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more visible pacemaker

Hi ! 
It seem's to me when I look in the mirror or even if I touch it, that my pacemaker is more visible. I can almost see it through my skin. 
is it normal if I only have it since 7 months. 
i am worried about it. I am not in my country now, I wonder if I have to go back home in Montreal.

Thanks! 

Chantal 

 

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The Whole Story Behind Kidney Stones

You think you got trouble, cousin?  Wed,noon, 19 Feb  Thought I was about to pass a second stone,  Yep, I did, took all of 30 minutes, just like first one last July. Hurt like %$#$%, justl ike July, but, it was only 30 min.  Midnight, 19 feb, started to pass another one.  Uh, a bit differeent - pain was excruciating.  Had a 30 min drive to ER.  Screamed at Wife all the way there.  I was birthing a stinking elephunt, head first, complete w/ fullu...

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reverse shoulder replacement

Finally now have set the date  in the beginning of March, for the reverse shoulder replacement after getting Pacemaker in Aug  '19.  Which was put on hold while recovering from pacemaker.  These operations have come a long way.  Remember in the 80's being in the hospital for 10 days while recovering from an elbow replacement.  Now only overnite than out.

   Right arm in sling for 6 weeks, he did say i could drive, tested that therory out t...

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echo results

hi just want to keep you informed as to how i am doing.  Pacemaker implanted Aug 21,2019.  Had an Echo done again on Feb 13,2020.  The results  from the Cardiologist this morning heart is strong  and do not need to be on blood thinners.  Will see him in a year. 

I also mentioned no need to come into his office for pacemaker check as doing the remote thing every 3 months.  He also agreed no need to come in.

mary

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Pacemaker Mediated Tachycardia (PMT)

How common is PMT?

I'm one day short of a fortnight since my PM was implanted. Last week, at my check up, I was told that I had PMT and the Cardio Technician changed some settings to counteract the tachycardia. However, it's still happening. A few times a day (4 - 6 times) while going through my FitBit records, I see readings over 120-130 BPM.

I've read that PMT can be dealt with and am having another consultation tomorrow.

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EF down to 34% with reduced ENTRESTO

Hi all,

I am 35Y Female with HFreF since last 5years. I had ICD implanted 2years ago and so far no complaints. In my last appointment (Nov '19) with my cardiologist, I reiterated about lightheadedness that I always have. And she reduced my entresto from 99/101 to 49/51. I had a 3 month review yesterday and another ECHO taken, which showed EF reduce from 43% to 34%. So my doctor increased Entresto back to 99/101 and reduced carvedilol (morning dosage only) to 18.75 from 25.
Anyo...

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Pacing with anticoagulants for AF

My dad had a pacemaker for SA node problem and extra beats in 2010 when he was 60. His doctor gave him Bisoprolol (5 mg)for extra beats and that caused bradycardia for which he had the pacemaker to correct. Then last year his doctor said the desease has grown to the AV node and put him on 100% V pacing. We were not satisfied of this explanation and went to a new doctor. The new EP said the pacing was artificial and my dad had no AV block and adjusted the setting...

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MRI update

Finally have MRI  for shoulder scheduled for in the morning.  Seems i got caught up in some type of Glitch. To update everyone, Had started this process on Jan 22nd,2020 and now it is Feb 6,2020.  Decided it was not working to contact the scheduling and so went on the hospitals website and looked up other numbers ended up contacting the Adminstration for Radiology Dept.  They refaxed the release form to the cardiologist and then called to see if they recieved it. ...

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Cardiac Sarcoidosis

I was recently diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis as the cause for heart block.  Does anyone have experience with this condition, treatment, etc.?

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Inherited Conditions

Hi so I'm currently 35 weeks pregnant and I have sick sinus syndrome with a pacemaker and my husband has CPVT currently managing on beta blockers. 

We know CPVT is genetic and autosomal dominant and so there is a paediatric alert in place for the baby once they are born to get checked over, but having spoken to the paediatrician apparently SSS can be genetic too and autosomal dominant too? Nothing through the post yet but the consultant was on about getting genetic testing for...

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Pacemaker

Pacemaker with MRI compatibility for patients who have bullet in the body is useful or Not?

India 

+91 9810825500

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PM and Syncope/Seizures? Ictal Asystole

Hi all, I'll get right to it - I started having syncope episodes last May - otherwise a healthy, fit 24 year old guy. Had all sorts of tests done and nothing was showing anythting out of the ordinary cardiac-wise. Finally had a Zio monitor on that caught 2 episodes and they saw my heart stopped for 20sec both times - got a PM placed the next week. That was in August and things have been a lot better since, but still have had 'dizzy spells' every couple of weeks. Not very fun,...

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Newbie

Hi, Fitted with dual chamber pm 2weeks ago. On Flecianide 50mg twice daily. Digoxin 250mg once daily, eliquis 5mg twice daily. Still having tachy Brady mainly tachycardia episodes. Wanting to know if anyone else out there is on these medications and if so did they work for you and did you have to stay on them long term?  With Thanks

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mri of rt shoulder

Cannot belive the time it takes to get approved to have an MRI.  thought i could make the appointment after i saw the last orthro dr. in case i needed an MRI of the knee along with the shoulder. Went accross the street after the knee dr to the Radiology dept at the Public hosipital.  Of course no appointments made there, but i did have them make a copy of my pacemaker card.   I called for an appointment and they asked for the code of course the dr. did not put it...

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New

Hi. Joined the clud last week. Got a pm Wednesday. So far so good. Walked almost a mile around the hospital yesterday.  Didnt seem to get out of breath and actually had a heart rate over a hundred. Haven't seen that sence the last time in a-fib lol. Just wanted to say hi.

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Pulse rate

Should I take amlodipine when my pulse rate stays 100 bpm or above all day?

 

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Tachycardia Episodes

I keep having tachycardia episodes where my heart rate will spike to 109 and then quickly subside to whatever the rate was prior.  This is happening from 10 to 30 times a day.  The worst effects are at night when my heart rate will go from 50 bpm to 109 then back down to the 50's.  I have 3rd degree AV block and my lower chambers are 100% paced with a medtronic device.  

My question to the group - Does this sound like a device setting or just tachy...

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Bell’s palsy

Well  I just received my pacemaker yesterday morning and when I woke up from the anesthesia my lower lip did not work correctly. The doctor said I have symptoms of Bell's palsy. Has anyone else had anything like this happen to them? If so how long did it last? 

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Anyone else out there had a Junctional Rhythm?

As much as I try to connect with people, it seems hard to find other people who have had Junctional Rhythm or even know what it is.  Is this not a common thing?

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Still Tachy after all this time

I have sick sinus with a healthy splash of tachy-brady. This comes after three ablations for afib and double valve replacement. My heart has always been an overachiever. :) Since they put in a pacemaker to help with the brady part, I am still dealing with the tachy part. My heart rate will zoom up to 115 while I'm sitting still. Super uncomfortable and makes it hard to breathe. My doctors keep patting my hand and acting as though none of this is a big deal. It feels like a big deal. Has a...

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