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type of therapy for severe pain in left arm and shoulder, Medtronic 3 lead pacemaker (2007)

3 lead pacemaker inplanted 2007? at the University of Va Medical Center, Charlottesville Va., and for over year touching site would bring tears so much pain.

2018 pain worse,  orthopedic doctor says muscle's around rotator cuff, sending me for therapy.

I don't think it's rotator cup, but pain from pacemaker. What type of therapy shold I have?

 

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Seroma

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Saroma

Hey had my 5 th pm implanted sub muscular. Old pocket has filled up with blood. They say it is a saroma. Anyone else experience this?  I would like to enjoy some summer and getthis over with 7 weeks post op

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Pacemaker

I had pacemaker on 7.6.18 was ok for 4 weeks now in a lot of pain around site waiting to see cardio surgeon any one else have this type of pain it be at least a 7 out of 10 pain it's starting to get me down

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Clavicle and shoulder pain

Since day 1 my icd pocket has been a darker color and my clavicle has a bruised or dull achey feeling most of the time. Like the unit is pressing against the bone or an integral piece of flesh to do with it. Hah. Anyway i can put deep heat or icy hot and it helps a little. I dont take nsaids and otc's due to kidney fatigue so im at a loss for this little aggravation. Im used to aches and pains but would like insight as to how the thing causes it. I keep forgetting to ask the cardiologist...

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Pains

Hello, all. 

I am a 22 year old male and in February of this year I had my second box fitted. I had mypacemaker and leads fitted in 2010. 

A month or so ago I had an episode where my heart beat accelerated for roughly 12 minutes. This was a one off but since have been experiencing chest pains and aches, weird sensations in my left arm, and a pressure type feeling under my left rib cage. These are not constant and sometimes go days without experiencing any. 

I...

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Strange twitching in muscle near pacemaker

Hello all!

So I've recently started experiencing a weird twitching in a muscle near my pacemaker/defibrillator. It feels like an eye twitch on a larger scale and I can actually see it moving. I have never experienced anything like this before and I've had my pacemaker for almost fifteen years (device replacement about 6 years ago). The device was implanted as a precaution and has never actually paced me. After experiencing this for a couple of days I sent my heart doctor a trans...

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Heart palpitations after pacemaker

Good morning, first I would like to thank everyone for their posts and comments that have helped me so much in the last month. I had pacemaker put in 4 weeks ago for sick sinus syndrome(heart rate dropping randomly) in Anchorage Alaska. I have had to come to GA to help my dad who was diagnosed with stage 3 pancreatic cancer. I haven’t been for a device check yet. This week my heart rate is going up like crazy. I ended up at local ER yesterday and they told me to go to a cardiologist. Th...

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Blood Clot

On May 19th I had a dual chamber Boston Sci. installed . On May 23rd one of the leads loosned & it was reinserted. I had 3 heart block . First off I am on the thin side. But I noticed last week some large veins radiating from the site down my arm. I called my doctor about it they said to come right in for a look. After a brief exam they ordered a ultrasound. They found a blood clot between the site and my shoulder. I was given Eliquis to take . And to make a follow up visit. These ar...

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2 months post placement dual chamber PM

I am a 50 year old female.  Diagnosed with a-fib about 5 years ago.  in 2016 I had an ablation that apppeared successful for around 6 months.  I continued on a beta blocker for rate control until recently when the runs of fib start occurring more regularly.  I went back to an EP cardiologist and placed back on an anti-arrhythmic.  Shortly after starting the med I had a 5 second sinus pause which led to the placement of my PM.  I had a second hospitalization for p...

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Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Anybody had this complication?  Complication caused by Pacemaker Leads causing clots and blockage of the returning blood from the head.

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Not a good start

Overnight last Thursday I went from no health issues to no beats for 7 secs about every 20 minutes. I was fitted with a PM Friday and sent home Saturday. 3 hours at home and I fainted and my pulse was down to 24. I must admit I was terrified and it was made more difficult because I had never thought to review how my new phone can dial 911.

I did not realise how difficult it is to even remember the 3 numbers when you are lying on the floor. It turned out a lead had moved and by Wednesday...

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My CRT-D went straight to EOL and skipped ERI completely

I wrestled with whether or not to post this, not wanting to frighten any newbies so I took the post down until I got more information.  Please keep in mind this is very, very rare. 

In April, the interrogation showed I had 7 months battery life left on my CRT-D.  2 months later in June, my device starting beeping every 6 hours (a red flag but who knew).  I went in to my Cardio's office and my nurse interrogated my device and it revealed I have < 3 months left...

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My Pacemaker/Defibrillators Song

I've been experienceing my body having weakness throughout, and joint pain.

I heard a noise coming from my chest area and thought it was coming from my fitbit watch, unfortunately for me I ignored it for over a three week period.

I took my watch off last night to charge it and this morning I heard the same sound, my watch was in another room on the opposite side of the house. This time there was no doubt that that my pacemaker/defbrillator was making the warning sound.

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Left ventricle pacing

Hi.. My LV ejection fraction is 20% and RV is in normal range, is there any pacemaker for LV pacing only? Some doctors are recommending me CRT-D but some are saying that it will not help to improve LV specifically. 

Please guide me which pacemaker would be better for me, waiting for your opinions. Thanks

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Contraindications

Seems to me, some Docs are just wanting to perform "procedures."  For me, a urologist I began seeing wants to do the Prolieve System to address my BPH.  Reading the Prolieve brochure, the procedure is contraindicated for those with an implanted pacemaker along with coagulation issues (that's me! - LAC & APS). My Medtronic  User Guide also stresses to avoid Diathermy treatment andTransurethral needle ablation. As usual, the contraindications are never addressed...

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Pretty in Pink

as usual, my titles are somewhat misleading, but the pretty in cyan didn't sound as good.

I'm starting to become one of those annoying patients for my poor medical team. Frequent messages to and fro, whimpering, whining, complaining. This weak has been particularly difficult for them and I may just be pushing my luck. Hate to have them dump me after all these years. You know how difficult it is to properly train doctors, they aren't the brightest, and speak a foreign la...

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Popping and twitching in sternum

All, I had my PM placed this week and have found that when I bend over I get a rapid popping sensation and I can see a visible twitching in my chest just under my sternum. This lasts a number of seconds prior to subsiding. Is this normal? Should I wait for my next interrogation to address this or should I get an appointment sooner? Thanks!

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Still suffering pain and can’t raise my arm up

Hi, was just wondering if anyone else has this issue.....its only 2 weeks tomorrow since I got my 2nd pacemaker implanted but it’s still sore when I’m lying in bed and when I turn on my right side it’s like someone pulling down on my pacemaker,,,, also can’t raise my left arm fully , is this normal ?

 

 

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Swelling at front of armpit

Ok I am almost 1 year post op from getting my PM fitted. About 3 days ago I noticed some swelling in the front of my arm pit where I swelled from surgery along with the swelling was some tenderness but the tenderness went away so I thought nothing of it but today the swelling seems to have gotten worse also my PM rotated and is migrating close to my collar bone. Anyone have any advice? Should I have my doc look at it or am I just being to cautious 

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