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auto mechanics does and donts ?

Im a auto mechanic,  any information.  can a impact gun vibration , affect a crt-d . or wheel balancers,  brake lathe,  tire machines i havent been able to find any information on line outher than warnings about emf fields  

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Scab on icd scar 2 years after surgery

I had my icd put in in 2016. The scar healed quickly. I rarely even think about it being there because it's under the muscle. But today I noticed a scab on my scar. I didn't hurt myself in any way to cause it. Of course Google says skin cancer. So I'm keeping an eye on it and if it doesn't heal fast I'll go to a dermatologist. But after lurking here for years I figured I'd ask here about it. Has anyone experienced anything similar? 

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Racing

Hey all - 

Got my PM put in subpec a little over two months ago. Lately (when I’m sitting or laying down), I have felt the pacemaker kick in, almost to the point where I feel like I could lunge across the room it kicks in so strongly. The other day, I was sitting eating and about fell out of my chair it kicked in so hard, and was close to passing out. Has this happened to anyone? 

Yesterday, the area was also very swollen. It’s down today, but my left si...

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Plastic left inside?

Hi, I had a pm fitted 4 weeks ago. I’ve been aware of two little bumps - one on the scar and one about 2cm along from the end of the scar. Until today I’d been a little squeamish about exploring them.

If I move the skin around the further-out bump it stays static, it looks pointy and thin, poking it moves the scar. The bump on the scar is similar.

They feel like thin plastic (about 1mm diameter) rods. They are very close to the surface, like they could rupture through....

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Numbness in the left arm

Hello there

I have just joined the group

Even though I don't have apacemaker as such I was implanted with a medteMedtREVEAL link heart monitor six weeks ago and have weakness and numbness iny left arm

Being a pianist this. Is causing me alot of trouble

Does anyone have anything similar or perhaps the same. Implant as me

Many thanks

Happy pianist

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Welding

I was wondering a job opportunity showed up in my town on the water dept that would take some training but might include welding at some points is it only certain types of welding that are banned I want too a different job so bad but not sure if it’s possible 

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tachycardia

Just my $0.02 worth of info: Before becoming a PM dependent, A-V node ablated dude, I had this experience: First 3 atrial ablations - by TCAI -  failed. 4th try in June 2011 appeared sucessful.  7 months later, I developed a NSR 125 bpm heart rate. Contacting my EP @ TCAI resulted in a return phone call by his nurse asking, "How do you feel?"  I felt OK, but I knew things weren't right. EP and his companion Doc from St. David's Healthcare made no real effort t...

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Golfing

 Does playing golf cause problems with the leads?

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Medtronic recall

Has anyone on here been affected by latest Medtronic recall?  Concerns programming error 

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Help

I'm so confused.

Just had an echo cardiogram done today, during which the tech asked if I had been told I had afib. Which was one thing I didn't have. Test was done and I was asked to have a seat. Few moments later a cardiologist came to speak to me. The Dr told me that my atrium is not pumping correctly and at times- not at all. That my heart, my history and this is very complicated but get was going to call my Drs and I'd hopefully hear from them tomorrow or Monday. But no...

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his bundle pacing

Can anyone explain what Ventricular undersensing means.How is it recognized and what are the effects of it on PM function. Medtronic wev site says that vent.undersensing may be an issue of His Bundle Pacing

Do any other members have HB pacing ? Any experience with the techs looking for different issues etc on the interrogations?

Thanks for any insight anybody may have.

 

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Waking up

I've had my pm since 2009. I only use it early mornings when my heart takes long pauses ..lately I've been wakmg up 230 330 am with my heart racing ( not sure if pacer is slowing down at that point)  This is happening more and more now.  Does anyone else experience this issue?  My last pacer check was in the summer . They said I have another 5 yrs of battery left.  I'm wondering if its either slowing my racing heart or perhaps malfunctioning?

I did have a...

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Pacemaker that is implanted in the heart? What is bothering you about it?

Were I not expected to become a pacemaker patient in the future too (according to my Dr. and family history at least) I would not be here shamelessly asking for help.

I am an older UC Irvine student, and I've chosen to direct my efforts towards a goal that also affects me personally. I am trying to find the faults in current pacemakers, and try to influence the either my school or the larger companies into improving their device based on the concerns and complaints of the end users...

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Pacemaker Induced Cardiomyopathy

Anyone have more info on this subject?

--Dave--

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Subclavian venous stenosis at the level of pacemaker leads

Has anyone experienced this?  Just got results (mentioned in subject) of a CT scan w/contrast which was done to determine cause of circulation problems in R arm (same side as PM).... arm swelling, aching, discoloration, pronounced vessels, etc.  Next step I'm told is to discuss with an "Interventional Radiologist" who would possibly go in and try to dilate vessel.  Really don't want to live like this, and don't know if it will get worse.  Being told i...

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Life after pace & ablate

I had the completion of a pace and ablate .  I will be seeing the EP as he said this procedure would make me better and it has made me worse at the time he said in 30 years he had on 2 that got worse.  I have been told at the A&E that I have left sided heart failure. How is this? I now feel sick most time and with severe shortness of breath would taking Digoxin help?

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Vascular thoracic outlet syndrome

I'm experiencing what I think is Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome in my left arm, same side where my PM is located.  Appears to be a circulation problem vs. nerve impingement at this point anyway (swollen arm, some aching, weakness/fatigue especially with any use, very visible/raised blood vessels in areas (new/unlike other arm), discoloration (arm is different color than other).  My PM got replaced end of June with a larger one and this one has always bothered me (itching, occ...

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Question regarding increased pacing

I’m currently short of breath and read lots of the other forum posts about what it could be.  I’m 2 days out and have had several echos that showed no issues. Is it normal to be short of breath with a change from 70 to 80?

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My pacemaker

Hi I am in the UK.  Had my pacemaker fitted in September lasy year a medronic dual lead for bradycardia following two blackouts and my heart stopped for 3 seconds. I have felt horrid since with breathlessness easily and pain in my left breast at times. On my check up on Monday my cardiologist said all fine and pacing very little but he asked me to press my hands together in front of my chest and to press my left hand against his he then said the pacemaker went fuzzy and just said they wo...

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what are the symptoms of SVS?

I have had a Dual Chamber Pacemaker for 7 years.  I have recently been having Fullness, Pressure, & Redness of my Faace & Neck when I lean forward or pick up objects.  My doctor ordered a Chest CT Scan which was read as normal, but the symptoms persist.  Anyone had similar probablems with Pacemaker?

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