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Missed Beats

Hi All,

For the last month and a half I have been experiencing missed beats in my ventrical.  My doctor put me on a CAM monitor to monitor the episodes of missed beats and its been confirmed that I am in deed missing beats that last 3-7 secconds at a time.  As the time has gone by and last wore the CAM monitor its happening more and now I have numbness in both arms and in my face when this is happening.  My doctor cant seem to put his finger on whats happening and thinks...

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Resting heart rate much higher than normal

I had my implant 7/19 and then had a lead reposition on 7/20. My original issue was bradycardia. I know from my recent check up that my paced rate is 75, so I shouldn't dip too far below that for very long. Until recently, my heart was staying at 75 when I was at work or just sitting, but the last few days my resting rate hasn't gotten below 85 and is often over 100. There is a lot going on in my life right now (both good and bad), so I realize stress could be part of it. But, I'm...

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Gag reflex still after 3 weeks?

3 weeks ago I had a pacemaker implanted.  Since then I have had:1

1. a new hypersensitive gag reflex.  Can't wear tee shirts or button my collar without feeling like I am going to vomit.

2. approximately 1x/day dizzy spells when I feel nauseous.  I may be motionless for 30 minutes before when this nausea arises.

3. dizziness when my eyes move quickly, especially while walking.

Anyone have similar symptoms shortly after implantation?  Thanks...

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Artythia arythium

Ok so I have had my pacemaker almost a year. Been sending. Report to dr via system I got a letter today that states I have to come in for a check up because the dr seen atrial  arrithymia . Has anyone heard of this or know what this is happening now? It’s almost been a year and I’m wonder have a school something lose???

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Low lead impedance

I heard a low warning sound from

my icd last week and was told my atrial lead was reading a low impedenece. The device technician was not concerned . It happened again with a different technician and she called saying she will talk to the dr tomorrow but it is probably a lead failure and may need to be replaced. Has anyone had this? Thanks 

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Pacemaker lead perforation

Live in Southern NJ.  I have had three pacemaker lead perforations and revisions.  Have seen Mds in Philadelphia, Camden and Dr Chung at Cleveland Clinic.  I believe I am perforated again.  Any recommendations of an EP doc that can figure out what is baffling all that have seen me. Willing to travel.   Thanks for any advice.  

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Whether I need a pacemaker or not

Hello all

i am a 15 year old boy , i live in chennai india ,

when i was 2 years old i was found that i had tacecardia and it was serious , my heart rate used to be 240 bpm .

i came to chennai for treatment from Dubai , the doctors told to abliate

i underwent abliation but at that time they said the actual signal producing node also got damaged and my heart rate was too low . so they fixed with a pacemaker , in the year 2004 .

then in 2013 i had to change my batte...

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Symptom Return

Received a Medtronic 2-lead PM about 2-mo ago, due to long standing Bradycardia!!  For the first 3-4 weeks I felt like Superman, with renewed enegy and NO extreme lite headedness with exercise!!

However, now my lite headedness has returned during exercise (increased demand)??  Sometime just geting up from setting and going to the other end of the house brings on lite headedness, as well as what I describe as a feeling where I have a pounding heart beat!

Puzzled.....

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throat pain?pain taking deep breath

I had a Biotronic closed loop pacemaker inseted May 23.   Last weekend and now later this afternoon after working in the garden have this very pulsating sensation and pain inhaling in my throat.   i actually was sent to the ER last weekend, and they did an interrogation, EKG, Cat scan of my chest and extensive blood work.   I wasn't hooked up to a constant heart monitor as I am allergic to the pads.   Nothing showed up, other than my usually very low blood pressure was...

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Pacemaker replaced again shortly after?

Hi all,

I just had my new pacemaker put in last month but I was stupid and completely forgot to ask my cardiologist exactly what pacemaker he was going to put in. I've had to use a pacemaker for most of my life and they have been getting smaller every time I've it replaced so I guess I mistakenly assumed that would be the case with this new one. As it turns out the new one is much larger than the one I had previously and I hate it so much. I'm a small person and I can physic...

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type of therapy for severe pain in left arm and shoulder, Medtronic 3 lead pacemaker (2007)

3 lead pacemaker inplanted 2007? at the University of Va Medical Center, Charlottesville Va., and for over year touching site would bring tears so much pain.

2018 pain worse,  orthopedic doctor says muscle's around rotator cuff, sending me for therapy.

I don't think it's rotator cup, but pain from pacemaker. What type of therapy shold I have?

 

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Seroma

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Saroma

Hey had my 5 th pm implanted sub muscular. Old pocket has filled up with blood. They say it is a saroma. Anyone else experience this?  I would like to enjoy some summer and getthis over with 7 weeks post op

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Pacemaker

I had pacemaker on 7.6.18 was ok for 4 weeks now in a lot of pain around site waiting to see cardio surgeon any one else have this type of pain it be at least a 7 out of 10 pain it's starting to get me down

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Clavicle and shoulder pain

Since day 1 my icd pocket has been a darker color and my clavicle has a bruised or dull achey feeling most of the time. Like the unit is pressing against the bone or an integral piece of flesh to do with it. Hah. Anyway i can put deep heat or icy hot and it helps a little. I dont take nsaids and otc's due to kidney fatigue so im at a loss for this little aggravation. Im used to aches and pains but would like insight as to how the thing causes it. I keep forgetting to ask the cardiologist...

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Pains

Hello, all. 

I am a 22 year old male and in February of this year I had my second box fitted. I had mypacemaker and leads fitted in 2010. 

A month or so ago I had an episode where my heart beat accelerated for roughly 12 minutes. This was a one off but since have been experiencing chest pains and aches, weird sensations in my left arm, and a pressure type feeling under my left rib cage. These are not constant and sometimes go days without experiencing any. 

I...

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Strange twitching in muscle near pacemaker

Hello all!

So I've recently started experiencing a weird twitching in a muscle near my pacemaker/defibrillator. It feels like an eye twitch on a larger scale and I can actually see it moving. I have never experienced anything like this before and I've had my pacemaker for almost fifteen years (device replacement about 6 years ago). The device was implanted as a precaution and has never actually paced me. After experiencing this for a couple of days I sent my heart doctor a trans...

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Heart palpitations after pacemaker

Good morning, first I would like to thank everyone for their posts and comments that have helped me so much in the last month. I had pacemaker put in 4 weeks ago for sick sinus syndrome(heart rate dropping randomly) in Anchorage Alaska. I have had to come to GA to help my dad who was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer. I haven’t been for a device check yet. This week my heart rate is going up like crazy. I ended up at local ER yesterday and they told me to go to a cardiologist. Th...

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Blood Clot

On May 19th I had a dual chamber Boston Sci. installed . On May 23rd one of the leads loosned & it was reinserted. I had 3 heart block . First off I am on the thin side. But I noticed last week some large veins radiating from the site down my arm. I called my doctor about it they said to come right in for a look. After a brief exam they ordered a ultrasound. They found a blood clot between the site and my shoulder. I was given Eliquis to take . And to make a follow up visit. These ar...

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2 months post placement dual chamber PM

I am a 50 year old female.  Diagnosed with a-fib about 5 years ago.  in 2016 I had an ablation that apppeared successful for around 6 months.  I continued on a beta blocker for rate control until recently when the runs of fib start occurring more regularly.  I went back to an EP cardiologist and placed back on an anti-arrhythmic.  Shortly after starting the med I had a 5 second sinus pause which led to the placement of my PM.  I had a second hospitalization for p...

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