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Battery Question

Hi all! I have had my atrial based pacemaker for almost two years now. The other day I had an EKG done and the impression was that my atrial pacemaker had replaced my sinus rhythm. Has anyone else experienced this? And if so, how long until you needed a battery replacement?

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New pm battery

Hi 

 

just another quick couple of questions 

i had new pm battery yesterday ( third one) (first was 14 years ago and second 8 years ago ) old scar used for this surgery

I had to change the dressing tonight as it was all loose no redness but one end is bruised and had a lump is this normal

Also I could see the heart beats over the wound is this normal 

i was very anxious before surgery all went well but just wondered if anxiety...

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Lead extradition

Hi guys, everything has been smooth for 8 yrs, st jude pacer, two leads, upper and lower, bradycardia, set at 70.

6 month visit showed noise from the lower lead, long story short, needs to be replaced and since I have a couple years left on my battery also change the pm out. I'm told sooner the better, after 10 yrs the leaf difficult to extract.

well, anyone else go through this? Thx

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constant heart rate of 65 bpm

Hi. 

I have pacemaker (vitatron T70A2) installed in Aug 2010 in India. I am having regular check-up every six month after that. Last check-up was on May 25th 2017. I was told to have next check-up in three month as baterry voltage was 2.62V. For this device RRT is 2.60V.

I am monitoring bp and pulse rate regulalry, suddenly my pulse rate is now fixed at 65 from afternoon of july 9th.

I am in Albany (NY) visiting my son and planning to travel back in september.

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pacemaker box change

Hi all i have had a pm for fourteen years 

first procedure was emergency under local the second battery was put in 8 years ago

now due to have new box change next month as battery low

i dont remember much about the first one just that it was sore and the second one was done under full sedation

this time ive been told i will have local and small amount of sedation but cant have full sedation but i cant really remeber what the dos and dont are after ie moving my arm...

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Phrenic nerve stimulation

About a month ago my annual check showed the v lead was behaving erratically so they increased the voltage while investigating the cause and planning the replacement. Initially that resulted in the 2 am threshold checks waking me up with what felt like palpitations in the actual device as well as three or four smaller pulsations on the left side of the device whenever I yawn. They turned off the threshold checks but the tech said the pulsations were stimulation of the phrenic nerve cause...

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Pacemaker Battery/Computer Life.

Hi, My new Pacemaker Battery was at 11 years longevity during my first check after the surgery. 3 months later it had dropped 3 years. At that rate in 8 or 9 months I will need another. How has your Pacemaker Battery life been?

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Lead tips

I'm just curious as to why one of mine is the "screw" tip and one is a tine tip.  What is the significance of this?  Thanks.

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Pacemaker in replace mode

Okay, after Alot of back and forth with over a dozen people and Alot of miss information, I now have actual information on my pacemaker replacement problems.   With out goning over all the problems again, the doctors office called me back this morning.   I have surgery scheduled for next Thursday.   There was miscommunication between the insurance/lbusiness office.  I had filled out all the necessary paperwork and included any documents requested this past Tuesday req...

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Battery in replace mode for 6 mo

I was told Tuesday the 13th that my battery has been in replacement mode since last January.  I did have a appt. schedule for January but I needed to cancel it.  In July of 2016 my battery had 19 months life left, so I thought I would be safe.  Well, i guess i was wrong and as I said it has been in replace mode since Jan 2017.  I am 100% dependant on the pacemaker and was told Medtronic quarantee it will still work for 4 mo past replacement mode.  So. the question if...

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Prototype wIreless pacemaker announced

Check it out:

 

http://www.futurity.org/pacemaker-without-battery-1452302/

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Boston Scientific Accolade L331

Does anyone else have this device? It looks like it must be brand-new because I can't even find any information on the Boston Scientific website.

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lead extractions

My wife is facing multiple lead extractions she has three leads all 25 years old.

Anyway curious if a lead breaks during the extraction, I asume it's just left and they go after a differant one ? Or what ? 

She also has scoliousis making things tougher . We have our consult tomorrow.

Feel good about the surgeon Dr. Schearf ( spelling ) at St. Joe, Burbank, Ca.

Apperntly he invented the laser .

A question I will ask, but any input appreciated is appreciat...

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Failed atrial lead replaced successfully!

Ten months ago during the pm implant procedure the EP perforated my atrium and  I ended up with cardiac tamponade and open heart surgery. The atrial lead eventually failed as a result of the scar tissue, but ALAS, had the revision surgery a few days ago and all went well. Excellent surgical team that had prepared for the possibility of the scab ripping out and causing an effusion.  Once disconnected from the pm during the surgery my hr fell to 28. Glad to be alive. &n...

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Post op

Hi I recently went in for a box change. Whilst I was in theatre they decided to replace ventricular lead as it had been running at high threshold for two years. They did a venogram which showed enough room to insert but when they tried it wasn't possible. They said that I may have to have stenting prior to replacing it next time. I had an X-ray post procedure which the dr said was fine. However I have this discomfort in my chest and back since. It feels like trapped wind. It seems fi...

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lead issue

Bit worried, knew this day would come. Some 20 years ago a bad cardiologist " nicked " my wifes lead.. the first bad doc prior didn't kink it right and it was left in. She has complete block and pm dependent since she was 9.

Fastforward, we now see that her lead is starting to fail, she experienced some short fainting a couple weeks ago

ER twice and just couple days prior she was checked and all looked fine. Also looked fine in the ER and was interagated and rep said...

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TRAVEL AFTER REPLACEMENT OF ICD

HOW SOON AFTER REPLACEMENT OF  AN ICD CAN I FLY JET BLUE TO FLORIDA

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Lead of the PM had come out. can any one tell me why

I had received PM on 27th of July and was OK for next 3 months. I had visited hospitle twice during this period of 3 month for 2 times and every thing was OK, but to my surprise on 10th of Nov I had a bradia cardia again and was rushed to hospitle, on checking it was revelled that the leasd of the PM had come out.

No reason is attributed, is this a common with other receipents.

 

Hemant

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ICD Repkacement cost

I am 69 years old and facing a replacement of my Biotronik ICD in the next 2-3 months. I live outside the U.S., but am a U.S. Citizen and have Medicare Part A coverage. Can anyone give me a ballpark estimate of the out-of-pocket costs I can expect. Based on the little information i can find online, I suspect it might be around $40-000-50-000. Thanks. 

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Need to learn what mother will feel like after PM dies

My mother is 85 and not a candidate to get her PM replaced.  She reached RRT back on Feb 3 2017.  We know her battery will fail over the next month or so but we do not know how she will feel when it stops working.  She has been paced for nine years (this is her second unit)... 100% paced but she is not dependent on it.  Even paced, she has AT/AF incidents occasionaly.  I assume those will increase after the unit dies.  But will she be able to move around the...

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It may be the first time we've felt a normal heart rhythm in a long time, so of course it seems too fast and too strong.