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Teach me new tricks!

Hiya! So I’ve been in the pacer game for a few minutes and feel like I understand enough about how it all works.

Today we found out my dad is most likely going to need a defibrillator. In January he has his second open heart along with a mechanical mitral valve replacement. He was still having issues that mimicked a lot of mine and I mentioned I thought they should put him on a 30 day halter monitor. They did. It caught him in V-Tach at 300bpm.

Today they got him in wit...

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Neurocardiogenic syncope and pacemaker

Hi! I've had my dual chamber Medtronic pacemaker for one month today. I had it implanted due to neurocardiogenic syncope and Mobitz type 2 AV blocks. I've forever had episodes of pre syncope when eating bulky food, getting symptoms whenever I swallow a big piece of bread, for example. When I wore the monitor for a week, I would push the button whenever I felt this but my EP says nothing was happening with my heart when I pushed the button. Instead, there were other times I was experie...

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Biotronic Pacemaker

Has anyone received a Biotroic closed loop pacemaker for maligant neurocardiogenic syncope.   Has it prevented fainting.   My doctor has told me there's roughly an 80% success rate.  My last faint 2 weeks ago I awoke, had enough time to tell my husband I was going to faint, fainted, had a seizure, and projectile vomited while unconscious.   EMS came and my heart rate and Blood pressure were all over, including heart dips into the teens.   wondering if...

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Pacemaker

Hi 

I got my PM on March 1st, 2018 and I've been tired and have some energy i have good days and bad days and these are the med's im on (amLODipine 5 mg 2 tabs, daily) (astorvastatin 20 mg tablet 1 tab) (folic acid 0.4 mg 1 tab ) (metoprolol 50 mg 1 tab every 12 hours ) (venlafaxine 37.5 mg 1 cap) ( Glipizide 2.5 mg 2 tablets every day) (iron 65 mg 1 tab a day) ( Low Dose Aspirin)

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Medicine stress test

Been having problem with getting winded, needing more air than I am getting during strenuous exersize. Cardiologist sugested a medicine stress test to rule out a blockage. Why do I need a medicen stress test instead of a treadmill test. He told me but I did not understand. I have a medtonic pacemaker for Bradycardia. Thanks for any explanation of the test.

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CHF and Digestion issues

So my mom has Chf and recently got fitted with a crt-d. Day by day she’s been getting better, able to walk more, better color, etc. 

About 3 days ago she woke up nauseous, vomited, felt better, and went about her day. But then yesterday it happened again, twice. And again today. Seems to be early in the morning (it wakes her up), several hours after she eats. It’s like whatever she eats doesn’t seem to get digested too well. She also gained some water weight the p...

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Afib

I understand that a PM doesn't cure afib, but does it help in any way or affect afib at all? 

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So much anxiety (Tilt-Table-Test etc.)

Good afternoon from the UK, lovely people!

 

I’m so sorry I’m pestering you once more again, especially since I don’t even have a PM and for all I know, may never actually have one. 

I’m so eternally grateful I’ve been referred to an Electrophysiologist, however, with a confirmed date for my Tilt-Table-Test, anxiety is really setting in big time now.

 

I’m worried I fail it/don’t pass out and nothing c...

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Shoulder/rib injury yesterday

Pushed open a heavy door with left shoulder (pacemaker side)... felt something ( go up in my left chest and I think down)... upper rib feels sore... breathing, blood pressure and heart rate are all fine... What happened and should I be worried?

I've had the pacemaker with 2 leads now for 8 months... no problems...

Thanks to all...

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well it's been confirmed!! 😳

so after waiting which seemed like a lifetime it seems i will be getting a pacemaker after all. 

in my later it says about atrial fibrillation and pauses! up to 7 seconds. the team in bristol are wanting to put in a ppm

 

now it was suggested about a Micra leadless which would be amazing but could be the one with leads. as a professional dancer i'm worried as to which one they use. does anyone have any information on what is used for what? slightly scared is an...

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enough is enough

67 Y.O. Male: I had chronic A-Fib for decades.  cardio version did nothing, all the meds we all have been prescribed to regain sinus rythym did nothing, after ablation and implanting(12 months ago) a St Jude ICD, the Dr's at Mt Sinai in Miami kept me on the pre implant A-fib medication regimine. Xeralto (rivaroxiban), carvedilol, and lisinopril. My hreart now beats at a consitent 60 BPM even after strenuous exercise, nothing seems to affect an increase, it is somewhat bizarre to...

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New ICD and still symptomatic, please help!

Hello! I'm new here and glad to see that people have a place here to ask questions! On 1/29/18, I received a biventricular ICD to treat my dilated cardiomyopathy.  My EF was around 20%.  The doctor was unable to complete the procedure, so the 3rd lead was not implanted and I have an appt with another doctor next month.  Of course, I am very disappointed that this long process is still not over for me. Anyway, initially, I was feeling as if I were breathing better, but for t...

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Danshen - a ancient Chinese medicine

Hi everyone. English is not my native language.
My father have a PM in his body (VP100%). He suffered from Bradycardia, or maybe Heart Failure. He even had vavle stenosis. Recently, after testing his blood, LDL, Tri-glyceride, Cholesterol - they are a bit higher than normal data. He wants to decrease level of them in his blood. So he drinks some liquid from danshen like a cup of tea. In this situation, Is danshen good for his muscle heart and valve heart ? At present, my father does...

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Anyone taking aspirin with PM?

My next pm interrogation is in three days.  Last one said I’m doing Afib (which looked like flutter to me) and V-tach at 350bpm.   So I’m wondering....should I go back on my life long aspirin?   I will be asking (through translator) about this, and asking more questions about the settings!  I’m not feeling a lot better! still tired. Unmotivated.

will my pulse Ox catch the rapid heart rates?  Or will it only catch the pacer?

im not ge...

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Post PM Implant

Quick Intro:  63 year old active happy  female.  Genetic history of heart issues starting with mitrovalve repair in 2011. Things were great afterwards until November of 2016 when I noticed irregular heart rhythms.  One cardioversion, one ablation later, determined PM needed bc heart rate dropped to 30 BPM while sleeping ( not frequently but enough via monitoring that it was thought to be a concern), and testing showing tachy-brady/sick sinus syndrome.  Since the valve...

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High Blood Pressure with a Pacemaker

Hi All,

My Mum who is 63 years, just had a dual chamber PM , about 6 weeks back, and has never been too fit, she is low in energy and yesterday her Blood Pressure went to 195/95, wondering if anyone had any issues with a PM.

I have read a couple of posts , where people have had similar issues, but not sure of what was diagnosed.

 

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thank you 

 

 

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New Pacemaker

I am 64 year old female.  In November late 2017, I was at hospital for Carpal Tunnel surgery, which was postponed because my BP was way to high and my Heartbeat way to low.  I was sent to emergency where within an hour they told me I was going to need a pacemaker for Bradycardia.  So now I have a Pacemaker and after about 8 weeks I realized that I was feeling pretty good.  I think there is a problem with lower lead resting to close to diaphragm which causes some positional...

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short bouts of A-Fib

I just had My Pacemaker check up. They said everything looked OK. They said I had a few A-Fib episodes! Very short, a few seconds or so! Is this something to worry about? I never had this before, so I am a little Nervous! any help would be appreciated!   Thanks, Pastor Mike

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Tachy- and Bradyarrhythmia in young female

Good afternoon lovely people,

 

I hope you don’t mind me being here as I don’t actually have a device (yet).

I’m 25 years old and have been suffering with heart symptoms such as shortness of breath all my life really, however, I ended up not being diagnosed until my teen years. I have a couple pretty minor valve issues, so they only get monitored, but my big problem really are my electrical issues...I have been diagnosed with Inappropriate Sinus T...

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Chemical Stress Test

Tomorrow I have to have a stress test.. I did the first part about a week ago but had an emergency and had to leave after they took the pictures of my heart resting.. So now tomorrow I have to go back to have the second part done.. I'm really scared of having to have the chemical test done.. They said they will let me try on the treadmill first but if I can't get my heartbeat up to 153 then I have to get the chemical.. I got on a treadmill a couple days ago and tried to get my heartbe...

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