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Medication

Hello everyone , I had my pacemaker implanted in April this year,I was on Bisoprolol but had side effects ,recently changed to Sotolol 80mg twice a day but experiencing excessive sweating that is so embarrassing just wondering if anyone else was experiencing this. This week I had to have an Angiogram because of breathlessness the result showed there wasn't any blockages or narrowing that could have been causing the breathlessness. Now have to wait to see the next step to finding the...

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Pacemaker and beta blockers

Hi everyone I decided to ask this question because a issue popped up my heart was going very fast to the point my resting heart rate was 170 beets per minute. At my last pacemaker check they put me on a temporary setting  ( its making me very tired) and they are going to put me on beta blocker next  week and hopefully turn my pacemaker to the normal mode   .  So has anyone had experienced with this type of problem.

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Vasovagal Syncope

Hello Everyone,

Does anyone have a pacemaker for vasovagal syncope?

My cardiologist informed me that the reason for my pacemaker is due to a 20 second heart pause during my tilt table test and episodes of vasovagal syncope at home. At this time time we are not sure what has been causing these symptoms.

What COULD cause these symptoms?

Are there other options for treatment besides a pacemaker?

Should I get a second opinion?

Thoughts?...

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stress test reults

Just heard back from the Cardiolgist's nurse.  That the medically induced stress test showed that i am "low risk for coronary disease". 

Will have an in-office  pacemaker check in mid August will tell her how the heart is beating.

new to pace

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whooshes

I had wondered about those whooshes, i could get them very occasionaly mostly when sitting in front of the computer.  Feels like a pool of blood rushing in my head just a few sceonds .  When i was at the Vascular Dr. the other day asked him.  He said hypertenion might be the cause.

I also would get gas balls that made me feel like the end was near.  Now i take a couple of Beano's before and after i eat.  That seems to have been working for me.

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stress test after pain

Noticed yesterday after taking off the wrap where the needle was inserted was sore.  This morning noticed still sore and swollen.  On right arm near the elbow.  Today 7/28,2021 noticed the bruise is now just a u shaped  mark around the outer rim of the bruise.

Of course with all that caffeine yesterday hard time  falling asleep.  Not used to drinking caffinated products.

  Did not add to previous comment as thought you might not read it. If...

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stress test taken

 Just a brief update took stress test this morning, was told should hear back  from the dr. in about a week  with the results.   Hard parts for me was keeping my arms above my head for the first look and see for 13 minutes and the second  for 10 minutes.  After they put the radioactive chemical in my arm had to drink something with caffeine in. Decided  on green tea.  As i do not drink anything with caffeine.    Then home to fin...

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Anyone on here with an auto-immune disease?

Hi,

I am trying to reach out to anyone on here with a pacemaker who may also have an autoimmune disease and also are using disease modifiying drugs such as Methotrexate or biologics such as Adalimumab?

I know it's a long shot but thought I would ask.

Thanks

John

 

 

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stress test

Was wondering why the Dr. requested a stress test?  Only thing she, said it has been two years since the last one.  What will it show?

  Also keeping a record of when  I think maybe  the fast heart beats  are as  have an in office Pacemaker check  Aug. 20,2021.  Which is about 8 weeks after the remote transmission. Which is the 2 year anniversary of  the implant.

new to pace

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ICD/PM and fast rates

I don't know if anybody can guide me with information, ideas, questions.  I have been having worsening fast rates when I move around, such as getting up and walking--just to get a drink of water, and now even turning over in bed.  At my appt this past week my EP called Medtronic and spent about an hour making adjustments with their guidance.  He had me walk twice down the hallway in his office--the first walk I had a HR of 137, the 2nd walk after further adjustmen...

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Turning blue again? Milrinone

Hey y'all,

I decided to post this up here as I have come to realize there are some of you out there with more knowledge and expierience with this topic than myself.

Saw cardiologist yesterday, labs were good (creatine 1.00) so no signs of end organ dysfunction, which is of course good.  My energy levels have also been good.  However, over the last week I have started turning blue in the toes more often, and occasionally the fingernail beds.  Since it has been in...

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Echocardiogram

My EP requested I get an echocardiogram (no rush) after my recent in person checkup. Said all was fine. Have had dual pm for little over 3 years. What would be the purpose of having this echo test? Thanks!

 

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results of echo because of fast hearts seen on last remote transmission

I saw the cardilogist this morning and she gave me the results of the Echo, which i had last Thursday.  Because the last remote transmission saw a couple of time a fast heart beats of 148,159 and 148-169 for 20 minutes. 

  Said i have Atrial fibrillation and Atrial flutter for which i should take a blood thinner or put in the Watchman device to prevent clots.  Since i do not like to take medications nor do i want to have worry about cutting myself.  Am lean...

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Creatine and BUN

Hey y'all,

Sorry no updates on my listing status yet (more information on that next week, when I have answers I will make a post).

In other heart related news:

My weekly labs (now drawn at my weekly home nurse visit to change my IV line bandages) came back with elevated BUN and creatine.  I should have asked for numbers but assumed it would be uploaded to my online records (I was incorrect on that front).  So all I know is they are elevated but not how much the...

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Ejection Fraction

I have had my Biventriculator sinceMarch 15th, 2021. My new cardiologist ordered an echocardiogram a week ago, the results are still the same as before I had the pacemaker.

My ejection fraction was 20% before the pacemaker and it is still 20% three months after. Anyone had this experience as well? Anyone had ejection fraction improve and how long did it take to improve? I am starting to think this pacemaker was a mistake, or am I expecting too much too soon?

Any advise?<...

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Pacemaker

Hi, new to the site, but just had my first replacement after 9 years, dodgy lead as well!!

My first was fitted in France (left hand drive) but I have now moved back to UK (right hand drive) My device is sited on the right side and so having seat belt irritation, anyone in UK can recommend something, Soft touch products not available here!

Also, my medic has just started me on blood thinners, Rivaroxaban, because someone like me who has atrial fibrillation is at risk of a stroke. A...

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Looks Like The Monster Has Gotten Me

I had posted previously about my cardiologist getting my remote pacemaker reports showing short runs of afib, total less than 1%, and his instructions to increase the metoprolol to try and minimize even that amount. He said at that level there was no need for an anticoagulant, yet, and I did my best to avoid the triggers and keep the stupid thing at bay. And they were going to keep an eye on it.  I knew there were breakthroughs of tachycardia, but I hoped they were something ot...

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Teeth extraction

I have to have a tooth extraction on Monday. Any issues with the pm? Thank you as always 

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Mammogram

I have a mammogram booked next week. Concerned with pm... any advice pls?

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B TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE

I just had this test today and the results are devestating to me, am I too sensetive to it or am I wrong feeling this way?

B TYPE NATRIURETIC PEPTIDE and my results are 858 pg/ml, indicating heart failure, we know I have heart failure, why do the test again and again? Anyone else has been through this hoopla like I am going through it? what is the point of the test? Are they trying to figure out if I am healed from the CHF? or just because?

I am feeliing fiine, no pain, the racing...

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