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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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Risk in replacing atrial lead

Second opinion  EP says the atrial lead has to be replaced for two reasons: (1) it is operating in unipolar instead of bipolar, and (2) the scar tissue is growing around the lead.  (I suffered a perforated atrial vein during the implant and survived subsequent cardiac  tamponade through open heart surgery.)

Has anyone had a lead removed for either of the above reasons? I understand there are grave risks. I had the pacemaker implant seven months ago and I un...

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right ventricular pacing pain

Need some input on issues with right ventricular pacing pain with a bi-v pacer with a dislodged left ventricular lead. If they cant get the left vent. placed, is the epicardial placement the only hope for have synchony and no pain?

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Are there any honest doctors out there?!!

I received some incorrect advice from my consultant a couple of years ago which lead to me being hospitalised, and requiring an Op. The doctor, colleagues and all the staff deny any mistake was made and I'm scolded if I bring it up, even with my new consultant.

I regard doctors as gods, and take their advice above all others. However I'm not able to any more. This experience has really stopped me being able to trust them.

Has anyone else had an experience like this?&n...

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defib implant

I just got a defib implant on 1/5/17. Having so many problems that I want to tell them to take it back out and I'll take my chances! Diaphram jumping (as I write this), still have premature beats at random times but mostly as soon as I lay down. In the ER on the 20th due to afib and a subsequent shock- a problem that I have never experienced before. Doctors keep saying they don't know why any of this is happening and just keep adjusting the stupid thing but always the symptoms return....

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Complications and Depression Later On

Yup!  Haven't been on here in a couple years but got an email from this just now?   Anyway, yes.  Depression and doubt creeps in so easily.  My body is slowly failing me in several many ways including my pacer which I've had about 5-6 years.   After just about 4 years my battery decided to run out of time.   So just got a new one 6 mos ago.   Different company.   Because of being in constant Afib my battery is cranked up to the max, therefore ca...

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Complications and depression later on

Hello,

I decided that this may be a good place for me to be. I had tricuspid valve replacement in 2014 and after had to have a pacer implanted. I'm 100% paced. I handled all the appointments very well for a while and really had such a zest for life. As time when on though, things have certainly gotten harder. There have been many complications, my battery life is expected to last 3-4 years due to a faulty lead, and i just found out my prosthetic valve is going to need to be replaced...

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Perforated Ventricle

I recently had pacemaker implantation surgury and the "very rare" risk of ventricular perforation was realized.  However, my cardiologist and his APRN disregarded my reports of the signs/symptoms/pains I was experiencing and, additionally, disregarded the ECG interpretation by another cardiologist in which he suspected acute pericarditis.  My cardiologist diagnosed me with anxiety and sent me home.  Less than three hours later I was back at the ER via ambulance and ad...

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St. Jude now Abbot? Merlin problems????

So, Been sick all week, went to ER Friday, they diagnosed me with pulmonary hypertension.... What?   Any one have any co-diagnosis???

I thought I sent the Vetarans Hosptail a transmittion from my merlin, and I did it wrong....

Tried sending it today....and it is not transmitting past the tower symbol...

So, I called St. Jude, did not know they were sold to Abbot

I was informed if I was having problems with my Merlin at Home, to unplug it.   It is not a life s...

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Stiffness and pain in upper body

I had my Biotronic PM places in Oct. 2014. Last Thursday (1 week ago) I started having pain/cramp at my left shoulder blade. Like I had caused a muscle pull. I do not remember doing anything to my back to cause this feeling.

By Friday my whole back and chest had the horrible pain.  I went to the ER they said I needed a massage. Tight muscles. 

I am worried that this might be due to a problem with my pacemaker. Does anyone have any idea about this?

 

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Strange Pulsing dizzying sensation

I just had my new Medtronic PM installed 3 days ago, I am having a strange sensation when I stand, walk, and for a few minutes once I sit down. It is hard to describe. It feels like a pulse and it makes me momentarily dizzy, and I can feel it most in my head but also my hands and feet. Like it is affecting my nerves, it also effects my hearing (I can hear a pulse as it happens). I started last night only happening a few times, but this morning it seems worse. Strangest thing ever and I c...

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FIBRULATIONS AFTER PACEMAKER INSTALLED

Hello,

Recently joined, and saw several posts about others who had fibrulations after pacemaker installed.

Had mine put in about 4 years ago. No testings indicated any fibrulations until last years

Was put in because I had violent seizures from drinking too much alcohol just before working out and sitting in a sauna for almost half an hour.

Heart beat went down so low VA doctor put in pacemaker.

No other issues indicated until this year when I insisted...

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TEE and CV

Pacemaker on 12/16/16 Things went well until Dec. 26th when I came down with severe bronchitis. Skipped a couple of doses of elliquis. Members convinced me that was not a good idea so went back on it. I coughed so hard and so long that I went into afib. Dr. prescribed metoprolol which helped with the flutters but did not fix the afib. Forward to January 11 - I had the TEE - no blood clots. This was followed by a cardio-version to put my heart back into a normal rythm. They asked me if I...

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Well this stinks

Hello,

So everything has been going awesome in how I feel after my surgery in October.  Had pacemaker put in for sinus braycaric, sinatrial node dysfunction and 2nd degree a-v block.  

I have been putting off getting back to exercising (which was stupid on my part) but I did get back to it this week.  I have done a kickboxing video and walking so far.   So during walking this week 5 times now I have had a very very hard flutter feeling...

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Update

My PM went so well. Christmas Day was wonderful. Felt better than I have for years. Unfortunately I came down with the worst case of bronchitis I have ever had - well never had it before. I coughed so hard that I seem to have continous afib. I skipped 2 doses of elliquis because I thought it was causing fluid retention but then got scared and went back on it. I am scheduled for a barium xray Friday to see if I can tolerate a TEE next Wednesday to check for blood clots. Pray for my normal...

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4 weeks out BIV ICD implant

I am a little nervous about having a second surgery to correct one of my leads that has moved in the morning.  I feel tapping on my rib from the lead on the right side. This happens many times a day but my doctor said he has not heard that before. When he was manually pacing in his office to adjust the rythems I felt it again. I have also had a violent cough since original surgery. Is this normal? I didn't feel bad prior to the implant but not so good now. I have 6 children, 15 grand...

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Trapped lead extraction

Hi and Happy New Year to all...has anyone had a trapped lead removed from heart?. I had one removed two and a half years ago and I'm still anxious about my leads becoming displaced again, it was a very scary experience. I had the most fantastic treatment and the hospital and surgeons involved were the best in Europe but I really have never been the same since, always afraid of it happening again. Any feedback appreciated

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