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Unusual case of right heart failure

Hello everyone. Several doctors, including a couple at UCLA, have told me my case is highly unusual, so bear with me while I explain. In late 2017, I contracted a common virus. For some reason, it attacked my heart (myocarditits) and I went to the ER with bradycardia. The virus disabled the electrical system of my heart, so I had a pacemaker installed. From the onset, one lead, the one in my atrium, has not worked. For the past 18 months, I've struggled with fatigue and shortness of...

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Triple heart pacemaker increase in pain from legs,Claudication?

I recently joined  the Forum,and shared my experiences from Dec 2017 when I was informed out of the blue that I was suffering from severe left venticule block .In Feb 2018 I had stents fitted,followed by a multitude ot tests,next came a 3hr operation in October 2018 followed by another 3hr opertion New Years Eve 2018,and finally another 3hr opeation in January 2018 which finished with the implant of a triple  heart pacemaker.

prior to discoverinbg my heart problems I was plaug...

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Pacemaker movement

To: Red Rock Girl, 

Thank you so much for sharing your story with me and us here. I have found this information to be so helpful, it has truly calmed me into a more rational head now and I am thinking more clearly. I have so much to be grateful for I must remember that. I came thru the first time and don't want if I don't to go thur another another surgery. 

I will see a friend of family who is a fine plastic surgeon which somone suggested I see that may be...

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Still having pain

Good afternoon. I had my PM implanted 10/26/2018. I am still experiencing pain around the PM is this normal. I am not sure if it is because of my job or not. All of my doctors say that it is workin just fine. I am a School Bus Attendant, the streets in my county is very bumpy and sometimes i can feel it move a little, my doctors wont,n give me anything for the discomfort but told me to takeTylenol. Does anyone think that maybe I should shorten my hours or work 4 days a week instead of 5 days....

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Pacemaker movement

Saw my Doctor this past week and he said it was up to me if I wanted repositioned. That has scared me as I made it thru the first surgery happily. I don't think that I could put myself thru it again. I don't think that it is happy where it is but looking at the long view, I had a blood clot after the surgery which I a still battling so I am going to take a back seat for a while till I get some things ironed out. However that having been said I thank you all for the kind information. T...

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low blood pressure

Hi,

I haven't been on here in quite some time now.   I received a pacemaker over 2 years ago (still love it) but am having low blood pressure lately.   Last night it was 87 over 56.   I checked it for about 15 minutes on and off and the highest it got was 96 over 64.   I went to the ER last week over this and they sent me home after watching me 6 hours and told me to followup with my EP.  But they can't see me until May 14th.

An...

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Pacemaker

My pacemaker has moved from my collarbone to approching under my arm. For 3 months after placement it has steadily moved but now it is hurting, sort of this low level kind of pain. Is there enough slack in the leads lines for the pacemaker to move around and this far without getting detached? 

Thank you, 

rvcJoan

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shortness of breath

i just discovered this site and i have a question for the members. i had a valve replacement in june of 2015. it was planned and we had been watching the valve for years. i had no blockages or other heart problems. 10 days after replacement i collapsed in my kitchen and had to be airlifted to Lubbock. i woke up 2 days later. the docs never could decide what happened. i just went into vfib. to be safe, they decided to give me a pacemaker/ defib device. it has never had to do anything , it is t...

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ICD combo

One day in 2011, I fell down on my kitchen floor, the EMTs took me to the hospital and I was diagnosed with Bradycardia ( slow heart rate), they implanted a St Jude’s PM and discharged me next day. For almost eight years I didn’t have any problem until in October of 2018 when I almost blacked out sitting in the passenger seat of my car. I called my primary physician and he told me to go to the ER, there they interrogated my PM and found that I have Tachycardia (fast heart rate). D...

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Pacemaker

I was to my surgeon today 4/30/19 after having a previous complaint that my pacemaker had moved. Well it did not stop moving and it is now, you might say approching under my arm. I am 4 months out from my surgery, which was an emergency. I did not pay much attention to some syncope episodes I was having which landed me in the er where I continued to pass out. After an overnight temporary placement on my neck, got me ready for the next day surgery. There were no options or much conversation.

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Veins above PM have changed.

I have had my PM for 3 months and lately the veins above the PM toward left side have become very dark and more spread out.  Anyone else had this happen?   I really appreciate the help and advice I have received on this site,  thanks.

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Pericarditis

Hi again, a biotronik pacemaker put in May 21, 2018 for SSS as well as fainting and flatlining.  I was diagnosed with pericarditis with effusion end of July but thinking back may have been symptomatic earlier.  My pacemaker is working fine, however my local cardiologist felt the lead had micro perforated and needed to be replaced stat.  My EP disagreed so I left it as is.   I received steroids for the first round of pericarditis and the fluid went to low but was there...

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SamP

Does anyone have the problem of syncope since av node ablation?

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Battery golf ball

Help, please.   I had my battery replaced sub pectoral in October.   Everything has been well since healing until this week.  Felt a minor shift but then nothing on Thursday.  Today, out of the blue, the device popped out of my chest bigger than a golf ball.   After about two minutes it went back in and is now just swollen and sore at the site.  Anyone have this happen and what do I do??

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Risk Information

I sincerly hope your doctors told you aboiut risk factors. <https://www.heartrhythmjournal.com/article/S1547-5271(19)30295-4/fulltext> 

Google His bundle pacing, or see www.His-pacing.org

Terry

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SUDDEN BPM INCREASE

I had a duel lead pacemaker fitted in 2006, replaced in 2012, and now has 15 months battery life left. Since 2017 I have suffered with AF controlled by medication.

After feeling unwell for sometime and a pacemaker check up I have now been told that between 2nd February, 2019 and 24th March, 2019, my pacemaker intervened due to detecting a reaction bewtween my two upper heart chambers and set my resting pace at 120 BPM.

I naturally felt dreadful due to the fixed setting,...

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Scar tissue

Is it normal for scar tissue around the pacemaker pocket to continue to grow (or begin growing again) almost eight years post implant?

About six months ago I noticed that my bra strap had begun to irritate the spot. Until then, my bra strap had never been a problem because the strap didn't touch the pacemaker. Feeling around, I realized the strap wasn't over the pacemaker. It was rubbing a raised area just to the left of the device.

I saw my EP about it...

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Vibrating Boston scientific pacemaker

Has any one ever had the feeling like your pacemaker itself is viberating?  almost like the things they give you at pizza places to tell you your order is up viberating!! I've had mine since 2015 and all the sudden it feels like it's viberating all the time, It drives me nuts. If so what were your Dr,'s findings? I have an appt. to wear a harness for a day, thanks all

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Anyone have MRI after pacemaker, and have symptoms

Hi. I have a Medtronic HIS bundle pacemaker for almost a year now. Yesterday I had an MRI for a pituitary problem and a Medtronic Rep put me in what they called was “safe mode”  I didn’t seem to feel a difference until after the MRI, the rep was no longer available (scheduling issues)  and I waited another 1 1/2 hours for another rep to put me back to my doctors setting. During the wait I started having upper chest pain and pressure that I assumed was my esophageal...

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symptomatic af with pacemaker

I had a medtronic dual lead pacemaker and av node ablation a year ago.  Just recently I feel as though I am in af, feeling very symtomatic.  No meds other than warfarin.  I assume that this can happen do I cross my fingers and wait for it to pass - stupidly I am abroad and have left my pacemaker monitor behind in London - not returning to UK for another three weeks and am fairly certain that the little island I am on will be way out of their depth.  Just advice or reassura...

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I have a well tuned pacer. I hardly know I have it. I am 76 year old, hike and camp alone in the desert. I have more energy than I have had in a long time. The only problem is my wife wants to have a knob installed so she can turn the pacer down.