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CRT LOWER E/F PART 2

Well here's a chance to learn something...  at least for me...  Cardio responded to my complaints of extreme fatigue by comparing a new ekg with one before the new crt pm was implanted last feb.INTERESTING RESULTS!!!!

the qrs sows up at 15.5 miliseconds higher than the previous ekg in feb where it was 218miliseconds.. said it was "leakingmanagement " issue and not ideal. He wants to change to bi-ventricular from multi point pacing on this st. judes crt pm....he a...

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CRT LOWER E/F PART 2

Well here's a chance to learn something...  at least for me...  Cardio responded to my complaints of extreme fatigue by comparing a new ekg with one before the new crt pm was implanted last feb.INTERESTING RESULTS!!!!

the qrs sows up at 15.5 miliseconds higher than the previous ekg in feb where it was 218miliseconds.. said it was "leakingmanagement " issue and not ideal. He wants to change to bi-ventricular from multi point pacing on this st. judes crt pm.. ...

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Mitral Prolapse

Hello all. 

I wanted to pass along what I think is very important information to consider when getting a pacemaker. Apparently the primary way doctors attach leads for dual chamber pacemakers and/or ICDs can, in some patients, cause mitral prolapse or mitral regurgitation. This is significant because if you’re one of them, you will begin exhibiting signs of heart failure.

i began researching this because over the past two weeks my breath has diminished and seems to...

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leads

had a great Doctor Garvey at St Vincent Portland OR. burn out the two leads and set in two new ones, I feel great and have to see him in another week at the incision, Took 3 hours hardly any scar tissue around the leads and was in for 8 years. using a restraining belt to keep left arm to be raised about the shoulder so electrodes can build scar tissue to build up around them. He used the old 2 year device which has over 8 years of battery life and it operates great, no more dizziness from lay...

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Normal to feel wires under left clavicle?

4 days post op. Chest sore but improving. Noticing  tugging sensation, pulling sensation under the left clavicle. Can feel wire under the skin both under the clavicle and  under the clavicle superiorly. I assume this is normal routing. Almost feels like someone has their finger on my neck or throat to a certain extent. Not sure if this is normal or something that you get used to. Any thoughts appreciated thanks 

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Getting your wires crossed

About 6 months ago,  I was at work and kept feeling a little itching feeling where my pm is (I have mine on my rightside) I kept working I work as a cook,  anyway,  it kept itching then it started shocking me so I told my boss that you need to call 911 something is going on with my pm,  I get to er,  they admit me in hospital, a tech came in to check.my pm he said my pm was up higher then normal,  and was causing the little shocks,  tthey had to callobrate m...

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new crt pm lowers ejection fraction

Hello all, this is Philman with some serious concerns.  had a stroke in

June of 2017 working on good rehab through feb of 2018 when i needed a new pm to replace my duel lead medtronic ... it was decided that we implant a st. judes bi ventricular crt. I believe it is called quadra allure mp.  I was told it would give me more horsepower and smoothr pacing with the extra lead.HOWEVER...  had my first echo in august and my E/F was lower than it has e...

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Crt leads

I was just told that I will need surgery to place my third wire after 2 attempts.

Has anyone had their lead inserted via surgery?

 

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what type of battery being used in at crt=d

I really don't care which vendor. But what kind of battery being used in those unit. 

Lithium-ion(Li-ion)

Nickel Cadmium(Ni-Cd)

Nickel-Metal Hydride(Ni-MH)

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Pacing Problem

Last month I fell twice within an 18 hour period and went to the ER. The doctor ordered an EKG and found that, during it, my heart had stopped beating for five seconds (because I had twitched). He called the pacemaker rep who came and checked the device which worked perfectly, but at the insistence of the ER physician, retested and had me move my left arm and found, as the EKG had shown a five-second stoppage.  

The problem was a loose wire, and it had been...

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Repositioning of PM chamber/battery

Hello. My mother recently has a PM inserted. It seems to have located itself close to her armpit and is very uncomfortable. Does  anyone know whether just the chamber/battery can be relocated!I think it’s gone in under the muscle as it’s hard to feel unlike mine which is above.

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Gastric Pacemaker

Hi 

I have had a gastric pacemaker for 10 years now and at my last yearly dr. visit I was told that my battery is dead. Has anyone out there had their battery replaced? How intensive was the procedure? Any problems?

Thanks for your info

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Need new Wires

I went in Kaiser sunnyside mt. Talbert Clinic to be consulted for new leads for my pacemaker which was installed Nov 2016.  Dr. Farnando Tondato was very informative and gave me options of the problem of bad insulation on the wires to upper and lower chambers. I choose to have the wires changed out 3 days later. I was then refered to Dr. Garvey of Providence St. Vencient , according to my acceasment at Kaiser my leads are in critical need of replacement which needs to be done ASAP. ...

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biventricular pacemaker replacing 1 year old pacer?

Hi everyone!

 

My husband had a St. Jude's pacemaker placed August 1, 2017 due to bradycardia. Since getting pacemaker, Ive learned he has sick sinus syndrome, 2nd degree atrioventricular block, and pulmonary hypertension. He is 32 years old. This was a huge shock to us when he had to get one and we prayed, hoped it would be the answer to the sob, fatigue, dizziness and what not he was having. Fast forward to now, he had an echo done last week and his EP suggested he have...

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lead extraction

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/17165-lead-extraction  

Informative link on lead extraction.  Good to see the high success rate when done by experienced specialists at clinics with the latest protocol.

                                 Rodger

 

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Ventricular pacing

I’m on my 4th pacemaker with 23 year old leads.  It is a DDDR.  The atrial lead usually paces 98%  of the time until recently, as it is wearing out.   Now the ventricular lead is taking over and it is extremely uncomfortable when it kicks in and I get very dizzy with chest pain and have to sit down until the atrial lead kicks in.   I also feel very weak.  My B/P also goes up 20 pts or so systolic.   What can be done.

will see cardio next wee...

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Acid Reflux after PM install

I had my PM installed about 3 months ago. The next day they thought that there might me a lead issue (it could slip out) and I went into the hospital to get this remedied.  But the cardiac surgeon did a few more tests and decided that it was OK after all.

About 3 weeks ago I suddenly developed what seemed like heartburn. I had an EKG and it was OK. 

The symptoms are strange - always, when heading out for a walk, after about 20 steps the “heartburn” starts. Th...

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From 3 leads to 2 leads

I have a 3 lead pacemaker in but one of the leads ar faulty and blocked but doc is suggesting going back to 2 leads because its not pacing right and im skipping a heart beat which is dangerous just wondered if anyone has had a simillar op and maybe ease my mind or give info 

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Pacemaker leads /Bronchitis cough

My pacemaker was put in on February 28, 2018.   This week I developed Bronchitis and a painful, productive cough. When I cough, I feel sharp pains in the center of my chest and mid-heart location. Could my cough dismantle my leads ?

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noise in upper chamber

hi all. i had a remote interrogation which detected a couple episodes of "noise" in the,upper chamber but no arrythmias. they said it might have something to do with lead. pacing was greater than 99%. everything looked fine but they would watch it. instead of waiting for 3 month interrogation i asked for another in 1 month. comments please. thanks. i had crt- procedure in 2014. 

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