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Vibrating Boston scientific pacemaker

Has any one ever had the feeling like your pacemaker itself is viberating?  almost like the things they give you at pizza places to tell you your order is up viberating!! I've had mine since 2015 and all the sudden it feels like it's viberating all the time, It drives me nuts. If so what were your Dr,'s findings? I have an appt. to wear a harness for a day, thanks all

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Anyone have MRI after pacemaker, and have symptoms

Hi. I have a Medtronic HIS bundle pacemaker for almost a year now. Yesterday I had an MRI for a pituitary problem and a Medtronic Rep put me in what they called was “safe mode”  I didn’t seem to feel a difference until after the MRI, the rep was no longer available (scheduling issues)  and I waited another 1 1/2 hours for another rep to put me back to my doctors setting. During the wait I started having upper chest pain and pressure that I assumed was my esophageal...

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symptomatic af with pacemaker

I had a medtronic dual lead pacemaker and av node ablation a year ago.  Just recently I feel as though I am in af, feeling very symtomatic.  No meds other than warfarin.  I assume that this can happen do I cross my fingers and wait for it to pass - stupidly I am abroad and have left my pacemaker monitor behind in London - not returning to UK for another three weeks and am fairly certain that the little island I am on will be way out of their depth.  Just advice or reassura...

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pacemaker feels like it is plucking my heart

I am 8 months post op  i developed hb bc my electrical system of my heart was severely damaged during surgery. i have chb requiring a pacemaker.  3x a day i can feel my pacemaker "pluck" my heart 4 beats quite strong.  it happens at 5:30 am, 1:30 pm and 9:30 pm like clockwork.  i hate the feeling.

went to my ep today and he said there is nothing he can do and he has NO idea why it is happening.  i think it is stemming a nerve.

hard...

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Pins and needles

Has anybody had any problems with their pacemakers whilst using a flymo lawnmower?.It would have been the 1st time i had mowed the lawn after having a pacemaker fitted some 5 weeks ago and i could have sworn that i was getting a sort of extreme pins and needles sensation and the pacemaker seemed to be a lot more prominent at the site.Anyone any ideas?

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Feeling unwell with a pacemaker

My first post so hello! I had my pacemaker 9 months ago then an ablation procedure 3 months ago. Also had a flutter corrected late 2016. I was mostly  well before the ablation 3 months ago but now having regular spasms of feeling faint (but not blacking out). Had a change in medication last month too. See my cardiologist next week but feeking increasingly anxious. Any views out there?

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symptoms association with lead moved

What are some of the symptoms you will experience if one your lead wires have moved.  Im concerned that I might have used my left arm too much.  I had the pacemaker inserted April1 and have had the feeling that Im having today.  It is like indigestion and a slight ache in th back under my scapula.

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Device Migrated

Had my first ICD placed in January and have been experiencing a lot of pain around it and feel like its mving around. Just left the doctors office and he's pretty sure the suture holding it in broke becasue its' definitely migrated and in a different place now.  I have to go in Friday and have it put back in the righ spot. (Mine is sub pectoral).

I'm assuming this wont be too different than when you go in to have a new one put in after the battery life is out of an old...

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PM Interrogation

It's me again. It seems I come running home almost every time I'm due for another interrogation. I've read SO many posts that people generally feel nothing when their PM is interrogated. Me? I nearly do a face plant onto the floor every time. I also have anxiety disorder so just the thought of this tomorrow has me in a fizz. What I need is honest answers vs soothing words if they don't exist. My fear is whatever my doctor does during this that he won't respond fast enough...

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Need to be Syncronized

I was very lucky to be in the right place at the right time in November 2017.  At hospital for unrelated procedure found out that I was in bad shape and if I had not been at hospital would probably have died quietly at home alone.  My blood pressure was very high and my heart rate was very low so within a couple of days I had a Pacemaker to take home with me.  Was of course a big surprise but happy to have it.  

The day after leaving hospital I was getting what...

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Opening in scar

I had my first pacemaker placed almost 6 weeks ago. About a week ago I noticed a small opening in the scar that would open up/drain when I showered. I went back to the doctor and had a stitch knot removed from that area. It still hasn't completely healed and I now have a second smaller opening and am currently taking antibiotics. Has anyone else had a similar issue? I am reading horror stories about what would happen if the device becomes infected.

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Low Oxygen in blood since pacemaker

Has anyone had problems with leg swelling and low oxygen levels since getting a 3 wire pacemaker?

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Jolt, Kick, Shock?

Hi all! I had my dual chamber PM placed on 3/8/19. I’ve felt flutters and even can feel pacing at night. On 3/19/19 I felt my first “bumping, hopping, shocking” type feeling. It takes my breath; no other symptoms. My entire upper body moves. I’ve heard that PMs can’t shock you but that thrust is just what it feels like however is not painful at all. Anyone else experience this? HR is always between 80s-110s. So far there is no pattern. It happens at random t...

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Lypmh nodes enlargement at both arm pits after fixing the PAcemaker.

I got the PM implant fixed on 7th March. Yesterday I noticed Lymphglads enlarged at both arm pits, only slight pain. Is it of concern or I can just forget it? Did anybody had this problem??

Regards, DILIP.

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YEAR AFTER PM AND MY LEFT SHOULDER, LEFT ARM, NECK HURT.

 A year later and having pains in my left side.  Cant even sleep on my left side. The pain radiates on occasion from the pacemaker area, to my neck, to my left arm.  Sometimes its just nuts.  Any on else??

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8 Days PM Postop, back in hospital with issues...

Hello, brand new here. I am 41 years old and have a history of syncope (and seizures in childhood). After many years of no real answers or drs really believing my random symptoms/issues I had a tilt table study to which I passed out and discovered my heart stops and pauses for long periods of time along with my blood pressure dropping drastically as well. Drs initially diagnosed me with neurocardiogenic syncope though my primary Dr says that diagnosis for me is understated and should be "...

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Pacemaker syndrome?

Had to see my EP this morning. I have pacemaker syndrome. Settings are placed back to original (been changed way too many times). Down side is I'll be pacing back up high 90%s and echos much more often to monitor heart muscles. But due to my issues with AV node. There was too long of a pause between upper and lower and they just don't sync together. I knew something was not right. Pounding, irregular beats in neck, light headed, headaches etc, shortness of breath..
Any one else h...

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Battery depletion

Hi ,my mum has been fitted with her third pacemaker within three years. I am wondering if anyone has experienced complications with the Boston manufactured pacemaker , my mum has had replacement due to extra leads needed,  rapid battery depletion , any views or thoughts appreciated,  thanks. 

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Odd snapping/clicking sensation that can also be heard

Hi all! Looking to see if anyone has felt a similiar sensation. Firstly I can't believe I'm 6 weeks post op today, recieved my dual chamber pacemaker on 2/5. About 2 weeks ago at the 4 week mark I started to notice some odd sensations in my chest. It feels as if there is this snapping/clicking feeling. It seems to be very positional, if I do something that puts pressure on the left side of my chest. If I lay on my left side, apply makeup with my left hand, etc it brings...

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Pain in Chest/ back that moves, Shortness of Breath, Constant Nausea

Mom: Age 76

ACTIVE - worked two jobs prior to PM implant

On Feb 4th my mother had a PM put in. They somehow nicked the wall of her heart with a lead and she wound up bleeding internally until it was discovered.  At that time they inserted a drain to remove the effusion and she spent a week in the ICU.  She felt pretty good by the time she was released and went home- only to end up in the ER with extreme chest pain and shortness of breath. She checked herself out AMA (bad...

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