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musicians with pacemakers/defibulators?anyone there

i am a musician and recently had pacemaker/defibulator put in and last time i played my bass i blew fuse in my amp .does the pacemaker have any connection to that?

 

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Pacemaker Station/Monitor - Hooks up to a Phone Line

I do not know if this is the correct area to post this question. Here goes:  Does anyone have a little station/monitor for a pacemaker that hooks up to a phone landline? The monitor/station communicates with the nurse practioner's office or with the cardiologist? I use a Boston Scientific pacemaker and was given the option to take one of those little station/monitors home. You plug it into an old-fashioned landline. I told the NP that I have a port for a landline ...

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Post op check

PM installed 11/15/16 emergency 

 

Am away from home until April1

first check scheduled for Jan 10,next week

Question. Is there any harm in waiting until April to have this check in my home area rather than away?

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Good Adjustment

Have been having trouble since an adjustment made in the delay time of my PM in mid-December. After having sent some data to the device clinic I see, my EP's nurse had an appointment made for me to go back in sooner than originally planned. That appointment was Friday Dec-30. My PM was originally operating 2.8% of the time in the bottom chamber after my 2 week appointment and so they had increased the delay time by 40 milliseconds. Following that I was feeling short of breath and weak wal...

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P-Wave Amplitude

My atrial P-wave amplitude measurements have been consistently around 4.0 mV for the past 8 years. My latest device interrogation returned a measured P-wave amplitude of 8.3 mV, a clear spike from previous measurements.

Does anyone have an idea of why this could be? Perhaps a sign of right atrial enlargement, pulmonary hypertension... any thoughts? 

Thank you!

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Report on pacemaker settings

Is there some type of report that I can obtain from the EP showing all the different settings and changes that have been done to my pacemaker.  (Changes were only made one time)  I am seeing him Wednesday and don't know if he will make any changes as I am having a nuclear cardiac echo and stress test today.

I have an appointment with a new EP next week for a second opinion because I do not feel that the first doctor is making the needed adjustments.

Than you.

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Pacer percentage

What is everyone pacing percentage?

Here is mine Percent Pacing: Atrial 57 % Ventricular 98 % I have a/v block with sick sinus syndrome.

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Bad adjustment

Hey Everyone,

I had my follow up appointment with my EP to have my pacemaker interrogated, make sure the leads are still in place, have remaining bandages removed, and see that the incision is healing. Everything was looking good and still in place. I was told that the PM was turning on for the area they are most concerned with 2.8% of the time. My heart block was only occurring when engaging in cardio based physical activity and since getting the PM I have not been allowed to exercise...

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Sleep mode

i do have a question about sleep mode on my Biotroniks pacemaker....

But first off, my PCP did find part of my problem for my constant tiredness - I can now add to my list of many diagnoses - Adnreal Fatigue.  My Adrenal Gland is producing the correct amount of Cortisol, but releasing it at the wrong time.  My meds are suppose to come Friday and I pray they will help me.

For those who may not remember an earlier post I made about requesting the EP to turn off the CL...

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What to expect

Pacemaker inserted Nov 25

seeing cardiologist for follow up January 10

 

question...what does this doctor 's appointment entail?

 I am a visitor to the USA and will be paying for this visit out of pocket. 

 

Anyone tell me what to expect?  Cost?

i have had no complications

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UNDERSTANDING 1ST PM CHECK

UNDERSTANDING 1ST PM CHECK MINE WAS PUT 12/15/16

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pacemaker adjustm,ents

a new pacemaker implanted 9-27-16, will be interrogated 12-19-16. Numerous episodes of fast heart beats---over 100 bpm. Other times have low heart rates. I feel dizzy, lightheaded. Will adjustments improve pacemaker function?

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Pacemaker Settings

Hi All,

Well 6 weeks on from insertion I have just had my first interrogation - all went well and they are pleased with it. I had it inserted due to SSS and was naively hoping for a rapid improvement in energy levels. There has definitely been a marginal improvement but not massive. I am pacing 43% of the time and today in order to try and increase my energy a bit more they have increased my low setting from 60bpm to 65. In addition she removed the 'sleep' setting which was...

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P.M check

Hi Guys . I'm 47 had a P.M for 3 years , usually on my checks the usage is around 20% top chamber 20% bottom, today the bottom has gone to 97% was really shocked & worried , I asked the nurse why ? & she Sai probably because my heart has deteriated !!!! Worried me to death, is this really bad ??? Can anyone advice / help.

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Getting accustomed to pacemaker adjustments

I've had my pacemaker since February of 2016 and it made me feel so much better and full of energy.  Until about three weeks ago and then I felt like it was struggling to keep up with me (hard to explain).  I went to the cardiologist today and he adjusted the pacemaker just a tiny bit.  I asked him if I could come back in tomorrow if things didn't feel right and he said I wouldn't even know there had been an adjustment, I shouldn't feel it at all.

Well, ev...

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EP visit today

Went to the EP doctor today.  Only thing done was an EKG.  He is ordering an echo of the heart and a stress test to be sure nothing is wrong with the heart itself.  I am scheduled to see him again in 3 weeks.  I guess that means 3 more weeks of hibernating 20+ hours a day 😢.

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Unwell after annual pacemaker check

Hi.

I have had my pacemaker for three years and annual check ups since.

Never had a problem yet last week after I went in, a few alterations were made to settings and on the day, shortly after, and since, have felt unwell, grossly tired heart flipping on beats, headache.

I phoned the clinic on the day and was told that that was a coincidence as nothing they did could be the source of my situation

It all seems to be too coincidental.

Has anybody els...

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Medtronic care alert monitoring

My Medtronic crt/icd starting beeping at 9:00 pm this morning.  It has gone off 6 times since than.  The last two times it made me feel dizzy.  Since this is Sat. no one to call about it.  My info says it could mean battery status, status of leads ( which mine are being watched due to Sarcoid inflamation surrounding them). Or I'm have a number of thereapies being detected.  It is quite upsetting, sounds like a police car in England!  Any ideas out there?...

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EP and PM rep

i see a few post and have had recommendations for the PM rep to be present for PM fine tuning.  A few questions:

1 - During the 1st few months that you had your PM Did you have scheduled appointments with an EP or call if needed?

2 - If you have scheduled apps, how often did you see the EP?

3 - Many people mention having the PM rep there when they saw the EP.  How do you manage that?  Do you call the rep and request them to be there, when you make th...

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Pacemaker

Hi all

am going to hospital for 1st check up next week. Can anyone tell me what is involved? And what will happen?

i know they will check the pacing...but do they check anything else? Can they tell if leads are ok or if device has moved? And do they check the wound? Thank you all so much for being there x

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