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Pacemaker and shortness of breath

I have posted on this forum in the past since receiving my dual chamber implantable device more than 3 years ago. Form the beginning, it became plausible that they may have made a mistake. I was found not to have the diagnosis  (SSS) that paved the way for the original unit. Furthermore, my EP determined that I was symptomatic  when my PM was pacing, despite my periodic slow beat. Also, the rate response setting was throwing me into Ventricular Tachycardia on a repeated basis....

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Why is my HR 110 at rest and 70 on exertion ? I have HF many years and have a CRTD.

I notice that my BP is low when my pulse is high which makes it difficult to take beta blockers. Tried Ivabradine which didn't work. Awaiting Holter & Echo. Only noticed this particular problem last few weeks. CRTD settings not been changed. 10 min walk reduced HR by 40bpm but only lasts about 45 mins then it's back up to 110. Seems odd. Maybe a simple explanation ?

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PM Moved to armpit area

Roger A,  I've had my p/m since August 2019 and about March of this year I had the same sensation of movement as you.  The device had moved to near the underarm area.  My cardiologist said it wasn't uncommon and advised leaving it there and to just be advised that if it starts flipping to seek medical attention sooner rather than later.  I have had no further issues and am keeping fingers crossed it behaves.  Best of luck to you!  benedeni

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Would my Biventricular device move?

I woke up this morning feeliing that my device has moved to the left closer to my armpit, I am not sure if this is normal, I had my device impplanted on 3/15/21, so is this normal? Anyone experienced this slipping device?

Also, lately I have been feeling for the past 3 to 4 nights, my heart rate is going bananas, it beats violantly, I feel that I need to take fast breaths and move my body slightly to get it to slow down, my pacemaker is working I can tell but these heartbeats are strang...

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Body swelling after getting pacemaker

My name is Lois I am desperate to know has anyone experienced body swelling in the abdomen and thighs after receiving a pacemaker.

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Look at my most recent picture of my empty pocket infection or no?

My abdominal pocket where my crt-p was extracted from.  It is extremely swollen but glued shut with no redness or fever so they will not give me antibiotics?!  I don't see the rational behind this,  even if it is not infected surely a course of antibiotics to be safe isn't going to hurt me, whereas not treating it if it is infected could kill me!  Anywho, take a look at the picture infected or not infected?  Also want to repeat that there is no device in this...

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presyncope?

My husband began having bouts of extreme virtigo with light nausea yesterday. His blood pressure was 125/76 and heart rate was 60. When he begins to change his head position a very fast, almost instant debilitating vertigo occured several times. His pacemaker HR is set to 60, so of course that is the lowest it can go. Later in the day after I helped him get out of bed, his HR was around 76 when he moved around. Could this be presyncope. We called the EP nurse and she doesn't think it is P...

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After the implant comes the water

Hello everyone, 
Well for the second time I admit myself to the hospital for retaining too much water, about a month or so ago I was not able to breath normal, it was a restricted breathing, it turned out that I retained water then. Yesterday I did the same, my belly was bigger than ever and hard, felt like there is a ton of fluids in there, and it was, also my lower abdomen and legs, at the hospital they gave me Lasix 60mg shot to bring the fluids out of me.

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stress test

I am having a stress test. I had my pm implanted  february 24 2021. my stress test will be the end of Mayn. is it usually  done after pm placed  has anyone had it done after pm placed

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Armpit pain/left side pain

Hi everyone,

SSS, pm implant on 1/29/2021. Left side.

About a month into my procedure being done ,I developed some pretty intense pain/swelling from my site going into armpit, pain going down and turning right along my left breast,along with pain down a part of rib cage.

 Some numbness left arm just above elbow. No redness,fever.  Thought I had infection ,but blood test negitive. PM Doc said I was fine. Lasted a few weeks,resolved on its own.

Its back ag...

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needs a gold plated pacemaker

I am posting the following for a friend who is in the ICU, she just had her 3rd ablation and she is going in and out of her heart rate.  She has been passing out quite a few times and they need to put in a pacemaker but she is allergic to titanium and nickle and silcone, i guess she can get a special make pacer but it will take time and she has to get a pacemaker soon as she is going in and out of passing out.  Does anyone know of any kind to pacer that doesnt include the above meta...

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Sensation in ears

Not sure this is a complication but I never noticed it before day after insertion in 3/19.  I get the sensation of earbuds in both ears, so real I reach to remove headset before getting out of chair or to answer phone. I was a medical transcriptionist for 30 years, retiring 12/15.  I have had tinnitus for many years with no relief but now, the more tired I get, the sensation of the earbuds is strong. Cardiologist said ask ENT but I can't schedule appt to coincide with sensation....

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Left arm troubles

Hi All,

I am three years out from my pacer implantation for heart block and artial tachycardia. I got a sharp pain in my left clavicle last summer and was found to have a subclavian dvt. Saw a hematologist for a work up that included a dx of brachial vein stenosis. Was referred to a vascular surgeon who did not endorse any intervention for the vein. My left arm gets really sore and swells and has not improved. Was recently diagnosed with venous insuficiency in the left arm without...

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Pacemaker

I  a 72 year old,  fit female. In January this year I had a PM fitted and I was discharged the same day not having an x ray which I had been told to anticipate a few days previous.  After 10 days the one lead was suddenly  stopped  working to full capacity. I was told the problem was either a faulty lead or the consultant had screwed in the lead too tightly. Another procedure was needed a few weeks later.The lead was tested and found to be o.k.   I was not t...

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Blood clot in left arm

I got a two lead PM put in a week ago for low heart rate.  Within a few days I developed painful deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in my left arm. I have three clots starting in my. Subclavical vein going down my arm with much swelling, pain, and limited motion.  I've been on eliquis for three days. Has anyone else had this, and how long should I expect it to take before I feel better?! The PM seems to be doing fine. 

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amlodipine

Has anyone in this group taken amlodipine and had anemia complications from it?  Asking for my sister-in-law. Thank you. 

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Jerking

I am just five days post PM surgery. I notice that my stomach growls constantly, and yesterday I noticed jerking like seizures jolts in my hands like what you do when you are starting to fall asleep. Has anyone experienced something like this?

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Amiodarone

I have had my PM for 7 years. My AF is increasing. I am totally asymtomatic. My Cardiologist took me off Propafenone because it wasn't working.  Now he is talking about Amiodarone . Is anyone on this drug? I understand there are a lot of side effects.

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Covid-19 vaccine effect to pacemaker operated like us

Just going to have vaccine of this covid-19 pandemic supplied by our agency. I do not have the idea of what brand we will have but I am worried if there is any complications to those with heart problem especially that I am a dextrocardia with a heart block. My heart rate without the pace maker ranges from 0-28 only and from time to time my heart stops beating without the aid. 

With this, I am worried of the side effect if ever we will get vaccinated soon. I can't contact my doc...

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Severe itching around device

I have had an icd for almost 3 years and recently I have had severe itching around the device. 

Has anyone experienced this?  

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