Most Recent Messages in Complications

Pacer & Pregnancy

Alyssaa14,

 

 You can have a safe pregnacy & have a pacemaker. You'd need to see an ob that is  specialized in high risk. You will need to be monitored closely. I was a teen when My abdominal pacer was removed. It is now in my left upper chest. I have had 2 healthy pregnancies, delivered both naturally as well. I was 1 when my first pacer was put in, so It i all that I know. I had my devices replaced prior to both of y pregnancies. any med wih or Pril, youd...

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Abdominal pacemaker and pregnancy?

Hello I'm new to this page and just wanted to see if anyone could answer my question because due to financial circumstances I can't see the referral adult cardiologist I was referred to anyways my name is Alyssa I'm 22 years old and I have had a pacemaker since age 4 due to sinus node dysfunction and a VSD I got my first one placed in my abdomen and I'm on my 3rd pacemaker now as an adult I'm currently a college student and I want to have a family someday but due to my abd...

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BIV ICD

New to site. Glad I found. Lots of interesting info. Have had mine for a month, just had a 2nd procedure last week for the replacement of the so called "complicated lead". The one that cannot just be placed anywhere. I just got a call today that my update last frid shows low impedance and that I need to go back again. Have any of you had complications of this same issue?  

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Anyone have random tachycardia episodes

Hey guys, I just got my pacemaker fit in almost 3 weeks ago and I've healed fine but I have really weird symptoms that I didn't have before. My heart rate is still a little wonky and it fluctuates between 60-90 throughout the day. Also, when I go to sleep, I end up waking up abruptly and scared because my heart rate is over 100 more like 120 and I have palpitations. I had my pacemaker interrogated three times and it's workng perfectly fine they're saying it's my own pacema...

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Electrical chock to restart pacemaker

has anybody heard about above.

Was told by Consultant that ECG showed that pacemaker hasn't connected properly and they may need, under general anestetic, to  apply an electrical shock to mend it.

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CRT therapy or reduce pacing % to improve ejection fraction and function???

Hi all.  First time poster and thrilled to find a group actively sharing experiences and help for each other.  I have a bit of a strange question but hoping somebody might have a similar story.

I have complete congenital heart block and received my first dual lead pacer preventively when I was 30 as studies showed adults with my rare condition were dying for various unpredictable reasons.  Underlying pulse my whole life was low 40's, it accelerated fine for sport...

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Deteriorating Mental Health Implications post-implant

Hey everyone,

I'm 16 years old, living in Wetsern Australia, and received my first pacemaker implant back in February. I had a major incident back when I was 9 years old relating to the same heart condition, but the doctors then couldn't find the source of the problem and released me from their care. Fast forward to this year and I receive the same symptoms, but this time they could identify the problem and decided to implant a pacemaker in me.

I've been expe...

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Heart murmur

Hello everyone,  i have been having insomina for about a week now,  i thought it's because i was abit worried about some procedures i have next week. I have also been have chest and upper back heaviness since 3 days ago, i have been dealing with it with pain killers and acupunture, last night the pain get worst.i had to go into the hospital, blood texts were normal , ecg with sinus arrhymia , sinus bradycardia with sinus arrhymia and so on. This morning the doctor listened to my...

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Can't do much better than Traceye's bucket list, but I wanted to post about something that is of concern to me

COULD BE SOMETHING VERY SIGNIFICANT IN A COMMENT BY  zawodniak2 - TYRX Antibactereral Envelope - PLEASE TAKE A LOOK.

BUT - Could be a concern -

http://www.massdevice.com/fda-warns-medtronics-tyrx-anti-bacterial-envelopes/

No more from me on this - just something to consider.

Here on the PacemakerClub and also on Facebook, I read through what seems to be lot of c...

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SVC syndrome

Hi there- 

Anyone have much experience with SVC syndrome? I seem to have developed a very large blood clot in my SVC which was causing a 90% occlusion of the vein. After finding this out, it seems like there is some sense to the vague symptoms that have been bothering me for years. Tightness in my throat, swelling in my face, pressure in my head, swelling in my hands. I just had a 10 cm stent placed in my SVC and seem to be doing better- hard to tell when I'm not supposed...

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Surgery

Hello Everyone, i am 39 years old and 7 weeks out of icd implant.

I am going to have endoscopy, colonoscopy and i am really worried, about complications because of the icd and the endoscopy require sedation.

Has anyone had surgery or endoscopy that requires sedation? Please let me know if there is any complication.

Any feedbacks would be greatly appreciated

Thanks

Helen.

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Metropolol and neck pain

I have not been here in a long while.First was my wife was here with  several complications with AFib and finally an AV block and Pacemaker. We both have Medtronic Pacermakers, mine for low heart rate.

in May and June I became dizzy on golf course and pretty much 'out of it' with my agressive 84 year old life style. So cardio did treadmill and said I have SVT and put me on Metropolol 50 er.  Its been wonderful with now playing a full 18 holes and no dizzyeness. 

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A Painful Story

Hello group.  My name is Matt and I am a new arrival here.  My wife had an ICD implanted in August 2015 following unsuccessful EP studies and a subsequent out-of-hospital cardiac arrest which I ressucitated her from (and implanted again in September 2015 and again in May 2016 because the first two procedures had been messed up). The second procedure left my wife in life-long chronic pain.

Arrhythmia-wise, she is now very stable (touch wood) but the complications from her...

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Diaphragm Pacing

Since a few months I have been experiencing diaphragm pacing. It's like I have the hiccups but without the sound. They lowered the amplitude a few times. The first few weeks it seems to help, but than the diaphragm pacing comes back again. It mostly happends when I lay down on my right side (on the sofa or at night in bed; it wakes me up) or after I have eaten something. You can even see it from the outside;

https://vimeo.com/229121136        (Password; pace...

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Pain laying down

Hi all, 

    I had my 5th pacemaker fitted about a month and a half ago and ever since have been having an EXTREMELY hard sleeping. I had the surgery bc my pocket was loose and the old PM was slightly moving, causing irritation and inflammation. Now that is all gone and the new PM has been placed under my pectoral. Given that I've had this surgery several times and know what to expect, the having pain laying down (side, back, anything) is concerning. I've heard of...

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Medtronic Pacemaker Burned Hole in My Chest

I'm searching for a law firm who handles medical device and medical malpractice specifically with Medtronic Pacemakers.  Does anyone have any referrals?

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Pacemaker

I had a pacemaker fired on 25 July  and went wrong my heart sack was pearced and was rushed back in to have the blood drained I felt so ill I thought I was dying after 3 days sent home only home for 1hour and I was short of breath just came home yesterday hoping things will improve has any body had this experience 

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PM replacement

My PM ia about 1 month before ERI. I just got confirmed as having a shingles outbreak. Should the PM replacement proceed?

 

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Constant tiredness

I had a full heart block in Nov 2016. I had my pacemaker fitted and was informed that I would essentially be back to normal. I am 48 I have an active job and used to exercise regularly and play sport.

 

Since my implantation I have been constantly tired and seem to be getting worse. My knee and elbow joints ache and any kind of exertion leaves me exhausted.

 

My cardiologist is considering implanting a 3 lead pacemaker as she's states this should assist m...

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Response to AFIB EVENTS AFTER PM IMPLANT

Thank you to those who responded to my posted concerns of having additional AFib events after getting my pacemaker. I saw MY cardiologist on Friday for the first time since getting the PM. He said the episodes (had another one on Saturday) are due to my heart racing not my AFib. The meds to slow my heart were not working and my PM had been left with just factory settings. He also felt that the reason I was still in so much pain was because the device was  placed far too hi...

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You trust technology more than your heart.

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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.