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Hey everyone, first time on here. Question about the carelink monitor does it have a sound or an alarm like our ICD devices?

Yesterday morning heard an alarm that sounded similar to a low battery alarm (device alarm) but I had my device replaced last year. Couldn't tell if it came from me or the carelink monitor. Happened between 6-7 am and then again at 10pm.

Spoke to the hospital in the morning and they checked my sent transmission and said all is fine but then I heard this...

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Lead From Pacemaker can be seen - thinking of revision to fix it.

Hi:   Looking for some help.   One of my leads on my pacemaker (implant date 02/2015) has moved on top of the device and sticks out, (very visible), just below my collarbone.  Get sore and aches.  Saw my cardio elec. md yesterday and he says he can do a revision to bury the lead deeper in my muscle.  Has anyone else had this issue?   If so, did you have it corrected?   Did the revision work and last?   Any insight from a fellow pacemaker would be a...

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defibulator

Cant the hospital JUST  replace the battery  instead of the the whole devise ? And when they do this they arent inserting new leads into the chamber , rather "  splcing the existing leads to the new devise ???? 

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Lead extraction

Hi Guys, I posted prior to my lead extraction, now I'm a week and half post extraction:

The lead extraction and replacement was successful, much more involved than I remember initially having pm inplamted 8 ago. Actually one was to be replaced but as I was on the table the other lead also showed "noise ", so both were replaced. I wanted the pm replaced in order not to go through it in 3 yrs, battery life left. The dr did put in MRI compatible leads, st Jude. Side note, wis...

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Fixed length of pacemaker leads

I am not a happy pacemaker wearer and I think this is because I was told that I needed one withoutever experiencing any symptoms and there is no evidence from my 6 monthly checks that it has ever "kicked in" in "anger".

I am an active 50 something, I still play football (soccer) and I mountain bike. My initial fitting was sub-dermal and was a real pain, so I had it re-fitted beneath my pectoral muscle.  This has been excellent in many ways, I can't find...

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Battery change

Hi.  I have some questions. If a battery is getting low. How low does it need to get before surgery is needed?  Also is it true that insurance companies will not pay unless the battery life is within 3 months? Any information is much appreciated 

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Pacemaker

I was told that my pacemaker works 98% of the time. I exercise on a Octane machine 33 minutes. I am very active Dailey. It's been 18 months since I received my PM. Just joined this group as I got to thinking about my health. At 75 Yrs with battery life of about 11 yrs supposedely what are the chances of me getting another battery at that time. Is there really a possible answer at this time. 

Doc has no issue with me driving a 45' MH.  He said I am 100% better than...

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Trouble during pacemaker generator replacement

Hi all !

Yesterday morning I had my pacemaker replaced. I found out when I was in recovery that my cardiologist had a difficult time removing one of the leads from the old pacemaker. He told me he tried for 90 mintues, called all kinds of people for help but was unsuccessful because the nut/screw was corroded and it would not detach. So finally he called the manufacturer for help and they just told him to cut it off and cap it. So now I only have a working lead in the ventricle which&nb...

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Lead extraction

hi Harrie, one lead, it's the one that goes to the lower part, I asked about replacing both but they said the other is fine , it's the more active lead, upper, 97% , lower is 2%. They think it may be due to my job, caddying, carry doubles so it may be wear and tare. I'm not sure how it gets worn in a vein under my skin and collarbone.

im actually hoping my Dr changes the pm out also(3 yrs left), for obvious reasons. Not covered by insurance, too early.

having it done n...

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Lead extraction

Hi All

just posting a positive story for those that might be considering lead extraction. I've just had my second in 4 years with no complications. Maintaining the MRI functionality of the system was important to me ( capped leads are a contraindication for an MRI). I had a good electrophysiologist and the surgical protocol ensures availability of emergency treatment so I felt quite safe even though the possibility of a major complication was quoted as one percent. 

Harri...

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Lead Revision after 2 months with device

I recently underwent a lead revision 3 weeks ago after getting my initial pacemaker in May of this year. Both leads ripped out and my doctor said it was from putting my arm above my head. Now I'm freaking out because I don't want them to rip out again. Has this happened to anyone else? 

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3 vs 2 leads

I have been 100% dependent on pacemaker for 16 years and just got my 3rd pacer.  the 2nd pacer went into battery save mode and reduced my heart rate to 50 bpm (fisher scientific).  Has anyone heard of this?  Also they gave me three leads this time because I do have mild heart failure (45% ef).  Just implanted two weeks ago and I'm feeling better.  Any comments on this?  I'm 56 years old.

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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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