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Slight Fever

Hi I got my pacemaker surgery done 7 weeks ago and then my temp became 37 c im not sure if this is an issue and my head and body feels slightly heavy.is this normal?I also have a cold.

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RE Introduction

Good evening all. Hope you’re all well? I’m a 52 year old female living in the UK.  I learned on Tuesday that I require an urgent pacemaker inserting after a 24-hour electrocardiograph has shown Mobitz Type 2 Anterioventricular Heart Block.  My head has been reeling since receiving the news tbh. The procedure itself doesn’t really bother me; I’ve had worse, e.g. hip replacements but I’m really scared what the heart MRI might turn up.  Surely t...

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New to PM

Hi i am New to this, i had a PM implanted 2 days ago now back home and feeling well although somehow shocked as i was feeling fine with no problema and visites my doctor for a checkup and he round my heart rate was too low (38) and Ender with a PM 24 hours later. One question i have is how do you cope with seatbelts because if you have an accident seatbelts might damage your PM. I am also wondering, i got a Biotronix evity 6 DR-T PM. Is this a good quality PM?

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Accerlated Junctionel rythm

Hello everybody ,i m sorry by the way i speak a little english,last month afer i have spontoneous pneumorhorax i develop junctionel rythm its been now 2 months i m very tired i feel dizzy all the time sometimes short of breath and pain in my chest my plumonolgist say that my pneumothorax  resolve ,but i m still suffering from junctionel rythm  its so bad that i cant back to work i spend all day sleeping palpitation dizzness all the time ,after holter monitor for 14 days my card...

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Site tender, left upper arm has dull muscle pain. Still very tired :-(

I am 54 yrs old and had a pacemaker placed 5 weeks ago today. I have tenderness at the incision site also upper left arm dull pain. Also tired still! I am planning to go back to work my fear is it's not healed enough and being tired won't be good either. I am also on Sotalol a low dose. Monitoring my heart rate and I am at 60-61 but I have gone down to 52 then up to 56-58 then 60 is this a normal way this pacemaker should work? this is not all the time just now and then.

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Metal detectors in shopping malls, schools

I am pacemaker dependent and cringe evrytime I approach the metal detectors in public access buildings. I am uncertain if airport security metal detectors are more or less likely to affect my pacemaker. Are the metal detectors in shopping center, schools, municipality and govt. buildings a threat to my ICD? I have a card that I can show, to circumvent the detectors, but do I need to avoid these devices and be subjected to near strip searches every time I go through the front door of a public...

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Why can't patients have ongoing access to their pacemaker reports?

I don't understand why patients cannot access a report on their pacemaker activities to determine if anything out of the ordinary is going on.

I bet more people would live if this kind of medical monopoly that excludes the patient was changed.

I hesitate to call my doctor when I feel lightheaded because I know how long I'll have to wait to get through the switchboard. Then, I have to wait for someone else to respond. The whole process can take days.

If it's nothi...

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Tinnitus

Hi, I've had my pacemaker for about three years now without any problems, however not long after having my pacemaker fitted I developed Tinnitus. Has anybody else out there experienced the same problem.

Many thanks

Owen.

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Pacemaker and pregnancy

I have lived with a heart condition my whole life. After open heart surgery as a child, I lived relatively normally, albeit with leakage and heart block. It does not typically affect my life though as I am very active and run marathons.

At my most recent yearly check-up, my husband and I informed my cardiologist that we want to start a family. The doctor told us he wanted to first run some tests to see how my heart would hold up to the stress that pregnancy brings. I passed all the test...

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C1 driving license (HGV)

Hi all,

Im 22 and I just graduated as a Paramedic. I was due to start my job but for this I have to do a C1 driving test. I sent off for a provisional license from the DVLA but they have now had my license for 8 weeks. Due to this I have had to delay my intake with the ambulance service to start my job. The DVLA have contacted my consultant and apparently now the DVLA doctors are deciding if I am fit to drive larger vehicles. I am a bit scared as if they say no I cant start my job as a...

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Where to get ID card?

Hey everyone,

So I've had a Pacemaker since I was little, and I turned 18 last year, but I never got a new ID card(since my old one says child/underage/dependent). I've never really needed to use my ID card before, but I feel like I should get a new one. And I don't have anyone to talk to about this since my mom died in June. I called my cardiologists office about it but all they told me was that I need to call the company, but I'm not sure what information I'll need...

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Bus and jeep

hi I'm from the philippines and have a question about traveling to school.Is it bad to use bus or jeep especially bus because people who ride on a bus im my place are compressed inside and tight and would that be safe?I have my 3rd pacemaker surgery done 6 weeks ago.worried that leads would be dislodge again.

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Cardiomyopathy & Ventricular Tachycardia

Back in April 2016, I gave birth to my sweet baby boy. My first baby. 2 months later I had gotten really sick. I was coughing up blood & having shortness of breath. I immediately went to the ER. Of course, did xrays and other tests & that's when I found out I had postpartum cardiomyopathy. My OB & Cardiologist both recommended that I get on birth control right away because it was too risky for me to go through another pregnancy. And so I did because I was so scared that if I d...

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FATIQUE (year+ after implant)

I am over 1 and 1/2 years post 2-lead pacemaker implant.  Last device check showed it was working as intended.  However; in the past 6 weeks I have suddenly developed extreme fatique.  For example, I went to bed early last night (9:30ish) and slept through to 7:15 this morning, with only 3 or 4 awake periods that I remember.  This morning I was completely fatiqued by 10:30 and by 12:00 I had to nap.  I woke up felling a little more energy, but by 1:30 was extremely fa...

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Who gets what

Just noted that former VP Cheney received a heart transplant when he was 72? - 73? If a like procedure were needed by anyone here, think it would happen?  

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Officially a member

Hi, people.  Second posting.  CRT-P implanted 10/3, with AV nodal ablation. 

It's pacing at "100 percent" which I take to mean it's making my heart beat all the time.  So happy not to have the tachycardia and/or brachycardia anymore -- it was really wearing me down, and looking forward to having my life back after years of struggling.

Only one night in the hospital -- yay! (Last ablation I was in the ICU for 6 days, which seriously sucked.) Am...

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Ph Testing

Can Ph monitoring  be carried out if you have a pacemaker device. Has anyone had the Bravo or Heidelberg test done. They involve small electronic devices to be swallowed or inserted in chest area so I would guess they are not allowed????

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St. Jude Monitor

I have a St. Jude Monitor and plan to move soon. I have been using a landline connection for it.I just had a thought. Will my monitor work in my new place?  It is a brand new building. When I get my phone service hooked up will I continue to be able to use my monitor? What to do? Worried Help

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should i worry??

i woke up this morning by my husband because i tried lifting my left arm over my head. it was the first itme since the 28th. i even wear a sling at night. it wasnt too far up. i lay slightly elivated and it was put up to about my neck. would my leads still be down where they should be or should i be concerned and call my cardioloist when they open?

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Beeping sound

I have a Medtronics model C4TR01, today I heard a beeping that I’m 99% sure came from my pacemaker it was 3-4 faint beeps. Than about 10 mins later it’s happened again. I was near my printer at the time and I have since tried everything I can to make the printer make this sound and have not be able to recreate it. So I’m pretty sure it came from my pacemaker. Is this possible with this model ?

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Today I explained everything to my doctor, he set my lower rate back to 80 and I felt an immediate improvement.