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Sitting and standing bp difference

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I am 65 years old female. I got my Medtronic CRT-P implant 2 months back. Since the past couple of days I feel a fainting sensation in my head on changing my postures. I consulted my doctor and he adviced for a medicine in case I feel like fainting and also to record my sitting and standing blood pressure levels. So, I did the same and got the following readings, Sitting BP (135/73 pulse - 75) and Standing BP (119/56 pulse - 82). Is the fall in blood pressure normal on standin...

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Sore pacemaker and DVT

I have always exercised a lot and I teach PE. My heart rate has always been slow (around 30 bpm) but doctors put this down to exercise. Almost three years ago I needed a pacemaker at 37 years old as the electrical impulses in my heart were causing it to stop beating for approximately 5 seconds several

times a day.  Since having the pacemaker fitted, mytheimplantatiohas been sore and feels like it’s digging into me. It is also very prominent, sticking out a lot and I can...

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Pacemaker Symptoms Questions

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My name is Ryan. I'm a 31 year old Male.  Last year I had 3 open heart surgeries to replace my triscuspid valve due to endocarditis.  Unfortunately the 3rd surgery caused the need for me to have a pacemaker as I had complete heart block.  My 3rd heart surgery was 10/31/2017 and pacemaker was installed 11/07/2017.  Everything seems to have healed up and I'm working every day to get stronger and healthier.  

 

I...

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Dual Chamber P

I’m a 57 yr old male and my original PM setup was a lead in coronary sinus and one in rt atrium back in April of 2015. Coronary sinus lead lost capture and EP couldn’t remove lead so he placed a new one in RV to mid septum back in May of this year (new PM as well).  My ejection fraction a few months later is 42% with severe LV dilation according to echocardiogram last week. Never had any LV dilation from previous echos.

Anybody have issues with pacemaker induc...

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Dizzy

Has anyone ever got light heading very quickly and started to sweat alot and then it takes awhile to recover 

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Dislodged Lead! 9 days Post Op!!

Well, I just recently received my pacemaker 8/28/18. I was feeling ok until a heavy feeling in my chest occurred a few days ago. I thought it was just me needing to adjust to pacemaker. So today I was scheduled for my first post op check up... explained how I was feeling and they immediately sent me for an echocardiogram and chest X-ray. They found that my atrial lead had dislodged and that’s why I was feeling the heaviness. So long story short .. straight to Cath Lab and into surgery t...

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Catching Ones breath.

Hi, I had a 2 lead pacemaker fitted in June 2018. to try to correct a slow beat and some atrial flutter. All was fine until a few days ago when I started to get a feeling of "Catching my breath". It seems to happen maybe once an hour and lasts only a fraction of a second and is gone. It is like a reflex action and gives no notice and no pain. Anybody any ideas?

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palpitations

 

3 months ago I had a pacemaker fitted,(last operation on a friday afternoon before a bank holiday).
Since then I have suffered with palpitations, now the give you an emergency No: to ring if any problems. After 2 weeks I called and they had me in that afternoon.
They said nothing was wrong with the pacemaker but, it did show a lot of iregularities and I had to contact my Dr.
I did contact a Dr. and she said I have to see the cardioligist at the hospital. I filled i...

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extreme weight lose

I have recently had weight surgery and have gone from 360 lbs to 180 lbs my pacemaker is now very visable and is showing bruising and red and just today i noticed it is oozing blood and liquid! should I go to emergency room?

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Still syncope

Hi all I am new to the group. I recieved my PM July 12,'18. I had a car accident in March 2018 where I passed out while driving.  My car flipped several times and I had 5 broken ribs. Well I was sent to a neurologist first and he said I didnt have a seizure while driving so they sent me to a cardiologist specialist.  He put a loop recorder in and after about 3 months he said that my heart pauses sometimes for 4 seconds and then it goes back to beating normal so he suggested a PM...

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Medtronic- 3 "Taps" on my chest- Reoccuring

Anywhere from 1-50 times a day, I get a "tapping" sensation that happens on my chest. It occurs in the same place, just below (or at the very bottom) of my heart, and it always happens in pairs of 3 (is that correct grammar, "pair" if it occurs three times? lol).  It is a strong sensation, and almost feels as if someone were poking me with their pointer finger on my chest trying to get my attention. It is not painful by any means, but is concerning that something is h...

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Heart beat/tic/jirk feeling

 I have a curious question. From the past two days I have been feeling this beat/tic/jirk I think it’s from the nerve  because it feels like a heart beat and  it happens in my whole, but not sure. It’s not that hiccup/jump feeling you! 

I moslty get it when I move or I move my eyes suddenly, do you think it could be the wires?

 

thanks

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Recall Boston Scientific - Accolade MRI DR Pacemaker Model L311

In Jan. 2018 I had this pacemaker placed. Have had nothing but issues and are still having issues. The doctor who did the surgery says I just have to keep getting it adjusted, been adjusted twice, even though every EKG still shows events of Afib. I have constant pain, shortness of breath and various other issues.  After some online digging I found that it had been recalled in Dec. 2017. I added the FDA link. Is there anyone else with the same model having issues? The...

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Neck pain

My husband is a Vietnam veteran who is 100% disabled from Agent Orange and had a quadruple bypass 9 years ago.  He developed an arrhythmia that persisted so he was fitted with his first pacemaker about 2 months ago.  He only weighs around 145 - 150 and it protrudes from his chest very visibly.  The wound site has given no problems healing, but within a few days of the placement, he developed pain in his right neck and the bones pop when he turns his head.  He went to...

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Pacemaker re adjustment

28th June ... 2nd pacemaker implantation only to be in agony , after several visits to hospital & GP.... they have decided to cut back open and relocate pacemaker.... anyone else had this trouble ?

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Hardening around pacemaker area

I’ve had a pacemaker for around three years now. I’ve recently noticed a hardening around the area of my pacemaker. The hardened area seems to be increasing. There’s no more soreness than usual, but I feel something unusual is going on there: Swelling? Infection? Normally I can trace the edges of the device when I touch the area, but I can’t feel it any more. My readings have been fine my last few check-ups. Should I be concerned?

CJBro

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Active Heart Rate

I have had my pacemaker since 2016, and to my knowledge, have had this issue the entire Life of my pacemaker:

My Pacemaker is set, only to maintain a Resting Heart Rate of 60 BPM. I did not think this was supposed to have any affect on the active rate. 

I have always been a fairly active perain. However, after a long recovery, it seemed that I was not seeing any improvement getting back into shape. Consequentially, I began keeping track of m...

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Pacemaker induced cardiomyopathy

I am a 63 year old white male with occasional low heart rate.  A pacemaker was recommended and implanted to correct this issue.  My ejection fraction was 50% to 55% prior to the procedure.  My post procedure symptoms were worse and I was unable to return to work.  A complete blood and physical work up was done, but no cause for my fatigue was determined.  An echo was ordered two months after implantation indicating the following results, ejection fraction 25% to 30%.&...

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Crt leads

I had my crt -d implanted today The dr could not install the 3rd wire at this time. Said he will try again at a later date.

 

Anyone else had this happen?

 

 

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Missed Beats

Hi All,

For the last month and a half I have been experiencing missed beats in my ventrical.  My doctor put me on a CAM monitor to monitor the episodes of missed beats and its been confirmed that I am in deed missing beats that last 3-7 secconds at a time.  As the time has gone by and last wore the CAM monitor its happening more and now I have numbness in both arms and in my face when this is happening.  My doctor cant seem to put his finger on whats happening and thinks...

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