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Stress Echocardiograph results

Please help with the interpretation of "No atrial pacing during exercise". I understand most of the repport except this phrase. Does this mean that my heart did not pace on it's own during the exercise and I was reliant on the pacemaker's atrial lead?

I have had progressively worse breathlessness and weak legs on exertion. It started in January and I had the pacemaker taken out in April due to blood culture negative endocarditis with a 12mm vegetation...

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Breathless with Pacemaker

I have RVDR01 Revo MRI SureScan since 2011 after a 3rd degree AV block.

Currently I am suffering from a severe lack of energy and breathlessness when I walk or do anything more than sit.  Is it possible to have another AV block (2nd degree perhaps)?

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New defibrillator

Early june I took a stress test. they determined that my heart rate was not elevating properly. So they made a change to the defibrillator's settings. My heart rate went to 45 and it was supposed to be maintained at 60. Went back in a few days later and they determined that the leads weren't functioning right. But then a doctor said it was scar tissue in my heart that was causing the leads not to deliver the necessary charge to pace my heart. So they increased the power to the lead. A...

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PM

I’m new to this group..I’m from Cali and had valve problem and had valve replacement 3 years ago..from been ok and recently develop afib and now candita for pM according to my doctor/Ep.Anyone had the same problem as mine Pm after valve replacement?im on the process of decision if I need to do Pm feel nervous and low pls help..I’m 39 TIA!

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Will heart block second degree get worse?

Hi. I was diagnosed with exercise induced second degree heart block 2:1. It’s at the level of the AV Node and not below. It’s not type 1 or type 2 because it’s 2:1. Will it get worse if I don’t get a pacemaker? 

 

I got diagnosed late April and the solution is a dual chamber PM. My doctor has been very patient with me about this. I had started exercising lightly to see if it got better. It did for about a month but when I started to slowly go back...

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Side effects of pacemaker install

I had a CRT-P installed two weeks ago. Had to go 4 days without Diebetic medicines. My blood sugar in mornings was 130-150. Now it's 175-200. Same diet,same meds. It did not do this three years ago on first pacemaker. Meds appear not to work now. Anyone have similiar?

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New member

I had an ICD implanted 10 days ago. Still sore where there is significant swelling and bruising is going on. I guess I have a couple questions. 1. How long does it take for the swelling and moderate pain go away? 2. I’m on a medication called Amiodaron HDL. I’ve been dizzy since first getting on it. Hard to walk a straight line. I’m down to one pill now from the start of four pills a day. Is this normal and if so when does that go away. I’m ready to Get ‘ ur goin...

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My Future

Before I begin to whine, this story is my inspiration: https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/heal-thyself-taking-a-fatal-diagnosis-into-his-own-hands-20141128  

In short, A-Fib ablation(s) by the top rated Austin, TX enterprise solved nothing. EP allowed a NSR 125 heart rate to continue untreated for 3+ months  until a giant A-Fib event erupted. I chose A-V Node ablation w/pacemaker. Life was much better, BUT...........a cardiomyopathy had begun (left ventr...

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this is frustrating

hey all.

 

so i'm getting myself really worked up.

so i have a micra leadless pacemaker to help with my ventricular standstill but i also suffer from afib. i had my pacemaker fitted 19th june this year and two adjustments to the pacemaker.

last night i had a severe episode of irregular beats... making me feel sick and very dizzy. i rang the arrhythmia nurses about this and they said that they might put me on beta blockers? 

i guess i'm getting u...

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Any LVAD users here?

Curious if anyone here is "lucky" enough to own both a pacemaker and left ventricle assist device.

--Dave--

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hai from Kuwait

Dear All....

Any private hospital in Kuwait is having the St. Jude interrogator..?

Please reply urgent...!

Thanks

Niyas

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3 Brief Blocks in 6 days: Pacemaker?

On a 6 day Holter,  had 3 complete 3rd degree AV blocks, two at 3 secs and one at 5.4 secs, all while asleep.  Also subject to SVT's when training -- just back off and they go away.  70 year old male, train every day, but not a maniac -- just maintaining fitness and tone.

No other heart disease.  Not on any drugs.

Ventricles did produce escape beats during the pauses.

The Dr. recommends pacemaker for the 3 AV blocks out of half a million beats.&n...

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stress test

92 years old have pacemaker one year everythung dandy... they suggest stress test ..why

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Sick sinus syndrome and chronotropic incompetence

Im having a PM placed for SSS and chronotropic incompetence. 

With SSS does your heart rate always stay low? Or are there times it might be at a regular resting rate? I’ve noticed the last few days mine sits in the 50’s and 60’s but that’s regardless of what I do. 

I have to wait a month and my problem is, I can’t do anything without being so short of breath, dizzy,chest pain and sometimes near syncope. Anyone with this ever find away t...

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Improvements?

My diabetes clinic nurse asked about my pm and I said about the tachies I still get. She was concerned but I said well, theyr'e a nuisance but not life threatening. She said she'd get a doctor to phone me at home later.

Two hours later at home, a doctor phoned and said, "What's this all about then!"  Having explained these tachies last from two minutes to twenty since having the pm, she said I shouldn't have to put up with them.

Thinking of what I...

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USMC Discharge for PM

Hello! I am new to the site and have been reading around for a bit. I decided to join because why not?

Hope you are all well! Just had a question. I got my pacemaker 3 weeks ago during AT. I am a reservist in the Marines. From what I have been told, I am getting a medical seperation. I am not sure what to expect from any of it, or what the timeline looks like. Ive accepted it already, I just hate waiting around and want to move on with life. Does anyone here have any experience with mil...

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Pacing

Anybody have any idea of the effect of pacing 100% on the ventricle...I have heard some say no problem, others say it may lead to congestive heart failure , I have had my device 2 years just started packing 100% the last three months, each check the pacing percentage got higher for the last year until I reached 100%..would like to hear what others say about this. Currently 71 years old with two lead st Jude’s device.

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Sudden tachycardia

Hello. I have had my Medtronic exactly two years and in the last 6 months I had 8 episodes of tachycardia which I never had before. I have just been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy. Anyone out there with similar conditions?  Thanks. 

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Stress test

I am having a stress test very soon and I am very nervous. I do not know what to expect. Can some one please explain what I will be doing and what to expect? It would be very helpful for me when I go in for the test.

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Persistent Afib

I have had a sinus node ablation because of sick sinus syndrome. So I am totally reliant on my pacemaker. I just had my yearly checkup and it shows I am now in Afib 100% of the time. What are my options? I will be discussing this with my cardiologist but that isn't for 3 more months. 

 

Thanks for your help.

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