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problems with pacemaker

had pacemaker installed 4 years ago for 30 b.p.m. went in for first checkup dr. tells me they didnt tell me you had an a fib.so they shocked me. havent felt good sense. pacemeker people say every thing is fine but my heart was out of rythem 49 times in 3 mo. im tired all time . my blood pres. is every where as is my pulse. had recent e.k.g. which it was abnormal,corected QT was .410 sec.but hey tell me every thing is fine i just want to get right , any ideas of what might be going on? or what...

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Feeling lower chamber pacing

Hello all,

I am on my second PM, a dual chamber MRI-compatible.  Recently, I was interrogated after complaints of suddenly feeling my PM go off.  Thought it might be connected to inproper settings after an MRI scan.  Was told this was not the case.  The feeling was duplicated when made to pace in the lower chamber.  Apparently, I only do this about 1% of the time.  Did not get a good answer as to why I suddenly need pacing in lower chamber.  Am 40% dep...

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Going Forward

I don!t know how to directly respond to posts?

I am happy to hear that it is working for you!

I am doing well. I have been seeing a physical therapist and before my pacer was implanted she tested me on various exercise tolerance tests and then she retested me post pacer and  my improvement was measured as statistically significant X 1 or 2 in all areas.

just on a day to day basis I am doing so much better...no dizziness, no black outs no falling

i don't know w...

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Medtronic at night

The directions say to leave the device plugged in near your bed.  I do not like the light that it emits and don't want to cover it. I was told that the device could then receive automatic updates.  Why not just plug it in once a month or so?  My device is only a manual send and does not take automatic measurements.  Why then does it need to be on all the time in the bedroom?  

Today was my first at home send.  The device recorded the informati...

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Merlin monitor

Thanks to all have responded to my question about getting the monitoring info on my computer at home. I read more and learned that there is an app you can use but also learned after speaking with the company that my pacemaker the Assurity dual chamber is not compatible with the app.

so, there you have it

Thank again and happy pacing to you all

Energizer Bunny

  

 

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Knowledge needed

What is retro fire in pacemakers? Went in today and was told i am having retro fire. Said it was common my retro fire just a little longer? Thanks..

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Min BPM pacemaker

Hello all

Finally decided to join this interesting forum after reading it for a while now.

I have something I do not understand and do not know what is wrong with my pacemaker Medtronic: has minimum BPM set to 55. However there are times mostly during the night that my Garmin Forerunner 35 detects minimum of 49- 50 BPM. Even a recent Holter study detected it. The sensibility setting was increased to 0.90 I guess but it still happens.

Before I knew this is happening I was tot...

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Pace maker check up

Hello

I just had a heart abliation a months ago and I was doing wonderful.

I just had  a pace maker check up yesterday, and he paced one of my leads. I had such pain, and now I have burning pain all day, and left side of body is back to the numbness feeling.

I called and he said he will note not to test that again. Also that one of the leads may have broken?

Also he said I don't even use that pace, I just use the dual chamber. So it can be turned off.

An...

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Pacemaker settings.

Was wondering my low number is set to 60 and then there are other numbers 

ams base rate is 80 bpm

Max sensor rate 130 bpm

Parameters 

Mode DDD

Base rate 60 bpm

Max track rate 130bpm

Paced av delay >150ms

Sensed av delay >130ms

what do all these numbers mean?

 

thanks. 

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Too fast?

My Titanium-Terror (pm) is set for 60 to 130bpm.  I notice that I feel uncomfortable if I've been active suddenly and my pulse is close or at the 130 when I sit down.  Would it make any sense to ask the techie when I go for my November check-up, to drop the higher limit to say, 115bpm. 

Otherwise, the pm is just wonderful. Anyway, at age 81 I'm not too active and don't need to be,  or perhaps I should be my age and not move suddenly, b...

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Atrial Sensing & ventricular 100% pacing plus Rate Response turned on

Hello

I have a dual lead Medtronic pacemaker and am pacemaker dependent . At my last settings checkup rate response was turned on and since then I have not felt right including more tired. Surely if the top part of my heart is working ok it should be pacing the bottom extra when I am doing more and I should not need rate response on? So why have they turned it on? - is there an advantage in having it on? Thanks

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Light headed and dizzy

I just had a Medtronics dual chamber pacemaker installed for second degree Mobitz 2 heart block 10 days ago . I am a 55 year old male. 

The pacemaker has gotten rid of the skipped  beats and the Terrible palpitations I was having at night as well as keeping my heart rate very stable while sleeping . This is a big relief  

On my checkup a few days ago the doctor said everything is normal and he was happy with the settings despite my complaint that I was experiencing...

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Settings

I got my BPM 5 years ago.  I felt terrible, could not get out of bed, and my blood pressure which is always low dipped to very low.  I kept calling my EP and he ignored me.  I finally raised a ruckus and he promised he would do something about it.  NADA!  Still no calls, no action.  I had  my yearly appt with my Cardiologist and told him how bad I felt and how my EP was doing nothing.  He did a ton of tests.  My EP's nurse called the very...

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Transfer of care /monitoring

I had a bi-v St. Jude’s ( Abbott) pacemaker inplanted 1 year ago. I have the Merlin home monitoring system and follow up regularly with primary cardiologist and ECP annually. I just changed companies and insurance, now I am setting up care with cardiologist in new insurance network,( Kelsey Seybold). I’m curious as to who and how monitoring of my device will be changed. I’m still fairly new to all of this and was not expecting a job change. I have had one fairly long episode...

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Pacemaker rate

Hi everyone,was wondering if anyone had any info,my baby is 4 months old and has congenital complete heart block,he had a pacemaker fitted one month ago and the rate was 120 since then the doctor has turned my sons pacing rate down to 60bpm and if baby’s asleep it will drop down to 50bpm,my son struggled with a heart rate in the forty’s,does anybody understand why the doctor keeps lowering it,thanks

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My pacemaker story

Hi all, i am fairly new here, i had my pacer implant in 1998.  I had some episodes of AF and when i would go back in NSR my heart rate would drop to almost a flatline for a few seconds, I didn't black out completely but did feel like I might, this was caught in my doctors office, he sent the findings to my EP and was told to go to the hospital immediately for a pacer.  i was told that i had bradycardia, the pacer was for when going back into NSR (the low was set at 50) i wo...

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Kardia Mobile--Is it for me?

I've looked at the Kardia Mobile from AliveCor several times, wondering it I should get one. I've been put off by two things

1. the ads stress it's usefulness in A-fib which I don't have

2. the ads specifically state that it's not for use by people with pacemakers which I do have.

The reason I want the device is that I have some sort of arrythmia that has started up in the last couple of months. It doesn't feel like anything I've had before. It mi...

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Pacemaker speeding you up when not needed.

I've had an ongoing issue probably since day 1 and I'm starting to push my electrocardiologist and the techs to come up with some kind of explaination.

I periodically experience what I call "unwanted pacing". My pulse rapidly shoots up to 130-135 (135 is my max rate) when I really dont need it to. This is most often seen when in a car usually as a passanger but sometimes as the driver. It seems to be a combination of speed, road roughness and the harshness of the Cars...

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Pacing Counts

Hi Folks,

I recently completed my annual pacemaker check and whilst all was satisfactory I couldn't help observing that my (on demand) pacing had reduced from 99% to 98% meaning that now 2 out of every 100 heart beats was taking place naturally and without the pacemaker. This prompted me to ask whether there were instances of people who demonstrated major improvements in pacing and lesser dependency on the pakemaker. The Biotronix rep mentioned he had come across a few people whose...

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What happens at first check-uo?

I had my PC fitted nearly  four weeks ago,  Since then things seem to be normal,  a bit of early tiredness which is much better and thanks to the photos  posted on here my scar etc seems normaL

What  will actually happen at my check up in three weeks' time?  I asume the  doc will read my PC remotely. At the moment  it is set between 50 and 130. What would  any readjustment be based on? What else will happen? 

What cou...

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