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Pacemaker Shock

Thank you for taking the time to answer my question. Very much appreciated. I’m quick to fear if anything happens. Now that you have given me info, I’m sure I’ll be fine.😘

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Possible pacemaker shock

Yesterday, I took my boxer to training classes for obedience. They wanted to use a shock collar. Because I didn’t want anything that would hurt him, I asked they test it on my right arm first. It goes up to 99 and they tested me with a five. I felt nothing. However since then I’ve been very tired and my pulse has been in the 70 ish range. It is almost always 60 , which is what it is set at. I’ve had my St Jude for over 5 years. Is it possible I caused any damage. Ps. I almos...

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PVC's after AV Node abaltion

Hi everyone - I had an AV node ablation on 28th March, having had the pacemaker implanted prior to this in February.    After the AV node was ablated the rate was set to 80 - this I understand is to prevent develpment of Ventricular Tachycardia.

All was going ok - except I was getting a fast rate on increased movement - but this was remedied at my pacemaker 6 week check.  One of the sensors was lowered and all was well.  The rate was reduced to 70 at this point.

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Complete SVC Obstruction due to Pacemaker Leads- now have Enlarged Collateral Veins

I am 79 y/o & am now totally dependant on Collateral chest veins carrying blood back to my heart, due to Pacemaker Leads completely blocking SVC.  My choice is to do nothing & depend on my collaterals, or have SVC By-Pass Surgery.  Has anyone been able to successfully live years without a patent SVC, or must I have By- Pass surgery?

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aromatase inhibitors side effects on heart rhythm

I had a PM implanted in 2013

In 2017 I had breast cancer and had radiation and was perscribed aromatase inhibitors.

I am now having new and disturbing ventricle contractions multible times a day (have a ZIO monitor on at the moment and will be sending it in tomorrow)

Its odd that neither my oncologist nor my cardiologist sees a link between the side effects of the inhibitor and heart issues, as I have just googled information from 3 different sites that link the tw...

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PVC's

Can my replacement pacemaker be causing more frequent PVC's.

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Coughing by pacemaker

I feel jerks in left side to stomach , some times high and some times low, and feel coughing , is it ok

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Pacemaker pain

Hi all

I am 46 and I am 17 days post pacemaker insertion for complete heart block. At 10 days I started with central chest pain, worse on inspiration and my d dimer was raised. My ECG and troponin was normal. My CTPA was negative.

Although the pain is easing, it reoccurs at night when I am led on my R side. The pacemaker is on my L.

I am having a check of the pacemaker on weds to check positioning etc. It feels like something is poking me in the chest on the inside. 

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Lost soul with confusing heart

I'm not sure where to start..but I apologize for this seeming long.

My echo a few months back was a mess. Atrium not pumping at times..etc etc..

Now was told I have pacemaker syndrome and have had a 45 day monitor on.

I spoke to cardiologist briefly and he had a report of first two weeks with it on. It was brief, he stated he tried to reach my electrophysiologist but that my report has many variations so far. All I wrote was wide complex tachycardias..bundle branch block...

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Lots of PVC’s after CRT-P placement

Doc says if metaprolol does not quell pvc’s, may need ablation, early ablation, that is. If PM sees pvc, it does not fire. He wants 100% pacing. If pacing falls below 90%, 80%, due to premature LV contractions it is very much a concern, as ventricles are not in sync. I think, if beta-blocker slows down heart rate sufficiently, PM should get in first and díctate pacing rhythm. If not, the contractions of left ventricle need to be disabled. No doubt th...

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Negative Effect of Rate Response on someone with Pacemaker Syndrome

I've had my ICD now (on my third one now, a CRT-D) for 10 years.  It did it's job with a few shocks early on but VT is fortunately mostly a thing of the past.  However over the last 5 or so years I've become quite symptomatic (low blood pressure, syncope) when BiV paced during activity.   I thought is was just progression of cardiomyopathy but I couldn't get out of my mind that it was pacemaker induced (I had all  the classic symptoms of Pacemaker Synd...

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Breathing and bumps

Had my PM 10/19 and there are times it feels like I'm trying to catch my breath. It's not like grabbing my chest shortness, but just feels like I need an extra deep breath. Also I've noticed that my PM feels like it's more bumpy than before. When I had mine put in it didn't seem like it was so close to the surface. Now I can feel all the bumps and ridges of the PM and it's seems like there is a burning feeling every once in awhile. Not like fire burning but it's a...

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Right side neck pain / difficulty breathing post PM

Hi all. Im 49 and just had a. PM placed 10 days ago as a result of syncope.  The PM site is now healing well in spite of a nasty staph infection post surgery. For about the past 5 days,I’ve been having right side neck pain every evening that remains throughout the night. The pain doesn’t worsen with movement and comes with severe difficulty in getting a full breath (almost like when you have to yawn but can’t). Weird I know but this has only been since the PM...

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Painful nipple

Had my Defribilator in last August. About 3 months after that, I noticed pain around my nipple. I do not ordinary feel any pain unless someone or something touches it or when I lie on it. It is most on the nipple. 

Has anyone noticed such? Sometimes I wonder if it is due to the implant because the pain is about 2 inches away from the nipple.

Suggestions or experience sharing please.

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Warfarin

first off forgive me I’m a horrible speller can I get a vasectomy while on warfarin or how’s that work

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Second pacemaker installed

Need help. Spouse is 77 and had the second pacemaker installed because the first went bad. Is struggling with swelling on the feet and very painful and water around the heart. Was doing good but primary dr saw some changes to her kidneys and wanted to reduce some of the meds. This created a tailspin and for the last week has been hardly able to walk due to swollen and painful feet. The heart dr had her put back on the regular meds and she is doing better but it’s been a slow process. Sh...

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Lightheaded

New to this forum and could really use some help.  Three months ago my husband had a pacemaker implanted and hasn't been the same since.  It seems that with any small exertion he becomes lightheaded.  This lasts for about a minute and then he stabilizes.  It is almost as though his pacemaker isn't able to keep up with him.  We are so new to this device and I am doing everything I can to be supportive.  We have seen the cardiologist along with the Abbott p...

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Continuing Pain in left chest

I am not sure whats going on here.  Pacemaker implanted Feb 2019 after going to hospital for 3 days for Tikosyn for tacycardia.  Last day there EKG showed sick sinus node. Hense, pacemaker the next day.

All was going well, until this past week, dull aching pain in left chest.  Blood pressure dropped 90/83; 96/81 and 85/71. Weekend...called dr. because of dull pain suggested ER just to check,.

Nothing irregular on chest xray, blood work fine, no heart damage...they h...

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Pain in deep left chest after Pace

Has anyone ever experienced dull ache in left side of chest after pace (2/8/19)

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Returning Symptoms

Morning All

I’m seven months post dual chamber pm and generally it’s been fine, it’s set low and for infrequent as it seems I’m sensitive to the pain when it paces, but generally seems OK. 

Except, 4 weeks ago I started getting similar symptoms to those which caused me to head to the doc, fatigue climbing the stairs, lightheartedness, short of breath, poor sleep, waking up exhausted, sweating after little effort. 

I’m back se...

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