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Bum deal

Hi

Had an ICD fitted march 2018 and have been ticking along nicely untill jan2019.had a colonoscopy discoverd a polyp that needs to be removed and I have to go back to have this done.the doctor at the time said I have to have the ICD switched off because of the equipment used.has anybody had this done? There seems to be no pre discussion about this.what are the pitfalls?

Thanks in advance.

 

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Does every candidate for pacemaker have all these tests?

EKG, echo, heart cath, mri, chest x-ray, stress test, tilt table test, ep study, and afterwards, muga test?

Some of these more than once. 

Does everybody have all these tests?

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Wenckebach

If AV WENCKEBACH is less than 130 bpm. 

What does that mean?  My heartbeat is about 40 bpm. Perhaps it means that SA Node can generate less than 130 pulses per minute? Doc then concludes I will pace more than 40% of the time, and would implant CRT (pace both ventricles) rather than dual chamber pacemaker (R Atrium & R Ventricle). 

They are going to do an EP test, and must have concluded I have Second degree type 1 heart block, since they are determining Wen...

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Fluttering started again

2 years into a Medtronic pacemaker due to stage 3 block. Befor pacemaker I felt fluttering which I assumed to be Arrhythmia  post pacemaker it disappeared. It has now started again. Feels more under ribs than heart. No pain. Just feels weird. Also having what I can only assume to be angina ish pains but only very occasionally. Any ideas anyone

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Torsades

I went to the er aND had an episode of torsades having no heart issues beforehand was giving cpr transferred to a different hospital had another episode of torsades heart rate was over 200. They shocked me 3 times gave me to much of one med which caused a seizure which comprised my airway put on ventilater. Surgery next day for pacemaker and defibrillator installation just wondering if anyone else has ever been though this 

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Playing with my meds

Spent 3 days in hospital last week for pneumonia.  Didn't sleep much on that crappy hosp. bed. Upon discharge, I developed some type of inner ear thingy.  I could "hear" the air rushing past my eustachian tube openings in my windpipe.  If I bend over, issue resolves itself withi a few seconds. When I sit upright again, it returns. At least I can sleep at night.  Part 2: I got into the car few days ago - wife driving - and we headed down the street.  Sudd...

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AFib

Hello,

I have had my pacemaker since 2010.  At my recent interogation, my cardiologist said he saw an episode of AFib from last March, so almost a year ago, and the weird thing is it happened on daylight savings day.  Before that, I had AFib in 2010 when I took a stress test before I had my pacemaker put in so I was out of breath on the treadmill.  No other AFib in 9 years.  Now my doctor wants to put me on Xarelto to prevent a stroke, but I'm so reluctant/scared...

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Heartburn lasting days

Hi all, I've seen a lot about heartburn on here but still had some questions I was hoping might be answered. I've had my PM since I was 6 months old, now I'm 20. I had a bicycle stress test about a week ago and a check up, I am due for a new unit in Feb. Three days after this I got bad heart burn that has consistantly lasted the past four days, pain that gets worse when I take a deep breath to the point where it wakes me up and I'm taking very shallow breaths cause it'...

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Biventrical pace maker

I have a st Jude two lead pace maker for 3rd degree heart block 3 years ago. Working fine, I am now pacing 100% and I am concerned about left ventrical damage due to out of sync. Cardiologist seems to dismiss it , say it occurs in about 20% of recipients.. I asked about having a three lead pace maker installed. He said no, because I am not experiencing heart failure. He did agree to an ultra sound to check ejection fraction, which will be next month. Anyone else have this concern or expe...

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Echo Test Results

Good morning.

I am approximately 4 months post a CRT-D implant. I've had a couple of adjustments to my in dash navigation system and no changes to meds since the install. Due to some very sage advice from a member, I am digging into test results and trying to be better informed. Really I'm just trying to take more control of the situation instead of solely depending on the doctors.

With that being said, I recently (1/11) had an echo performed. I am comparing this report wi...

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Suggestions?

I have a pacemaker being put in 4 days. My question is it's safe to take an Aleve or ibuprofen or something today for severe back pain? A little more about it I have 3 hour drive ahead of me today and sitting is killing my back. Then if the pain doesn't go away I've got a 2-hour drive to get to surgery from where I'll be and I know I can't take nothing that day

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Question

I have 3rd degree av block. My pacemaker goes in in a few days. My question is should I expect medications as well as the PM. ?

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Help

Hi so my docs put me on a beta blocker ass i was getting palps as anyone had like a thickening feeling or like when you have gulped in  and trapped air ?

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Pains in legs. Nerve pain feelings.. Problem walking.

Hi All

Has anybody experienced pains in their legs... Random out of the blue attacking feelings sensations?

 

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Neti pot

I have a pacemaker/defibrillator implant and was wondering if anyone has ever used a netipot that also has this implant? I can not take any over counter medicine for sinus and congestion. I was using nasel spray but was getting no relief.

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NOCTURNAL TACHYCARDIA

Hello everyone, first post. Had a Medtronic, dual chamber pacemaker implanted for fainting spells during episodes of AFib with rapid ventricular response.  It was also implanted so that my doctors could safely give me medication to lower my heart rate when in fast AF because when I am in normal sinus rhythm my blood pressure and heart rate are always on low side.  I am taking Flecainide and Bisoprolol. I have developed tachycardia, which occur...

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6 second V-tachycardia episode of 195

I am posting for the 2nd time in a week asking for anyone to respond that may have experienced a situation like mine.

My pacemaker check on November 10 showed a 6 second v-tachycardia episode of 195 bpm. I was informed of this episode 2 days after I was told by my pacemaker tech that my 1 year check look great!

After several phone calls from the cardiologist office with conflicting orders test orders, I have just been informed that my nuclear stress test will included the medicine...

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Hot Flashes and Sudden Bouts of Rapid Breathing

I've had my PM for about a month now.  Honestly, I can't say it's been for the better.  I thought I was getting better and then all of a sudden (the 1st day I went back to work) I went downhill again feeling just like I did before the PM.

I am still short of breath and just recently started having hot flashes.  I felt like my heart was racing so when I took my BP it was about 100 BPM!  Crazy because I'm a man in his late 50's - menopause? LOL

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Ectopic beats after a unrelated injury?

Hi all. This is my first post. I'm 35 and had my PM last year for bradycardia. My rate would go as low as 32 and referred around 45 on average. I was very symptomatic and eventually I got given a PM. This helped so very much! 

Around 6 months ago though I had a car crash which injured by back and neck. I'm still in pain now but far less than I was from these injures. However around the time of the crash and ever since I've developed a lot of extra beats. Mainly upper ch...

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Whatcha thinK?

Previous heart failure Doc was an ace.  New guy? I'm not sure. He went over the pulmonary function stress test I went through a month ago, and I have a replacement PM as of Nov 30.  His conclusion(s): my lungs are fine, my heart is compromised (cardiomyopathy). His answers, and explanations were accompianied with lots of eh, er, cough, runny nose, etc.  It didn't seem he had a handle on his explanation.  Altho he's not an EP, and let it be known he is not one,...

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