Most Recent Messages in General Posting

Active topics??

How do we find out if there are new replies to topics from recent postings? Most forums have an "active topics" list. Am I missing something here? ( it wouldn't be the first time). LOL

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Re: Frequency of Pacing (Latgre's post)

Hi there,

I, too, have a pacemaker fitted for VVS! It's been about 5 and a bit months now and it's still settling in to its new home... The first month or so, the RDR feature was going off all the time - even after I sneezed!

At my last PM check, I had a fabulous technician who went through all the readouts with me. Apparently, mine is (on average) doing the work for my heart for 35 mins a day... Now I know this isn't much at all - compared to other people here who are 100...

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Medtronic lawsuits?

I was just looking through some posts and read there was a lawsuit against Medtronic,is this so or just gossip? Smitty? Ted? Help. I am doing better but do have a little difficulty and have a dual Med. Any link? Thanks
Truly, your "strange" friend,
Susan

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Bone Densitometry

Hello all, just found out today that I need a bone scan. I asked my GP if it was ok to have with my ICD/PM. I was really shocked when she said I dont know if it will affect my device!
Needless to say I was shocked! Anyay this type of procedure is fairly simple, but it does have I think the same qualites as an MRI! Help did anyone have this done with there implant??

Much appreciated, Colleen

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Surgery with a Pacemaker

Hi - My toddler has a pacemaker for CHB. I am pretty sure she is going to need eye surgery to correct her intermitant exotropia. While I am not at all nervous about her having a pacemaker, and I am not concerned about the eye surgery -- the combination of the two is flipping me out. I am extremely upset. Has anyone had a surgery and can you tell me if special precautions are taken b/c you have a pacemaker?

Thanks.

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easter

i would like to wish everyone on this site a happy easter or passover and to wish that everyone has a great day to-morrow being with family if possible or just enjoying the day. i was implanted in august of 2006 and have done quite well considering it wasn't diagnosed fro 4 months. it is important to me to be able to wish other pacers a happy holiday. god bless jessie

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Looking for pacemaker clinc?

I am looking for a place in Canada (or New England) where I can inquire about getting a pacemaker.

Can anybody help me?

Thanks very much

setch

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You cant BEAT this deal....

I cold suggest a good place to get your next pacemaker. They are offering a lifetime warranty with each new pacemaker....

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pericarditis

I have been trying to respond for a week or more, and have been unable to get my responses posted. To the person with the reoccurring pericardial effusions-me too! And as for posting being important, I could not agree more-respond nicely, without judgement. Happy Easter-Happy Birthday-Happy posting!

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REMEMBER THIS DAY

We stand underneath the same winds and skies that our God has given unto the first man. The very waters that man has been given is still here today. The sun that God has commanded to be will not fail to give us it's shining light. The seasons that never fall out of order continue to show us that God's word is still being obeyed. The stars will stand in their places to guide us in the night. What would we do if God's word were not real. How could we control the wind? How could we chang...

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DR. never mentioned medication

I am awaiting a pacemaker. While waiting, I read on this site that there are medications, also. My Dr. never even mentioned that there was any at all. Is it common to at least TRY medications before having the surgery for implant of the pacemaker? Should I get another Dr's. opinion first? My Dr. is unavailable for a month, so I can not ask him why he never mentioned medication. Or, is the medication not generally used except for special cases?

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[singing] "celebration time; come on" lol.

Great, now I have that song in my head!
Anyway.....
Happy 180th Birthday TRISH!! Hehehehe, just kidding.
Well, your birthday starts in 2 and a half hours (midnight).
So, you were an Easter baby! That’s cool. I hope they didn’t mistake you as a chocolate bunny and bite off your ears, lol!
Well, now that you think I’m psycho, I think I’ll stop typing, lol!
I hope you have a wonderful birthday and that you get everything you wished for.

~*~Trish: April 8,...

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THANK YOU ALL

I made my first post yesterday "TOLD I NEED A PACEMAKER"...

I just wanted to say a big thank you to all that responded. This is an amazing site and I feel better than I did yesterday. I believe that reality of me getting a pacemaker is going to me soon or in the near future but I am still going for other opinions since I believe I have the time to do that.

I have decided to venture to the top rate cardiac hospital in the country..The Cleveland clinic. I will keep you all po...

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Thanks!

I wanted to thank you all for the encouragement. I have been starting to do a little more now and that is nice. My left hand still has been going numb and I continue to have the spasms but they aren't as bad as they were or i'm starting to just get more use to it. I scheduled an early apt. for next week because I still have been getting dizzy some. My surgeon told me that I still most likely will have the neurally mediated syncope but I was overall hoping I wouldn't. I was also wondering if an...

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chat

Hello all,
I have never found anyone at the chat site. Does anyone use it? Am I in a different time zone than those listed?
Rusty

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Bi-Ventricular Pacemakers

I just got a Bi-V pm a month ago. Any information on them would be great. Lots of postings on the standard pm from what I can tell. Forgive the ignorance, but what is a dual chamber pm? A little info on pm terms would be great. Thank you

AMY

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starting to see a lites at the tunnel

For the ones of you, that has flowwed up with me on my heart condition and problems with no medical care in cardiology has really been a rough road.

Well, the area I live in In Alaska, got a Guardian Angel, He is a Cardiologist from Idaho....He start seeing patients by referrals this week.

My internist actually set it up for me to see him and I so far now don't have to go to Seattle Washignton a 5 hour flight to get care........

First off, this Cardiologist is...

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calling all nurses

Hi~ I am an RN and am retuning back to work and ak wondering if anyone knows of any problems with having a PM and working in the OR? I saw that Lenora is logged on and I know from readingyour posts you are a nurse..I'm wondering about cautery, laser, etc..I love working in the OR but want to make sure I can do it safely. Thanks!!

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For Parents of kids with Congenital Heart Block

Please join us if your child has congenital heart block and/or neonatal lupus.

http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/heartblockkids/

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New Member Needs Help


I had a dual-chamber Medtronics pacemaker implanted in November '06 after a symptomatic ER admission to a major Heartland hospital and a subsequent diagnosis of sick sinus syndrome. This "Adapta" pacemaker was reimplanted in the other side of my chest later that month following the onset of unusual, new symptoms which arose at home one week after the initial surgery. These symptoms included significant left jugular vein distension; frequent belching and hiccuping especially when the disten...

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You know you're wired when...

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It's much better to live with a pacemaker than to risk your life without one.