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Recovery after Heart surgery

Dear Friends, It has been a while since I posted! As some of You may remember, I had a Triple By-Pass in Oct. I was doing Great and went back to work. I am a Pastor and a Contractor! The Contracting is what pays the Bills. About a month and a half after the surgery, I began working and feeling good as I had My Son to Help! I then began to get some pain in My shoulders. This I was told was due to the Surgery. I went to see the Cardiologist and He said it was also anxiety. He wants Me to have a...

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Feelings pre PM?

Can you guys explain how you felt before PM implantation? I see that many faints, but are there other things you all kinda have in common? Like a sensation etc?

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Coincidental? Lymphoma or sarcoidosis at same time as

Five days before my fainting and pm placement the retina specialist noticed a mass in my eye. I have had numerous negative blood tests since and negative brain scan. Getting a Ct scan tomorrow to check for lymphoma or sarcoidosis. Docs are uncertain if there is a connection. Any thoughts out there?  It's been a rough few weeks. So much for a happy new year lol

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Ivabradine/Corlanor

Hi! I'm 100% paced (complete heart block) with 3 lead Medtronic. I've just been put on Corlanor/Ivabradine. Has anyone else taken this? It's just my 2nd day. The side effects aren't wonderful but it's doing its job. My RHR is in the low 70s as opposed to the hundreds my BP is 112/89 instead of 150/90 . Will the chest pain and loopy headed/dizziness subside? Last night I broke out in hives after the first pill but not this morning. A nurse suggested it was from increased bl...

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Sarcoidosis

Does anyone have sarcoidosis?I was just diagnosed with this disease last week. We are assuming that I've had it for at least 6 years and my second degree heart block was the result of it. I got a pacemaker 5 1/2 years ago without ever knowing the cause of the heart block!

Recently I had a PET scan and it showed sarcoidosis in my heart!

I will start steroids in a few weeks to hopefully control, or even cure this illness. Really scary!

So i"m just wondering if anyone...

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Wasn't PM after all

Well tomorrow I finally get to meet with the PM rep for checkup and maybe adjustments.  My EP has made adjustments twice and all is going well.

Just wanted to let those that were following and helping me since my PM was inserted that all of my tiredness was not due to the pm.

Coincidently, the additional stress of the loop recorder than PM threw me over the edge into Adrenal Fatigue.  It was officially diagnosed right before Christmas.  I am going to see a specialis...

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After Pacemaker install

I just had a pacemaker installed January 3 2017. It had not been preplanned but the alternative is not an option.

Is indujestion commom? or should I be concerned

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Back pain

I had this pacemaker in Oct of 2015 shortly after I've had a upper left back pain. The pain is there when I walk, do any activity ,  or sometimes just starts when sitting in my recliner .  I had a Cat Scan nothing showed except mild bibasilar atelectasis which happens after a person has surgery .  This is when a lung doesn't inflat properly. anyone else have a problem like me?

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A-V Node ablations

After numerous E.R. visits with crazy A-Fib events that created Rapid Ventricular Responses, I opted for an A-V Node ablation w/pacemaker in May, 2012. Original PM was replaced with a Medtronic Viva XT CR-D in Jan. 2015.  Ever since the first implant, life has been fine!  I took the hint, and dropped from 240lbs in 2012 to 175 lbs today. 4-6 miles treadmill/walking track every day.

A routine visit with my EP on Dec 21st revealed this interesting tidbit on the ECG report:...

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Symptoms

I just wanted to know what you all symptoms or complications were before you knew you would have to have a pacemaker? Or did you have heart problems before all this came about? 

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Reocurring SVT

Hi all,

Its nice to meet others with the same issues as myself.. I have a few questions. I am a 24 year old female otherwise healthy, with Sick Sinus Syndrome and SVT. I had my dual chamber Medtronic pacer placed Dec 2015. For my SVT i've had a total of 3 AV node ablations all within a year, as well as some medication changes, (Metoprolol, Cardizem, Multaq, And am currently taking Metoprolol and Rhythmol twice a day as of right now.)

I saw my EP today, who interrogated my pace...

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Frequent Heart pause 4 seconds. Do I need a pacemaker?

Hi everyone,

i am asking for advice really I am really worried. 

Firstly I am 33 years old. i have a Reveal Loop device implanted which downloads stats to my hospital once a month. They have found bradycardia, tachycardia and eptopic beats and also heart block where my heart pauses at night for 4 seconds. (average of once a fortnight) I get palpitations most days and when my heart pauses at night I do not feel it but wake up afterwards feeling very confused. I have been told...

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Pacmaker Mediated Tachycardia

Thanks to Donr I now know what my cardio meant by "looping" when I went to see him. Unfortunately, I'm still not really clear as to what this all means. I did have one kind soul who did shine some light on this but I suppose in this area, I am a bit dense.

I don't need to know so much the technicalities of how this works---now that I know WHAT it is---but I would like to know if anyone else has had this? Is it dangerous? Can it reoccur once that setting is turned off?<...

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Catch-22

I'm just rambling about something that I've dealt with awhile now. It's my Catch-22. Now many of you are probably too young  to remember the famous movie of the same name and may not fully appreciate the terminology. Allow me to explain...A catch-22 is a paradoxical circumstance from which there is no escape because of contradictory rules.

When I had my now famous (in my own mind anyway) open heart procedures back in 2007, along with all the overhaul work, they replaced...

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Got Pacemaker Implanted but having allergic cough on and off

Hi,

I got pacemaker implanted in May 2015 however since 10 month suffering from allergic cough. My physician said that it because of the medicine and keeps changing the anti allergy tablets. I did a pacemaker checkup last month and all was normal, not sure what to do but its annoying to have allergic cough. 

Anyone faced such situation in the past or have any suggestion

Regards,

Sreelatha

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Sub-Clinical AF paper at Nov 2016 meeting

Found this on a web-site that I receive links to:  http://www.patientcareonline.com/atrial-fibrillation/diagnosis-subclinical-af

 

Never heard of it, but it is germane to our PMC.

Donr

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Heart biopsy

Hi,

i find this a very informative website so thanks to everyone who post's.

I have a query, I was referred for an MRI scan and while my cardioligist said it was very informative he recommended a heart biopsy to check for any autoimmune issues, just wondering if any of you guy had a similar problems and how you got on. I am a bit concerned as the cause of my 3rd degree heart block has never been diagnosed and my heart function has deteriorated since.

Any feed back is muc...

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Beta blockers Bisoprolol

i've always had bradycardia but started having dizzy spells a year ago. Anyway to cut a long story short I was diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome and fitted with a dual chamber pacemaker 2 months ago. All is going well and this was confimed at my review with the cardiac technicians.

Just before I went into theatre the consultant said to me I'd developed a Tachy arrythmia now as well which the pacemaker wouldn't do anything for and it would mean tablets. He said he...

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Biotronik 2 lead with CLS - requested to have CLR turned off

Those that have read my previous post know that I have had excessive tiredness.

I am a 66 year old, very inactive female with multiple other medical problems.  Three weeks ago I asked the EP to turn off the CLR.  First he could not figure how I knew about it.  He asked "What if I turn it off and you feel worse".  My reply was "I will have you turn it back on."

Now I have been feeling terrible.  Been sleeping 16-20 hours a day, eating 2x...

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Meds after Pacemaker or Surgery

Dear Friends, It has been 5 weeks since My By-Pass operation! I am doing Well! I am walking 1/2 Mile every day! I spoke at Church last Sunday. It took it out of Me later! I was wondering what Meds. All of You received after Your Pacemaker surgery or Heart Surgery? I am taking aspirin, lasix, Potassium and Lipitor. The funny thing about the Lipitor is, My Total Cholesterol before Surgery was less than 100! I asked The Doctor whaere He wanted it? I said it was non existant before! I don't t...

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