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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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new and petrified

hey all. forgive me if i am in the wrong forum.

 

so i'm 35 year's old and just been informed that i will most probably need a pacemaker. 

i have been feeling really ill now for 2 years and as a dancer this was scary. it took me so long for doctors to take me seriously when they said... it's all in your head x 

i had a 7 day monitor and it came back as atrial fibrillation and a p wave asystole of 7.2 seconds x there were more this was th...

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New-by Pacer, Brady and Epilepsy

Hi All,

I am glad this forum exists and thought I would take some time to introduce myself.  20 years ago, I had faiting episodes and thru interviews, doctors diagnosed me as having seizures.  Fast forward 20 years, I have an episode and in describing my symptoms to my doc, she suggests that I did not have a seizure.  I end up wearing a Zio patch for a couple weeks which leads to having a loop recorder installed.  The loop recorder over Christmas records 4 Brady even...

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Out of rhythm

Hi, I joined Saturday and posted after my husband had a bolt of lightning incident.  We contacted the cardiologist this morning and they had us transmit data.  She called and said that his heart had gone into --I'm heard of hearing-- "bot" rhythm.  My husband, listening on the other phone, thought she said "bad," but I am sure that is a term they would not use. I tried looking this up and all I can find is "bot" in music means discord. Can anyo...

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Colchicine and Minocycline

Had everything pulled out after about six weeks in due to a minor infection at the site. I’ll have it all replaced next Tuesday on the right side. Doc put me on Minocycline for five days (and Vanco at the hospital) to be sure infection is gone. I’ve had intermittent pain around my heart, they assumed pericarditis, and prescribed colchicine. Well, this stuff sounds dangerous for starters, which sucks, but what I’m worried about is overlapping symptoms. Day five of M...

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DUEL St Jude PM

Need MIR scan, been told PM will be switched off, no problem ...any of you PM buddies   had one ?

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Tachycardia with pacer

Fitted with a dual lead pacer in June to correct bradycardia with asystole.  Pacer s currently set at 100bpm for one minute when my heart slows below 50bpm. This happens about 20 times a day. Usually, I can feel when my pacer is active and I just ignore it as it is doing it's job.

Monday, I became hot and flushed, weak in the knees, and had difficulty breathing. This lasted for approximately 2 hours. Went to the ER where they discovered I had a 2 second episode of supraventricu...

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driving

I had my drivers license suspended for 3 months after having the current flu bug and for some unknown reason my pace maker had stopped.

I'm fine have all me witts about me and everything is now working... why the 3 months of no driving ??. The medical report says I had symptons of" cerbral ischemia "  I was fine in the hospital and great getting out. They have no expalanation  why my pace maker had stopped.  Comments please. Thanks

 

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Post Pacemaker Fitment medical Condition issues

I have had a pacemaker fitted for almost a year to fix slow heart rate, light headed feelings & only when exercising, blacking outs. 

While the pacemaker has made a definite improvement to my general energy levels, I am still getting the other symptoms when exercising. The pacemaker has been checked several times & is working perfectly, I have just had a tilt table test which has revealed my blood pressure drops. My blood pressure seems higher since the pacemaker. The...

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Ablation

Hi all and a Healthy new year to all. It’s a while since I posted, though I do look in from time to time. My Medtronic device has been working away fine now since 2013. I had it to combat Bradachardia. However I’ve ha increasing A.F episodes which no longer respond to medication. Plus side effects from Verapamil and Digoxin. My consultant has recommended an Ablation in the next two months. I’m of an inquisitive mind and would like to know what it does, the mechanic...

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TRAVEL

Thank you to everyone who responded. Still going through some issues at Cleveland Clinic because of scarring on my heat muscle. They want to do a Pet Scan but are having a problem getting codes approved by Medicare.  Has anyone been through this ?    If ToNy or anyone can give me some travel insurance advice I would appreciate it.    Thank you all.   Happy Healthy New Year.  Peter

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Finding a medicine for my complicated son

My anxiety just keeps getting higher and higher. My son had a pacemaker put in last year. He was taking Abilify for Autism. His Electrologist stated that the medicine was aggravating his heart condition. He is diagnosed with a high grade 2nd degree AV block, and bradycardia. The medicine is also causing hypo tension, vitamin D deficiency, and low cholesterol. We took him off of it.

 

He is now having excessive scarring in his heart around the electrodes. So, his pacemaker isn...

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AFiB - INFO ONLY

I had a demonstration on Christmas from a friend that owns a APPLE WATCH SERIES 3.  He has AFIB problems.  The watch graphs a history on his iPhone showing the duration between the heart beats which gives him a clear picture indicating when he is in and out of AFIB.  It was amazing!  

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AFIB

My merlin recorded an afib event of over 2 hours one time, they are telling me I need two very costly medications. My question, I had an echo optimization one month prior to this event could the adjustment to the ICD create afib? 

I have had a ICD since 2011. 

 

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Postpartum bradycardia?

Hi all,

It's been a while since I've checked in.

I recently gave birth to a baby boy. He's healthy and we could not be happier!

i have complete heartblock (100% ventricular pacing, <5% atrial pacing). Was diagnosa year and a half ago and had a Medtronic Pacemaker installed. I have no discernible underlying conditions that led to the heartblock.

One week postpartum, I'm noticing that my resting heart rate is consistently around 50 BPM -...

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Amiodarone?

It's just been recommeded that I commence taking it as I've been getting some quite severe runs of VT.  I've litterally only taken the first days loading dose of 3 X 200mg and my chest has become husky within a few hours of taking the first tablet, I was almost wheezy overnight.  I know it is well known that it has some quite severe side effects, but does anyone actually have any experience of taking it at all??? Should I be concerned or does this sound like typical side...

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