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I recently purchased an apple watch, and have joined a community that look at ecgs and such on the devices. One common comment about my ECGs are the appearance of a wider QRS and Delta Waves. I was aware RV Pacing causes the appearance of a wider QRS, but i'm not sure if delta waves are also part of this?
Everything online says Delta Waves present in cases of WPW, which i don't have.
Thank you for your hel...
I had my pacemaker surgery 8/31/2023, I have told my doctor at every visit that it hurts and it's not in the same place as it was, he completely ignores my complaints, the nurse writes everything I say about the pain but after the visit the doctor writes patient has no complaints. I even have someone with me at each appointment that knows I have mentioned this many many times. Now it feels like an area is going to literally poke through my skin, it was never like this before, I know most...
I counted today over 100 entries, using the search feature on the Forum, with the word “anxiety” in the message. Many other posts had words like “stress” or “fear” or depression” in the messages. Anxiety, fear, stress and, even, depression are incredibly common issues amongst us. Who hasn’t experienced a moment, especially when the device was new to us, where we didn’t stop and think to ourselves “wait,...
Is it necessary to take 2 grams of antibiotics before a visit to the dentist for a dental bridge? Pacemaker biotronik Enitra 6 DT implanted 7 weeks ago. Thanks.
Hi.... I am new to pacing.... had my PM installed three weeks ago. I have to say that this forum has given me so much information and dispelled mental anguish. I really appreciate all who share as when a person goes through this, we often feel alone, worried, and scared. I was diagnosed with bradycardia 15 years ago and after fiddling with thyroid medication for that length of time, last April I endend up in the ER with a cardiac event.... an extreme elevation of BP and tachycardia.... diagno...
I just want to extend my sympathies and understanding to those of you who have a CRT-D or ICD device like me. I don't know what I imagined it would be like to have something implanted in my chest, but whatever it was, I was really off base. For some reason, I thought after a couple of months that I wouldn't feel it anymore, that I wouldn't really even know it was there. That's simply not applicable.
After 6 months, I'm still not comfortable. Right now as I type...
I've had my biotronic evity 8 pacemaker for over 2 years is it normal to still get shooting pains coming from pacemaker site makes me very anxious that something is wrong as I'm 100 % paced ?
Is it OK to have a haircut with electrical (wireless_ clippers with a pacemaker implanted 25 days ago. Thanks
How does one with pacemaker recently implanted cope with Covid
Hey all! Another question from me! Looking for any feedback any of you may have with regards to dealing with weather extremes after getting a PM or ICD.
So about 8 months ago I had an ICD inserted to deal with hereditary AHCM. Previous to the procedure I had never, ever had any symptoms of having a heart issue.
The recovery process when very well and quickly.
What I am wondering, is suddenly now, I am having much more difficulty dealing with both hot humid condit...
If "no pain no gain " is a thing I am set for some HUGE gains with my new pacemaker !!!
the took my 3 year old one out and replaced it -
Removal which I was awake for hurt and now recovery hurts !
glad it's over and I'm excited for my expected gains !!
A little about my experience -
2007 44 years old 5 way heart bypass
2019 - AV node stopped working - installed a single wire PM
2024 - new PM with additional wire pacing another chamber plus ICD wire .
i was told .... in some cases (20% of single wire wearers end up where I am )
what got it all going ? I was having a regular stress test which was said to be "normal "
When I read it my EF was 30% wh...
I wonder just how many people on this incredible forum are as frustrated with their medical care as I am? In November I was doing well, and all of my doctors were fine with the idea of me coming in after a year if all went well and there were no complications. Then came the complication of getting a shock for a serious A-fib that could have taken me out if I didn't have a defibrillator. That caused a rash of new appointments and another echo of which didn't result in any new news. On...
Does anyone use THC to relax ?
Hello there I hope you are all doing well,
I have been experiencing some strange symptoms for a couple of weeks now and i wondered if any of you have had similar experiences, or have any ideas as to what could be going on.
My heart rate keeps randomly increasing from its usual 65 ish beats to around 95 beats. It stays like that until I eventually go too sleep, and this could be for hours. I'm not quite sure what is causing it? when it happens i...
Should I be able to sleep on my left side? I get some pain in my ribs but there is no PM there...
Going through a tough time with symptoms nearly 3 months after 2-lead PM insertion and would love to know if anyone has gone through anything similar.
I'm a pretty healthy 57 year old. I was diagnosed with permanent A-Fib in the summer, and two months later had a successful Cardioversion which restored my natural rhythm but unfortunately led to bradychardia and HR in the low 40s. After admission to hospital, and while still taking bisoprolol and amiodarone...
I am finding this site an amazing source of information and reassurance. I have now had my PM for just ovr 2 weeks and have already had it reset twice - initially DDD but now in VVI mode because I had a lot of ectopics and the PM would fire off causing uncomfortable sensations in my chest. I am now symptom free but have been left in a rather anxious state generally and finding new things to worry about!
The first relates to how much activity I can d...
Hello fellow club members!
I just wanted to talk about a tough experience I'm having. I hope others can read about it and not feel alone with similar experiences.
I got my first pacemaker about 1 1/2 years ago, after suddenly beginning to wake up in the middle of the night feeling sick, only to pass out within a few minutes. This turned out to be due to vasovagal syncope with asystole, trigger unknown.
The first time it happened I thought it was just a fluke, maybe...
Hi, my name is Aletheia. I just turned 19, but I was given my first pacemaker at 3 days old in 2004. I also had heart failure shortly after that. I'm also on several heart meds. A couple of years ago one of my leads broke and I got a new three lead pacemaker. That new pacermaker has helped my heart a lot and I've gone from moderate to severe heart failure to mild. My life is pretty normal except for the fact that I have never been able to be in PE o...
You know you're wired when...
Your heart beats like a teenager in love.
We are very lucky to have these devices.