Most Recent Messages in Checkups & Settings
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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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....
PM 3mos, r/r turned off one month ago. Now I have Fainting feeling while playing tennis or running,.. H/R does not increase with exercise. Setting moved up from 50 to 55 and stays there. When r/r was on H/R was 50 to 150. Have had several a/fribs as a result which last for 4-5 hours. Could B/B be problem as I am trying to wean off from 50mg to 25mg.
This a great, informative site and I thank you all for any thoughts.
When we have a PM implant, is there a setting that could be in a constant position that would not allow the h/r to increase with exercise? If so, when rate response has been turned off, there would be problems . When I took my stress test it was with the r/r on, and with the good results I was cleared to turn off the r/r. I guess I'm thinking they should have checked me with it off during the test. Is it possible that any settings are off? Not that confident with Tech, and doc hard to get...
Tomorrow if will be two weeks since my pacemaker went in and wow what a ride. It came out of nowwhere. After I followed up a friend's suggestion that I consult a cardiologist for my symptoms. I went in for a consult and ended up in the hospital that day.Pulse 39 missed beats.. . No real preparation and I have gone through a gambit of emotions. All I can say is this website is wonderful. Because of some of the postings I read after getting dizzy in a presentation yesterday I followe...
I have had my PM for a little over a year now. I got the PM after a couple cardiac arrests caused by sick sinus syndrome. I've had very few problems since recovering from the initial implantation. I did have my PM moved under the muscle about 6 months ago and since then, I even forget I have it. I exercise regularly and am 40 years old, generally I've been feeling great.
I had my PM interrogated earlier today at my cardio's office. I only pace about 10% of the time in the atr...
I was wondering if you all think it would be a good idea for me to go a check up with my honey. He has a pm for 2 years now and I am not sure when his next check up is but would it be wise to go so I could see and hear what happens. We have not talked about it yet I was feeling you out first to see if I should ask or not. I have never been before but I feel that I need to be more proactive and supportive with this. I just was wondering....
Hi all, it is now 16 days after my icd defib implant. Still very sore, but was given the ok, to drive, thank goodness :)
The doctor looked at my implant area, and said there is hematoma under there, that is probably why it's still so swollen and sore, and making my arm go numb from the pressure. He told me to put heat on it a few times a day.
I was scheduled to go back to work on Monday, but he told me know, and that he wants me to go on Medical EI (employment insurance)...
I had a ICD check on Tuesday. It should last until 2011. The next ICD I get should be the bi-ventricular one.
My cardiologist still keeps talking about trying to improve my condition and suggested a number of scenarios: different meds, altering the device pacing, and/or adding another lead into the bottom left side of her heart. Right now the lowest I pace is 90 bpm. It would be interesting to see what the lowest is for other people.
If they decide to put in another lead...
During the first 2 weeks after PM implant I felt my heart speed up periodically, in addition I had frequent palpitations. It felt un natural so I became alarmed. I called my EP who insisted I wear the 24 hr holter. WHile wearing the holter I recorded 60
palpitations within the 24 hr period. I turned in the Holter on a Friday and called my General Practitioner who got me in immediately. He gave me a beta blocker and the palpitations went awa within a day.
On Monday my EP called...
Hi, All, I was diagnosed with Long QT Syndrome 8 years ago and had my second Medtronic pacemaker implanted January 2008. At this point, I'm doing phone checks every 2 months with the pacemaker center at my hospital. The problem is, these pacemaker checks are the only reason I need to have a home telephone. I'd much rather just have a cell phone and save $50/month, but I've been told the checks have to be done on a land line. Anyone have any experience with this or suggestions? Any comments w...
just had my 3rd check up and everything seems to be on track. They changed 2 settings and am just wondering what they mean-the atrial lead and the ventricular lead had 'capture management' turned from off to adaptive. They also said they turned on the self check feature of the PM---what exactly does this do? it runs at 1 am everyday
my pacer mode was changed to ddd i now seem to feel tired is thip possible
Hi my friends,
I was on another check-up yesterday, 7 weeks after my implantation. My doctor told me that I am pacing at 100% (V pacing). I have got third degree AV block - my atriums are still going very fast, but it never minds, because the ventricles are pacing by the PM.
Mode - VVIR
Base Rate - 60/min
Hysteresis Rate - Off
V. Refractory - 300 ms
V. AutoCapture - Off
E/R Sensitivity - 1,6...
I am going to go fo another check-up on Monday. I am quite curious... I would like to know how much I am pacing.
I know that my atriums are still running quite fast - when I was on my last check-up, I had on my ECG - HR of atrums more then 200/min.
... but because of my third degree AV block (RF ablation), my ventricles are pacing by my pacemaker now, so my real pulse is slower.
I would like to know if it is possible to feel when the atrium...