Most Recent Messages in Complications

Is it a issue or normal ?

I am 40 years old and have been health my hole life no daily meds or any thing and working on average 60 hourrs a week . I went into the er felling faint thinking I was dehydrated . Turns out I have SSS sick sinus syndrome after every test in the book amd ended uo with a 2 lead pacemaker about 8 weeks ago . I felt good after surgery more energy than I have ever had in my life . After about 3 to 4 weeks I started to feel wore out all the time . I was getting small pains in my chest could relat...

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High bp

As I have stated I just had my PM put in 10/2, had to have a revision on 10/9 @the time of admission to the er on 10/8, they said I had high BP, I get this tight/ache feeling in my chest that will go into my neck that feels like a stiff neck. They put me on BP medication. Tonight I want doing anything and notice the feeling coming back and I checked my BP and it is again 142/101. Has anyone else had this happen?

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insomnia, vomiting dizzy spells very weak and tired all the time after pacemaker installation

I have been dealing with heart failure for a year now since Oct 2017.   I have had 2 previous open heart surgeries. a pig valve was installed in 1992 and than a mechanical heart valve was installed in 2009. I started having heart failure that started as a cold than recently at age 39.  I just got really sick here in Regina Saskatchewan Canada. It was deemed heart failure with my heart rate dropping to the 20's and 30's often. The Doctors decided to put in the first...

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Hiccups!

I had my PM on 10/2 then a revision on 10/9 due to a lead came loose. Now I'm having an occasional hiccup. I'm not a person who hiccups but I have had them.

Also on 10/8 when I was admitted to hospital, I had a high BP 150/121 they put me on BP meds, has anyone else had anything up with their BP. I've never had high BP before and I had a really bad headache. 

I'm just really nervous of a lead coming loose again. Even though they dont really know why it di...

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Leads

Hello all, can a perforation from a pacing lead cause pain, and it also goes to my neck. cardio says its to risky to extract the lead, i had the leads implanted 17 years ago, but the pain is every day now when lifting and pulling in my work, anyone else having this problem, 

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dislodged leads

Hi, I've posted here before about dislodged leads and a lead was pacing my diaphragm. I had a revision. I went for my 2 week checkup and the leads were dislodged again.  They turned off my device said they were 3 mos out for appointments. I decided to go to another ep and he scheduled me for removal of my biotronik ICD and just go with a pacemaker, no defibrillator in 2 weeks.  When I got to the hospital, infection had developed in the pocket. I had a TEE, and have an...

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New pacemaker

I had my device put in on 10/2 I'm home and tonight I noticed I feel like my chest is congested but there's no coughing or anything. As I was on the couch, I had my dog sitting next to me and thought she had hiccups, I could feel this twitching on my right side. So I figured it was her after moving it didn't appear again. I went to bed and I noticed it again, it wasn't painful just this twitching or fluttering feeling on my right side. Kinda freaks me out. I've been trying...

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Medtronic monitor

Just got pacemaker in Aug. Monitor has now lit up twice , weeks apart, in middle of the night. What to do when that happens? Couldn’t find answer on web. Couldn’t log into Carelink website. Materials I have were so inadequate for answers. Also, what if anything to do  re monitor if I go away for a few days? Somebody should have given me info before leaving hospital.

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Three tries... help!

I had my first device place May 25, 2018, when I went to leave the Boston Scientific rep said the lower leads were firing incorrectly. However, as it was Memorial Day weekend she stated no would come in and I should go. I did and promptly passed out. (Not my style) Back to the hospital I go only to have them release me again, with directions to call Doctor’s office on Tuesday. I left a message with “his nurse”. Afree waiting and waiting, I finally get someone to listen and g...

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Lead dislodgment

Just spent 3.5 hours in the ER my atrial lead is pulled and inappropriately shocking me. I just returned back to work (I'm a nurse) 3 weeks ago post op lead revision.  The MD is recommending leaving a dislodged lead in and turning down the rate and voltage so that it doesnt shock me.  I am having a hard time accepting leaving a lead in my heart that will be harder to remove years later.  If it's not working right why are they leaving it. They are also blaming it on my b...

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Altitude sickness

Last  week my adult son  decided to take a short drive .He just had his second pacemaker/ defibrillator  in Aug.  Living in Los Angeles the mountains aren't that far.  As he drove just past  the ski lifts,about 7,000 feet up ,he had trouble breathing, upset stomach,and pain from the left ear down to the heart. Made it down and home. He rested that night but was weak and still had the pain. The next morning I drove him to ER and he was admitted . After &n...

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Bulging pacemaker

Was wondering if anyone else is experiencing this if I lay flat on my back and I go to sit up I'm fine but if I'm laying on my side and not thinking I go to sit up my pacemaker bulges out into a big lump and it's painful so I try to remember if I'm laying on my side before sitting up to roll over onto my back  because if it does bulge because I accidentally set up from the position of laying on my side  if I laid back down side of my back and we'll go into place...

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pacemaker implant

It's been 7 months since my pacemaker implant , I am still experienceing  pain , it feels like something is pressing against my clavicle bone . I can not lay on my left side because it squishes & hurts ! Does anyone else feel the pressure on the clavicle ? It also hurts into my armpit & part of my breast ! 

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Pneumothorax post pacemaker insertion

Hi all 

I am 3 weeks post my ppm insertion. Totally unexpected as a result of sick sinus syndrome then complicated by pneumothorax and a lung surgery to reinflate  my lung.. so have had a pretty full on few weeks .. on the whole doing ok just slow healing where the chest drains were. Anyway as a newbie and  feeling a bit blahwith the complications.. trying to get my mojo back .. so decided to join this group 

 

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What manufacturer is best

My 67 yr old dad had a valve replacement 4 months ago and the surgery went great until he had HIT from the heparin which then triggered a stroke. After spending months recovering and learning to walk again he was finally starting to feel like he might get his life back. Then a week ago he had stage 3 heart block episode and had to have CPR administered and got a temp pacemaker. He is now scheduled for permanent pacemaker surgery on Tuesday. Although risks of pacemakers are low,...

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Pacemaker repositioning

As a follow-up to https://www.pacemakerclub.com/message/33858 (pacemaker moved 12 days post-implementation) I went to the hospital today and saw first the specialist arrhythmia nurse and then the senior EP consultant in the arrhythmia team. They both agreed the pacemaker had moved -- even if they couldn't actually find it -- it was placed under the muscle and has shifted up and sideways to pinch nerves but is still so well-padded they can only estimate an approximate position.

Becau...

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16 years of infection update

I've had my infection since 2002 looking like endocarditis still waiting for my operation. My pacemaker pocket is full of puss which burst last week leaving a hole in the centre. hopefully I will be getting the pacemaker removed soon. I also found out I have three veins in my heart. I was wondering if anyone else has heard of this before its called an AVM. They put a pacemaker wire in my third vein which is sticking through my heart and going into my lung. I'm awaiting open...

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Medtronic Linq monitor

When I had my pacemaker implanted I did not have my Linq monitor removed.  It had migrated from my breast to my lower rib cage.  It’s still there.  Has this happened to anyone else?

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chest pains

I have discussed this before about Palpitations. I had a Dual PM fitted in May 2018 and had problems. The 6 week check up they altered the PM and from then on I had nothing but Palpitations. A week later I went back and they said nothing was wrong with the settings of the PM were correct and, to go and see a Doctor to give me something to change this. I did and he gave me a Beta blocker, it didn't make any difference . I noticed that the worst of the Palpitations seemed to start at 10pm o...

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Thrombosis

Hi everyone, i’m wondering if you’ve ever had issues with thrombosis, post-implant. I was fitted with my PM 2 months and a wee bit ago.. and it was all going swimmingly until a couple of days ago, when i realised i could barely put on my wedding ring! AKA sausage fingers. My arm was also slightly swollen. I took myself on a little trip to the hospital, spoke to my cardiologist, 2 other cardiologist pals of his AND my EP, had an echo done and apparently i have a...

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