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pacemaker edema

My husband developed edema three weeks following pacemaker surgery.  He was perscribed a diuretic by his PCP.  At the six week checkup for the pacemaker, the edema was still obvious, even after being treated for three weeks.  The cardiac PA made light of the situation and said to stay the course of the medication he was on, even though he only had one week left on the perscription.  Three days later, my husband passed away from venticular tachycardia.  I am looking fo...

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after pacemaker still problem of Abnormal Heartbeat

My Mother had surgery to implant Biotronic dual chember Pacemaker in june2017

and due to always heart beats irregullar anld also she had angioplasty in 2009 

but after pacemaker Implant still there is same issue of irreugular heart beats ,

before pacemaker implant  if she take Cordarone X 200 contain 200 mg of amiodarone hydrochloride.after 2-3 hours it will become normal but after pacemaker implant same tablet we have to give by 2 or 3times 

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High Blood Pressure after New Pacemaker

I never had high blood pressure before and eat a low sodium mostly plant based diet, exercise daily and have very little stress.  However I got my new pacemaker on 4/19/18 and in the hospital my blood pressure was very elevated averaging 160/90.  The doctor prescribed Cozaar for me to take at home but I'm not sure I want to take it.  I am now 4 days post op and my blood pressure has come down somewhat to around 140/80 but this is unusually high for me.  I am hoping tha...

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Pain spikes near implant area.

I have had my pacemaker since april of 2014.  I have always had minor pain and the occasional itching around the place it sits, but recently I have been having more sharp and sudden pain spikes.  Some range from a second or so and are bearable, others last a few seconds and feel like a hammer to the chest.  My left arm has been aching more and more lately, so here I am to ask and see if others have experienced anything like this.  The pain isn't stimulated by physical...

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Pain in incision area after 6 weeks

Last night I started getting a sharp pain in the incisional area of the pacemaker. The wound itself was badly closed with skin inversion (overlapping) so now it's terribly tender and I am unable to wear anything heavy on it. Even my light duvet causes pain. That's been ongoing for a few weeks but since last night there is now pain over the entire surgical area including the incision, the exploratory area where the atrery was accessed to insert the electrode and even the 'pocket...

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Jolt icd

I am jolted with what feels like a squeeze pinch nearly every night at same time .While on deep sleep.   Dr say say be a phantom memory of defibrillator shock.   Can't be. Is happening more. . When reading out put dr. Sees nothing. . Anybody else? 

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Constant Pulse Rate of 60BPM and Strong Heartbeat

Hello,

My grandpa is 74 years old and he got his PM 6 years ago and he felt great. His pulse was between 60 and 80 BPM and he drank beta blockers so that his pulse rate doesn't go above 80 BPM. A month and a half ago, he had his checkup where the doctor reprogramed his PM. After that, his pulse rate is always between 60 and 65 BPM regardless if he is taking a walk or relaxing at home, during his checkup the battery didn't show that it is at the end of its power. And the oth...

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Itching after totally healed

Hi, am on my 2nd pacer. First no problems until it quit. (Another story) 

The skin directly over my pacer itchs like craxy. NOT the scar. Totally healed - surgery was last Aug. It's is the skin directly over the pacer.

Anyone else have this? Amy solution?

Thanks in advance

Cyborg Mama

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Infections for 16 years

hi all, had my second pacemaker fitted in 2002 had loads of infections. Was tested for allergys but I'm not allergic to any components in the pacemaker. So they fitted another pacemaker in 2013. Had loads of infections In this one just found out that I still have the same infection that I had in 2002. Now I need the pacemaker and all the leads removing. 16 years of infections got to be a world record in a pacemaker and I'm still alive. Sorry for my shout out. Keep you i...

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Shower Explosion

I had my CRT-D implanted on Wed.  They said to wait 2 days before taking a shower.  Not only did I wait until Saturday afternoon for the first shower, I also put plastic over the incision area and taped it up well.  Within 2 minutes of taking my shower I had what can only  be described as an explosion occur.  Popping sound, white light, electric charge going through my body.  After calming down I called my doctor who said it happens and since I was not showing an...

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Lead fallen off?

Can anyone tell me what it feels like to have their lead torn off or in the wrong position?  

 

I had a pace maker maker put in March 5 2018. I’ve experienced chest pain ever since. Been to the hospital twice and they compared the chest X-rays and the finding was the atrial lead wire shows a change in orientation and may no longer be properly positioned which could affect pacemaker function. I couldn’t figure out why people on this forum were so good aft...

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Higher blood pressur

I had surgery 3 days ago and since I got the pacemaker I have had a spike in my blood pressure, I am on medication for high blood pressure but the numbers have gotten very high, is this normal and will it adjust in time. I was under the impression that it would lower it. Has anyone else experienced this. I also have shoulder pain.

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Ventricle pacing

Hi all. I have a dual chamber Pm, Medtronic now for just over a yr and half. Recently discovered that my ventricle is pacing aswell. So have had alot of settings done recently to accommodate me to feel better daily, which I am struggling with. What does it mean long term for me, as i had signs of Pacemaker syndrome. Also i am struggling daily with constant headaches. I wake up with one and it doesn't go away. It is not getting better either.  Couldvit be my heart causing it...

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Surgery

So last month I went to my cardiologist because I’ve been having an excessive amount of chest pain for the past few months and I couldn’t figure out why. Before I went to the appointment I was going to the ER and getting blood work done and x-rays but all the doctors could not find out what was wrong. So when I went to the cardiologist he had stated that my pacemaker had moved. He then said that if it becomes red and pokes out more he will have to operate. He said th...

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Still dizzy

I’m new to this club and am really glad I found it. I was implanted with a pace maker 5/3/18 so I’m just about 6 weeks out. My leads and heart got infected so I’m still on antibiotics. My issue is still whenever I climb the stairs my heart races  and I feel dizzy. Before I wouldn’t make it to the top of the stairs before I’d get dizzy. Say step 10. Then it was 12 and then a couple of steps after I was up the stairs. Does this ever get better? I’m...

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Infection

hey guys

I’m 20 years old and had a pacemaker implanted on 06/02/2018 and everything was perfect. About 4 weeks I started to get pain in my arm but I assumed I’d pulled something because the muscles weren’t used to being used anymore. Couple of days later my scar turned an angry red. Still didn’t think anything. Couple of days after that has some green liquid coming out of my incision site. Long story short I was in hospital for 11 days with antibiotics then sent...

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Lead Displacement

Hi, I had a dual chamber pacemaker implanted just over two weeks ago, was in a bit of pain to begin with but felt much better after the first week, with the exception of being able to feel the pacemaker pacing. I went back to the pacing clinic and they said all was ok. This feeling worsened to the point where I was getting painful electric shocks - went back to the clinic yesterday, had an X-ray and one of the leads has moved so I’ve got to have another operation next wee...

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Passing out, with a pacemaker

Ok, so, i had a pacemaker/defibulator implanted on 1/29. The dr. was nable to complete the pricedure and the 3rd lead was not placd.  With luck, i will have the 3rd lead inplanted next week. I met with an EP, and he is confident that he can complete the procedure...

Today, while at work, i nearly passed out. I ended up on the floor. A bunch teenage boys, waiting for their driver's ed class, came to my rescue.... I am so embarassed, but grateful they were there...

i w...

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Is my device shocking me unnecessarily??

I’m 36 years old. I was implanted 3 years ago after an illness caused my heart to enlarge. Until that time I had no permanent health issues. I was generally very healthy, if slightly overweight.

since my implantation, my ICD has delivered shocks on multiple occasions. I’ve never lost consciousness. I’ve never left my feet. I’ve never felt “bad” either immediately before or after. The only common denominator was activity. Once in an argument that had m...

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Post Op pain in ear & neck

I had my dual chamber PM placed 3-14-18. I went to my 1 week follow up to learn I had Seroma around he PM . The doctor stated it will clear itself up give it Time. 4 days later I’m in the er with severe pain , I have pneumonia in my left lung. Antibiotics it is. Well with both my sergeon and the ER dr I expressed great pain up my neck into my ear and possibly my teeth . I was told due to the seroma when I lay down this could be causing additional pressure. give it time! 

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