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pacemaker and blood thinner med

My 92 year old aunt might get a pacemaker. She is also on the blood thinner, Coumadin (could be misspelled....) Does anyone know of any complication with this med and a pacemaker? Thanks. Sara

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acid reflux

Hey gang! New to the world of PM, Just had installed last Friday. I am 42, in shape but was always tired and winded.Had a tilt table test done on Tues.July 8 and my heart stopped for a full 22 seconds. Now that I have the PM, I have had a severe case of acid reflux. Talked to the cardiologist about it today and all he could suggest is that I developed it all of a sudden magically! I have been on Nexium for sometime, but he put me on Keflex to keep away infection while in the hospital. Then he su...

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Worried about my decision

I must make a decision as to have the pacemaker that I had a battery changeout on Feb 2008 to be replaced with a smaller one, repositioned, leads tucked under and with the pocket to be stitched properly or to leave it alone. As it is now, it floats to under my arm and the lead is poking my skin. I have pain if I sleep on the left side or after exercise. I just don't know what to do.
Any one have any suggestions?

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Does anyone take bata blockers and have a pm?
My Doc. wants me to start taking them so I will become pm depented. I am only using it about 20% of the time but I am having pvc s. Ans they want me to take them I am only 31 and have 3 kids I need to be wide awake all day not sleepy. I feel that this is to much for me.

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Pacer moving?

Thanks to all of you for your support. I called my cardio's office and talked to the nurse. She said that leads come in all different lengths and what is left after they hook up the pacemaker to it is curled up behind the pacemaker. She said that sometimes they can come uncurled and start moving about. She said for me to watch that area of skin under my arm and if it starts turning red or breaking down before I come into the office next month to come on in but as of now there is no real danger,...

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Once again...

Sorry, I hope I am not irritating you guys but recently I posted that I thought my pacer was moving. Well, while I was bathing this evening I think, no I'm sure, I have found what it was in my armpit that has been bugging me. It feels like a wire! I had my husband to feel of it as well. He didn't really know what it was he was feeling, he was just going by what I said. When he ran his finger over it lightly, I told him when to stop and then he felt it. I didn't mess with it though, I don't want...

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Please help

My father recieved his pacemaker last Thursday. He is still short of breath and is having palpatations about three times a day. He tried calling his Dr. and they did not return his phone call. I am wondering IS THIS NORMAL?????

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pacer movement

Hi I have had my pm for 11years. At times it does feel like it is moving. Sometimes the pocket tissue loosens up. Try not laying on the side at nite. It cant come out from what I have read and asked. It just kinda slides alittle and if I lay on my left side too long at nite,I does feel different in the morning. I hope this helps.

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Electric shock

I recieved an electric shock up my arm and through to my other arm. I think this stopped my defibrillator from working. Can any one help with this question.
Kind regards
Trev.

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Pacemaker moving ???

I recently posted a message about wondering if my pacemaker has moved or trying to move into my armpit. Thank you for the comments but I have had this one for approximately 2 years, it's been in there for awhile. Can they still move on you even if you have had them for that long? I am very concerned about this. Thank you.

Pacie

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Pacemaker moving??

I have been having some slight and somewhat irritable pain in my underarm. I keep feeling like I need to lift my arm up a little to relieve it and sometimes put my hand under there to relieve it. Does anyone know what this is or is it anything to worry about? I go to my cardio next month. Do you think I need to request an x-ray to see what is going on? This is my second pacemaker. I never had any problems with my first one. I have a dual chamber but at the time can't remember the brand, sorry.

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Pacemaker Questions

Hi! Have a couple of questions about my new pacemaker and wonder if anyone has similar issues, etc. I am in cardiac rehab as also had a heart attack and two stents. I had to have the pacemaker cause after the atack, heart rate kept dropping to 30. Now, my heart rate is going to 130 at rehab. It has been considerably hhigher since I got the pacemaker than before. Has anyone had this trouble and do you know what they do to correct it? I don't go to cardiologist till July 22nd although they...

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Staph infection in pacemaker pocket

I posted about a month ago. My son's (22 months old) buldge ended up being a staph infection. Which resulted in extraction of the pacemaker and then a week later the wires, which required open chest to get out. He was in the hospital for almost two weeks. And is home now with a PICC line to get iv antibiotics.

Other than that, he is absoulutly fine. He has never had a fevor or any pain from having an infection. Staph was found in the pocket and in his mediastinum (sp?). He'll...

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High elevations?

I'm going on a trip, and will be in elevations up to 7,000 feet (l live at sea level). Will I have any pacemaker problems or heart problems? I'm doing pretty well, but sometimes get what I call a hard heart-beating at night, and it's always associated with high blood pressure. During day, blood pressure is always quite low (100/60 up to 118/78). Just didn't want to worry about going into high elevations . . . any thoughts?

~Jean

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Shocks from light switch

my mother has a pacemaker, she received a bad jolt from her lightswitch, causing her to pass out, fall, and lay on the floor part of the night. We changed that switch, but tonight she told me she got another shock. Her housekeeper and our family have never been shocked by this switch. Could it be her pacemaker causing this.

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an update

Hey y'all,
I posted a couple of months ago about swelling and congestion in my left arm. Since then, I finally had a venogram done and a new blockage in my subclavien vein ballooned twice and stented. I am glad another "venoplasty" has given me relief, although this was by far the most painful surgery I've had yet! The Dr. decided to go through a vein in my arm, and I wanted to scream through most of the procedure! They gave me a small amount of versid, which I'm totally immune to. They do...

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My constant battle

I am constanly trying to prove I am not a hypochondriac to my cardiologist. I have had a pacemaker but for the last year and a half I have had a constant pain surrounding my medtronic kappa 901 pacemaker. I have a tight pain and shooting pains in my left arm and in my left back side. I don't know what to do, because my cardio just says it is in my head and that it isn't "normal" to have pains like this. I often start to have a constriction in my chest and and I get really dizzy from it. Can you...

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My luck!

Well Well............ as you all know by now I seem to have wonderful luck! J/K I went to WV this past weekend for a funeral. Its like 5 hrs from where I live. I knew I had a high risk for a clot being a Factor Five. So we stopped about every hour and walked. Im on lovenox injections so i took them as normal and an asprin a day!! So yesterday I started to have sharp pain in my chest!! Went to the ER and no susprize what did they find?? A PE!! Yay I get to chart another one on my history list!...

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Hi, I am very pleased to have found this message board!

Hello everyone, I am a female, I have a long standing history of heart disease on both sides of my family. My first heart attack was when I was thirty-two which left me with extensive heart damage. I have CHF, and recent diagnosis of COPD. I had a Pasemaker/defibrillator, 2 leads implanted on February 14, 2008 "on Valentines Day" I have tremendous pain in my arm, shoulder and neck. I had a venogram and blood clots were discovered two weeks ago. Long story. It is just too late for me to go into i...

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PLEASE HELP MY SISTER!


Hello to all whom are on this wonderful site. My sister who has been diagnosed with having high blood pressure and is being treated has now found out that she's pregnant with not just one baby but two. She's having twins and she had to change her blood pressure medicine to Metoprolol 100 mg once a day. My question to you is, does anyone know of being pregnant and having to take blood pressure medicine such as Metoprolol succer 100 mg. Does anyone have any input on taking this medicine with...

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