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Rashes 9 months after Pacemaker

I got my pacemaker over 2 years ago, about 9 months after I started getting rashes. First starting around my pacemaker incision and now moving throughout my body, even on my face. It starts as a red rash and gets darker and darker. It has now been going on for over a year. I've been tested for allergies and results show I am not allergic to anything. The doctors do not know what it is and think it may be eczema. I truly believe the rash is directly related to the pacemaker. Any one e...

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update PM

I was at my GP today who wants to put me on antidepressants.  So my cardiologist wont see me until 21st June despite fainting x2 after getting PM 23/4/18. I am concerned re my job, they put by accident that I have had a quadruple bypass on my notes.

I manage a laboratory

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PaceMaker Shocks

Experiencing small electrical impulses about 10-25 seconds apart with my pace maker. On week five post surgery and did not experience this sensation before. It is almost like a light shock bottom left of pacemaker. Very annoying. Should I be concerned? Start out as an minor irritant and now is much stronger over a few hours. New to this pace maker life style wondered if anyone had this before? Do not know if it is a wire or nerve issue. My pace maker was for an AV node issue no...

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Abscess at incision site after 1&1/2 months after implnt

Has anybody had this problem where the abscess was not found until 1&1/2 months later? What was your treatment and did you have to have the pacemaker removed & then replaced after the infection was cured?

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Weak legs

I had pacemaker implant about 5 weeks ago because of low heart rate. Ever since then I have had extreme weakness in both legs every day while standing or walking. My quality of life has only gone downhill since then because of this problem. Has anyone else experienced this problem after pm implant.

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Regular Shocks

I suffered from consistent disturbing electrical shocks like clockwork daily and hourly at my sternum after the placement of my pacemaker in. ( lower heart area ) for more than a year. My cardiologist kept telling me throught the year that it is all in my head. I insisted on a check by the St Jude's tech. They found issues. To make a long story short, there are issues I am having due to sensitivity. I feel every pace, sometimes intensely. Since the leads have been in for more than a year...

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L311 pacemaker

I had the implant one year ago after valve repair.  For five months or so I was satisfied with the pacing it provided for walking and even hill climbing.  I never could bike, however.  I got no increase in heart rate even up hills that were dificult.  I left the country and after a month the pacing changed dramatically:  if I swung my arms at all my pulse jumped to 140 (max limit) after a short time of slow walking.  I determined after some experimentation that I...

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Spasms at heart

Hello everyone. Thought I'd give this a shot at the recommendation of my wife cause I've been having some slight issues since my surgery on December 18th 2017.  I've been back to my cardiologist about 6-7 times since then for one checkup post-op and the rest for reprogramming.  I've had issues of feeling flutters or spasms at or right near my heart that takes my breath and makes me really dizzy to actually passing out.  I've had near 8-10 episodes of syncope...

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Felt PVC's

Had the reimplant after complications on Feb 6th of this year. Initially great, two weeks in started having a lof of PVC's (900 in two weeks time), then again at six weeks, and now "again" the last two days. Sometimes the are a small flutter feeling, other times it's like a grip and squeeze sensation that lasts a whole second followed by heart rate increase and a warming sensation around my heart.
I am going to ask to wear a heart monitor so we can be sure they are PVC&...

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Theme park Rides need your feedback please

Pacemaker since 07 I'm on my 2 pacemaker I suffer from anxiety as well. My dr has told me that my heart is working fine no ,restrictions dont know what he means...by that ...anyway why do all theme parks have the safety warnings with like you should not ride heart conditions?  Has anyone here gone into rides? I feel mu pulse changing the last time I got into a ride ..I just want to make sure my heart will be ok during the rides I miss going with my kids...please help

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Post Surgery Issues

I’m 40 and got my pacemaker a month ago. I have went from sinus brah. to tachycardia. My blood pressure goes from high to low, pulse rates of 125-150 sitting down. Doctor have checked everything out and indicate pacemaker is fine. Pacing 30% of the time. I feel terrible, blurred vision, headache, insomnia, fatigue, I get hot and can’t stand being outside in the heat. My health was perfect before all this. I honestly thought I had the flu, and a week later was diagnosed w...

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abnormal heart rhythm

Hi ,Sorry I have probably mislead you.I have an abnormal Rhythm all the time,I can feel my heart palpitating in my chest and the Pacemaker is not doing anything to correct this.Interested to know if anyone else has papitations after the A V Node was ablated and relying on a permanent pacemaker.

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Soreness around Pacemaker area

I have had my CRT-d for 7 years now and knock on wood nothing had happened since. Until now. about a week ago I started feeling soreness and like heaviness in that area. I sort of played it off as I might have pulled a muscle in that area. After a week I emailed my cardioligist and was told to make an appointment. So I take this that it is not a sort of emergency which is good. But my question to anyone is this . Has anyone else had a heaviness/soreness in that area many years later and if so...

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permanent pacemaker

Hi I have had a permanent pacemaker for two years now and I had a A V Node ablation in February 2018.

I am experiencing an abnormal heart rhythm when I have the pacemaker checked also I can feel it in my chest.

Does any other member experience the same symptons,I would appreciate your comments.

Thank you

Maureen.

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my new Boston Scientfic Accolade MRI pacemaker L311

i really need some help here! since having my new pacemaker L311 Boston Scientific about 8 weeks ago i have noticed when i take my own pulse it misses out the fouth beat every few beats which results me couphing, i told that to my GP and my heart specialist they both said my ECG shows that its pacing just fine!  even tho i can prove it by holding my pulses it misses that 4th beat every few beats, so if ECG is correct why am i still missing that 4th beat  every few beats?&n...

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Removing Pacer

Is there a way to get your device removed? 

I got my device implanted in 2010. And my second in 2015. I have had a variety of complications since 2010, and worsening symptoms. I was put on a metoprolol in 2015 as well because the symptoms were getting worse and worse. 

It is now 2018 and due to insurance my cardiologist has changed. My new cardiologist ran a variety of tests - because my symptoms were once again getting worse - and as of today told me I can stop all of t...

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Pain in peck and left arm

Had emergency surgery to replace my icd in Nov 2017 due to finding a short in my old one.  Almost 6 months later and I still have a lot of pain in my peck area around were the leads are and pain that shoots down my left arm.  I've been back to the surgeon who did the operation multiple times and he was more worried about the area being infected rather then deal with the issue of pain.  He told me that different people handle pain in different ways and it just need...

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Phrenic Nerve Stimulation

Hello it is Ralph again. I hope you dont get sick of me. I thank you for all the sound advice and comments from all of you so far. After my pacemaker implant last week and a trip to the ER on Saturday I had some more episodes this morning. For the first time in my life I didn't panic when my heart felt like it was beating out of my chest. I sent a report via my monitor to my EP whom I see today at 1pm. I think for once I was able to determine on my own that the phrenic nerve/daiaphram is...

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Stupid dog!!!!

Hi all, 4+ years and no problems, happy with my little friend, doing his job on the background. That was until last Wednesday when I walked my dog, she took off after a rabbit, I gave chase and ran plumb into a tree branch, right on   the suture site. ( I have a very wide scar,) small laceration a few millimetres and a bit of twig stuck in it. Pulled it out and cracked on, didn’t think anything of it, had tears in the scar before and they always healed no dramas...

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Heart failure

Has anyone had problems with worsening heart failure due to pacemaker pulse running too low?

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