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Flecainide

Hello All,

Whilst feeling great overall the ongoing problem with some kind of AT is still lurking in the back ground. My consultant has decided to try me back on flecainide -  on Bisoprolol at the moment, low dose but we think that between my own rythmn the PM and the beta blocker there is a kind  of antaganism occuring.

Was on Flecainide for a very short time before my HB diagnosis and felt awful, hopeing that this time I will be ok since the PM is place and no AV block...

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Amiodarone

Moved.  New EP.  New Conditions.

Moved from Atlanta to Mississippi.  Three weeks ago had a burst of PVC's, felt rotten.  Too far from home Cardio to go back for just this episode, so found new EP here.  Downloaded PM to find I'd had 1.47 MILLION PVC's in past 6 months.  That is TEN times my normal number of about 150,000.

Bottom line, after he looked at a whole bunch of stuff about me , my heart & my PM - he wants to change me from Fle...

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Entresto Medications

Just joined as I found site as I was searching for Entreat reviews.  My doctor just prescribed and based on what I have read there are really severe side effects.  I saw only 8 reviews on this site and none were that great.  I have had ICRD for almost two years and have about 33 percent of heart function.  I would appreciate any comments on this drug.  Thank you

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What do you think I should do

I'm a 29 yo male. I've been having palpitations for a year now. A few months ago,  I woke up with pressure on my left side of my chest, I walked around and immediately my heart began beating rapidly and I felt a tightness in the left side of my throat. I called 911 and they did an EKG and said I was not having a cardiac event. I talked to my PCP who did their own ekg and found I had bradycardia. Due to being overweight (259 lbs at 5'9) he thought it could be OSA. He gave me a...

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Feeling low

I would be grateful if anyone could let me know why I may be feeling so bad at the moment. I experienced a sustained period of AF in early August, which corrected after 48 hrs.  Over the past three weeks, I have been feeling generally unwell, with periodic bouts of light-headedness, chest discomfort and chest tremor (particularly when I wake up in the morning). I have also completely lost my appetite. But I am not short of breath. If anything the symptoms ease when I...

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Pacemaker

my pacemaker keeps rubbing on my pillow any cream I can get 

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Icd pacemaker

Hi first post has anyone got any information that can help me.i had a 3 wire icd fitted in November 2016 as I have heart failure I have had no problems with it until 4 weeks ago when I started to feel dizzy then started to get a strange feeling then faint it happened 28 times within 24 hours got rushed to broadgreen heart and chest they kept me in for 10 days while the tweaked the pacemaker and my pulse rate feel OK on thing is I still get that feeling now and then that I'm going to faint...

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Ignorance

I got a pacemaker in prison and now that I am finally free I am looking for answers about my condition. My heart rate was between 28 and 32 bps for nearly a month before the prison doctor acknowledged there was even a problem. I was told that I had electrical heart block. That's all I was ever told. I don't know what caused it. I was short of breath for about a month before getting the pacemaker but other than that, I have nothing else to add.  I am fairly healthy and had been wo...

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Ejection fraction going down with icd

I have had my icd since 2010 when my ejection fraction was at 13%, after the icd my ef went up to 39%.

Last September my ef had gone down to 31%, and after a rough winter, feeling so weak and tired my ef has gone done to 21%. I went to have my icd checked last week and they said they might as well remove the 2 leads and just leave the defibrillator because it isn't helping me anymore. 

What does that mean?

 

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Pacemaker

Thank Tac my pacemaker was fitted as I have a/f  and I have Asma I think you r right short of breath I Olso have a chest infection thanks for your info helped me 

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Pacemaker

still getting short of breath since pm fitted went to my gp Thursday said I have a chest infection got antybiotics waiting to see if that's what making me short of breath hope that's all it was.

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Pacemaker

any body had tildiem tabs just got them wonder how long before thay work any info please

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First time

I have had persistent afib, not intermittent after an ablation.

I had occasional bradychardia (mid-40's, normally mid-50's). But recently it lasted 8 days; I am very tired as a result, and usually need an afternoon nap (which I never do otherwise!)

I am active, eat well, have no other health problems; my pulse does rise to over 100 when exercising.

My EP wants to put in a pacemaker this Friday.

I'm not worried about the actual procedure; I ca...

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Watchman

Has anyone had the Watchman procedure done?

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Ejection fraction on echocardiogram after pacemaker implantation

I had a St. Jude's dual-lead pacemaker implantation in 2013, One year later I had a new lead implanted as one of the leads broke. Last year I had an echocardiogram showing an ejection fraction of 48%. I was told by my cardiologist that this shows a posible past heart attack but most likely is from my pacemaker implant. The other day I had a follow-up echocardiogram showing an ejection fraction of 40%. I have not heard from my cardiologist regarding this, just saw the r...

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MRI and Pacemaker

How can I tell if my Pacemaker is MRI safe?

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back pain

Hi..this is almost the first month of my having pacemaker. And these past 2 days i'm having a back pain...but as soon as I lay down for couple of minutes..it's gone.

 

One more think..

my work is made me having to use handphone. Is there any relationship between Handphone and backpain?

 

Thank you :)

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additional drugs -can someone tell me why

after 18 months of giving help and advice I could do with some help please 

 

My February annual download showed a number of episodes where the pacer took over for long periods - the longest was 45 hours - after consultants review etc it was felt that it was unlikely and that I had been having episodes but not picking up the finish so showing up as longer so I was sent for another interim download - I knew something wasn't right when the second nurse was called over...

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odd sensation

Hi everyone. Question, has anyone ever experienced a "thumping" sensation? Mine generally happens between the pacemaker and below. Sensation is like someone repeatedly flicking the inside of my chest with their finger (like you flick your siblings ear). Sometimes it lasts a few seconds, sometimes it happens intermittently over a few days/weeks. I have mentioned this to the doctor and the pacer clinic techs. Sometimes at readings there is activity around the same time, i do suffer fr...

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2:1 av block before dual chamber ICD/Pacemaker, but gone 2 weeks after implantation

HI, I'm two weeks post implant for 2:1 AV block. I have a dual chamber ICD. Checkup today revealed I have a normal rythm and the cardiologist was shocked. Anyone else have this result? Makes me question if i really needed the device. For the last two months, every visit as well as a 30 day holter montior, showed consistent 2:1 block.  

I'm having problems sleeping. Just cant relax. They lowered my rate from 60-50 to see if that helps. But i haven't had much improvm...

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