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35 needing a PM

Hey All

First post. Had brain surgery to eliminate epilepsy back in 09, am 35 YOA now. No seizures since so all good there. Then...... collapsed in Lidl last July (I put it down to their low low prices)....apparently not.

Collapsed again in Jan at home, got the loop recorder in that week, and collapsed again last Sat. Was told Monday my heart stops for a few secs and that the PM is going in this Tuesday, what the hell??? That escalated quickly.

I was informed I pro...

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Getting home after implant crt-p

Can I drive home after twelve hours?

 

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Is it the PM kicking in ?

Hi,

I.had my PM fitted on 2nd April, I had no issues apart from.whjen I climb stairs or walk up.an incline I can feel.a sensation in my heart (no sure if that is the PM kicking in).

It lasts for.seconds only, previously before PM I had to catch my breath so that's gone

Has anyone got this or, is this expected with the PM.

My concern is when I start training again, would it this be a concern.

I haven't taken advice from.my PM support team yet.

I woul...

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Work

Hello this is my first time on the site. I’m 56 years old just had a icd installed in March . It’s been a little over a month. Left bundle branch block ,genetics, ejection fraction of 10 . I’m not getting a lot better yet but my question is this I’m not able to do work at all at this point and wandering if others in my position have been able to go back to work or is disability something I’m going to need to look at. My reading shows lots of folks gain 5 to 10 pe...

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Low heart rate

Hi, I have all my life had low heart rate, 50’s

i am now 41yrs old and started having palpitations, and quite regular and nearly passing out several time, so thought I should see my doc, I did last week, she booked me for ecg next day and rang me a hour having it done and asked me to move my appointment forward to as soon as possible and to have another ecg before the appointment, which is tomorrow. 

So my resting heart rates 42, has gone down to 32 whilst asleep . ...

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Mystery Symptom

Hi All,

I’ve tried to explain this symptom to two EP’s, my IM physician, my cardiologist, and a cardiac surgeon friend. I’ve stumped them all. 

I’ve named it a ‘heart flash’ not to be confused with a ‘hot flash’.

It appears positional - when I’m seated. All but once happened while driving. 

It feels like there is bubble/sensation that originates in my heart and then shoots up through my head and&...

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Introduction

Hi all, 1 week following my pacemaker implant, it's all been a bit of a whiz

Dvla and insurance notified but anything else I need to do I'm just not sure! Appreciate any advice given....

Hope everyone doing ok 

Gary

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Using a sander?

Hello Everyone,

The weather is nice and I want to refinish/ stain a table. It’s a small project that requires some sanding. I was wondering if anyone had used a sander with their device, any problems? Tips?. I will call Medtronic just to be sure, but just curious. Thanks in advance, Paula

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Scheduled for CRT-D in 2 Weeks and Very Afraid

Last fall my cardio and EP docs said I was in a “gray area” as to whether I should get a CRT-D at that time. I have ischemic cardiomyopathy, my EF was 35% as measured on echo, and a ZIO patch showed 20 episodes of non-sustained vtach.  I was too afraid to get the device, so they recommended I get a cardiac mri and wear another Zio patch in 6 months to reevaluate.

Well 6 months has passed so last month I had the cardiac MRI and wore a ZIO patch again for 2 weeks to evalu...

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Hello again !

Well, it has been a while. I just rembered of this place this morning when I woke up. To summarise. im 6 years older than the last time i was here. I am writing my magistrate thesis. Oh, and how could i have forgotten. In 2016 I had an ablation that was suposed to help my arrythmias. Well, guess what it did, atleast for a shor time. Maybe a month after the procedure i had 8 shocks in the course of 5 mins. After that I was prescribed amiodarone. One year later i was having problems with anxiet...

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Strange reaction

my 91-year-old father had a pacemaker implanted 2 years ago. He has had five episodes where he is sleeping and all of a sudden he is woken up because he says he feels like a mini explosion in his torso. We've had the pacemaker checked and the specialist sees no irregular activity .

Has anybody else experienced anything like this?

~Estela Rosales

 

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My first PM

Hello! I have just joined and learning the ropes. I got my first PM 1 months ago, I am 38, a wife and a mother of 3. My first question is are palpitation (flutters and skipped beats) a normal thing for a while? I am told this can me normal for the first few months. I know I have them, more than typical prior to PM but they have increased. Thanks! 

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High pulse rate?

Before I had my pm implanted (low pulse rate) my pulse rate is as in the mid 70’s consistently - now I am in the mid 90’s consistently - does any one know if this might be a why I don’t feel like myself?

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Feeling when paced

I got my PM last June and got my life back at the same time. Sometimes, I would feel a thumping in my chest, which corresponded to my pulse. It would go away after a minute or so, and I thought nothing of it.

I recently (in the last 2 months)  was unable to eat, and lost ~25 lbs. I know this sounds dumb, but I went on a diving holiday and dove twice daily for 2 weeks (family trip, already booked). The weight fell off, my fitness improved, and when I returned home, I was able to tak...

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question

I HAVE A QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who else in this club is under 10? cause im 9.

 

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Just don’t feel good

This is all still new to me and I guess I’m just not sure how I am suppose to feel after 4 weeks, but I was hoping it would be better than I do.  I actually had a whole day when I felt normal and I thought I had turned the corner and now I haven’t  felt good for 2 days.  My primary thinks I should try an anxiety med but I don’t think that’s what it is.  They seem to have the same side affects that landed me in the hospital getting a pm.  M...

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Alcohol and PM

Hi,

Prior to receiving my PM I had complete heart block, but no major symptoms with my heart.

I have just received my PM yesterday and I have received mixed messages about the consumption of alcohol.

Would  the consumption of alcohol effect  my PM and thus interfering with my heart ?.

Regards

New member 

 

 

 

 

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Carpenter returning to work

I had a pm inplant on 3/12/19 and the nurse who took off the bandage a week after said it would be 10 -12 weeks before I can return to work ,I’m a machine operator in a cabinet shop and I  do a lot of lifting of material onto the saws anywhere from 10-75lbs 

just want to get some opinions.tt

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I HATE MY LIFE!!!!!!!!

 My name is destiny and im a girl and i  was born in Hawaii and i still live there also When i was born i had asthma. i've had five heart surgeries, five brain surgeries, 2 knee surgeries, 1 hip, i had so much i can't say them all. but all together i had 21 surgeries. i have a twin sis named alex, a lil sis named annie, and a big bro named conner. my mommy is Sarah. right now in 2019 im 9. my b-day is October 28. my grandma died wen i was 5. my daddy died wen...

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Ventricular Trachycardia

Hi.  I have a dual lead St. Jude PM for Type 2, 2nd degree heart block.   At my last pacemaker interrogation, an episode of VT showed a heart rate of 230 beats per minute for 9 seconds.  I remember when it happened and I had it written down to discuss with the technicican.  The cardiologist on call suggested I start immediately on a beta blocker (5 mg of Bisoprolol) and see my own cardiologist as soon as possible, which turned out to be t...

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You know you're wired when...

You are always wired and full of energy.

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I'm 35 and got my pacemaker a little over a year ago. It definitely is not a burden to me. In fact, I have more energy (which my husband enjoys), can do more things with my kids and have weight because of having the energy.