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Complications from pacemaker

I received my medtronic pm in July 2018 and felt great within minutes after coming out of the anesthetic. I couldn't believe how good I was feeling after so many years of feeling crapy. But about a year ago I just wasn't my "new" self. By January I was feeling really tired again. I thought it was my thyroid because several of the symptoms matched along with the weight gain and hair loss. Called my GP for an appointment and went for blood tests. Sure enough everything was out...

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Fast heart rate when standing and sometimes SOB

Hello everyone! I just wanted to post and see if anyone else has had the same problems as me. When I stand up from lying down my heart rate shoots up 40 plus beats. I will have a heart rate of 60 and then when I stand it will hit 120. This makes my chest feel tight and I can feel my heart race. It will eventually within 10 minutes subside but I do not know what it could be from. I have wondered if it could be POTS because I have the shortness of breath upon standing and the chest tightness. I...

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Chest Pain & Dull Throbbing

Hello everyone!

This past week I've really noticed my heart beat. I've also been having chest pain with mild exertion. The chest pain is like a burning in my chest mixed with an ache. I've been to the ER and they say its anxiety. I'm seriously ready to lose it as I know it's not. My heart has been throbbing lately. I can feel it. It feels like this weak throbbing heart beat mixed with a dull ache sensation in my chest. It almost feels like my heart is either struggli...

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Induction hobs

Hi, I have just had a pm fitted and my husband has changed the induction hob to ceramic, reading the comments on here there is no definitive answer whether ceramic is any different to induction. Can anybody help, I’m getting small palpitations at random times.

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pacemaker beeping

I addressed this problem several days ago here,  my pace maker makes an electronic beep randomly several times a day, was told to contact dr., contacted the tech at my drs office and was told that the pacemaker cannot make a noise,   on a conference call we called Medtronics and was told the same thing,i wear an  electronic watch, and usually have my iphone and ipad near me, today i removed the watch and moved the ipad and iphone away from me, i still hear random beep...

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Post pacemaker vibrations

Hi Everyone..... I am presently 8 weeks post pacemaker implant. At 2 weeks I started to develop a buzzing or electrical current sensation in my feet and legs that pulsates. This happens when I go to bed and is contact related (if lying on my tummy it will be the front of my feet... lying on back it will be the lower ankle ... back of feet).  At 3 weeks the pacemaker clinic at Toronto General checked out my pm and said all was good and they did not know why this was happening.  I als...

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Pacemaker noise

Had pacemaker installed 9-17-2020 in the last few day my pacemaker seems to be making an electronic noise sporadically, i have ck'd there is nothing around me to make that noise, i haven't heard the noise until i got the pacemaker, called the manufacturer and they tell me the pace maker can't make a noise,, the pacemaker is Medtronic Azure XT DR MRI. SureScan , any help would be appreciated, thanks

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rotory cuff

has anyone else had a torn rotory cuff with putting in a pacemaker?

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Swelling

Hi 

I had my box change 10 days ago surgery was awful as old pacemaker got stuck, but I was OK healing well day 3, then started to have swelling and little pain around pacemaker and bad bruising swelling is still there should I be concerned never had any problems the last twice 

 

 

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Question for ALL my TECH SAVY Pacers!

Hello everyone! 

This is a question for anyone who really understands their PM. Now the last time (2 weeks ago) I went in for a PM adjustment they changed the CLS and Accelerometer set to OFF. I have the low end at 60 during the day and 50 from 12-6am while I sleep. Now guess what? Somehow I feel MUCH BETTER! I still notice my symptoms but now I only notice them when the PM is in use. For example when resting and my heart rate drops to 60 I feel a fullness in my chest. Or...

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Syncope

I had two episodes where I thought I would pass out from the ectopic beats prior to my PM and today three months after placement I had a short episode where I felt I was going out. I was hopeful this wouldn't occur after my PM. My heart rate was in the 70s so I probably wasn't pacing at the time. It scared me. Also had a little nausea an hour or so after walking 4 miles. Felt good while walking.  Last night I had some tachycardia for a short time while lying down. Perha...

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ANESTHESIA & PACEMAKER

Hello Fellow PaceMaker Users!

I have to have a routine (I don't want to type the name of it) - everyone over 50 supposed to have it  everyone 10 yrs. to prevents colon cancer & you drink a horrible drink the night before (you guessed it).

I'd like to know if anyone's ANESTHESIA affected their pacemaker?  AND/OR if your gastro doctor found a polyp to remove did that procedure affect your pacemaker?

THX TO ANYONE WHO REPLIES FOR ME.

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Small 2mm-3mm mobile clot appearing to attach to RA lead near prosthetic tricuspid

Just got some TEE results uploaded to my electronic records today.  My current cardiologist mentioned nothing of the discovery of a 2-3mm mobile vegetation (sonographer said possibly fibrin) in my right atrium where my atrial lead is brushing near my porcean tricuspid valve.  It says the mass is mobile but appears to be attached to the lead.  I am not on anticoagulants.  Is this something I should be concerned about? Clot or vegetation in my atrium sounds like a bad thing?...

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life

has anyones doctors tell you what other factors lie with pacemaker? i mean does it fix your problem and should just go on living life like youo want? What can i expect later in life with my heat condition. i am in complete heart block or was before my devise.

 

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The Saga Continues.....

Over the past week I have been experiencing blood pressure drops. I can't catch them in the act but I sure feel them. Out of no where I feel extremely weak, flush, almost disoriented and then anxious. These arent panic attacks. These are different. I've noticed they happen when I'm hungry but I'm not a diabetic. Just had all my levels checked and everything is normal. I've also been to the ER three times in 10 days for chest pain, dizziness, and these blood pressure drops....

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Feeling worse than before pacemaker

I had my pacemaker placed about a month ago, I had the implant done due to Uncontrolled AFib , however , I seem to feel worse now than before the pacemaker. I completely understand the recovery period and that things will take a while to feel normal, but , I feel worse as time goes by and my symptoms are getting worse! I have shortness of breath and seem to have a slight cough,my heart rate increases on its own and wakes me up at night, feeling tense all over and can't seem to be abl...

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weird and ongoing situation

Hey there, Its Ahamad here I love to join the club, so I born with third degree heart block got dual chamber pacemaker in 2013 things were going very well till 2020 when in March 2020 I started feeling some shortness of breath and went to my cardiologist. He did echo and tell that your EF decrease to 45% but he said your heart is little weak. They upgrade my pacemaker to Crt pacemaker but I still having complications its been almost four months now, my heart beat very fast and having some nau...

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Low blood pressure

Hi everyone.

On Dec. 5, 2019, I had a pacemaker implanted. After about 3 weeks, I started feeling light-headed and had difficulty concentrating, sometimes feeling like I might faint. My normal blood pressure prior to this implant was approximately 136/80. In recent months, my blood pressure is now much lower, approximately 100/60. I have spoken to numerous doctors and cardiologists and they have not been able to explain any of these changes, saying that this is relatively normal. I...

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Weightlifting

I'm 22 years old and I had my pacemaker implanted under the skin in my chest earlier this year. I enjoy my weightlifting and I'm quite lean so the pacemaker is clearly visible under my skin.
 

When I do chest exercises like bench press, the side of the pacemaker where the leads go in, pushes at the skin from below leaving a clear outline of that side of the pacemaker. I don't mind this but what I'm concerned about is if this could damage the skin...

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Redness on old scar

Hi All,

My pacemaker is 9 years old, likely to be replaced next year.

I've never had any issues with it but i woke up this morning with slight redness at one end of my scar. It looks like perhaps a little red bump and then red around it like when maybe I have scratched it or got a spot that broke. 

Should I speak to my GP about it or just keep an eye to see how it goes? I was so aware of infection when it was new but not sure if i need to be concerned now?

I a...

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