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Sacred

There was post about getting HF and third lead.. 

I'm getting dual chamber pacemaker for complete Heart block...I'm sacred that thos will increase risk of HF..and need of third lead.. 

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Pace maker syndrome

Just wondering if anybody knows what the chances are of developing pace maker syndrome. My dual chamber St Jude PM has been in 3 1/2 years. Everything is fine says the EP. At 73 years old my ejection fraction is 50 to 54%  according to the echo. I asked about installing a lead to the left ventricle to prevent pacemaker syndrome. Cardiologist says " don't poke a skunk". What percent of users of a dual chamber PM develope this condition? I have read anywhere from 5% to 8...

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Pacemaker "Timed Impulses"

I had a pacemaker implamted in early July.  Since implantation I've experienced strong electrical impulses on average at least once daily.  These "events" last for approx three minutes each.  The wierd thing is that they each only happen at five minutes after the hour.  I don't detect any pacing "events" at other times.  There is no pattern of the specific hour only at :05 after the hour.  These events will be strong enough to wake me...

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Pace maker and benzodiazapines

I recently had a pace maker implanted and I take metoprol ,xanax and ambien, I haven't noticed any illeffects . I'm not taking the meds to get a buzz. At my age(63) been there done that. The medications help. I'm hoping my doctor continues to give me my meds. They and my new pace maker have given me a new lease on life.

 

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Occassional significant heart rate increase

for the past 3-4 months I have had 4-5 occasions when my heart rate has increased to the 120,s for 5 to 10 minutes. My  Dr. has recommended adjusting medications, but has provided no particular reason for the increase. I would like to know if this is a common occurrance and reasons if any. Thanks, S. Osborn

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PM implant

10/18/19

I hope all who is reading this is doing and feeling well. How common is perforation of the tricuspid valve occur during a PM implant? I'll be checking back in a day or so for any replies. Thank you for your time.

 

 

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Cat bite

Hi everyone,

I need some help. First of all I was bit and scratched by my cat two nights ago.  I cleaned my foot/angle, put Neosporin & bandage. The next morning I couldn't walk and my foot/ankle was swollen. The puncture wounds are small and closed but clearly inflamed.. today just so happened to be my yearly visit with my cardiologist. My husband had to go into work late because I couldn't drive let alone walk. My cardiologist was so concerned...

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reply to comments

Thanks to all for your comments Re: 10th Sept. 2019 Post. I should make it clear I was a manual worker and have no medical knowledge.

 

ROBO Pop.  You have Guessed it with one exception.  I do now have a replacement pacemaker plus extra lead produced by Boston Scientific, the two original leads were left in during the four- and half-hour operation change.  I have to make it very clear that at no time has a pacemaker made by Boston Scientific ever ele...

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pacemaker electrocutions

My dual lead pacemaker, i believe imported into the UK was first programed to activate  and deal with high or low heart beats. The pacemaker and leads moved back and forth in a long pocket  with every movement of my arms and shoulders which i thought was obviously intended.  I believe a lead was put through a vein straddling a valve and pulled tight.

After the node ablation i was soon being awakened at night. always on my side with symtoms of Tacy...

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AV NODE ABLATION + PVI AND HAVE GONE BACK TO AF

As I posted before I now have returned from seeing my EP who confirmed that I am in irregular heartbeat.  He said that although I have had extensive work done on his two previous procedures he has one more he can offer me, but no more after this one.  He said it would be an extensive procedure done under a general aneasthetic and would take between 3-5hrs. He wants me to see if I can tolerate Solotol at a low dose to control these irregular beats as he told me quite straight that no...

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Pacemaker pain

I have had my pacemaker for 3 weeks. When I uae my left arm across my body it hurts. Is this normal. Also my left arm aches all the way down. Is this normal ?

 

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lump

i got a pacemaker about 4 months ago, and i got a soft  lump near the shoulder and close to neck, my surgeon says he has never seen that before, just wondered has anyone had similiar .

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Bulging neck vein / jugular vein distention?

Hi all. I have a Medtronic Dual chamber pm for about 3yrs now for Sick sinus syndrome/Bradycardia along with arrythmia. If i bend forward it is asif my chest is squeezed closed and my head feels tight, face goes blood red and my neck veins bulge? Why does this happen, even if i just lean forward for few seconds and also when i lay down my neck veins are very prominent and chest feels heavy too? Sounds weird but it is rather bother to me as I feel like i am being squeezed tight. Hope some...

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Arrhythmia Ablation vs bradycardia pacemaker

I have several arrhythmias. My doctor has suggested ablation surgery. He said that I will most likely need a pacemaker for my bradycardia. 

Is it possible for pacemaker surgery to increase the heart rate enough to fix some of the arrhythmia? The reason why I ask is that when I go to the mountains in higher elevation my arrhythmia's decrease because my heart rate increases. When I come back down, I get slammed again and my HR drops. 

Has anyone gotten a pacemaker and...

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Pacemaker shoulder pain

I had a Biotronic pacemaker inserted on June 22, 2019. I needed a second lead. This is my 3rd pacemaker since initial insertion in October/2009. The first one had an abscess in behind the pacemaker. That pacemaker was removed in Dec/2009 and a new one was installed in the right side of my chest. In August/2017 I had a battery change.My shoulder was sore in January and after an ultrasound, showed there was inflammation. My doctor recommended a cortisone needle in the shoulder. I got the shot t...

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Pacemaker shoulder pain

I had a Biotronic pacemaker inserted on June 22, 2019. I needed a second lead. This is my 3rd pacemaker since initial insertion in October/2009. The first one had an abscess in behind the pacemaker. That pacemaker was removed in Dec/2009 and a new one was installed in the right side of my chest. In August/2017 I had a battery change.My shoulder was sore in January and after an ultrasound, showed there was inflammation. My doctor recommended a cortisone needle in the shoulder. I got the shot t...

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What to ask doctor

Not sure if I am a CRT non-responder. 3 months echo EF 40% as against 35% before CRT. During 3 month doctor visit in August they did interrogation, which I thought was not due till the following month. They immediately did limited echo.

Looking at interrogation, A-Fib several, but one VT/VF brief non sustained. This may be what prompted Eliquis immediately and Amiodarone orally. 

Am I finding out that I am a non-responder to CRT? 

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Mig welding

I had my Pace Maker put in end of February this year, I work in the semiconductor world for the last 40 years. Recently had to be placed in another group due to the process has a vary large magnetic field equipment running. No big deal there, always somewhere to go in this industry. My question is for the welders out there, I was in the process of buying a tig welder when I needed to have this PM put in. Question is for distance from the power box. I bought this unit about 10 years ago, Mille...

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Pacemaker problems

I’m being constantly zapped when I touch things etc, so loud my partner can hear it not sure why

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Tingling

My cards doc says I tingle from the placement of the pacemaker over a nerve enriched part of the chest.  I had new devices implanted into the pec muscle as the first would ride up and hit the clavicle.  But I tingle constantly from head to toe.  Does anyone else have this problem?  

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