Most Recent Messages in General Posting

2nd opinion on beginning symptoms

I just got home from my second opinion. I saw my hometown cardiologist. I have 3rd degree asymptomatic heart block. He says to cancel my surgery on the 21st for now. He says he hasn't heard of new recommendations to go ahead and pace patients like me but wants to research it further and have me do a treadmill test. My heart block was discovered 10 years ago by accident when I went to a cardiac arrhythmias class at work when I was 25. I am a nurse. I was happy to hear the news and look fow...

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Donation of Pacemakers

Hi!

I'm a Funeral Director in Alabama. I am working with a family to donate their loved one's pacemaker. I have found a company to donate the pacemaker to but they have also brought me the Pacetrak Plus, a pacemaker transmitter. Does anyone know a company that I could donate this Pacemaker Transmitter to for this family?

Joanna Foster
Funeral Director
Pelham, AL

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thank u for all the feedback

I wanted to say thank you to all of you who responded to my post. it really made me think about it and what really happened.
So i feel it was innapropriate because my left breast was fullly exposed and i dont see a need to touch it. my pacer isnt behind it or anything. plus this was after the tech guy hooked me up to patched and the computer thingy. I'm scared to go back to him (my doc) also because when I left his hand grazed my butt. After the long awkward hug . . .
but than...

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Postage


Postage from the US to Canada is 69 cents for first class, regular mail.

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Photo album donations

Hi Everyone -

When I went to the link to make a donation to the Photo Album fund I found that in addition to my donation there would be a $6.00 fee for handling through PayPal. Now, I thought about this and realized this might be the quickest way to get it done, however, if I would just write a check to mail I could add the $6.00 I would have paid for handling, and the fund would have $6.00 more than otherwise. If those of you who are interested in making a donation would do this ra...

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Anyone for Chat

I'm entering now if anyone wants to join

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confused

Hello out there......I am so confused, and hope that someone can answer some questions for me. I had a pacemaker put in November 2006 and I am doing fine. I am just confused as to what happened the night I got sick. We were traveling and we were 2 states away from home. I did not feel well so we stopped and got a motel room. Very soon after I vomited 2 times within a 20 minute period and I just figured I had a virus. I soon became nauseated again but realized It was not a vomiting nausea,...

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MEDTRONIC TO ACQUIRE BIOPHAN MRI SAFETY TECHNOLOGY

PITTSFORD, NY, AUGUST 9, 2007 – Biophan Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: BIPH), a developer of next-generation biomedical technology, today announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement with Medtronic, Inc., (NYSE: MDT) to acquire Biophan’s MRI safety patents in a transaction worth $11 million in cash. The transaction is anticipated to close within 60 days.

Under the terms of the agreement, Biophan will transfer to Medtronic its MRI safety patent portfolio, which inclu...

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Being cold

I was wondering if prior to being paced if any of you with congenital complete heart block had problems being cold all the time? I seem to be unaturally cold. I am comfortable in my house when the temp is 80. I wonder if it is related to the heart.

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Unfortunate setback in pursuit

Hello everyone,

I think by the title you can imagine where I am going with this. This is such a crazy rollercoaster that I am thinking I may cut back on my posts this site so you all don't have to come along for the ride too. I think I may just post more--if I ever get any further.

I went to the pacer doc. Completely blew off CT and wondered why I even came to see him. He said the CT is probably "off" in my SVC severity. He just wants to "watch it"--apparently just watch it...

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Log onto Chat

I will be in Chat at 17:30 EST USA if anyone wants to enter.

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Friends from far places..

Thanks for being there for me. I thank all you SO much, though I have not told you enough how much I look towards you all for support. You really are a wonder set of a human beings. I don't know how you do it. I wish I could be half the persons' you are.If anything should happen to me be sure not to wander. Wait here for the next scared person .Looking for sometnig they don't even realise what it is until one of you reply. Then the heros are showing their capes and tights!I don't find that i sa...

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ADMIN....

Isn't there a way to keep looking through the posts as one is still in the chat room. One could kind of wait in chat ,while they are posting or answering posts. Then if another enters chat the icon could flash up that lets the person know someone else has entered chat. I mean the chat is great but if you go back I think you will see more of SO and So entered chat "Hello" sos and so left chat, etc...The only way i know to go around this is to open up 2 tabs and log in twice. One goes to chat ,one...

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CHat

cary ,a quick chat in the chat room?
Susan

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More surgery...

for my gallbladder to be removed.. And they found a mass on my liver, and my heart is enlarged with fliud around it. I also have a urinary dilation with my bile duct going into my liver swollen. Smitty what does all this mean.It seems to never stop. Didn't mean to bring anyone down ,just a simple pity party, only lasted 30 seconds though. LOL. Hope all are well.
Susan

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Christmmpace

Has anyone heard from James in New Jersey? Is he on vacation with his wife and children? I haven't noticed any
posting or comments from him in the past several weeks.
And how is Lenora??? Surferman

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First Patient in the NATURE Observational Study in the U.S

DENVER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Study Will Look Into the Evolution Of AV Conduction Disorders in Pacemaker Patients.
ELA Medical, Inc., a Sorin Group company (MIL:SRN) that specializes in the design and manufacture of implantable pacemakers and defibrillators, announced the first U.S. implant in NATURE, an observational study that will enroll 1,440 patients in North America and Europe.

The objective of the NATURE study is to observe the evolution of atrio-ventricular conduction d...

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Medic Alert Tattoo?

Does any have a medic alert tattoo? Thought that might be cool. I go without my jewelry a lot. But, though it might be cool to get the medic alert service and have my number and symbol tattooed on the inside of my wrist or somewhere veiwable. I know first responders are trained to look for a medic alert but would they notice a tattoo? Any one have any input on that?
Amy

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PTSD gets me a Pacemaker?

Is there anyone else out there that has or had PTSD and got a pacemaker after? In addition to my job as a boat Captain in the USNPS and 4 years as a rescue boat crewman in the USCG I was a first responder to both TWA flt. 800 and to NY Harbor on Sept. 11 2001. These events effected me very much to the point of attempted suicide and subsequent diagnosis of PTSD. June of 2006 my heart stopped and some doctors have said it is possible the stress of those events could have caused my heart stoppage....

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to say hi.

Just wanted to say hi to everyone, and let everyone know i'm back and doing ok. sorry i haven't been on for a while. i've been dealing with problems at home, and depression. i lost interest in a lot of things. But things are looking better.

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You know you're wired when...

You have an excuse for being a couch potato.

Member Quotes

The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.