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I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis last May. It is in my lungs and lymph nodes and migrated into my heart which caused the ventricular tachycardia events which led to my pacemaker and since then an ablation (little back story there). While recent PET scans have shown it subsiding in my heart, it is still present in lung area (being treated with immunosuppressive steroids).
To my question...........I have always been quite the active person/dad. I am thin, always moving,...
I had a dual lead pacemaker installed on Feb 28, 2020 due to bradycardia which was causing me shortness of breath.
After the surgery they took a chest xray and told me that I had a small to moderate right pleural effusion (fluid in my right lung). They put me on a 20mg dosage of Furosemide (a loop diuretic) to try to drain the fluid out of my right lung. It has been 10 days and the fluid is still there along with my shortness of breath.
My question, is how long does it...
Hi everyone I'm new here just got pacemaker on the 21th offer 2020, I went to er because of serious diarrhea was admitted bc of low potassium during the night nurse comes rushing into my room asking me if I feel ok I tell them yes they say my heartrate dropped into the 30s,so next morning a cardio dr comes in saying they are going to transfer me to another hospital bc I need a heart cath and a pacemaker so I allow them to transfer me so as soon as I get to the bigger hospital drs say I ne...
Sorry for the long back story but I am quite concerned, scared, upset, etc.
I had my pacemaker/ICD put in June, 2019 due to the ventricular tachycardia episodes I had due to a virus called sarcoidosis that somehow got into my lungs and heart. It damaged my heart and the result was ventricular tachycardia.
The pacemaker has been pacing me at the low end to 60 bpm and at the high end around 175bpm. All this time since June my heart was beating on its own power, but a tad...
So, I have (apparently) an MRI-conditional lead. And an MRI-conditional pacemaker, following an AV node ablation (for longstanding persisten atrial fibrillation). However the combination is not MRI-conditional (according to Boston Scientific and my current EP/cardiologist) so I can't have an MRI. (As an aside: What????)
Which matters, because I have heart failure (HFpEF) and my cardiologist thought to order a set of blood tests so obscure the vampires at the hospital...
I have just spent nearly a month in the hosp. Pretty darned fuzzy , to tell the truth. Kidney stones, too much water to try to flush the stones, PM going into EOL, A mew PM Generator. Be glad to get this one behind me. I have now met one surgeon wh has done at least three PMC members scattered over three states, plus the 89 YO mother of a friend I met in the waiting room for my own surgery. Small world. To quote my Cardio - "I...
12 weeks post insertion. Now hit with flu violent cough temperature
i know that leads won't be dislodged but as still getting used to the pm. Presumably the coughing/flu temp won't affect the pm.
not slept for two days exhausted hot/cold
Background: Around thanksgiving, I passed out while driving. ER doctor diagnosed me with bradycardia and vasovagal syncope. Two weeks later, during a tilt table test, my heart paused for 8 seconds and the next day, they implanted a pacemaker.
It's been 9 weeks since my pacemaker implant and for the past week. I have been having palpitations and chest pains on my left side and also a burning sensation sometimes to the right of my pacemaker.
Today, I borrowed my son...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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. ...
I was recently diagnosed with cardiac sarcoidosis as the cause for heart block. Does anyone have experience with this condition, treatment, etc.?
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...
Pacemaker with MRI compatibility for patients who have bullet in the body is useful or Not?
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,...