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sun

Hi everyone.  I'm new at this. Had pm placed 6 mo ago.  I love the beach. Does anyone know of ill effects from the sun?  I was told that it could be very sensitive. Just don't know about the heat.    Thanks.   

 

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High Blood pressure

I’ve had my PM 2weeks today. At my wound check last week my BP was 160/84. Today I was back for a BP check and it was 163/94.

Here’s my question....

i realize I’m in an adjustment period but my cardiologist told me he had paced me high. Would that contribute to the higher BP ???

Thanks !

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Pacemaker feels heavy after 1 year

I have had my pacemaker now 14 months and my lead revision 9 months. Now my pacemaker feel heavy, almost like it is pulling. I had an X-Ray and the Dr said it looked fine. What would could be causing this? It feels like it did after the orginal implant. I have not felt like this since 2-3 weeks after surgery, It doesn't hurt just more uncomfortable. Thanks Dave

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Pacemaker humming

When it's really quiet when napping or going to sleep at night I can hear my pacemaker humming in my ears.  It's no annoying or troublesome, just noticeable.  Is this normal and has anyone else had the same experience from time to time?

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Got my PM implanted yesterday

Hi everyone,

Ive only posted on here one other time; back when I was deciding on if I needed a PM or not. I’m a 35/m in pretty good shape. Regular runner, hiker, etc. A year ago I developed atrial flutter out of the blue, had an ablation, they discovered scarring in my heart, and a few weeks later I started having episodes of low and irregular heart rate (anywhere from 40-55).

The symptoms have come and gone over the last year. Sometimes going a month feeling compl...

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Pacemaker ID card

I misplaced my ID card. Can anyone tell me where to acquire a new one?

I live near Kingston, Ontario 

Thank you. 

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Pacemaker wires + heart valves + light headed.

Since my pacemaker 18 mths ago I have experienced constant light headedness + frequent mild nausea. Nothing has been found. I noticed on my oximeter that O2 levels have dropped from fairly constant 98/99% to 94/96%. The only thing left that I could think of was valve leakage in the paced side of my heart. Looking at my heart X rays I was surprised how thick the pacemaker wires were going thru the heart valves. Heart valves calcify as we age + any foreign object going thru them must cause leak...

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Sensitivity over PM

I have had a   PM since beginning of February. I am finding the skin over the PM becoming very sensitive. Voltaren seems to help. Is this common and does it go away?

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Heart rate dipping when paced

So I am now 7 weeks post op.. I have noticed since I had the device fitted that whenever I am being paced my heart rate drops to the base limit, or near (50bpm) then suddenly increases again. 

I decided to do a bit of power walking today and my heart rate went from 108bpm to 50bpm within seconds. Surely this can't be good for my heart?

I was on VVI pacing but now on DDD as I was having terrible palpitations and dizzyness. Turns out that VVI pacing can cause heart failure...

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New pacemaker

I had a pacemaker implanted about 10 days ago and all is going well. 

My question is this...I was due my regular mammogram next week and have cancelled that appointment. How long will it take to heal enough to get a mammogram ??

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Pain

Thank you for the response. Thought it might take more than 4 weeks to serried into having a pacemaker.

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New pacemaker

I had a biotronik implanted 4 weeks ago.  I feel mild "stabbing" sensations below the pacemaker.  Is this common?

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Alcohol?

so i have my 18th coming up next week (woohoo) and i'm not exactly sure if i'm allowed to drink? obviously i won't go over board cos i know i'm not allowed to do that but is a few casual drinks ok? thanks 

p.s. the medication i'm currently on is tritace, bicor and amioderone 

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activity tracker

Have a pacemaker, and thinking of getting a activity tracker. Any one have      any interference using tracker?

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coughing

2/27 I had a HIS bundle pacer implanted. Prior to pacemaker, lots of coughing, trouble breathing ,EF 35, QRS 160, with diagnosis of LBBB. The day the pacemaker was implanted until it was taken out on 5/15 no coughing, walking 3 miles for 20 days . There was a loose lead so the Dr. went in and replaced lead. The lead fell out during the night for the second time. 

A biventricular pacemaker was inserted two days later. I started a dry cough very soon . I have been coughing and spitti...

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Groin Pain

Having severe groin pain at the site of Micra insertion a year later, no sign of infection etc. Combined with some wierd right leg numbness and nerve pain over hip area. Not sure if related but wondering if anyone has felt anything similar re: groin pain after so much time. Going for an ultrasound and Cat scan to try and figure out- pain comes in hip and leg when laying down and groin pain is fairly constant. 

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Medtronic mycarelink

Hi Guys , my pm is going to need changing in around 6-9 months had it 7 years, I have 100% heart block, went for my check up today & they sent me home with a machine Medtronic my care link, the nurse said it was to save me coming to hospital so I could send my reading from home & told me to keep near my bed but not why ,  I'm rather nervous about trusting this machine when I'm due to use it , personally the more I think about it I would rather be checked at hospital for p...

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1.5 years out from implant and seemingly tired

I'm 38 and had a dual lead implant put in about 1.5 years ago. Had bradycardia and was having some dizzy episodes. thankfully now I never drop below 50 bpm (always had a low heart rate as long as I can recall and fairly active). 

Lately, I've been more in tune with the fact that I seem tired more ofthen than I'd expect. No settings have been changed. I keep an eye on my apple watch and consistently running in low 50s when inactive. I have also noticed that I seem to be...

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Gastric band

Hi I'm 6"3 and weight about 400lbs I've struggled with my weight for years up and down never below 350lbs I had a pacemaker fitted a year ago ( sick sinus syndrome) and I'm thinking of having gastric band surgery to help with the weight loss. What I'm asking is this even possible has anyone had it done and the cost in the uk. Or dose anyone know of any other options I do try to eat healthy and I do walk but it's getting harder on my feet and knees and get out of breat...

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