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Pacemaker Rate

Hi,

I have a question that I don't know if anyone can answer. If your pacemaker rate is set at 60 and when you take your blood pressure your heart rate is almost always 60 (very seldom ever higher), does it mean that you are being paced all the time to be at the 60 rate or that your heart is beating on its own at 60?

Judy

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was told nothing

hi everyone well hubby had his pm about 8 weeks ago had a few little problems since ,well he had his first pm cheak yesterday ,and as this all new to us we asked a few questions and was told absolutly nothing ,and was just told you dont need to no that ,all you need to no is that its working fine ,i asked a few questions on how much work his pm is actuly doing ,she done a few adjustments we came out feeling like he had had somthing done but not told what .any one else hit a brick wall when askin...

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defib

had my check up today,only a couple of episodes,but did not requiresocks.Asked about setting,paceing set at 40%,defib set at 188 just want to konow if thats normal,nurse said good,happy holidys

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How soon did you see your doctor

I was just wondering how soon after you had your pacemaker put in did you see your doctor. I went this past Monday for a one week checkup, but only with the nurse. She looked at my incision and and explained how my monitoring system works and that was it. She didn't seem concerned that I have bronchitis.

I don't see my doctor until the end of January. Is this common? I figured he would want to see me a lot sooner than that.

Thanks,
Susan

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Too high pulse rate?

Hi,

I'm new to this board, but read a lot of good info yesterday.
I was wondering what might have caused my pulse rate
to jump to 100 while just sitting and watching tv? I waited
it out and an hour and a half later it came slowly down
to normal around 70.

What's the recommened course of action should this happen again, and should I have gone into ER or done something else?

thanks
Don

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icd

happy bird day to everyone out there,will be getting my icd ceck up in a from this thursday,have a nice day

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All the right questions

HI Guys, " Seems like deja voo all over again" (thank you Yogi Berra!) Met with Medtronic rep and asked important questions on the settings. He did not have any previous reports and could not pull them up on his laptop. So much information was n/a. He did "tweak the r/r sensitivity up, and this has left me sob on just the slightest movement. He is in only for a short time in the am on Tues. So I will have to wait till next week to put this setting back to the "normal" setting. He indicated I...

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PM check up

Hi All

I have just found this site and have been reading a lot of your posts and now don't feel so alone.

My PM was fitted 2 year ago I am 47 and have just had a check up today, I was told I have used it less than 1% in past year - I was so nervous I forgot to ask what this meant.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

kind regards
Christine

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"all the righrt questions"

Hi All, Have an interrogation on tues.with a new medtronic rep.
Any thoughts on the right questions to ask, and how many kinds of settings can be checked or changed. H/R seems to peak at 120 and that is not as much as I would like. P/M used to be 135+ and it was supposed to be moved up to 150h/b during my last meeting with a different rep. The report does not give any info on the settings as I see it. I currently have a duel lead Medtronoc p/m for sss.
thanks -Philman

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Next check up in 1 year!

I saw my EP today; been 14 months with my "little titanium cookie." He and I are both happy with the lack of fainting in my life post-PM, so now I get to reduce my telephone-check-ups to every 6 months and office visits to annually!
If any of you have had false-diagnosis and wrong medications for decades, then you'll understand my glee at not being epileptic and not taking medications that never controlled what you didn't have.

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Cardio Monitor and Traveling

I have a Biotronics Pacemaker and am on a cardio monitor which is hooked up through our telephone line. Does anyone have a monitor and if so, do you travel outside the area with it? We are going to Canada in couple weeks and I am curious if once it is hooked up in the condo if there are international phone charges for the reporting that goes out every 24 hours. Thanks

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Grr.

Ok, you know the Holter and the blood test I had done? Well, I was supposed to get the results no later than this week, but nothing. What should I do- call, wait?????????????????? Anyway, just don't want to sound pushy and I don't want to seem like I don't care. Oh yeah, my stress level is through the roof again because I'm taking the PSAT today and on top of that I have a cold/ allergies and that dumb adrenaline rush feeling again. I wish my test results would come back- I'm tired of feeling li...

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Battery condition.

I had a phone checkup this week and just got my copy of the report in the mail. (I have them trained to mail it to me immediately). All is looking very well other than that the battery life is down to 1-2 years. Time flys. I've had mine for almost 4 yrs so the 5 yr average is catching up.
I have one more phone checkup in Jan and then an office check in April.

The reason for writing all this is to share my plans at the next office visit. I will let them know that I expect to hav...

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Mixed feelings

Saw the EP doc today and he will take my pacer out on 11/18. I know this is what I wanted for a long time but I am a bit confused as well. I mean I have had this thing in me for the past 11 years and I kind of feel sad to not have it in me anymore. Does this make any sense to anyone? I also don't know how I can readjust to life without the pacer as I don't handle changes too well.

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Its been awhile, 2 years in fact

Its been 2 years since my last check-up. I've had this PM since 7th grade and now i'm 21. The downfall of not having health care nor any money at all. My life has been up and downs for the past 4 years. I live with my grandmother, struggling to get into college. I lost ties with my mother and never had a father figure, and my grandmother is an awesome person. Still working for the government after 30 years, but hasn't had any money to help me along with these tough times. This is my 2nd pacer, s...

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rate of usage..


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Hi - I am 47 and had my pacemaker implanted in December of 2005. I have not seen my questions asked anywhere in this forum - but maybe I am just missing them;-)

My questions are - - - Is there an average percent of usage for a pacemaker - what I mean is, when I go to the pacemaker clinic, the technician tells me that my pacemaker is working fine, and the rate of usage is 88%. Last time I was in to the clinic, the technician was concerned because the usage had...

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Hello Again

Hello Everyone how have you been? Things have been crazy down here in Florida and only seem to be getting Crazier. I have midterms and Biketoberfest Starts on the 16th. Just when I thought things were going to slow down. But anyways, I went for my Check up in September. Things seem to be going great. My little buddy pacer has kept me Alive through 7000 Heart Pauses. My tech also told me that is shows that my Heart Pauses alot at night while im sleeping. Scary. I was glad to find this out but it...

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Pacemaker & Blood Pressure

I am curious how Pacemaker Settings influence Blood Pressure?

I read on this forum someone discussing having High Blood pressure and that their doctor worked to adjust the PM settings and that regulated their high blood pressure.

Currently my pressure is 150/100 consistently. I am taking a low dose beta blocker and lotrel 5/10mg and my pnumbers are still high.

I am headed to the cardiologist office tomorrow morning to see what he can do.

Any suggestion...

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Blood Pressure 150/105

I am taking 40 mg of coreg (Beta Blocker) and my pressure is still high.

Prior to pacemaker implant I was taking Lotrel, which is a combo pill consisting of ace inhibitor and calcium channel Blocker kept my pressure around 130/80 which is good. However, my EP took me off it after implant.

Yesterday I went out to a golf event as a spectator. and
came home feeling funny. I checked my Blood pressure and it was 177/116.

I called my cardiologist who put me on L...

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How ofthen they check your pacemaker?

I change Doctors for obvious reasons. With the Doctor who implanted my pacemaker(and hurt my arm in the process)use to have me go every two months, with my new Dr. is every six months. Is that ok??? Can this be done with a phone line? I heard that some people just call in to have their pacemaker check....

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