Most Recent Messages in Complications

Murmurs?

Hi Everyone,
well it's been a month since I had my first PM implanted and besides a little discomfort I thought I was doing really well.
I had to go in to see my regular MD yesturday and she listened to my heart and said I have a murmur. Well this threw me off guard bc I never had a murmur before. She thinks it might be due to the PM wires or the scarring over the wires. I have and ecocardiogram scheduled soon to see what might be causing this murmur.
I am writing this bc I...

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Dizzy yet again

Hello all,

I have an issue any thoughts would be appreciated.

I am 44 y.o.f.m. SSS duel chamber pm. for 4 years. When I was first implanted I spent my first year dizzy. It was crazy, I could not lean over or get up fast without "spinning" I went to my cardio dr and PCP they ran tests to no availe. It slowed and then stopped for a few years.

Well it's back. It started about a week ago. I can just sit down and I start spinning. It takes a minute to get my h...

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possible pacemaker infection

Hi everyone. I am a 34 woman who had my pacemaker placed on 6/25/07 (St. Jude) for asymptomatic high grade AV block. Since 7/15/07 I have had drainage from my incision site and the site keeps opening more, it is now about halfway open. I was started on Keflex 500mg four times a day. I have seen my EP doc 2 times since then and have been to the ER twice. I am fearful that my pocket will become infected and will need my pacemaker replaced. After 9 days of antibiotics the site is still draining lot...

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cough

Hi Folks,
I had my implant at the end of April...things went very well. I am doing fine. I did start a cough..dry..and it has lasted up to this day. My GP says there is nothing in my lungs..it must be an allergy. I was just wondering if anybody that the same symptom..I really don't think it is the PM but I though I would ask...I am on vasotec for the last 10 years so I don't beleive it is the drug...any suggestions/
Gary

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Soreness,shoulder pain

I found this wonderful site last night and joined immediately. A big thank you to you all for describing all your initial fears and pain - at last I know I am normal.

I have been in pain since June 12 when I had my Medtronic PM inserted. Glue was put on my wound and it would not move until after a month and the pain is less intense. I now have soreness where the PM is, at the side near the shoulder and the shoulder itself. The sorenes is also all across the collar bone and across...

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beating in arm

I don't know what I was thinking, the beating is in my Dad's left arm, the side where the PM is located.

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beating in right arm

my dad just had a pacemaker installed last Monday. He's 82.
He's home now, but claims he doesn't feel any better. He told me today that he has beating in his right arm, and it feels warm. I asked him if it is constant, and he said it's not. I'm thinking that this might be caused when the pacemaker kicks in. I caled Medtronic, but they won't give me any answers, said to call his Doc, but it's Saturday. Any advice? Is this normal?

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beating in left arm

Thanks so very much, Smitty...and Gellia2, for the info. Saw my Dad tonight. He is walking much better, quicker and more sound steps. I think he expected a miraculous recovery, wanted to feel better instantly (as the Doctor said he would). I told him what I'd read from the "clubmembers" and that all recovery times vary. I will call the Doctor on Monday. They did not schedule a follow up appt. for him after he was discharged from the Hospital. II called the office, and they said my Dad will meet...

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Moving pacemaker

I had a pacemaker implanted May 24 th this year 2007 , since the first week It turns up when I lay on my right side.I have to push it back in place. The doctor said it would probably be O.K. It stays some what sore. has anyone had this problem?

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Sore throat

Hi all, four weeks since I had my op, not feeling bad on the whole except a feeling of tightness in my throat whenever I try to breath deeply or attempt any excersise. Did a little swimming this morning and that really set my throat off, quite painfull for 15 mins or so. Any advise on what may be the cause of it, I seem to remember reading other posts about the same problem.

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Pain

Hi! I'm twenty years old and am having problems with my pacer. It is a dual chamber, but not a defibrillator. I had the pacemaker implanted in January of 2006. After a lot of pain, I had it relocated to be deeper under the muscle in November of 2007. I was doing okay for a while, but now it's coming back, worse than ever. I have an awful pain on the left side of my chest above my breast where the cite is. The pain also goes right below my underarm on my left side. The pain has recently been radi...

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oops

Wrong years, I apologize. It was first implanted January of 2006 and then relocated in November of 2006 as well.

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pacemaker relocation

I got my pacemaker 6 months ago and have complete resolution of my cardiac problem. No more fainting or dizzy spells, warm hands and feet, etc. I'm thrilled about that!
Unfortunately, I've had continuing problems with the location of the pacemaker -- too close to my shoulder, and the skin over the pacemaker is so thin I never got past the point of pain on the surface. I couldn't wear a bra strap on the left side, seatbelt hurt, couldn't sleep on my left, and any activity involving my left...

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Short of breath....

It's been almost 5 weeks since my pacemaker was implanted and I am getting short of breath. I already have CFS and was short of breath then, but, this time it's worse. If I'm up for maybe 3 or 4 minutes then I get pressure in my head and feel light-headed and short of breath until I can sit down.

It doesn't happen all of the time. Maybe 3/4 of the time.

I am wondering if it could be my nerves? I'm taking Clonazepam 0.5 mg tablet 2x daily for anxiety. I understand that this...

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computer / side effects

First off hello to to everyone, but the reason i on the occasion get to feel'n weak, rundown , and kinda jittery. and im certain its got to be this computer. i dont know if its the computer or my PM thats the problem, maybe its me, i probably need to get my butt of the computer. anyone else get symptoms like this?

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New Implant 5/16/2007

Hi since my implant I have had 3 ablations anyone had that done before? thank you..

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Dizziness

Hi folks!

Say, have any of you experienced continued episodes of dizziness after implant? As some of you may remember, I had an implant (my first) 4 weeks ago, but I'm still experiencing daily lightheadedness and bouts of dizziness. It's getting to the point that I'm feeling as if all I want to do is stare at a wall and I must work! My Afib is the culprit, as I continue to feel palpitations throughout the day. Actually, the dizziness comes on most when I turn my head quickly or ma...

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pain and achiness behind PM

My PM is implanted in the upper portion of my left breast. Lately I've been having some pain behind the PM, or underneath - basically between the PM and the ribcage.
Implantation was 4 months ago.
I've also had itchiness and burning/tingling at the site, mainly the scar and above (where I can feel the wires).
Anything I should worry about? Or just more "new normal" stuff?

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Pacer affecting vision?

I've recently developed strange synptoms. I see lights in various forms and intensities. There also seems to be a circle of light in front of me. Has anyone experienced problems like this?

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Swelling and tingling

Hi Everybody,
I am new to the pacemaker world, just got my implant on the 27th of June. I have a duel chamber biotronik cylos. I have expieranced very little pain from it, however I have a couple of symtoms which scare me.
I sometimes get swelling in the feet, not alot but noticable enough. I also still have nasea and seem to never really be hungry. I also sometimes get tingling in my feet, hands and face.
Are these normal reactions to the pacemaker implantation or should...

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