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Lose my previous account

Hello .

I am sharif from Afghanistan. My mom hase techycardya.

I lost my previous account and return now with a new account

My mother is uneducated. That is why I myself this created account.

One year ago my mother infected by arithmia( tachycardia). She is 65 years old. Along 7 months she experienced 3 time fast heart rate. Then In fourth time, after 12 hour heart fast rate she had heart failure. When we carried him to hasp...

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CRT-D site infection

I had my CRT-D replaced last November and since then I have had 3 flair ups of infection in the implant site.  So they are now going to monitor the next flair up which more than likely will occur in the next few days now that I finished the antibiotics.  So they are talking about a site change and system swap out which includes the three leads.  One lead has been in for 14 years and the other 2 for 7 years.  Admittedly the lead swap out was a bit of a suprise and worrying!...

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diaphragm flutter

Has anyone experience flutters /spasms in your diaphragm that is related to you pacemaker ? I srted having them 6 months after my Medtronic biventricular pacemaker was put in. I am 100% paced , ventrically. Both my internist and neurologist say it's pacemaker related...my electrophysiologist says it is not. I have had every test their is to test  triggers , with no luck.

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Superior Vena Cava

I have had a tighness in the neck & prominent jugular veins for 2-3 weeks. I've had a CT scan that was clear. I'm obviously not imagining the symptoms. I wondered if any one has any ideas of what this may be? I have a single lead ICD with a lead revision 6 months ago after a failure.

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Twilight anesthesia

I had my pm on 2/6. I may have to have an upper endoscopy soon with twilight anesthesia. Has anyone had one performed at a GI center and not at a hospital?

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Thankyou

Thankyou all for responding to my concern. I cant wait to increase my fitness and this forum definately inspires me.

With gratitude.

💦🌺🌈

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Garmin 2 Swim compatability

Wondering if anyone with a meditronic device has used the Garmin and if so did they have any known problems?

I want to track distance and time for motivation.

Would really appreciate hearing .

Cheers

 

 

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Mood Disorders

Hi, 

44yo female, AV Heart block type 3

implantation May 2022, resting heart rate 24 at implant

I used pacemaker 100% of the time for first 6 months

now I am using 66% of the time, dr is perplexed about why

 

Prior to the pacemaker I was having severe mood swings and irritability. I did not know that I had bradycardia for likely over a year. My doctor has since told me that it was related to underlying heart condition and the COVID-19 va...

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Upper endoscopy or co.onoscopy

I will be due for my upper endoscopy in early 2024. With a PM, is it safe to have the procedure done at the Doctor's GI center, or should it be done at the hospital as an outpatient?---in case the unthinkable happens, the resources are closer.
 

I had my pm mplanted in February and am a little nervous.

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Mamogram

How soon after pm placement is it ok to have a mamogram? 

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Anybody Had an MRI with a RECALLED Abbott PM 2272

I am the "proud" owner of a PM 2272 that is on the recall list of PMs that possibly were not glued together using the correct process AND I am going to need an MRI done.  Anybody had an MRI done with an implanted RECALLED PM 2272? My concern is that heat buildup from the MRI on the PM 2272 might cause the possibly incorrectly glued parts to loosen and leak.  Abbott says don't worry, they are monitoring for evidence that it is leaking.  However, since I pace 98% of...

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Proud owner of a new two week old pacemaker….

Hello, everyone!  I am new here, and am grateful for all of you who are posting with information!

I had a pacemaker implant two weeks ago.  I suffered from tachycardia for many years, and then tachycardia/bradycardia syndrome, heart block, sinus node dysfunction and diastolic heart failure.

I had my first check up a week ago, and leads and interrogations all looked good.  My concern is that I have had twitching in my right eye since my implant.    The...

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Just a problem

I have never felt worse since getting a pacemaker defibrillator inserted. Continuous muscle twitches in left arm. I am told by my Experts that it is not caused by my operation, even though I never had problems before. Just fed up not sure best action I have had 75 good years so 

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Sinking feeling?

Every morning before I get up, I have a "sinking, feeling of doom" problem.  I  have thought it was because I just was not a morning person.  It is really depressing and I only feel better after coffee!  I have had PM for 4 years and just posted another message on a question of why? my resting HR which is set to stay above 70, has been creeping down to 67, 68 and 69 this week???  i am 82 and in good health, exercise 6 days a week, Curves and GYM treadmi...

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Low pulse rate

I posted on here the frustrations in getting the cardio physiologists to accept my readings of 32 BPM with a pacemaker set to a minimum of 60 BPM.

I was feeling really rough when it happened light-headed and dizzy and initially, they said I would have to put up with it.

Not willing to accept that outcome I contacted the GP surgery and pursued it as a referral through them.

Yesterday the cardio people were still saying I was stuck with it, but they would ask one of the consul...

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Excercise

Hi pacemakerclub,

I am grateful to have a place where there are people that understand. I am 67 and have had my pacemaker for 2 years. I had to have it as my heart rate was to slow and I was passing out. I am grateful for the pacemaker, but also it causes me anxiety and panic that either it will stop working or the leads will pull out. Which brings me to the reason for my text. I work out 6 days a week. I try to not pay attention to my heart rate while working out as it fluctuates,...

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Orthostatic Hypotension (OH)

Dual Pacemaker impanted about 9 months ago and have had bouts of orthostatic hypotension. My settings were adjusted from 50 bpm to 70 bpm and RR and its seems the OH has gotten worse. Today I measured my blood pressure after lying down and then standing up and it dropped from 120/66 (70 bpm) to 81/46 (80 bpm). Diagnostic for OH is only a drop in 20 mmHg

I wonder if anyone has any experience with OH. I found a case report that says that a male with OH was cured with a pacemaker and optim...

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implant

had new pm fitted, recieved heart moniter and letter in the post from my clinic advising me the pm could be fauilty. 

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Medtronic Azure Pacemaker Implant

I had my third pacemaker implanted on January 20th,ever since,my BP has skyrocketed close to 190/90 range...contacted my regular Cardiologist and Implant Dr.'s office to complain,guess they will adjust my BP meds?

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Long-term pacemaker - fatigue

Hi all - wondering if anyone can relate!

My partner is 31, he was born with third-degree congenital (complete) heart block and on his second PM (first one wasn't implanted until he was twelve despite being diagnosed as a baby).

Despite having the pacemaker he still experiences lots of fatigue and struggles to live a normal active life. He describes it as feeling like his energy battery never fully fills up, so he's always trying to make up the deficit. It was a l...

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