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Thanks to all for your comments Re: 10th Sept. 2019 Post. I should make it clear I was a manual worker and have no medical knowledge.

 

ROBO Pop.  You have Guessed it with one exception.  I do now have a replacement pacemaker plus extra lead produced by Boston Scientific, the two original leads were left in during the four- and half-hour operation change.  I have to make it very clear that at no time has a pacemaker made by Boston Scientific ever ele...

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pacemaker electrocutions

My dual lead pacemaker, i believe imported into the UK was first programed to activate  and deal with high or low heart beats. The pacemaker and leads moved back and forth in a long pocket  with every movement of my arms and shoulders which i thought was obviously intended.  I believe a lead was put through a vein straddling a valve and pulled tight.

After the node ablation i was soon being awakened at night. always on my side with symtoms of Tacy...

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AV NODE ABLATION + PVI AND HAVE GONE BACK TO AF

As I posted before I now have returned from seeing my EP who confirmed that I am in irregular heartbeat.  He said that although I have had extensive work done on his two previous procedures he has one more he can offer me, but no more after this one.  He said it would be an extensive procedure done under a general aneasthetic and would take between 3-5hrs. He wants me to see if I can tolerate Solotol at a low dose to control these irregular beats as he told me quite straight that no...

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Pacemaker pain

I have had my pacemaker for 3 weeks. When I uae my left arm across my body it hurts. Is this normal. Also my left arm aches all the way down. Is this normal ?

 

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lump

i got a pacemaker about 4 months ago, and i got a soft  lump near the shoulder and close to neck, my surgeon says he has never seen that before, just wondered has anyone had similiar .

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Bulging neck vein / jugular vein distention?

Hi all. I have a Medtronic Dual chamber pm for about 3yrs now for Sick sinus syndrome/Bradycardia along with arrythmia. If i bend forward it is asif my chest is squeezed closed and my head feels tight, face goes blood red and my neck veins bulge? Why does this happen, even if i just lean forward for few seconds and also when i lay down my neck veins are very prominent and chest feels heavy too? Sounds weird but it is rather bother to me as I feel like i am being squeezed tight. Hope some...

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Arrhythmia Ablation vs bradycardia pacemaker

I have several arrhythmias. My doctor has suggested ablation surgery. He said that I will most likely need a pacemaker for my bradycardia. 

Is it possible for pacemaker surgery to increase the heart rate enough to fix some of the arrhythmia? The reason why I ask is that when I go to the mountains in higher elevation my arrhythmia's decrease because my heart rate increases. When I come back down, I get slammed again and my HR drops. 

Has anyone gotten a pacemaker and...

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Pacemaker shoulder pain

I had a Biotronic pacemaker inserted on June 22, 2019. I needed a second lead. This is my 3rd pacemaker since initial insertion in October/2009. The first one had an abscess in behind the pacemaker. That pacemaker was removed in Dec/2009 and a new one was installed in the right side of my chest. In August/2017 I had a battery change.My shoulder was sore in January and after an ultrasound, showed there was inflammation. My doctor recommended a cortisone needle in the shoulder. I got the shot t...

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Pacemaker shoulder pain

I had a Biotronic pacemaker inserted on June 22, 2019. I needed a second lead. This is my 3rd pacemaker since initial insertion in October/2009. The first one had an abscess in behind the pacemaker. That pacemaker was removed in Dec/2009 and a new one was installed in the right side of my chest. In August/2017 I had a battery change.My shoulder was sore in January and after an ultrasound, showed there was inflammation. My doctor recommended a cortisone needle in the shoulder. I got the shot t...

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What to ask doctor

Not sure if I am a CRT non-responder. 3 months echo EF 40% as against 35% before CRT. During 3 month doctor visit in August they did interrogation, which I thought was not due till the following month. They immediately did limited echo.

Looking at interrogation, A-Fib several, but one VT/VF brief non sustained. This may be what prompted Eliquis immediately and Amiodarone orally. 

Am I finding out that I am a non-responder to CRT? 

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Mig welding

I had my Pace Maker put in end of February this year, I work in the semiconductor world for the last 40 years. Recently had to be placed in another group due to the process has a vary large magnetic field equipment running. No big deal there, always somewhere to go in this industry. My question is for the welders out there, I was in the process of buying a tig welder when I needed to have this PM put in. Question is for distance from the power box. I bought this unit about 10 years ago, Mille...

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Pacemaker problems

I’m being constantly zapped when I touch things etc, so loud my partner can hear it not sure why

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Tingling

My cards doc says I tingle from the placement of the pacemaker over a nerve enriched part of the chest.  I had new devices implanted into the pec muscle as the first would ride up and hit the clavicle.  But I tingle constantly from head to toe.  Does anyone else have this problem?  

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My Mom just got a pm on Aug 8th

My mom is 85 years old and just got a PM on August 8, 2019.  She wore a monitor for 30 days and it caught several episodes of her heart pausing.  She had a CABG about 18 years ago.  She is in decent shape for her age, but ever since getting her PM her condition has gone downhill. 

Her first checkup was 1 week after the surgery and they said everything was healing well.  She felt weak but we both thought that was due to the surgery.

On Aug 26th I took her t...

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Head Sweating and dizzyness

I have terrible head and face sweating. I had my first pacemaker for only 4 years and both leads and unit malfunctioned. 

Since I received my new unit I get terrible head sweats and dizzyness. Does anyone else have this problem?

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Complaints + What is Your "Ideal" Pacemaker

Hi everyone!

My name is Emily, and I've had a pacemaker for around 5 years now. I'm currently a college senior studying biomedical engineering, and for my senior design class, we have been challenged to create a novel biomedical prototype that addresses an unmet health need.

As pacemakers have held a significant impact on my life, I wanted to look into improving the artificial pacemaker, and I was curious on what everyone else's experiences have been like and...

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Looking for a good pacemaker heart doctor in San Diego area

I just had my first pacemaker installed last month which became infected and had to be removed...The pacemaker was installed close to the skin surface with two body fluid drain holes... The skin surface did not close over the two drain holes after one month and the pacemaker became infected...Please provide your recommendations for a good pacemaker doctor in the san Diego area...Thanks

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Gas in chest

I am having issues with gas around my chest/heart area everyday. No matter what I eat or drink i always get really bad gas near my heart. The only relief I get from this is when i burp.  It feels as if it is traped gas in my chest and this is ongoing everyday.  I get short of reath from this and feel as if i cant breathe   What would be a recoomendation to handl this issue cause antacids didnt work and alka seltzer only gave me a temporary relief. 

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Night time issues

I had my pm implanted on January 28 due to type 3 congenital heart block. Due to haviing a heart rate of 37 at the  age of 42 my cardiologist recommended that I have the surgery.  Also previously in Dec. 2017 I suffered from a stroke. After making a full recovery, thank God in November 2018 I had my first seizure.  I had another seizure in January 2019 therefore I elected to go through with having the surgery. I was told my my cardiologist that the surgery will increase my...

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Pacer discomfort

Anyone have trouble with 30 year old leads, new pacers with adaptors to fit with the old leads, and fitting it in a submammary implantation?

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Your device acts like a police scanner.

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It is just over 10 years since a dual lead device was implanted for complete heart block. It has worked perfectly and I have traveled well near two million miles internationally since then.