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Does anyone get ...

Kind of a prickly feeling around their device ? 

I’m using my left arm more I know ... even woke up on my left side this morning . 

In my mind the feeling is almost like wires moving .... I m pretty sure that not it .. kind of a prickly sharp sensation 

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New Pacemaker

I need to get new pacemaker in a few  months. I have sss and a fib.  Is there any one pacemaker better for these problems? My current pacemaker is 8 yrs. old, and I wonder if there is anything new I could suggest to my Dr.

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I have never heard this....have you

I was bouncing around internet and found something I have not heard ...has anyone else ? Do you do this ? 
 

 

Always Wear a Heart Monitor

Pacemakers and ICDs typically have a rate cutoff, and you want to avoid getting too close to this upper limit. A heart monitor can help you monitor your pulse and to modulate your workout accordingly. Typically, you want to maintain at least a 10 perfect margin between your exercise h...

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Pacemaker cost

Does anyone know of a Medicare plan that would cover the 20% cost above plans A & B?

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Icd tomorrow

Hi everyone. I am due to get my ICD implanted tomorrow. I've been crying all day, I've had my pre-surgical check up. Just can't seem to get my emotions under control. I have no symptoms what so ever so to me it makes it tougher to accept.  Hoping I don't slip into depression even though I'm not normally a depressed person. I am choosing to get mine implanted under the muscle. Yes for cosmetic reasons because I am a 55-year-old woman. The healing process will...

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How to Advocate

I'm 37 F and have a pacemaker for vasovagal syncope. During and after I exercise or if I do anything strenuous my heart will hurt. It's a deep inside isolated pain (top left or bottom right) accompanied with nausea, arm/back/shoulder blade pain. The arm/back/shoulder pain doesn't go away. I have been told it's probably anxiety/stress or an anxiety/panic attack. I feel I am being dismissed because of my age and the fact I do suffer f...

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Shrooms with a pacemaker

I was born with Transposition of the great artery physiologically corrected, I got a pacemaker about 7 years ago due to 3rd degree heart block. I currently smoke marajuana and drink but no other drugs. I was considering tripping on shrooms soon and was wondering if anyone has any expeirinces or has any incite on the negative affects on taking them?

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Pain

I'm only 21 and had my pacemaker put in 6 months ago. I still feel lots of pain around the site and am extremely itchy. Is this normal, or did anyone else experience this? 

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Pain

I'm only 21 and had my pacemaker put in 6 months ago. I still feel lots of pain around the site and am extremely itchy. Is this normal, or did anyone else experience this? 

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New pacemaker

I have had. My pacemaker about 10 days.  I hadn't expected the amount of anxiety and depression to follow. 

Has anyone else had this  ?

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AIR TRAVEL

Has anyone ever been asked to obtain a letter from their doctor for fitness to fly, because of having a pacemaker.

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Thanks for comments for further information I have booked a holiday 24/1/20 to Tenerife from Cardiff. This will be 6th time since June 2017, same hotel. I can't do aircraft steps  due to arthritis, knee and hip replacement and waiting for further knee replacement. Also have 12 stents fitted. Ve...

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Stents

Hi everyone, just a question for all of you out there. I got my PM on 30 September so two months now. Before getting this done I had to have two stents put in due to the blockage in blood vessels. I was just curious if any of you also have both? Stents and a PM

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EMF

Is there anybody out there that goes deep sea fishing I was kind of curious about the EMF  due to too big diesel engines and generator radar sonar all that  just wondering if anybody goes out and has had any problems 

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Had my first experience today ......

I went to see Hamilton today .... got there and the had the security thing to walk through and a guy with a wand. 
I decided to check it out .... pulled out my plastic mediatornic card and said ... no can do.

it was a Sunday matinee performance so not a lot of threatening lookimg folks filing through. I look pretty harmless myself.

i went around the device and the guy with the wand said ...."you got anything on you?" 
I said "nope&...

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Open Enrollment for Medicare Ends December 7, 2019

The Medicare Advantage plans are going crazy with their advertising trying to seduce Medicare recipients to switch or stay on their Advantage plan.  The provider organizations make way more money on these plans than they do on regular Medicare with a Plan F or Plan G supplement which is why the drumbeat goes on every few minutes on TV.  Don't do it.

There is an enormous amount of fine print on these plans.  You will have all kinds of deductibles, co-pays, and out of p...

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Has Anyone had Radiation to the Chest?

I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and need to start radiation treatments.  I know the cancer center can handle this, but has anyone gone through radiation in the chest area?  This is making me nervous, since I'm worried about my pacemaker.

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Icd vs entresto

Hi everyone I am days away from having an ICD implanted. Went to see my cardiologist today my EF is 20%. They're going to do another echo to see if my EF has increased since taking entresto about four months ago. My doctor said if I get it up to 35% I may not need the ICD. Has anyone had this or experienced this at all. I'm really reluctant on getting the ICD I'd rather do whatever I can to improve my EF. I have also had LBBB but the doctor says I can live with that but I need to...

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What would you do ?

Ok ..... tomorrow will mark 30 days and I’m told I can lift my left arm overhead . 

Should I exercise it through it’s normal range of motion ? 

What did some of you guys do?

I realize I don’t really lift my arms overhead too often . 

I guess I will have to change that lightbulb in the kitchen my wife asked about 😬?

i moved my office so I have some pictures I can hang? 

A tree branch that need lopped off? 

Giv...

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pacemaker for sick sinus syndrome

Mericare does not pay for a sick sinus syndrome pacemaker if the  patient takes sotalol for AFIB.

Most cardiologists in U.S.use Medicare. Anyone know of a cardiologist in new england  that does not have  this restriction.?

 

 

Curiousd

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pacemaker for sick sinus syndrome

Mericare does not pay for a sick sinus syndrome pacemaker if the  patient takes sotalol for AFIB.

Most cardiologists in U.S.use Medicare. Anyone know of a cardiologist in new england  that does not have  this restriction.?

 

 

Curiousd

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