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Ablation left me with zero pulse!!! I am completely dependent on my pacemaker!

I moved to the Philippines within 90 days of my St. Jude pacemaker/defririlator installation. I had every intention on returning to South Florida for adjustments to meds and my device. 14 months later I am still here. I have been suffering from oxegene deprevation and very serious loss of energy...... I thought it was my meds. I read on another post here on this site that my heartrate set at 60 BPM and my accelerator set to not go off was the probable cause. I was terrified at the cost of sub...

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Adult With pacemaker

I have a friend with a son who got a pacemaker as a child. His pacemaker is in his abdomin and the leads are failing. He is now an adult at 19. Should his pacemaker be moved up? I have tried to research this and can find nothing. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

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EP recommendations in south

Looking to get a second opinion for my husband. Our Ep in Louisiana has been wonderful but my husband is the youngest patient he has and I feel we need more experienced hands on deck. Anyone have any dealing with EP in Birmingham, Alabama..Dallas, Nashville or any info you can give would be helpful 

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EPS needed prior to PM implant ?

My Cardiologist referred me for the Pacemaker Implant without going for EPS. I have no symptoms at all and fairly active life at 74yrs age. My Echo and Nuclear Stress are normal.

The only reason for PM implant is the Event monitor 14 days study, which shows 280 Pauses varying 3 to 5.9 sec & pulse rate varying 35 to 60 .

My questions :

1)Does everyone usually go through EPS (Electro Physiology Study) prior to the Pacemaker procedure?

2)Is it true that...

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Ejection Fraction Percentage

What tests measure your Ejection Fraction Percentage?  My Cardiologist or EP have never mentioned this but I see it discussed on the forum.

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Doctors letter

Just seen a copy of my discharge letter from the hospital after 3 week check up. It states "Angiography did not reveal obstructive disease and cardiac MRI revealed a normal heart structure. He has first degree block and right bundle.  Single coil ICD lead to RV apex, pacing lead to right atrial appendage".

I do not fully understand the "He has first degree block and right bundle" bit is there a typo or something missing from this sentance?

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evaluating implant of Pacemaker

I seek some advice on whether to go for Pacemaker or not? I am absolutely normal 74 yrs South asian male-walk 5 miles daily- climb stairs and carryout normal house hold work without any symptoms -no pain-no palpitation-no tiredness. Normal sleep of 7 hrs. I have wel controlled Diabetes type 2 and high BP for last 12 yrs. Av built- 133 lbs and 5'- 4" ht.. 

My PCP says I have Bradycardia conditions. The Cardiologist performed Echo/Nuclear Stress, and both...

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Pacemaker

I have not felt well since April when I had the pacemaker for Arrtyhmia my heart stopped for 18 secs  I have since got labyaritas inner ear problems so don’t know if it’s just the pacemaker  but I was on the go constantly no I’m really slow and feeling sick an unbalanced every day. Is anyone else feeling like this   All my tests have come back clear x 

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Hard to accept I need a pacemaker

Hello all, i am new to this forum. 31 years of age,  single mother of 3 daughters. I have been having fainting episodes that started when i was about 12 or 13 and have got them more often since having my first child in 2006. My prior doctor procrastinated on sending me to see a specialist so i thought i was ok. Recently i had another episode where i was able to record myself (family members where with me) and after seeing the video it scared me. I then decided to change doctors and this...

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Unexplained heart block? Insist on being checked for cardiac sarcoidosis

Hi all...

After seven years of symptoms (ignored by my doctor), I suffered complete heart block in 2014 and was fitted with a pacemaker (in Greece, no less!)  I've been 100% dependent on it ever since.  Sadly, no one on my medical team wondered why a fairly fit middle-aged woman had suddenly developed a heart block and so did absolutely no further testing.  Fast forward to 2017 when I was (after a long comedy of errors) diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis, which appear...

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Metoprolol with nodal ablation and pacemaker

My husband is 88 and  after years of controlling and not controlling erratic heartbeat with meds , conversions etc he had a complete nodal ablation 4 years ago . He has had zero issues , very few stray beats and no issues with the procedure and pacemaker. 

He has been taking 25 mg of metoprolol twice a day and I am wondering why he needs that and what the risk of discontinuing it would be. 

Getting him off meds would be a plus as he is sensitive to everything.&...

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Pancreatic cancer surgery with pacemaker

A CT scan two days ago show I have malignant turmor in pancreas.  I will get details Tuesday and find out stage and if it's operatible.  How will my pacemaker for SSS complicate matters if I have surgery?  I never expected this as I have none of the risk factors except age (79).  Don't smoke, drink, not obese,   no family history.  I am very frightened.

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Weird heart (?) episode last night.

I received my PM nearly four years ago due to asystole; and while I've definitely had times where I can feel it pacing like crazy, last night, I got home and was feeling fine. I sat down because I suddenly felt flushed and nauseous. I went and laid down, and was sweating profusely for about five minutes; I then cooled back down, and besides the headache afterwards, I felt fine. Has anyone else experienced anything like this before? 

I should mention I'm 38.

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flecainide

hey all,

 

so i have been posting a lot recently so i do apologise xx

so i have been prescribed the above drug for my irregular heart beat ( i have a leadless pacemaker or the ventricular standstill.. pauses)

im petrified about taking this drug. i've read a lot of articles saying it can be fatal for people, i am slightly concerned . any advice guys? 

 

krissy xxxx

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medication for afib?

hey guys! 

 

so ive come here again because it's nice to talk to people that understand what i'm going through.

so as some of you know i have a micra for ventricular standstill....

but my ep gave me absolutely nothing for my afib. 

i contacted my eps secretary who said i need to be re referred not helpful and extremely frustrating.

 

anyway over the past two weeks my afib has been terrible, irregular beats you name it and i...

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Tikosyn vs. Pacemaker

Greetings!  I am a 68 year old male with a thirty year, complicated history of afib, flutter and tachycardia.  I had Robotic Maze surgery in 2008 and was med free for four years.  I have had two ablations in the past year.  September '17 and April '18. Two weeks ago I was admitted to the ER with a heart rate of 170. I was had a cardio version and currently I'm in bradycardia with a pulse below 60 and am on Sotalol 120.  I have been prescribed many hea...

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Stress Echocardiograph results

Please help with the interpretation of "No atrial pacing during exercise". I understand most of the repport except this phrase. Does this mean that my heart did not pace on it's own during the exercise and I was reliant on the pacemaker's atrial lead?

I have had progressively worse breathlessness and weak legs on exertion. It started in January and I had the pacemaker taken out in April due to blood culture negative endocarditis with a 12mm vegetation...

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Breathless with Pacemaker

I have RVDR01 Revo MRI SureScan since 2011 after a 3rd degree AV block.

Currently I am suffering from a severe lack of energy and breathlessness when I walk or do anything more than sit.  Is it possible to have another AV block (2nd degree perhaps)?

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New defibrillator

Early june I took a stress test. they determined that my heart rate was not elevating properly. So they made a change to the defibrillator's settings. My heart rate went to 45 and it was supposed to be maintained at 60. Went back in a few days later and they determined that the leads weren't functioning right. But then a doctor said it was scar tissue in my heart that was causing the leads not to deliver the necessary charge to pace my heart. So they increased the power to the lead. A...

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PM

I’m new to this group..I’m from Cali and had valve problem and had valve replacement 3 years ago..from been ok and recently develop afib and now candita for pM according to my doctor/Ep.Anyone had the same problem as mine Pm after valve replacement?im on the process of decision if I need to do Pm feel nervous and low pls help..I’m 39 TIA!

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