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MRI

Hi again!

when I had my new battery replaced last March my doc told me it was the new “MRI FRIENDLY” model.  Has anyone had an MRI after receiving one. ?  What I don’t understand is since leads were not replaced is it still safe or would they fry my heart lol.  I’m not planning on having one anytime soon but my curious.  My EP says that the leads themselves are good to go....hmmmm.  Just wanted to hear your thoughts on the subject.

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PACEMAKER VP100%

Hi everyone. I come from Vietnam. My father has implanted a pacemaker (PM) since April 2016. PM manufactured by St. Jude medical. 
The PM runs from VP18% (June 2016) to VP100% (8/2/2018), threshold 0.3V 0.6ms, Impedance 525 Ohm.
My father tested PM in Nov 2017 with VP63%, Threshold 0.5V 0.4ms, Impedance 560 Ohm. 
My father suffered bradycardia (slow heartbeat). I am a bit of surprised and sad when I realise that the PM runs completely after only 2 years. It is too fas...

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Loose lead

I had my icd implanted feb 2017..things went as planned ..recovered well...

Jan 2018 I got shocked ..saved my life ..come to find out after test done I have the top lead loose in my heart ..went to my cardiologists was told I needed it fixed scheduled a date..got in operating table surgeoun decided before cutting me open to send me to another surgeon ..got to see this wire floating around in the bottom of my heart ..it should of been up top..

Surgery is set for the 6 th of feb..wa...

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Things that could happen

Hey guys hope everyone is doing well. 

I have recently started going back to the gym and my wife and we’re talking about things the doctor had said. 

I just wanted to throws this out there. 

Has anyone personally or know an immediate family member that has ever dislocated a lead or worn one out to the point of breaking?

The doctor says repetitive motion or bending of a lead could cause it to break or pull out of the heart. I just want to know...

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Icd implant

I had my St. Jude 3 lead pacer changed out for a pacer/defibrillator last week.  It seems to show much more than my pacer.  It is like a big lump almost on my shoulder.  Has anyone had this experience and does it level out?

Ellen

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Mammograms

Can your pacemaker leads or any other part of pacemaker be damaged during a mammogram?

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Positioning

Good Sunday Everyone

So I’m feeling good and I’m starting to get used to my PM. 

I do have another question though. Hopefully someone here will know or understand what I’m ralkibg about. 

So 95% of the time I can not feel my PM or my leads but sometimes when I lean forward or rest on my left side I can feel the leads in my heart when it beats. It’s not painful but simply a very weird feeling. 

The best way I can describe it i...

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New technology

Hello all my names mark , my daughter pearle has a pacemaker , 3rd degree heart block since birth she is now 5. Pearle is on her 3rd pacemaker which is now a Medtronic dual pacemaker abdominal. In her last operation they tried to extract lead from vein as was showing wear due to growth in doing so the vein collapsed so that can't be used now and they don't want to use the vein on other side until she is bigger , Hence why in abdomen now , on plus side she is now has a d...

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Can leads move 5 years after being put in?

I haven’t been on here for quite some time. I had to hav a pm put in 5 years ago this month. A month and a half after I had to have a lead revision because the bottom lead dislodged and went through the heart wall. Excruciating pain, nurses telling me it was just muscle spasms or my body getting used to the pm. I was put on pain killers and muscle relaxers.  Wasn’t until I called crying in pain and cussing the nurses out that anything was done and that’s when the revisi...

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Lead extraction

Two days ago, my generator went into it's power saver mode. The generator change doesn't bother me, but I have to get my leads extracted and changed with this one and quite frankly, I'm terrified. I've tried to do research online, but nothing I find is current and nothing I seem to find addresses my age group. (I'm 38) Anyone been through this and can put my mind at ease. I know I'm over reacting, but my anxiety gets the better of me. 

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Pacemaker

I had a Boston Scientific Dual Chamber PM installed two days ago. This is my 3rd. The 1st & 2nd were St. Judes installed in 1989 & 2007. Early this morning I was awakened with what felt like contractions or spasms at the site of my PM just below my collar bone, which have continued for several hours and are somewhat distracting and disconcerting. My leads are 28 years old, and before my most recent implant I asked my cardiologist about their life expectancy and whether they should be...

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Rechargeable?

Why aren't pacemakers rechargable? While the working life of these devices has come on in leaps and bounds we still have to have the device swapped every few years.

With any surgery come the chance of infection and if I've read correctly the chances of infection increase with every swap. 

Surely with modern inductive charging we should be able to place pad over the device and have it re-charge while we sleep and remove the need for reccuring surgeries over many years....

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Pacemaker

I had a procedure last Friday where they checked my bloodpressure, EKG, heart rate, etc.  The nurse told me the numbers which were fine but she also used the expression my pacemaker is pacing????  What does that mean?  I know I go in and out of afib (from time to time) but I don't have symptoms.  It just shows up with the technition reading my results.  Is anyone familiar with that information "pacing".  I am feeling so well I am amazed.  I am...

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Biotronik ICD lead injury

Hello everybody!

I have an ICD (I get my first implant in 2008,the battery chnage was in 2014). Few days ago was a shock, because of lead injury, it is importent to tell you, that i did not had arrhytmya or syncope.It was terrifying,horrible experience.Now I am waiting for a serious operation, when the lead is going to be changed.

Do you know anything about warranty of the leads? (type: Biotronik Kentrox RV 75.)

Was there any precedent, that someone sued the m...

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or3 year old medtronic pm

Why is my pm not keeping up with bpm it 1 or 2 low at cardiologist and hospital its only 3 years old medtronic

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St. Jude ICD Pacemaker Defib

Anyone out there had problems with St Jude ICD unit battery corrosion and leakage ?

Everything I find on the internet has to to with the Battery Leads.

Thanks

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Article on nanostim removal statistics

http://www.heartrhythmjournal.com/article/S1547-5271(17)30846-9/fulltext

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Pacemaker beeped twice?

Earlier today at around 10:20 am my pacemaker made two distinctive beeping noices, I made sure that it wasnt my phone nor was there anything else in the room that would make the beeping. It came from my left as well. I called the heart doctor and also sent in a report on my pacemaker reader, I dont remember what its called, the heart doctors called back and said that my pacemaker wouldnt make beeping noises. Is this true? Im confused, i know what I heard. I was worried that my battery mi...

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How do I know if lead has moved

Hi All need advice, had my Pacmaker 4 yrs now and these last few weeks I have been getting a lot more pulsating and twitching in the Center of my belly. My Pacmaker is set to pulse I can feel it but it’s going a lot more frequent and don’t know if this is ok. Anyone have any problems what should I do !

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Reasons Leads are extracted?

I just had my right ventricular lead extracted.  The R wave was down to 1 and my lead was making alot of noise.  Another smaller hospital originally put this lead in the apex right in a scar there 3 years ago.  I have a scar in the apex and no one could diagnose me nor why.  I had an ablation two years ago in the vicinity of the apex lead which fixed my VT and I have been off meds and running and vt free ever since.  However the lead in the apex was failing and t...

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