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Visible vein in left arm

I had a pacemaker placed almost a year ago. About 5 months after living with it, I noticed visible veins in my left bicep area. It went form my antecubital area to part way up my bicep. Now that vein is visible across my shoulder to the  middle of my chest. The vein is flat except for at my antecubital area where it is slightly palpable. I did start to work out with light weights maybe 6 months ago. My arm is not swollen, but sometimes feels "heavy." Might be my imagi...

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pacemaker pain

Have had tests to check out this pain. It is near pacemaker. It feels like it's right on my heart. Scared me. Tests and more tests but Nothing is wrong with my heart or the pacemaker or the leads or a-fib or anything.

BUT, I have pain ranging from 4 - 9 and it occurs watching tv, walking, not during exertion. It is sporatic but no one can tell me what causes it or what to do about it. 

No one doubts that I'm having pain, but where does it come from? The pacemaker itse...

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Twitches

I'm 77 and have bradycardia and had a pacemaker installed in September of this year.  After recovery from the implaant I noticed the occasional indiscriminate twitching or electrical surge.  They grew more  frequent and became an annoyance.

The technician who diid the device check said the implant went perfectly and I'm only using the device 13% and mostrly when I'm in deep sleep.  When I discussed the twitching, he had never hesrd if it and said he had t...

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pacemaker and eczema...related?

Two weeks after PM implant I started having eczema around both ankels...at night! Driving me CRAZY! I had an allergic reaction after my surgrey which resulted in welps all over me, It started in my hands and back of my neck and spread. My hands were secured with a soft foam (which I have yet to determine  if it was latex) and I had the same foam for a neck rest. At night my PR is higher (80-90).  

This is a shot in the dark but tought I'd ask. Thank you !

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Under sensing problem

I had some complications because of  difficulty accessing the vein during initial pacemaker placement 4.5 weeks ago. As a result, the ventricular lead is under sensing my natural heart rate. A few days post-op, the pacemaker clinic said the lower lead was only sensing at 40% "sometimes". They reassured me that it is not dangerous and can be resolved a few different ways  but that they will recheck at the 6 week mark. They confirmed that the pacemaker is...

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Complications

I am post 6 weeks after implant and at times heart flutters feels  like skipped beats and I get a weak feeling. This happens when I ramp up my activity working in yard climbing stairs etc.   perfectly fine in the morning and at night, seems to be tied to activity. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this. Was wondering if it is just my body getting used to this device.

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Closed Loop System

I am 57 and just had a Biotronik Edora 8 DR-T implanted on Oct 11th, 2019. I am very active and was enjoying running, biking and swimming when all of this unfolded. It all started about a year ago when on a run I felt like I was going to pass out. My legs felt like they were encased in concrete and I had a feeling of impending doom. At first, it only happened when I ran, but then started happening when I swam. It was intermittent for a few months but then in September, it began to happen more...

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My ICD has moved.

My ICD is  2 to 3  inches lower than when reimplanted 1 year ago. There is no pain and everything seems to be working properly. Should I be concerned?

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Bleeping in the night

Hi

I'm 43 years old and 5 days post pacemaker implantation with dual chamber DDDR for sinus node dysfunction and symptomatic bradycardia. I feel a lot better already apart from wound and anaesthetic effects, which are improving thankfully. 

I was woken by bleeping from the device last night. Should I be concerned?

Any experience or explanation would be awesome.

Thank you

Lesley

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nail salon power drills

Hello. I am new to the PM club and happy to have found this resource!

I had a Medtronic 2 lead PM implanted on Halloween (trick or treat?). I went for an acrylic nail  manicure and the power sander/drill seemed to have caused my heart to beat irreguarly, make my head swoon, and make me feel like fainting. After I stepped away, these symptoms went away but I still experienced mild palpitations for about an hour after. I read that these drills should be at least 12" away so that...

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MRI

Hi. 
I am 69 years old and in August 2017 I had a Medtronic dual lead pacemaker implanted after
my Reveal Linq device was analysed a few days before. It showed a pause on 25 July at 04:15 hours; the ECG showed a brief episode of Wenckebach, followed by a 16 seconds pause in the context of complete heart block. I was asleep at the time so luckily knew nothing of this. It could have been a very different story had I been driving or simply going about my d...

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Tachycardia that's not fast. One in a million--that's me

Is there such a thing as Pacemaker Mediated Tachycardia without the tachycardia?

Background: back in the early days after I got my little friend, I developed pounding, pain, and if I tried to push through it instead of sitting down, I would collapse.

After two years of steadily getting worse, I was finally diagnosed with PVC induced PMT. (But only after I demonstrated the collapsing part while in the EP's clinic.) Since there was no heart block, the sinplest solution was...

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Blood pressure rise

Got my PM 3 weeks ago. Felt great that day, then shortly after laying down for sleep I started having chest and neck pain. BP has shot up to 186/125. Went to hospital and they found no issues. Follow up with heart doctor, EKG, sonogram, PM checked and all looks fine. Since then blood pressure has been high. A few nights ago 192/86. Dr has increased my BP med and added another. Also started a steroid pack for possible inflammation. BP is still running 130-150's. Anyone experienced similar...

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His Pacing

Interesting. My EP was going to try  HIS pacing on me but said it would not work because i have both LBBB and RBBB. Never knew RBBB would be a problem 

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Three weeks post surgery

Hello, well I wish I could report having this pacemaker has been a great and new lease on life but it hasn't so I am going to vent a bit haha. 

37yr old male / Irregular heart beat / Very slow

Active lifestyle Free Weight training / Brazillain Jiu Jitsu 

I have had an issue with my heart since I was 14.  Over time it went from a non-issue to the past 24 months becoming more problematic with me being tired all the time and really having a har...

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Prostate cancer and pacemaker

Just been diagnosed with prostate cancer.  My pacemaker seems to be complicating treatment.  Surgeon says I'm a good candidate for radiation, radiation oncologist says I'm a good candidate for surgery.  Has anyone gone thru this?

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Cooking

Every time I cook on my electric range I get palpitations and get weak, are my days cooking with electric over😢.   I have had my little friend for 5 weeks

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Infection again after inserting the PAcemaker twice

hello all

am hoping for some advice , thanks a lot of reading - 

my mom is 63 and had irregular heart beat and fainted a couple of times before we diagnosed that she needed a PM ; two years back 

The surgery was successful but she kept feeling uncomfortable and after a year she had the area to protrude and was immediately taken into another surgery where the PM was put under the muscle this time ; as she has very very delicate skin 

now after a...

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Pain in pacemaker area since implant in October 2016

After 3 years of suffering pain and discomfort in pacemaker area which is affecting my left arm with numbness and tingling, my new Cardiologist suggested that I undergo another "ambulatory surgery " where he will open, clean and  reubicate the pacemaker behind the muscle.  He does guarantee that the pain will go 100%, but the possibility is same pain, less pain or no pain. I'm undecided cause I think that the implant caused a nerve damage or pinched. 

Has an...

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Sports

I got my surgery when I was 14 years old (currently 19) and I used to play a lot of sports and be super active, but since I got my pacemaker I feel really bad when I run or try to do any type of cardio. I talked to my doctor and he didn't really pay attention to it. When I try doing cardio my body feels really weak and my heart starts pumping really really fast. Does this happened to anyone else? If it did, how did you fix it? I hate not being able to do any type of cardio.

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