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I have had my PM for 7 years. My AF is increasing. I am totally asymtomatic. My Cardiologist took me off Propafenone because it wasn't working. Now he is talking about Amiodarone . Is anyone on this drug? I understand there are a lot of side effects.
Just going to have vaccine of this covid-19 pandemic supplied by our agency. I do not have the idea of what brand we will have but I am worried if there is any complications to those with heart problem especially that I am a dextrocardia with a heart block. My heart rate without the pace maker ranges from 0-28 only and from time to time my heart stops beating without the aid.
With this, I am worried of the side effect if ever we will get vaccinated soon. I can't contact my doc...
I have had an icd for almost 3 years and recently I have had severe itching around the device.
Has anyone experienced this?
On March 15 2021 I was fitted with biventricular device because I have CHF moderate to severe, one week or so it was fine, I got energy I started to go on my walks was feeling good, but about 10 days after that I started to have high rate of heart beats like racing, started to retain water in my lungs, belly and ankles, it got bad so I checked myself into the hospital and I'm still there as I write this. So far no one really knows why I'm having these issues with retain...
This is my first post, hoping someone can impart some knowledge! I was fitted with a dual chamber pacemaker in October 2020 for heart failure, asystole, syncope etc. due to Sick Sinus Syndrome with no other regulators in the heart backing it up.
In January 2021 I was back in hospital for checks because I was having pre-syncope episodes. After two days in the hospital, I'd only had two very minor episodes, which the ECG did not pick up, so the conclusion was that it w...
I did a little search on this forum about GERD and found some old posts, but I am wondering if someone has more current information or experience.
I am having more episodes of what I think is diaphramatic stimulation, as evidenced my twitching of my abdomen. It has been mainly positional, such as when sit with my knees drawn up whilst watching TV. But this last week, it is happening more often, usually when seated. It is not painful, per se, but it is uncomfortable and distracting...
I have been having lots of bad symptoms since I had my pacemaker implanted in Oct 2020 and am thinking I may have developed Pacemaker Syndrome. Any comments on this would be helpful.
Frequently when I am walking up and down hills my chest starts to hurt. After a couple of minutes the pain stops and i can keep going without further problems. The top # on my pacemaker is set at 150bpm. This never happens when I am working out at the gym with a trainer. Ekg shows that my rhythm changes for several seconds when my HR reaches around 150. Could the two be related? If so, why would my rhythm change.
Thanks, Jim Owings
So I am an idiot 😢. I've had my pacemaker for just over a year. Recently started going to the chiropractor for severe neck issues causing neurological itching of my arms which is enough to drive a person crazy 😜 She uses an activator. Pushes hard with the metal activator and clicks it... On Friday she adjusted my shoulders and I totally forgot about the pacemaker! I don't think it was directly on the pacemaker but above, maybe hitting the edge a bit. this was the...
Can I use a concrete vibrator? I know I can use a weed eater or chain saw if someone could answer I'd be greatful
I had my PM procedure in late Dec 2020, all has gone well, back to normal activties and feeling for the most part good with the exception of feeling somewhat "clumsy". Not dizzy but just a little off which seems to be effecting my Golf game (tragic)! My PM is set to 70 which is on the high side.
Anybody else expierence anything like this?
is herbal time like sleepy time ok to drink?
I'm now getting lightheaded when standing from crouching. I was fitting skirting board today and it was quite hard as every time I stood up I felt it.
I spoke to the EP on Friday after sending a download and he said it was not the pacemaker. He said I might have low blood pressure.
Never had low blood pressure in 45 years. Never felt dizzy when standing in 45 years so it is extremely likely to be the pacemaker settings but he stated he so no reason to change...
Hi all..its been a while since I posted as health has been fantastic.Does anyone know about arrythmia issues and the vaccines available for Covid 19..? Are pacemaker bearers happy with the vaccine and are there any various side effects at all for club members..? chrs Dave
I noticed a bulge near my left underarm area. Felt like a large lump. Felt silly going to my heart doctor but he said it was the pacemaker and that I could probably leave it there unless it starts flipping around. Then another surgery. NOT what I want at all. I'm a 77 year old gal and have only had it for a year and a half. Seems strange it would dislodge. Anybody else have this issue? Thanks.
I got PM in 2017 now 100% blockage. On the 16th they are removing the PM and leads and putting in a stint. I had trouble with head and hands swelling,breathing,headaches. I didn't know what SVC syndrome was. Has anyone had a lead extraction?
just had a pm last week. I am diabetic type 2. and my blood sugar count high. has anyone else had this problem
Hi I just felt round my new recently implanted pacemaker I had a box change 3 weeks ago and it's still swollen and felt suddenly weired and my heart rate went up for less than a minute, it wasn't panic or anything like that I was just seeing if the swelling was going down. Did I mess with something?
I am posting on here today as I always get and see lovely messages on here and everyone likes to help everyone, so i thought this is the perfect place to ask.
Over the past 4 months i have been in and out of hospital for investigations and check ups for a run of non sustained VT seen on an exercise test back in november.
For this i was given an Upgrade to a Dual chamber pacemaker, i previously only had single chamber pacemakers s...
Anyone experienced this? Weird feeling working at home office. A laptop, a desktop, a home phone and I phone in front. I felt my upper arms tightened if I stayed long. Something as if somebody's pushing my PM and gets heavy. Felt my head gets big and nauseous and head gets heavy. Yesterday I have to get out of the house stay on driveway away from devices and my hands so cold. Gasping some fresh air. After an hour it went away except the heaviness of my pm and tightening left arm. An...