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Interferances

My husband has informed me that the only solution for his low heart rate is a pacemaker. He has thus far refused to get one as he is of the impression that he will have to find a new career ( not an easy undertaking at 60 ) He is a welder by trade and personal experience told me a long time ago that that was a no-no. Since having my old unit replacec I donèt seem to have an issue with my ICD. I am wondering if there are people out there with pacemakers that are welders and if so what (...

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Can pacing percentage reduce?

Hi PM Clubbies

I have a PM to treat type 2 heart block (Mobitz T2). 

I have had the PM for a bit over 2 years. Initial pacing was 11% and it gradually increased to about 44%.

The latest remote transmission stated that it had dropped to <1%. I have no idea how this is possible. It is fantastic news for me as it is accompanied by great general wellbeing, increased energy and fitness levels. My Apple Watch is also telling me that my heart rate during exercise has droppe...

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Second opinion

So my husband wanted me to go see his cardiologist that he met on Monday for a second opinion.  We just didn't feel that wearing the 24-hour monitor was enough to go with a pacemaker.  I went this morning and this cardiologist said that is the fastest he's ever heard of someone getting a pacemaker for a 50-year-old otherwise healthy person.  Next week I'm having an echo, stress test and am going to wear a 21-day heart monitor.  The result may turn out the same,...

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Question

Anyone else getting fluttering 3 months after the pm implant ? 

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pacemaker for autonomic dysfunction

Hi! I am a 22 year old female diagnosed with “autonomic dysfunction”, for lack of a better term for my symptoms. For years I’ve been lightheaded, bradycardic (normal hr for me is about 35-45), and low BP, as well as the onset of Raynaud’s phenomenon. I’ve been dismissed by about 7 different doctors, and told I was making up the severity my symptoms. I finally got a new cardiologist to do a tilt table, where I went into asystole for 13 seconds- and...

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Pacemakers and Pregnancy

Hi, guys. I'm 29 and have been wired for 5 years. I recently found out I am 5 weeks pregnant. My pacemaker has been going off a lot more recently. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with pregnanacy and pacemakers ? Thanks !

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Arms feel weird

Got pm two weeks ago. For the last several days my arms have felt weird like I have a tourniquet or blood pressure cuff on them (best I can describe) and my left arm is a slightly different color than my right. Could this be nerve related or blood clot or what? It isn't painful but annoyng.

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Understanding my new pacemaker

I just got a pacemaker 3 weeks ago. I had an episode of TGA (Transient Global Anemia) where I came home from Pilates class and couldn't remember where I'd been or how I got home. I husband took me to the ER, thinking I might have had a stroke. They ran a bunch of tests and everything came out normal but they kept me overnight for observation. The next morning as I was lying in bed texting my family, I apparently passed out and came to with a room full of people acting very concerned....

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Career help

Anyone Got their CDL or know someone that does with a Pacemaker. Also anyone know a lineman or electrician with a pacer?? 21 and healthy otherwise. 

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Wishing all peeps with their metal mates a happy and healthy New Year. 

Cheers,

lizzie pm 2009, soon up for replacement.

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housekeeping

I put on my moderator hat and cleaned up some duplicate posts and spam. If you see any spam I missed , please message me a link. 

 

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New ICD scheduled for replacement, new manufacturer as well... any thoughts?

Hello all.... I always appreciate the kindess and feedback of this group. 

Here goes.... I have a St. Jude, I know they have been sold out.  I beleive I am being switched to a different maker for a few simple reasons.... longer life battery and a thinner profile of unit.  I can't remember the new maker, maybe boston scientific?  Medtronic bought out St. Jude correct?  Any thoughts???? Thank you! 

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Pacemaker Surgery and after the surgery

I was told in December 2017 I needed a pacemaker due to low heart-rate (33 bpm resting heart rate) and, after I wore a halter, it was found that my heart stops at night for about 5 seconds about 3 times during the night.  After being told that, I ran 91 races - mostly 5Ks - in 2018, finishing my last 5K for this year on Dec 24 in 35:15.  I have spinal arthritis, so I do 8 min run/2 min walk when I do these races and when I do my training runs, and I don't do distance running any...

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What meds for back pain?

Hi

I'm 41 yrs old and I've had my pm for nearly 3 yrs now. Taking apixaban as well.

Problem is that I suffer from chronic back pain but no one seems to be able to give a definitive answer as to what pain relief I can take..

I used to use diclofenac based creams but I've been told these are a no go now.  What else is available.

Anyone got any suggestions?

Thanks v much

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Getting a pacemaker on January 14

Hi, I am 50 and just found out last week from a cardiologist that I need a pacemaker.  I wore a 24-hour heart monitor and it showed four to five second pauses in the middle of the night with a heart rate in the 40s and then a two second pause at 5 p.m.  That is the one that concerned the cardiologist.  Several people have said I should seek a second opinion.  I have beeen getting dizzy and lightheaded from time to time, which I know is one of the symptoms.  The cardio...

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8 months in

Hi. Its been forever scince I post anything here but I kinda wanted to put an update. Its been 8 months scince my pm implant. The first 4 where basically a nightmere for me. I ended up in the hospital once and they had to do some adjustments on the pm settings. All the way until Sep. I was feeling weird chest discomforts and some light headedness every now and then. From mid Sep forward its beed much better. I found I have more energy and I even started doing some exercise 2 or 3 times a week...

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2nd pacemaker

hi everyone can someone please advise me i am currently on my 2nd pacemaker the first removed due to infection 6 months ago i am in terrible pain behind the pacemaker no rash or redness but feel as if something not right currently taking oramorph three times daily for pain but that isn’t working now any advice TIA

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Post pm tenderness

Hey all. I am having tenderness over the actual pm not specific to incision but over where the actual pm is which was inserted under muscle below left clavicle. It has been just over three weeks. I’m wondering if this is normal or a variation of normal. The wound looks clear dry no redness ooze or weeping. I do get some shoulder pain now and again during the day but it is tolerable and not continuous, I’m assuming it is just nerve pain from the incision and placement of a foreign...

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No energy

About how long does it take to begin to feel like yourself again? I am 14 days post op. I need to go back to teaching in January. I am also flying in one week. Still feel tired and want some energy back. Am I being impatient. BP and heart rate  areok. Had my checkup and all is good and I am adjusted to 60 heart rate. Doc said it may be the meds I am still currently taking. Any comments welcomed.

thank you,

Kathie 1949

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A fib after pacemaker

About how long do you continue to a fib following pacemaker surgery? When I do I feel a bit off.

thanks

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I just want to share about the quality of life after my pacemaker, and hopefully increase awareness that lifestyles do not have to be drastically modified just because we are pacemaker recipients.