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Taking care link abroad

Hi,

Im going abroad in a week to a quiet island in Greece. There’s no real hospital or anything there, if you’re sick it means travelling back to Rhodes. So I was thinking about taking my Care link with me, so if anything funky happened to my pacemaker I could have the hospital in England check to see if anything was wrong. And then if it was I’d know and be able to get help. They said there is no point as they can’t do anything if somethings wrong. But I feel li...

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Little dizzy really noticeable when sitting straight and feelling tired

Hi im 19 years old male and I got my Pm on june last year and i suddenly beggin experiencing this dizzy feeling it started on early january this year and my doctor said to go to an ENT I Dont know why they didnt talk to me about settings on my pm before suggesting me to go to an ENT idk(i havent gone to a ENT doctor btw).though my hearing is fine and my vision is good. and so after the end of january it dissapears maybe because they change some settings and then it came back again on april I...

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Asymptomatic

I don’t have any symptoms except for 2 instances when I felt a bit dizzy. However, I’ve been diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome and have both bradycardia and tachycardia indicated by a Holter. I have a smart bracelet that vibrates when my heart rate exceeds 100. Some days it vibrates only twice in one day, other days more frequently but goes back down immediately. I will get a pacemaker for the bradycardia and medication for the tachycardia. I’ve been reading emails on the s...

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Do you pack your home monitor in your suitcase or your carry-on?

I'm going out of town for the first time since getting a biventricular pacemaker.  I'm trying to decide between packing my home monitor in my suitcase or my carry-on.  I'm leaning towards taking it in my carry-on, but it's pretty bulky, especially if I bring it in its box, and I don't want to have one more thing to deal with at the security screening.

On the other hand, if I put it in my suitcase, it could get lost.  (If it got delayed, it wouldn&...

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IRHB with pacemaker dependence

I had AV node ablation and I am pacemaker dependent. My pacemaker is dual chamber. I have prolonged periods of irregular heatbeat. I understand that my atrial  tachycardia persists, but I thought the pacemaker was supposed to keep my heartbeat regular. Any insights?

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Summer bathing suit or cover up with biventricular ICD implanted

I had a biventricular ICD implanted 2 weeks ago. I knew there was going to be a scar an a slight prteusion but my device is large and is very noticeable. I’m a 67 y/o female and 108lbs with small frame. I’m vacationing on a beach and I’m at a loss how I can cover up most of my protrusion. I’m blessed and very thankful for this device as it truly saved my life. Any ideas would be helpful.

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PICKLING OF CUCUMBERS

Canned foods are prone to the growth of Clostridium botulinum, bacteria that causes botulism which is a deadly form of food poisoning. While some foods are acidic enough to prevent the growth of this harmful bacteria while canned, most need to be further acidified to ensure they’re safe for consumption (Binning, 2005). This necessitates a form of food preservation known as Pickling which is the process of food preservation using acidic preservatives either vinegar, lemon juice or b...

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ORGANIZATION’S MISSION AND SCOPE

Nursing is a profession that is tasked with the protection, promotion, and optimization of health. According to the American Nurses Association (2008), nurses are essential in the elevation of better health in the treatment of individuals and communities at large. Quality nursing care requires that a nurse, whether surgical or caring, is well taken care of to give maximum care.  Peer reviewed education, as well as other social aspects affecting nurses, are an essential component for prov...

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METABOLIC DISORDER SYNDROME

Metabolic Disorder Syndrome in People with Severe Mental Illnesses

Introduction
            Metabolic syndrome is a condition that comprises several disorders like obesity, glucose intolerance, insulin resistance, dyslipidemias, hypotension and cardiovascular disease. Metabolic syndrome is largely associated with mental illnesses. Schizophrenics have been the main targets when assessing for this condition due to their like...

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to Dave H

has anyone explained how an increase in EF could cause less stamina and PVCs as iu stated?  i do not understand that. thanks

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Battery change questions

Help please on battery change, which I’m having done next week.sorry to ask you all but these questions are on my mind and I can’t wait til the op to find out.

Whats the recovery time, need to let work now when I’ll be ok

When will I be able to swim?

How soon can I return to coaching gymnastics, involves supporting and lifting gymnasts

Thanks so much

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Simple and safe to use

Hello Friends, I am Tamilian, 75,  just joined the club. Hope U R all doing well. I got my PM done on 5/28/19 and the Dr.put me on Paradaxa 150 mg twice a day. It is a blood thinner. Previously I have been getting occasional heavy nose bleeds and I never took any aspirin or other blood thinners. I am concerned about using such a heavy dose of Paradaxa daily as it may cause sudden heavy nose bleeds. Does anyone has similar situation, is there a less dosage. My BP is normal. If the PM is c...

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Relapse or Lead Dislodgement

Been posting and responding quiet frequently on here, but have a question on the after effects of surgery. I am on my 2nd devise. First was a dual chamber PM, and I had that for only 3 years. Now I have a BV / ICD and am on CRT continuosly. Was feeling pretty good until this morning when I almost blacked out at work. After that I was cold and tired the rest of the day, and looked visably tired when I looked in the mirror. I originally had byacardia for the first PM, and then went into cardiom...

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Palpatations

I had a St. Jude CRT-P implanted :March 2019. I’ve felt so much better. However about a week ago I started having occasional palpitations and shortness of breath.  No where as severe as prior to pacer. Is this unusual and should I be concerned?

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Pacemaker with CHF

Most all warning signs regarding CHF are weight gain and edema.  While cruzing the 'net this AM, I stumbled across info that no one else (including Doctors) has broached before: Weight loss with heart failure. A BAD, BAD thing!  Generally indicates the G.I. tract isn't getting the oxygenated blood flow that it requires to process the vitamins and minerals out of what one eats. Ones future with this condition is grim.

--Dave--

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Traveling with Lattitude monitor.

I''m fairly new (Apr 2019) to having PM--it's been an adjustment.  Have appreciated comments here.  I'm a Club Member now.  Do you take your monitor with you on short, i.e. 5 day trips?  If so, what is best way to pack and travel with it when flying?  

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How accurate are Apple Watches

I am wondering how much to trust the cardio readings on my new Apple Watch, but it does feel like it is right.

I am waiting to be scheduled in for a CRT-P sometime this summer.  My EP said I would not need the CRT-D because that was not my problem.  I have had palpitations for long before I got my Pacemaker 18 months ago, but never was caught in testing.  After Pacemaker I wasn’t aware of palpitations that much because of the much more aggressive thumps from PV...

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How accurate are Apple Watches

I am wondering how much to trust the cardio readings on my new Apple Watch, but it does feel like it is right.

I am waiting to be scheduled in for a CRT-P sometime this summer.  My EP said I would not need the CRT-D because that was not my problem.  I have had palpitations for long before I got my Pacemaker 18 months ago, but never was caught in testing.  After Pacemaker I wasn’t aware of palpitations that much because of the much more aggressive thumps from PV...

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Recent CRT-D implant and worried about visible lead

I am 5 weeks out from a CRT-D implant, and for the most part I am doing ok.  The incision area still hurts, especially with my bra strap rubbing against it, but hopefully that will go away with time.

My biggest concern is the lead that I can clearly see and feel right under the bottom of my incision. It sticks right out like a swollen vein. Its very close to my armpit, so every time I move my left arm it seems like the lead will just pop right thru my skin.  I'm worri...

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PM blues

 I have had my pacemaker for almost 2 weeks now. I am so so very sorry I had this put in. They said it would give me more energy to make me feel better but it’s not true. I  feel depressed I definitely have less energy than I had before and it hurts . My first check up with the doctor is in a few days and I want to tell them to take it out. I live alone and I could manage almost all the things that needed to be done . Now I struggle to get off the couch. Is this my life from n...

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You know you're wired when...

You participate in the Pacer Olympics.

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I have had my pacer since 2005. At first it ruled my life. It took some time to calm down and make the mental adjustment. I had trouble sleeping and I worried a lot about pulling wires. Now I just live my life as I wish.