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Svt

I have been told that ablation is really safe. My doctor is pushing for this, I suffer from supra ventricular tachycardias, my doctors concern is that my icd will mistake this for v-tach and shock me. I am looking for input.

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Inr

This a question for anyone out there who is on warfarin I’ve noticed since the weather has turned cold my inr levels have been getting lower is this normal ?

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atrial fibrillation with rvr

anyone out there on antiarrhythmic medication? i also have an ICD. 

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12 lead ECG

ECG 1 hour after PM replacement.  EP may have explained things, but I don't recall (still in LA-LA land)      Anyway:

PR Interval :    *

QRS Duration:  162 ms

QT/QTc: 504/562 ms

P-R-T axes:  *  16   211

Can someone explain these numbers?

Thanks!     --Dave--

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Feeling a gentle current in heart

Hi there,

I am 70 years old and overall in a pretty good condition. I have my pacemaker installed 3.5 years ago. On Monday, Nov 26 2018, I started to feel gentle current going through my heart. It happened during the yoga class. The frequency of the symptom was every two, three minutes. These symptoms stayed there until 4PM next day. I called the pacemaker clinic and on Wednesday, Nov 28 my pacemaker was checked. I was told that it works just fine. But, I had no chance to see the cardio...

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Lisinopril - Can cause allergy symptoms

I had been on Lisinopril (sp?) for a couple of years and had a constant cough, hay fever type symptoms.  Finally the doctor determined the med was the issue and switched me to Lostartan.  Now they have also added Metopropil.  Cough and allergy symptoms disappeared however my blood pressure is all over the place.  I try to check 3 times a day.  It is nothing to be 146/126, then 88/44 or 111/44 all in one day.  Now I learn that there is a recall on L...

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Icd

I have had my icd fitted for over a year now. Had it done in Spain when I collapsed playing golf. I am suffering badly with dizziness and nausea ever since. Does anyone else have this problem?

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Tachycardia

While cruising the Medtronic and other manufacturer's sites, I noticed this:  Under "Causes of Heart Failure."  No mention is made of "TIC." - Tachycardia Induced Cardiomyopathy.  A heart rate of even 105 for a period of time (months, usually) can lead to heart failure.  If you have a cardiologist or EP who ignores this symptom, DUMP HIM!!!

--Dave--

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Sensitive to sensing and threshold test

Hello all after 2 years I thought that I had stopped having the anxiety and panic attacks and had finally adjusted to having a PM. Recently however I had my yearly device check and when they did the sensing and threshold tests I felt I was about to pass out. This brought back the fearful memories of going into asystole that I had in hospital before the PM was fitted under emergency. It was not helped by learning that as well as being pacemaker dependent and 100% ventricular paced I&...

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Entresto Part 2

I visited our locally popular and busy pharmacy today to pick up a couple items.  I asked to see the pharmacist regarding if she has seen others having side effects with Entresto use as I had before I stopped its use.. Her reply: "To be honest, we can count on one hand the number of Rx's for Entresto we've filled this year." HMMMM.......interesting!

--Dave-- 

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Carvedilol

I have a history of heart problems going back 14 years. I have three stents and have had an ablation for atrial fibrillation. I also had a pacemaker fitted, as I had developed bradycardia and this allowed me to function well and live a full life for several years. As I had had a bad reaction to a beta blocker (bisoprolol fumarate) I was put on to verapamil which I tolerated very well.

One year ago at the time of a checking of pacemaker data I reported feeling well and I was very active....

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Amiodarone

I had a pm implanted on August 31 and recently was told my upper chamber was beating at a 4:1 ratio. My pacemaker was adjusted, and I am taking Sotalol and Diltiazem. I immediately felt better, but still suspicious. Recently my doctor has mentioned amiodarone. From past research I’m somewhat reluctant to try this medication.

Any thoughts regarding amiodarone? Benefits? Side effects? I have a follow up appointment on 11/28.

Thanks in advance.

 

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Bend over

Does anyone experience skipping beats and residual symptoms of light headed ness when bending over to say put something in a cabinet or picking something up? It has been happening a bit more frequent and has been a bit of an annoyance.

when it happens, the symptoms seem to linger for a while.

Any thoughts out there and as always thank you.

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Is this Normal?

I had an AV node ablation and dual chamber pacemaker in 2014 since when my life has improved considerably to the point where I forget I have paroxsysmal very symptomatic atrial fibrillation and just take my meds.  My last checkup showed no AFib at all.  However, lately I have woken in the night a couple of times with a rapid drumming in my chest which lasts for about 20 seconds and feels very alarming.  I know palpitations etc can be experienced by those who have pacemaker...

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pulse rate with pacemaker

I had a pacemaker since my heart attack in 2008, and now on number two. It is due to be replaced within the next six months. All in all things have gone relatively well until this past Oct 7th.

A massive heart failure greeted me on Sunday, Oct 7th. Was sent home, from Brampton Civic, on Oct 10th with meds (including furosemide), and ever since, my short term memory, balance and gait have all been challenged bigly. I've been back to see the GP four times in seven weeks, and the cardi...

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12 Lead ECG

Trying to evaluate my recent ECG.................QRS complex is at 160 ms, QT interval: 440 ms

QTCINT: 514 ms.....................  P Axis: -16 degrees   R Axis: -32 degrees  T axis: 125 degrees. 

I've read where my PM will influence these numbers...........to the good or to the bad?

--Dave--

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Loss of consciousness: Pinched Nerve in Back, Migraines, Pacemaker Malfunction?

I have been losing consciousness about once every 4 months for the last year. I thought this would end in August when I had an emergency pacemaker implanted for heart pauses up to 11 seconds long. However, today I passed out again. This was followed by my body getting very warm and than a headache. Later in the day I had significant lower back pain. Then, I had a migraine this evening. I am wondering if something other than bradycardia is responsible for my loss of consciousness episodes--may...

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Mammograms

I would definetly wait a few months b/4 a mammogram.  I am sure it will hurt if you do before a good healing period. Last year I got a 3D which was 1000% better and less intrusive than what I had been having.

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Strong jolts waking me up

Well I posted last month on my 2nd week after I had my PM insertion and I’d like to thank the guy ( I can’t find his blog ) to thank him about his blog because without it I would have not solved my own PM problem. After my amplitude was changed from 5 down to 1.25 down to .75 , I was still having jolts but on 1.25 I also started being woken up every night between 0245 to 0345 , I read this guy’s blog here that it happened to him and that he called Medtronic an...

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Mixed connective tissue disease, lupus, sarcoidosis and 2nd degree heart block PPM

Anyone with any of the above medical conditions that required a pacemaker implant due to that condition?? 

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