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High voltage wires.

Does anyone know if high voltage lines can interfere with a dual adapta pacemaker.  I have done minimal research but it seems that it seems safe for folks without a device. However I cannot find any data on residency close within(50)ft of a tower for someone with a device.  Love some input!  thanks blesses to all

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Asthma, new medication and arrythmia

I've had my Medtronic dual chamber since June, 2013.  I also have severe asthma.  I've been battling a severe asthma episode for almost 9 weeks now and have totally lost my voice, am coughing hard constantly, and have some sinus issurs with it this time.  My real problem started this past Thursday morning when my primary care doctor said he didn't think my maintenance medicine, Symbicort, was working anymore and wanted me to try a new medication to control my a...

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Electric Shocks

Hi all..

Had my replacement PM yesterday - they used the 20 year old leads again -  Yeaahh.., was home for dinner, should of been home for lunch but when I came out of the aneasthetic I had a number of very painful electric shocks in the wound site.. I call it sparking, as I have had it before about 25 years ago when the pacemakers weren't insulated as well (happened when came in range of the the big electricity towers).  Anyway they gave me some morphine in recovery...

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Can my simple pacemaker do overdrive pacing out of vtach?

Hello everyone....i have a boston scientific L301 pacemaker. Just a simple non mri compatible device i got for SSS. 

Lately at every interrogation i have about 140 episodes of non sustained vtach until the doc changed the ventricle settings so it only catches vtach above 170 bpm of which ive had 27 episodes in 4 weeks. They used to be 4 or 5 secs long now they are 15 to 28 seconds long. I am symptomatic.

These vtach attacks come in storms for 6-8 mins at a time going from sin...

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Pacemaker.

I had my pacemaker surgery on 2/27/17. I have been having left arm/ shoulder pain and pain that feels like it's in my heart. I iced pretty consistently after surgery and that helped. Now that i am becoming more active, the pain is getting worse and my left arm gets a pinched nerve feeling. 

Can anyone tell me if they have experienced this while healing? 

I see my surgeon 3/27 and then I supposed to be cleared for work. I'm a licensed Massage Therapist and I&...

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pacemaker revision

I received a pacemaker in December 2016. It was 6 pm on a Friday evening. I almost walked out after being delayed 4 hours. I wish I had. On March 11, I went to the ER with chest pressure and difficulty breathing. I was transfered to a larger facility. Three days later I had a pacmaker revision. One of the pacemaker leads had perforated my heart and they removed 600 cc + of blood from the pericadium. I was back in the ER with breathing problems 2 days after discharge with fluid in the lungs. T...

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Problem with Merlin

My wife had a pacemaker/defribulator installed 18 months ago. She had an incident  while she was sleeping 5feet from the Merlin. The defribulator went off and supposedly saved her. But there was a burn mark on the furniture under the Merlin. Any body have the same problem. I think the Merlin had an electrical problem and killed my wife and the defribulator went off and saved her. Any body have similar incident?

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pacemaker site hurts

Hey all,

   I posted about a month ago to see if anyone could help me figure out my symptoms and am posting again because I'm still in pain. I started to have slight discomfort around my pacemaker site around 1.5months ago (I've had this battery since 2014) and went to my cardiologist. They gave me some pain meds and sent me on my way. 2 weeks later I left for study abroad in Santiago, Chile and I've been dealing with mild pain here and there when I get on a public...

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pacemaker

Hello..... I'm Ems. I recently had a emergency pacemaker put in due to a complete heart block. I'm 31 years old and ever since my surgery i feel worse than before. I'm constantly weak and short of breath. Any of you guys experience this and if so how long did it take to become better?

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Replacement pacer

Hi :  had my pacer replaced on Jan 3 of 2017 all seemed greats, no pain at all no soreness even. Then on Mar 11 I started noticing some mild soreness, the next day much worse and swelling/ inflammation all around pacer. The next day even worse hurt to move left arm almost any way. Not serious pain but enough to say don't do that. Monday swelling worse and more inflammation. Called the doctor that did the replacement and got an appt. for 2 hours later! Great! Doc said I have deve...

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Pacemaker symptoms

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone else had experienced similar experiences to mine. A couple of day's ago I started experiencing a tingling prickly sensation down my left breast and under the left arm, it is not painful at all more weird and I would be grateful if other folks with a pacemaker have experienced similar symptoms. My pacemaker was fitted Sept 2017.  

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pacemaker insertion

 

     I had a pacemaker installed 13 days ago. During the procedure I lost a fair amount of blood and ended up with a large hematoma. I’m getting better and the swelling and discoloration is going away. However, 3 or 4 days after the procedure I started having black bowl movements which are still continuing.  

     I suspect they are caused by the body removing the lost blood but I’m not sure. I haven’t taken any...

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Sick Sinus Syndrome

I had a pacemaker installed in my 30s for what was called "Sick Sinus Syndrome". My symptoms were light-headedness, my heart occassionally thumping around out-of-beat when doing nothing, and dizzy-spells. Sfter a helluva long running around from doctor to doctor, I was finally given a 24hr heart monitor to wear -- 24 hours later they rushed me into surgery and that was that.

It was explained to me that I needed it because there was a long "pass" or "pause&q...

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CLS Tachycardia

I had biotronik epyra with CLS fitted last July for Sick Sinus Syndrome. 

It's been fantastic up until the last couple of weeks when I started with palpitations and random tachycardias (between 130-140bpm). Episodes lasting anything between 2-15mins with associated sweating and lightheadedness. Episodes brought on by as little as standing up or after eating! 

Pace check clinic and technician thinks it's the CLS function causing the issues. They've switched it...

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shopping ...

Friday I was shopping at the local supermarket where I selected:

A half-gallon of low fat milk,
A carton of eggs,
A quart of orange juice,
A head of romaine lettuce,
A 2 lb. can of coffee, decalf of course,and
A package of potatoes

As I was unloading my items on the conveyor belt to check out,
a drunk standing behind me watched as I placed the items in front of the cashier.
While the cashier was ringing up the purchases, the drunk calml...

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Thumping Diaphragm

Hello,

 

I just had my second pacemaker implanted in the last 4 years, the first one was 2013 and one of the leads then had popped out so they had to go in re-do it. This time they had to go in fix the leads the other Dr out on because it was causing some issues with being too long and causing it to be next to a valve causing permanent damage (LONG story) I have had this thumping off and on again now granted I have SVt and some PVC's still but this is different..anyo...

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Swollen, burning feet and weird feeling in legs

I was working out 5 per week. Then heel pain and tenderness started under both feet. Now I have swollen and burning feet and legs and hands feel funny. Anyone have this ? I have Neurocardiogenic syncope. 

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Hurt Site around Pacemaker

Hey everyone, 

  I'm wanting to get some answers about something... I leave for a study abroad program in 3 days and I'm getting nervous because I've been in pain the past 2 weeks. So I've had a pacemaker my whole life and got the last battery change in 2014. No problems with it until a few weeks ago. I started doing heavier weights and seemed to have hurt the muscle underneath or something. I went to the cardiologist and PM specialist- everything looks fine. B...

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Vibration Above Pacemaker

I've had my pacemaker for two years because I was having episodes of fainting.  Yesterday shortly after waking, I began to feel  vibrating sensation between my pacemaker and my shoulder.  I believe this is the area where the leads connect from the vein to the pm.  I felt the sensation from two to four times per hour all day long.  I transmitted and was told my pacemaker I was doing fine and everything was good. I persisted on being seen so I went in and had a devi...

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Swelling around pacemaker

I had my single chamber MRI compatible pacemaker fitted in July 2015. It has always looked rather prominent and in the past few weeks it has been uncomfortable when laying on my left side.

Over the past two or three weeks it has looked more obvious or swollen around it and my shoulder are is rather uncomfortable. I didn't mention it to my GP when seeing him last week as I had a cardiology appointment on Friday but the consultation did not go as planned and I forgot to mention i...

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Your pacemaker interferes with your electronic scale.

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