Most Recent Messages in Batteries & Leads

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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Lead Extractionist

Hi All, 

I am 30 y/o and expecting my first child in November. At one of my recent PM checks, I was told that my leads are wearing out (15 y/o). I am hoping to get through my delivery without needing a lead replacement, but know that I will have a decision to make soon thereafter. I can either abandon my original leads and get a new system implanted or I can get a lead extraction and then get a new system implanted. 

My EP already told me that I will need to go out of st...

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Device interrogation?

Each time you have your device interrogated, how much battery life does it steal from pacing life. I assume there's an energy cost to transmitting the data. So how much does each transmission steal from pacing life? A day, a week, a month? I have my device read every 3 months. I assume any adustments also cost energy?

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st jude

Had PM checked last month after a collapse all ok. Early hours this AM  was woken by a  ringing sound no alarms or phones in the room.

 

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Crt-d

Will the home monitor detect a broken/loose lead?

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Lead size & moving from Dual Chamber to CR-T

Hi All,

I got my first device when I was 7. Getting a new CR-T soon. My old leads (13+ years) still work but have caused SVC syndrome, blocking the veins. 

Now I’m going to need stents, laser lead removal and then my new device. I’m in Chicago and my doc specializes in laser lead removal so I am in good hands, I hope. The last we spoke he said there’s no easy way forward due to potentially negative risk and they’ll need 3 teams to clear out the leads,...

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You know you're wired when...

Your device acts like a police scanner.

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