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PM2210

I have a 2013 installed St Jude pacemaker model PM2210.  Out of the blue I received a Merlin@home from Abbot labs.  I have asked repeatedly if my type device can be remotely downloaded and been told no. 

Anyone had this happen?

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Pain in left breast

Question for the women here. I have had my pm since september 28th 2018. I haven't had that many issues with it. The last few days I have been having a lot of pain in my left breast and today it is hurting a lot more than it has the last few days. Like it hurts to even try to take off my bra and it is a front closing bra so there really shouldn't be any issues there. But even when my kitten comes up to try and give love she puts her paw on my boob and that even hurts. It's not lik...

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new pacemaker

Just joined club, i am getting my first pacemaker next friday, 6/28.

Wish me luck. 

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It looks like I’m moving from a dual lead to a hiss bundle pacer , anyone have one ?

So my battery is gonna die , which means new device time . 

 

Due to my ejection fraction (45%), and the fact that I’m 100% paced , it has been  suggested by my cardiologist and his team that I either go with a biventricular pacer , or a new his bundle pacer , with a strong suggestion towards the his bundle pacer . I’m having a venogram in just a little to check for vein ‘openess’ In order to see if lead removal is feasible , and how to proce...

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Pacemaker Removed to Join Military

Hey Everyone, 

I had a pacemaker implanted when I was 12 because I had been diagnosed with bradycardia. I stopped using it completely after 2 months after the surgery. A few years ago, my doctor told me I can get it removed because I might have not needed it in the first place.

Now that it’s been out for 2 years with no problems. I’m planning to join the military. The recruiters say it’s a unique situation. 

Does anyone have any experience wi...

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AV Node ablation

I had an AV Node ablation in 1995 and pacemaker insertion. I had a replacement in 2009 and just got my 2nd replacement last week. I have always had questions for my cardiologist about what happens if the pacemaker malfunctions; but they always say very low chance. Which is probably true since it’s been 24 years. It just scares me for some reason. I found this pacemaker club, and was just wondering if there are others out there and if they can share any insight. 

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Copd test

Many thanks for the comments received on the above topic. Feel happier going ahead with this now. 

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Blue Diamond

I have been looking into Viagara. Not for erectile dysfunction but simply for an increased bloodflow. My wife and I get intimate, and every now and then as all guys do, i get distracted. My friend gave me a 100mg blue diamond. generic nonetheless, but still real. I am trying to do as much looking into it as possible. Everything is coming back as the pacemaker doesnt care lol. 

I'm 26, and probably don't need it. I think 100mg may be a little too strong for me. Just looking...

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afib questions

I don't know a whole lot about afib, could use some advice. My mom has had it for years. She doesn't tolerate meds well but the afib had been mild and controlled so she's been getting by on a low dose of sotalol. When it increased last year they added a blood thinner. Now it's getting worse again. She feels ok but it's happening more often. 

She went to an ep to discuss ablation. He said it was up to her, if she wanted to do it call and they would schedule...

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Support!

Hey I’m new to the club but I’ve had my pacemaker for just over 3 years (idk why I took so long to join) anyways I’m 15 and I was wondering if there are any other teens in the club!

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Motorcycling?

 

Just wondering if there are other motorcycle riders here? If so how has your experience been? I just got my pacemaker (non ICD kind) 3 days ago. The whole thing happened fast so I am still in a haze about it. I have always been somewhat athletic and enjoy outdoor activities. First issues probably started years ago, but I thought exercise and diet would help, no such luck.

Thanks for your reply’s

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Post Op

Hi all! I’m six hours post op, and still in the hospital. I’m experiencing pain in my sternum when I breathe. Anyone else have anything like that? The doctor says it’s probably trauma from the implantation. 

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Blood Pressure with Pacemaker

Two and a half months now with my pacemaker.  I dealt with some heart palpitations on and off during my 6 week recovery period.  Since I have been increasing my activity and exercise I have been feeling pretty great lately.  Now my blood pressure seems to be slightly elevated though.  I had a doctor appointment the other day and my doctor mentioned the BP.  Since then I have been checking it at home because my doctor wants reports in about a month and its not going do...

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PACEMAKER AND AIRCRAFT PILOTS LICENSE MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS

Anyone ever try to obtain a pilots license with an permanent pacemaker? I am interested, and have read many sites on qualifications. There appears to be a waiver for those of us with PM's, but I would like to know if anyone on here has tried to become a pilot, or is a pilot? Thanks.

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5G

Hi everyone!!

just wanted to ask everyone on their  opinion, I live in the UK and 5g is being installed. I have read a few articles and seen new reports. I was just wondering if anyone had an any useful information or peoples views on this as new reports are saying it “could” be bad for people that have a pacemaker or a defibrillator device. 

Thansk 

mary-ann

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Copd test

I'm having a COPD check, which usually lasts for 30 minutes soon and wondered if it was safe to do this with left bundle branch blockage and a pacemaker. A nurse at my previous practice said this puts the heart under too much stress. Anyone know how safe this is. 

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Feeling dizzy and weak is my pacemaker the culprit?

Hi, I'am a 19 years old male and im feeling dizzy though not as severe as like spinning around my vision or me and weakness feeling, Im having these feeling for a long time now and already check with an ENT and ophthalmologist doctors and they found nothing unusual and it seems like its not vertigo base on what my doctor said, my BP is fine too so is my Pacemaker the culprit?I heard people talking about settings on pacemaker and what should i look out for?

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winded

I got my pacemaker in Aug 2018

I have had sudden onset tiredness and very winded. This is abnormal for me. I read that I might possibley need an adjustment to pace maker. 

Could that possibley be why i am suddnely so tired and winded?

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Burning Pain armpit/near pacemaker site

HI All,

Looking for some advice. I have had my pacemakter for almost 7 years now and within the last 3-4 months have been experiencing occasional sharp burning pain under the skin under my armput near the pacemaker site. It is a brief pain 10-15 secs but sharp enough to take breath away and tires me. It is generally if I over stretch or even if I drive over a road bump so seems to be casued by certain movement.  About 1.5 years ago one of the leads came lose but as that w...

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Icd lead rubbing against the clavicle

Hello everyone,

I have had this icd/pacemaker for 2 years, ever since implant I could always feel the leads but over the course of a week I have started to feel like the lead is rubbing against the collarbone. I have a device clinic coming up in a week, has anyone had this? Should I call them now or should I wait? Best, Paula  

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