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hi everybody

after all the advise you have all given I went back to the hospital and told them about the 8 minute every 3 hour day and night testing (I think) and they did some tweeking and now its not so bad it s 13 minutes still every 3 hours and it still makes me jump, so I need to be careful not to be coming down stairs or have a hot drink in my hands when it happens, I go back for the check up next week so I hope they sort things out then. any way thanks for all you help its much appreciated.

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Syncope

Hello
I wish to thank everyone concerned with replying to my message about my 37 year old son, who was once diagnosed epileptic and has now come to the conclusion that it is not neuro related at all. He is being referred back to the congenital cardiologise because of his cardiac medical background.

Thanking everyone for replying to my rather confused letter.
It is nice to know that some people out there either round the corner from where i am in England or many many away.

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Syncopy

Hi everyone - my son, now aged 37 had 2 valves repaired at the age of 5, We were told then he would probably have to have plastic ones at a later date. Over the last 5 years he has been in and out of hospital because of going blue in lips and fingers and cheeks, Each time hospital put him onoxygen and he recovered quickly. He has been told he has epilepsy now. I dont think so. I think because his pulmonary valve is leaking, it is not sending oxygen from the blood to his brain, making his pass...

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Vasovagal Syncope

I was diagnosed with vasovagal syncope and given a PM after a 5 second pause on the tilt table test.

My EP states that the LOTREL high blood pressure medicine I was taking made the probablity of syncope episodes more likely due to the dialation of blood vessels.

Well I did and still due have high blood pressure. He has me on 20mg of coreg (beta blocker) and 240mg of Verapamil (calcium
channel blocker).

He said that if these did not work to lower my pressure...

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coumadin/warfarin

does everyone who has a pacemaker take warfarin? I do and am concerned that i do and not sure i should be concerned.

Also, what vitamins should we take? and i do so enjoy reading your messages. abs

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Sudden Brady Response

My EP wants to disable the Sudden Brady Response. AFter wearing the Holter and having Palpitations, he recommends disabling the feature.

Any thoughts?

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1g of paracetamol

Hi Guys

Wondered whether anyone has heard of this. As you know in France and went to the doc to get something to help me sleep, mum not well in england and a few other probs.

He prescribed 1000g of paracetamol before I go to bed and then if I wake take another 1g leaving 4 hours in between. he did not want to prescribe anti-depressants.

Well took the first 1000g of paracetamol, the strongest tablet I ever take is 300g of Aspirin. Anyway, OK but didn't work. Ne...

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Question

Hey there ya'll,
Before I ask my doctor I thought I'd ask ya'll to see if ya'll have had this as well. I'm one month post implant. Everything is going well. My life is slowly getting back to normal, and I'm walking 2-3 miles a day. The only clincher is that I've been getting horrible night sweats. I usually stay on the cold side, and have never had this problem before. Is it possible that my pacer is causing this problem. I wonder if it's keeping me revved up too much while I'm sleeping. Wh...

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to TreacyE

Hi TreacyE
please read more info under my old posting'lryegbert

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hr ???

Does nyone find they feel ok start something like clean the bath room, bp ok hr goes to 110 to 115 bpm you finish go sit down and it takes an hour before the hr comes back down.
Is this the pm or how bad off my heart is in real life should I push and let it race or do something about it with the doctor need info.
thanks

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Help from all home experts

Hi, ok
can't sleep can't rest???? when I amat home say working on the pc I can read 119/90 hr 90 watch tv don't feel well check and I might be 120/95 hr 92 then i get up to go pottie the walk to and back obout 20 feet 132/97 hr 105 Like I said I cant rest when I go over 85 in hr I feel pressure in the chest and what I think is hr pounding.
Now is this a pm adjustment or how bad off my heart is.
Lenny

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home experts

Thanks for the input so far sometimes when the dr office puts me off I need outside info.
Thanks

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Cabg Patch...

In my case, things are kind of an experiment. I think it's a mutual feeling between my docs and I. I have had arrhythmias for 8 years, had 3 ablations - the last one my phrenic nerve was froze with a -82 degree cryoblation cath, and I have tried every medication known to man. My cardiologist suggested pacemaker with beta-blocker therapy. I was headed for an AV Node Ablation if the Tikosyn that I was trying didn't work. Well, after the 2nd day of Tikosyn, I was on the lowest dose with a long QT,...

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Beta Blockers

Has anyone had side effects from Beta Blockers such as dizzyness????

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event monitors.....UGH

Has anyone since pacemaker implant had to wear a 30 day event monitor? I'm 3 weeks post implant for tachy-brady, but for now, because of my age I guess, only have a single chamber pacing my atrium. (My home town cardiologist was surprised that I only had one lead in my atrium......don't know why exactly. He said they're keeping it simple for now because I'm so young and that they'll probably have to insert another lead sooner or later.) It's all sort of confusing to me.
Anyways, I'm still e...

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Pookie

Please read the comment I left under more ???? for you
Thanks

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more ????

HI,I have a call in to the doc. but a return could take a day. So i will turn to you agin at noon i took my bp 114/90 &80hr then at 4pm 103/75 &78 hr then with a little work and I do mean little it was 124/75 & 98 hr would you say this is all over the scale or is it in my head I always feel bad and am looking for help.

Thanks lenny

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PVC's and food

Before getting my pacemaker(6 weeks ago), I suffered from what I would call severe PVC's and then once the pm was put in they seemed to calm down. Now they are starting to act up again and I was wondering if maybe certain foods may have something to do with them. Does anyone else out there suffer from pvc's? There are days when I just want to scream because they won't let up and then other days when I don't have any. I just had french toast with syrup and now I have an irregular heart beat and...

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Questions!

Wow! Do I feel like I have missed out on a lot when I have not been on for a while. I have so many questions for everyone. I just got out of the hospital which it did not take me long to move and fine myself already needing to go into the hospital.
The doctor who saw me believes that I am or will be going into heart block. This is something different for me so I was hoping some of you wise people would be able to explain how you get this after pm? He messed with all my settings and d...

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confused about meds

i'm currently taking BB--atenolol, CCB---verapamil and warfarin
My electro cardiologist wants me to drop the CCB and start on propafenone, so i went and got a 2nd opinion from a general cardiologist who suggested drop the BB and go on propafenone . So now what?? I'm so totally confused ;)

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