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Pace Maker

I got my pacemeker about 14 months ago.

Heart rate was set at 60

These dayes I have been feeling COLD FEET,  SOME SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND LOT OF FATIGUE  EVEN THOUGH I HAVE BEEN SLEEPING WELL.

Have several times requesed my EP to increase setting on my pace maker but every time he says it is not because of PM. It could be something else. 1st he asked me to talk to my cardialogist which I did.  This time he suggested to see my Family doctor

I am real...

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Follow up to: Long term effects of more sensitive rate response PM settings

 

I posted an update to my original post; since it doesn't show up on recent posts I thought I'd post a pointer here.

Check the original post at link below.

https://www.pacemakerclub.com/message/37482/long-term-effects-of-more-sensitive-rate-response-pm-settings

Hope it helps!

 

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Remote transmission frequency

How often are you scheduled to send remote transmissions?

My EP suggests that I send a transmission every 90 days.

Do you send transmissions more frequently than scheduled?

 

 

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First Transmission continued...

On 9/30 I got a phone call from my EP’s office saying that after reviewing my first device transmission he wants me to come in for further checking on 10/27 when the Medtronic device will be there. 

My question is this. I was told that there is a problem relating to “ capture “ with my PM. Since I have complete heart block it seems to be if my PM isn’t working right I would experience symptoms like I had before the PM. SOB, fainting or near fainting and fati...

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Simple Adjustment

Why does my doctor's office make it such a pain in the rump to make simple setting changes?  I tell them I'm uncomfortable or feeling a little off pacer wise, but the exchange ends up like brain surgery.  In my case, it was the response factor setting being too high and my heart working too hard for the level of activity.   Doc says "well the numbers don't support the move" but then reluctantly allows it.  Jeez man I'm the one...

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UK annual check-up postponed

Tomorrow I was due to have my sixth annual device check at Barts hospital in London, but they have phoned to say they are postponing it until the Spring.  Needless to say it is because of reducing the number of people seen in a hospital clinic during the Coronavirus situation.  Last year's check showed at least 2 years battery life expected, and I know these are usually underestimates, so am not worried about the delay but thought other Brits might be interested.

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Need advice regarding settings - again

I posted before and your suggestions given were increase base rate and turn on rate response.  

Saw the doctor in June, who noticed I was straight pacing at 60.  He turned on my rate response but did not seem to want to change my base rate.  2 weeks later got a call I had a pacemaker clinic appt, at  that time they changed my base rate to 65.  From that day on my nights have been perfect.  Sleeping through the night, no waking up and no...

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Wondering if I need a rate adjustment?

I've had a PM since 2010 due to bradycardia. My current PM is a Boston Scientific, the low setting is at 60 bpm. and has been forever. I am very active and walk a brisk 20-minute mile every morning with no side effects, no SOB, etc. and have a lot of energy for my age -- 85.

This started a few  months ago..... After eating dinner I normally sit down a watch a little TV or read. Within a very few mintes I find myself sound asleep... actually cannot keep my eyes open or hold...

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First Medtronic transmission

Anybody else have a dickens of a time trying to post a message ??? 

Trying again...

Pacemaker since 5/28/2020. Due to LBBB and complete heart block. First device check showed Atrial pacing at 5.9% and Ventricle pacing at 93.7%.

Today the nurse at my clinic called to say all looked good. No arrhthymias and my atrial pacing was 18.2% and Ventricle pacing at 13.0%.

I asked her to recheck the numbers and she did. She noted the high percentage in the RV last time but s...

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Problems with Settings

I received my last pacemaker Boston Sci L321 Model  in January 2016.  I'm paced almost 96-98% of the time.  When I first received my this device, I had a problem with my heart racing when I rolled over in bed or moved my body a certain way.  Almost like the pacer was too sensitive to body movement.  Basically they turned the sensitivity on the device way down and for a long time, I kind of chalked up being tired and SOB when exercising and doing stairs as being ou...

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BPM has changed with my new pacemaker

Had my first pacemaker replaced a few months ago. It had always paced me at 60 BPM, rarely ever changing. I note my new pacemaker (same brand) paces me sometimes as high as 80 BPM, with the average around 70. Recently, I have had episodes of breathlessness and when I do the finger check for oxygen and BPM, oxygen is always good (between 98 and 99), but BPM is high 70's or more. Is this normal, given my previous pacer. My surgeon did tell me that I am now 100 percent depende...

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Pacemaker check

what is involved in a pacemaker check at the doctors office

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Feeling the pace

Hi

It's me again sorry to keep going on about this topic. 

How many of you can feel when you are pacing? I don't mean the bit of a flutter when it starts, it's the real thump of the heart beat in the chest and neck, for those of you that do have this do u learn to ignore it.

Not going in to the history of it all as I am on here so often these days people must be fed up. But not a newbie to PM now have one lead and need to know if its possible to accept these...

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Pacemaker settings

My Study showed severe sinus node dysfunction with bradycardia 

mode DDD

Base rate  70

rest rate off

paced Av delay 250

sensed Av. delay 225

max track rate 120

max sensor rate 130

vip on   What is VIP?

ventricular safety standby on

response rate Pvarp/v ref  high

Thanks to this group I learned about RR and tested it out and I go from 70 to 90 just sitting to standing  I never ran a rate over 7...

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Quick surges of rapid heart rate

Since last visit to cardiologist and having device check i’ve been experiencing rapid heart rates off on on throughout the day. Sometimes when doing nothing but sitting and then when involved with movement that in the past would not have been considered taxing.  Wondering if settings could have been changed on pacemaker?  I will be contacting doctor but I’m interested in knowing if the tech who does checking on pacemaker does anything other than set heart rate?  Min...

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Settings changed

Hi

So took your advice and went back to my old hospital for a second opinion. 

On my last box change the new hospital changed my settings to 50bpm instead of 60bpm as they had been for 23years also they turned off a damaged lead and didn't replace it saying I didn't need it.

Tec today wasn't happy with what they have done but says I am OK without the other lead but she is going to speak to her boss and come back to me. 

My PM has now been set at 6...

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St. Jude device check

A week ago I had a very strange visit in my cardiology office.  I questioned to myself that it had been scheduled on-line without consulting me but I see this group so infrequently that I assumed it was routine and it was not.  5 1/2 weeks after my nighttime device check I was summoned to their office to be told from their device technicians that there was something wrong with my pc.  If I had known this was not routine I would have asked someone to go with me to be "my ea...

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Pm settings

Is there a way to access Medtronics web site and check what your pm is set at.

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Blipping Arlets

Good day friends im planted  device in 2009 re implted again in 2015 from 2019 October started giving me arlets ,re tuned and setted again have 3 this year last one 20th been to the cardiologist in our counrty stated he has picked up erythimia adjusted blood pressure treatment is there perhaps someone who ever found her/him with same problem like mine ? 

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Changing Drs.

I have Bradycardia and have lived with afib for more than a decade.  So far, I've had two ablations and two cardioversions, the latest about three years ago.  I'm now in afib again, and all I know at this point is that my PM is prompting the ventrical to beat.  My current cardiologist (not an EB) concealed from me this fact when a remote download showed it.

I've no idea what my resting HR is, as we set my PM to prevent rates lower than that.  When I...

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