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Medtronic Pacemaker

Has anyone else had an early battery failure with the now recalled medtronic pacemaker? 

I am joining a class action lawsuit

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pacemaker lead broken

so my pacemaker lead broken andDoctor can't EXTRACTION 。so they put new pacemaker to other side.My question is how they take care  old pocket? put some Filler in old pocket? or  sometheing  else? 

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Pacemaker lead extraction

Hello all, my first post here on the pmc site.

I have been the lucky recipient of a dual chamber pacemaker since 2012 just after my second aorta valve replacement!  I am paced 40% on top and have a fully blocked AV node.   I was recently told after my pacer checks a few months back that battery life is starting to go down currently @ 2.89 and my upper lead the impedance number is changing and starting to go low if I understood that correctly, which they believe Is ca...

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Pacemaker battery

I seem to be the only one concerned that my battery depleted 1 year in 4 months.  My pacemaker is only one year old!  Seems strange to me.  Wouldn't you be concerned?

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FDA notice on Medtronic pacemakers

https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/fda-alerts-providers-and-patients-check-premature-battery-depletion-certain-medtronic-pacemakers-fda

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Hiss Lead Pacing

I'd appreciate a technical discussion with someone informed/experienced with Hiss Bundle Pacing.  I would be really interested in hearing from anyone who has had a Hiss bundle lead installed.

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Battery replacement UK

Just had appointment through for Uk battery replacement. Advise on recovery period please thanks. Appointment on 30th May and due to be on a fairly active school residential trip on 7th June.

also appointment taking place in Radiology dept, is that just an X-ray or actual pacemaker battery change?

 

Thanks in advance 

 

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Battery life

Hi! Has anyone ever had symptoms when they had 6-8 months battery life left on their device. I have a Bi-V/AICD by Medtronic. I’m 100% dependent and the Medtronic tech decreased my rate from 85 to 75 on my last check without telling me. I can’t tell if it’s the battery or his change that is making me feel bad and not being able to do some activities I was able to do before.

Thanks for any info you may have!! 

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Pacemaker Battery Life

I had a pacemaker fitted in July 2018 and I was told that it’s expected life span was about 9 years.  I have been for a check up today and have been told that, due it’s extra usage, the expected life style had reduced to 3 years.  The cardiologist I saw said that he was referring my case to my consultant.

Can anyone tell about the likely cause please?

Thank you.

John

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Generator replaced / or can as they call it

Thursday had my pace maker replaced , battery  low, 1 month left, had initial pace maker for 9.5 years.

i live in Carmel Ca., however I’ve kept my cardiologist in Scottsdale Az who I totally implanted my device in 2009.

They have cared for me the entire time, every 6 months I’d visit as well as use the home monitor. My insurance carrier, blue cross/ covered California day they will not cover the procedure since I was treated out of state.  Has anyone had a si...

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Can anyone else feel their pacemaker wires under their skin

Helloooo! Question, I can feel one of my pacemaker leads under where my scar is and can feel it travel up towards my clavicle. It’s very easy to feel, it even rubs on clothing. This is my second pacemaker and it has been this way for 2 years now. Was just wondering if anyone else has this as it was not like this with my first pacemaker. 

 

Eilish :) 

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Battery life

I just got my Medtronic pm this month and I'm wondeing how long do these things last?

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Complications

Has any one ever had the feeling like your pacemaker itself is viberating?  almost like the things they give you at pizza places to tell you your order is up viberating!! I've had mine since 2015 and all the sudden it feels like it's viberating all the time, It drives me nuts. If so what were your Dr,'s findings? I have an appt. to wear a harness for a day, thanks all. Jackie

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What am I in for?

Well..it will be time to have a new pacemaker put in..count down 3 months. I am a little nervous about this. He will make a new incision and have the new pacemaker float? Can anyoneshare there experience having it done again? were you anxious about this also?

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Return to Pilates

Had pacemaker installed March 18th 2019. I would like to get back to pilates when I have recovered from the implant, but I am very concerned about dislodging the wires as there is a lot of lengthening and stretching with this activity. Has anyone returned to this activity after implant.

 

 

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Leads

I got my PM 5 weeks ago. At 4 weeks I was released to raise my arm above my shoulder.  But i have ire dit so much in fear of pulling a lead. So my shoulder is stiff, not frozen shoulder but stiff and still sore if I sue my chest muscles. Sp thsi morning I woke up stretching mg right arm above my head, like reaching for the stars.  Is this concerning. Hiw hard is it to dislodge leads?? My pacer feels low in my chest, but always has and I feel my leads up under my scar, always have. N...

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Pacemaker

Just found this site and have readseveral of the postings hoping to find answers to my questions - but not yet.

When I had my pacemaker implanted 4 years ago, I was told the battery life was about 15 years.  In the last 4 years that has dropped to 3 years remaining.  With so much used up in 4 years, my concern is how fast the remaining time will actually last and how I will know when it's winding down in time to do something about it rather quickly.  Anyone have any i...

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Anyone experience Problems with lead displacement

I had intermittent bradycardia into the 20’s with dizziness went to the ER 3/18.  Had a PM placed 3/20.  Came home and still had the dizzy spells.  Went for my wound check, they interrogated PM, sent me for a chest X-ray and BOTH leads had moved.  Had a lead revision 3/27 and felt great- for 3 days, now having the dizzy spells again and feel the same  as last week.  Has anyone had multiple lead movements?  Do I return to same EP doc...

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Pacemaker "overheating" reduced pacing rate

I had my pacemaker implant on 01.30.19 I have had a positive recovery until this weekend; following a brisk walk the pacemaker and area around the PM were warm to the touch and the heat only subsided later that day. Saw the pacemaker team today and they felt the unit was overworking as my natural heart rhythm has improved. Thay reduced my right atrium pace from 100% (70bpm) to a lower amount (they didn't say how much!) I'm now feeling quite lethargic and more breathless. Has anyo...

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Battery life

how do you know when your battery is getting low what signs do I need to watch for 

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