

Hi I have lately been having Zaps in my chest area my pacemaker was fitted approx two years ago has anyone else experienced anything like this if so could you please  advise me thanks

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Work Restrictions after PM

Hello all! I am a newbie and will be getting a Pacemaker in the first week in June. I work in Healthcare in the OR as a Surgical Assistant and do much bending,strecthing, and lifting patients, and work with cautery etc... I am concerned that obviously the first month i will be very limitied as too what i can do, but i am concerned about how this will affect the future as well? If anyone out there who is in the same field or anyone who could offer advice, i would certianly would like to h...

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Low heart rate alert

Hi all,

I had my biventricular pacemaker fitted 6 weeks ago now for complete heart block & bradycardia. Healing has been going well apart from some pain in my shoulder. I wear an Apple Watch which has built in heart rate monitor this sent me 3 alerts throughout last night to tell me my heart rate had dropped below 40 & stayed like that for 10 minutes each time.

Is it normal for heart rate to drop low with the pacemaker fitted?

Thank You 

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Operating a Lawn Mower Just Weeks After BV ICD Implant Surgery

This is kind of a follow up to my earlier post on operating a lawn mower or weed whacker. I am over three weeks post surgery and my grass is growing fast. I want to cut it, but discharge instructions said no lifting anything over ten pounds for six weeks. Does anyone know if operating a lawn mower too early would be an issue? Not sure if pulling and pushing would be the same as lifting? Is the lifting a concern with the leads pulling out, or is it a concern with the incision opening up? Thank...

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