Most Recent Messages in Complications

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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Feeling discouraged

Hello everyone, Hoping everyone had a great holiday. Getting confused again, Now being paced at 70 percent from 60. Was hospitalized and diagnosed with POTS and atrial tachycardia and placed on metropopol and colander. Nearly able to walk 20 feet without heart racing and sob. Has anyone experienced this, or can tell me what is possibly occurring. Also on Eliquis twice a day . Thanks everyone and have a Happy New Years🎉🎉🎉

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Still complications

Hi all , I'm 42 and had a dual chamber implanted on march 7th 2016, after being promised the usual that I would be feeling like a new man after a while I'm still having severe complications , the pacer was turned down to its lowest settings due to myself being sensitive  to pacing , I recently had a test and all is well with the pacer only pacing at 8 % coming down from 37%. All this sounds great but I actually feel terrible , I have severe dizziness and palpitations which have b...

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Reposition pacemaker

Hello. Has anyone experienced a slipped pacemaker and had to have it repositioned to underneath the pectoral muscle? It's been almost 6 months from the original  implant and at the 4th month the device slid downwards and also outwards.  Doctor says this sometimes happens......

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CRT D patient having low BP

Hi ,

I have got Saint Jude's CRTD implanted in January 2016. Off lately my Blood Pressure has been keeping very low at times going below 50.

Recently I have started getting vomitting and feel very weak tired. Is this due cold weather as I do keep getting cough and cold very often. Wanted check if anyone else also has similar difficulties. I'm 69 years old.

Open to any suggestions.

Thanks alot .

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Sore shoulder/rotator cuff/arm 26 months post ICD

Hello, I'm about 26 months post ICD implant, when I do shoulder rolls on my left arm I get a tremendous cracking noise and discomfort afterwards, also it seems there is a slight numbness down my left arm (ICD side) and even discolouring at time (discolouring most noticeable after a hot shower). Does anyone know any exercises that could help alleviate this? 

I expressed concern to my cardiologist and he said it could be from IV and blood work (I have had a lot of blood work...

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ATR Episodes w/ Pacemaker for Heartblock

So I received a pacemake a little over 2 years ago for unexplained complete Heartblock. I am 46. I use my PM 100% of the time pacing only the bottom 1/2 of my heart due to the complete Heartblock. Everything was going along fine, I was feeling good, and even ran a half marathon in October of 2015. That is, until May of this year. I started have ATR episodes. They happen almost exclusively while I am sleeping. My doctor said I should cut back on my coffee intake, which I did (cut back fro...

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Feeling overwhelmed

Hello! I recently had a defibrillator after having 3 cardiac arrest events on the same day(10/14/16). The first one took place in my office. I was told that I was without oxygen for 24 minutes. I had another in the emergency room and then in ICU. They put me in a medical coma and a cooling bed for 3 days. After I was woken up, they decided to put in the defibrillator I am extremly lucky to have walked away. I am grateful, however I am still not feeling great. I have returned to...

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Out of Sync

Back again, looking for anyone who has/had similar problems.

For those who have given me advice in the past I have been on Bisoprolol 2.5mg since the start of September for inapropriate sinus responce. I dont get fast heart rate, only goes up to 90 ish, but get ectopics and episodes were it feels like flutters/thumps/pause. Most of the day time I feel quite well and my activity levels are so much better in spite the the beta blocker, it is more when I try to slow down, siting watching t...

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Pacemaker Testing

Hi all, my husband, has Sick Sinus Syndrome and Bradycardia. We opted for a Pacemaker. A few hours after surgery a Tech came in to test it. He layed what he termed a magnet over the pacemaker. My husband screamed and his monitors went wild. The Tech removed the magnet. The Tech waited a few minutes and tried it again...with the same result. My husband begged me to find someone to help him. Next day Cardiologist came in and tried it for himself - same results - my husband was being shocked. Sa...

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Accelerometer issues in vehicle

So I had the cls turned off as it was literally preventing me from exercising.  I had them enable the old school accelerometer and it has been a mixed bag.  The great news is I am able to run for the first time in years.  Knocking out 4 mile runs with ease!

The bad news?  Well, I am having a racing pulse when riding in my wife's car.  It is a sporty little gti and it is like the bumpiness of the ride is perfectly simulating a run.  It has me feeling awf...

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Pacemaker syndrome ??? I think I might have it

It's been a month now with my dual lead pacemaker and my blood pressure is high when lying down and low when standing almost not registering on my BP monitor.  My heart will start racing while just walking and I get ortho static and have to lie down with my feet up, till it passes. The electrophysiologist is  waiting ( it is The holidays you know ). I am miserable . I send the daily blood pressures in to the clinic.  I was looking on,MEDSCAPE WEB site , and the sy...

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high bl00d pressure

I am 84 years old and have had perfectily normal blood pressure for years.  In early August 2016 I had a pacemaker installed.  In early October at an exam, it was noticed that my blood pressure was elevated, so I purchased a monitor. Since then I have had three incidents of a sharp pain in my right ear (believe it was the eardurm)  Several others on this site have mentioned the same event.  According to all information I can obtain, blood pressure decreases durin...

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Movement after generator replacement

Hello,

I had my generator replacement on nov8th 2016. this is my 2nd pacemaker. i wanted to ask after how many days or weeks i can move my left hand to my head. as its been 11 days already and i still cannot reach my head by the left arm. i am moving my left hand daily. i have slowly started to do my chores at home. Should i wait for it to loosen by itself as its just been 11 days or should i try some other ways? i forgot after how many days i had started to move my left hand thoro...

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Can I combine a beta blocker with my AV heart block pacemaker

Hi, I am Alan, age 76, In 2011 I was pronuced clinally dead due to total AV heart bock resulting in a permanent heart pace maker to keep my heart beating at above 60 pulses a minute

Hi although I have a heart pacemaker installed in my chest wall during 2011 and the battery still has five and a half years left before it runs out, I have been having problems with irrugular heart beats or palpulations that are some times scary.

It is scary because this is exactly the sa...

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ICD migration..

I had my ICD implanted on August 15th, 2016. From the night it was put in to present I have issues with pain. It is an extremely intense burning in my left shoulder and across my chest. There is also still an area from my collar bone, across my chest into my armpit, and down my left bicep that is still numb. My implant has moved several inches and is now poking out of my chest. The Dr has confirmed the movement and the skin thinning out on top of it. The rest of that he says he has...

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