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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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Resting heart rate much higher than normal

I had my implant 7/19 and then had a lead reposition on 7/20. My original issue was bradycardia. I know from my recent check up that my paced rate is 75, so I shouldn't dip too far below that for very long. Until recently, my heart was staying at 75 when I was at work or just sitting, but the last few days my resting rate hasn't gotten below 85 and is often over 100. There is a lot going on in my life right now (both good and bad), so I realize stress could be part of it. But, I'm...

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Gag reflex still after 3 weeks?

3 weeks ago I had a pacemaker implanted.  Since then I have had:1

1. a new hypersensitive gag reflex.  Can't wear tee shirts or button my collar without feeling like I am going to vomit.

2. approximately 1x/day dizzy spells when I feel nauseous.  I may be motionless for 30 minutes before when this nausea arises.

3. dizziness when my eyes move quickly, especially while walking.

Anyone have similar symptoms shortly after implantation?  Thanks...

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Artythia arythium

Ok so I have had my pacemaker almost a year. Been sending. Report to dr via system I got a letter today that states I have to come in for a check up because the dr seen atrial  arrithymia . Has anyone heard of this or know what this is happening now? It’s almost been a year and I’m wonder have a school something lose???

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Low lead impedance

I heard a low warning sound from

my icd last week and was told my atrial lead was reading a low impedenece. The device technician was not concerned . It happened again with a different technician and she called saying she will talk to the dr tomorrow but it is probably a lead failure and may need to be replaced. Has anyone had this? Thanks 

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Pacemaker lead perforation

Live in Southern NJ.  I have had three pacemaker lead perforations and revisions.  Have seen Mds in Philadelphia, Camden and Dr Chung at Cleveland Clinic.  I believe I am perforated again.  Any recommendations of an EP doc that can figure out what is baffling all that have seen me. Willing to travel.   Thanks for any advice.  

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Whether I need a pacemaker or not

Hello all

i am a 15 year old boy , i live in chennai india ,

when i was 2 years old i was found that i had tacecardia and it was serious , my heart rate used to be 240 bpm .

i came to chennai for treatment from Dubai , the doctors told to abliate

i underwent abliation but at that time they said the actual signal producing node also got damaged and my heart rate was too low . so they fixed with a pacemaker , in the year 2004 .

then in 2013 i had to change my batte...

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Symptom Return

Received a Medtronic 2-lead PM about 2-mo ago, due to long standing Bradycardia!!  For the first 3-4 weeks I felt like Superman, with renewed enegy and NO extreme lite headedness with exercise!!

However, now my lite headedness has returned during exercise (increased demand)??  Sometime just geting up from setting and going to the other end of the house brings on lite headedness, as well as what I describe as a feeling where I have a pounding heart beat!

Puzzled.....

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throat pain?pain taking deep breath

I had a Biotronic closed loop pacemaker inseted May 23.   Last weekend and now later this afternoon after working in the garden have this very pulsating sensation and pain inhaling in my throat.   i actually was sent to the ER last weekend, and they did an interrogation, EKG, Cat scan of my chest and extensive blood work.   I wasn't hooked up to a constant heart monitor as I am allergic to the pads.   Nothing showed up, other than my usually very low blood pressure was...

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