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Pacemaker

Had pacemaker fitted November 2017 due to slow heartbeat 38 BPM, instant sucess, went for 8 week checkup told i had used up 7 years battery life in this short time, was devastated. each time i visit for a check up yhe device is turned down to preserve battery life. Now experience chest pain and miss beats at the same time. Doctor at hospital suggested I have a lead replacment, Head Cardiologist refused to carry out replacment .Now at same position before pacemaker was fitted, Dizzy Spell...

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Lead Extraction days out question

I am 31 and I've had a pacemaker that long.  I'm about to have my 6th pacemaker and and need new leads as well.  My newest lead is 16 years old my oldest is 31.   Due to lack of space to place new leads they are doing a lead extraction.  I've been throughoughly briefed on all the risks invovled.  But what I'm wanting to know is how long were you guys off before going back to work.  I teach elemetary music and am trying to figure out how many days...

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Faulty pacemaker Lead

I have had my pacemaker since 28 January 2008.  I have been told one of my leads is faulty.  Five weeks ago My bp was put down to 40.  My appointment this week. when testing my pacemaker they gave me  two shocks ie they paced my heart which gave me chest pain.  I was told to come back in three months unless I get this pain again.  They don’t want to do anything yet as up to two years of battery Left.  They told me they would le...

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voltage

Hi All,

Re:  Pacemaker.

Can i have answers to the following questions please.

What voltage would the heart suffer if the two bare leads, or loose bolts touched and shorted out?  The battery being one year old. The device having two leads.  Also, Would this event register on the device memory?

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Lead Extraction and Replacement

Biventriclar Defibrillator since 2004, lifetime of heart issues, too many to list - my 5th generator replacement will be in two weeks in addition to a lead extraction and replacement- any recommendations for after care for myself, dos and don’ts or other suggestions or recommendations and what to expect. They will try laser extraction first but this lead has been in 13 years. 

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Magnetic leads

I'm new here so please forgive me if this subject has already been blogged.

My pacemaker / de-fib wes implanted in Nov 2017.  The leads are magnetic.  Since that procedure, I have had the need for an MRI on two occasions (prostate and R knee).  Unfortunately due to the magnetic leads, the MRI procedure could not be done thus the diagnosis and need for surgery has been impaire / comprimised.  I know that non-magnetic lead pacemakers of the same make and model...

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PM Replacement

Recent check up to assess PM (Medtronics) battery life, gave it 0.5 months to 21 months.

My question why is the range so great and is the battery life based on voltge drop?

What is the basis for raplacement and at what point do they decisde it should be replaced.

This will be first PM replacemnt, since implanted 10.5 years ago.

Apprecaite any comments.

Bob

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pacemaker dependancy

I was born with a defect that resulted in me having a pacemaker at 18mo. Now that I am 29 years old, my original leads are struggling to perform adequately, resulting in me "using up" the battery life of most devices in five years. I have had about five pacemaker replacements and now I am having issues with scar tissue and my chest cavity being concaved where they have removed tissue. During my last operation, doctors wanted to move my pacemaker to my abdomen, but I was very sc...

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20% COPAY with medicare advantage plan- HELP

Furious and worried. I'm not sure which of these is worse for me right now.

 

After 4 years, both of my leads have failed. 

I'm on medicare advantage with no other insurance. 

it will be a complicated surgery to remove and replace both leads, and the doc wants to also replace the PM.

I have not been able to get a cost estimate of the surgery and equipment from anyone. Not Humana, not the hospital, not the doctors.

I live in Nevada. Ca...

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boston scientific crt-d device

my boston scientific crt-d device sometimes feels like it is turning in the pocket  - it moves a lot  anyone else have this happen

 

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One month post surgery isuue

AFter two years had to have lead replaced.  Battery replaced at same time.  One month after surgery area around battery-pacemaker still sore, including periodic aches in upper chest and arm. Battery seems to be protruding.

 

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Lead shorted out

Hi everyone hope all is doing well. My electrophysiologist’s nurse called me to make an appt. seems my transmitter has been showing somethings wrong with one of my leads, apparently one has shorted out. Has anyone experienced this? What happens now? I have tried to find out about this online but there’s really no real info out there that I am finding. Can anyone help a girl out here? Thank you

Bennie

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Leads off?

Hi everyone!

Its been 5 months since I’ve had my pacemaker placed in. These past two days I’ve had dizzy spells (no fainting, thankfully) and feel as if my heart is fluttering more. I’ve never felt this before since having my pacemaker placed in my chest. I’m wondering if this could be a lead that’s maybe moved? Has anyone else experienced this? I plan on calling tomorrow to my doctors office but wanted to get yalls opinion too. 

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Is the pacemaker extraction procedure done in India?

Is the pacemaker extraction procedure done anywhere in India?

Specially the one using laser?

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Crazy Symptoms

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone ever experienced pressure/swelling in their temples and face upon bending? Its controlling my life I cant bend, I had to give up running due to this. Other symptoms include dizzy head and partial eyesight loss at the time of bending. I have read a bit on it and found out it can happen when the leads obstruct or other the superior vene cava. I have two sets of leads in as at my last operation (4 years ago)the leads had to be changed and the doctor d...

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Biotronik Pacer

I am having a very difficult moment. I am 46 and have had my Pacer for years. I saw my cardiologist six months ago, and explained that I was having numerous issues. A few of them being, severe pain in left arm, dizziness, and edema in limbs, accompanied by unbearable pain. My cardiologist never addressed these issues, spent a total of maybe ten minutes with me, said I needed an echo. I scrimped to Save for it, and was told two days before, the test had gone up $115.. I am self pay, denied ssi...

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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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