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Husbands Pacemaker “moves” or JUMPS

The site where I can feel the Pace maker thumps occasionally.  At times, it jolts.  Is this normal?  If you put your palm over it, you can feel it sort of thump.  Visually it can be seen through the skin “moving” or “ticking.” Do others experience this?

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pacemaker

Pm placed 8 weeks ago.Change in position(sitting back,standing,sudden leaning forward) can give a jump or gasp which moves from chest up into throat.Lying on side other than pm placement can be uncomfortable for a while. Any thoughts

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Defibrillator Phantom Vibrating?

Hi. I am Retta, 44 from Upstate NY. I have CHF and I have had a defibrillator for 11 years. Last year I had a battery change. All was good. After a year I had pain in shoulder and what can be described as a "zzzzz" feeling up my neck. It comes and goes. Cardiologist says "Dont worry, it looks good". Well then it started literally vibrating in my chest! I found out it was a notification and they could turn off the vibrating. And they did. Now every so often, more of...

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Pacemaker

First pacemaker insertion in April.  Leads came dislodged, had to have them reinserted 10 days later.  After that I have a feeling of another beating heart on my right side.  I have dual leads.  Cardiologist reply is, “interesting “!  Anyone else have this feeling?

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MRI Conditional Device

I was scheduled to have an MRI at my local hospital in preparation for surgergy for avascular necrosis of the shoulder which causes me intense pain spasms 20-30 minutes long up to 4 times a day.  I'm basically homebound because of this.  I've been working on getting shoulder replacement surgery for 3 years and the surgeon finally ordered an MRI so I could have the surgery.  Unfortunately, I had to have a pacemaker implanted 2 weeks ago and the hospital says they won'...

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Pacemaker Wenckebach

It’s been 8 months since my Pacemaker was implanted after an SVT Ablation period that resulted in Pacemaker insertion. I still haven’t been adjusted to where I am comfortable. I have had adjustments nearly every 2-3 weeks since implant. 

I’ve had Pacemaker induced Tachycardia that took awhile to detect because the the switch to prevent it was programmed to on. I was having retrograde beats that set it off. The latest issue is Pacemaker Wenckebach.  ...

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Pacemaker Shock

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Very much appreciated. I’m quick to fear if anything happens. Now that you have given me info, I’m sure I’ll be fine.😘

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Possible pacemaker shock

Yesterday, I took my boxer to training classes for obedience. They wanted to use a shock collar. Because I didn’t want anything that would hurt him, I asked they test it on my right arm first. It goes up to 99 and they tested me with a five. I felt nothing. However since then I’ve been very tired and my pulse has been in the 70 ish range. It is almost always 60 , which is what it is set at. I’ve had my St Jude for over 5 years. Is it possible I caused any damage. Ps. I almos...

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PVC's after AV Node abaltion

Hi everyone - I had an AV node ablation on 28th March, having had the pacemaker implanted prior to this in February.    After the AV node was ablated the rate was set to 80 - this I understand is to prevent develpment of Ventricular Tachycardia.

All was going ok - except I was getting a fast rate on increased movement - but this was remedied at my pacemaker 6 week check.  One of the sensors was lowered and all was well.  The rate was reduced to 70 at this point.

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Complete SVC Obstruction due to Pacemaker Leads- now have Enlarged Collateral Veins

I am 79 y/o & am now totally dependant on Collateral chest veins carrying blood back to my heart, due to Pacemaker Leads completely blocking SVC.  My choice is to do nothing & depend on my collaterals, or have SVC By-Pass Surgery.  Has anyone been able to successfully live years without a patent SVC, or must I have By- Pass surgery?

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aromatase inhibitors side effects on heart rhythm

I had a PM implanted in 2013

In 2017 I had breast cancer and had radiation and was perscribed aromatase inhibitors.

I am now having new and disturbing ventricle contractions multible times a day (have a ZIO monitor on at the moment and will be sending it in tomorrow)

Its odd that neither my oncologist nor my cardiologist sees a link between the side effects of the inhibitor and heart issues, as I have just googled information from 3 different sites that link the tw...

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PVC's

Can my replacement pacemaker be causing more frequent PVC's.

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Coughing by pacemaker

I feel jerks in left side to stomach , some times high and some times low, and feel coughing , is it ok

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Pacemaker pain

Hi all

I am 46 and I am 17 days post pacemaker insertion for complete heart block. At 10 days I started with central chest pain, worse on inspiration and my d dimer was raised. My ECG and troponin was normal. My CTPA was negative.

Although the pain is easing, it reoccurs at night when I am led on my R side. The pacemaker is on my L.

I am having a check of the pacemaker on weds to check positioning etc. It feels like something is poking me in the chest on the inside. 

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Lost soul with confusing heart

I'm not sure where to start..but I apologize for this seeming long.

My echo a few months back was a mess. Atrium not pumping at times..etc etc..

Now was told I have pacemaker syndrome and have had a 45 day monitor on.

I spoke to cardiologist briefly and he had a report of first two weeks with it on. It was brief, he stated he tried to reach my electrophysiologist but that my report has many variations so far. All I wrote was wide complex tachycardias..bundle branch block...

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Lots of PVC’s after CRT-P placement

Doc says if metaprolol does not quell pvc’s, may need ablation, early ablation, that is. If PM sees pvc, it does not fire. He wants 100% pacing. If pacing falls below 90%, 80%, due to premature LV contractions it is very much a concern, as ventricles are not in sync. I think, if beta-blocker slows down heart rate sufficiently, PM should get in first and díctate pacing rhythm. If not, the contractions of left ventricle need to be disabled. No doubt th...

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Negative Effect of Rate Response on someone with Pacemaker Syndrome

I've had my ICD now (on my third one now, a CRT-D) for 10 years.  It did it's job with a few shocks early on but VT is fortunately mostly a thing of the past.  However over the last 5 or so years I've become quite symptomatic (low blood pressure, syncope) when BiV paced during activity.   I thought is was just progression of cardiomyopathy but I couldn't get out of my mind that it was pacemaker induced (I had all  the classic symptoms of Pacemaker Synd...

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Breathing and bumps

Had my PM 10/19 and there are times it feels like I'm trying to catch my breath. It's not like grabbing my chest shortness, but just feels like I need an extra deep breath. Also I've noticed that my PM feels like it's more bumpy than before. When I had mine put in it didn't seem like it was so close to the surface. Now I can feel all the bumps and ridges of the PM and it's seems like there is a burning feeling every once in awhile. Not like fire burning but it's a...

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Right side neck pain / difficulty breathing post PM

Hi all. Im 49 and just had a. PM placed 10 days ago as a result of syncope.  The PM site is now healing well in spite of a nasty staph infection post surgery. For about the past 5 days,I’ve been having right side neck pain every evening that remains throughout the night. The pain doesn’t worsen with movement and comes with severe difficulty in getting a full breath (almost like when you have to yawn but can’t). Weird I know but this has only been since the PM...

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Painful nipple

Had my Defribilator in last August. About 3 months after that, I noticed pain around my nipple. I do not ordinary feel any pain unless someone or something touches it or when I lie on it. It is most on the nipple. 

Has anyone noticed such? Sometimes I wonder if it is due to the implant because the pain is about 2 inches away from the nipple.

Suggestions or experience sharing please.

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Hi, I am 47 and have had a pacemaker for 7 months and I’m doing great with it.