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Dizzy after working out? VVS?

I'm 33 year old male, received PM for heart block, and syncope- also have a high vagal response. Also just 2 weeks ago hit my 1 year anny with my pacer! Things have been pretty great until this last week.

Thursday went for a 3 mile run (I run 2 to 3 miles a day) and as soon as I got done running I bent over and tied my daughter's shoe. I stood up and BAM....super dizzy and nauseous. Laid down with feet up for 10 minutes and ate dinner, then felt 100% back to normal.

Today...

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Resting rate

I had a resting rate for years between 40 and 50. Competitive triathlete and cyclist. Had an athletic heart condition for 30 plus years and believe I still do. Have had flutter off an on for 8 years, mostly off. Jan 2017 sysmtoms of bradicardia began, pretty common for athletes. 7/17 got a dual lead medtronic pace maker. resting rate was set at 60 BPM. Now it is set at 70 BPM? If I still have an athletic heart condition, why 70. Now, flutter and fib are back. I cannot tell it and still go ana...

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Gastric band

Hi I'm 6"3 and weight about 400lbs I've struggled with my weight for years up and down never below 350lbs I had a pacemaker fitted a year ago ( sick sinus syndrome) and I'm thinking of having gastric band surgery to help with the weight loss. What I'm asking is this even possible has anyone had it done and the cost in the uk. Or dose anyone know of any other options I do try to eat healthy and I do walk but it's getting harder on my feet and knees and get out of breat...

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New member looking for support!

Hi all! My name is Rachel and I am a new member here on Pacemaker Club! I am 23 and got my pacemaker implanted in 2005 (if I remember correctly). I am on my second device and due for a battery change within the next year. I have never changed my leads, only the pacemaker itself. My pacemaker is in my lower abdomen under the rib cage with the leads going up. I was born with hypoplastic right congenital heart condition, and was able to have a successful fontan procedure when I wa...

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bruises on my arms, and I never had before

  • by mocus
  • 2020-05-24 20:32:52
  • ICDs
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  • 2 comments

I am 81 and never had a pacemaker before, now I wonder can a pacemaker get my heart pumping so good thAT THE 325mg. asprin is now acting like a blood thinner, more than it did before. 

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HR dropping below set pm rate

Hi all 

I was admitted to hospital today in the ambulance and in the ER ECG Showed my HR going as low as 40bpm my pacemaker is set at 60 showed pm capturing it but not increasing the rate like it should... i only have single lead turned on atm ... no one here could explain why.. my cardiologist is at different hospital...

Thought someone may have had this ,who could fill me in. 

Thanks 

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Macbook Air abd Pacemaker

Just unpacked a new Macbook Air and the notes indicate powerful batteries may interfere with medical devices.  Anyone have experience with this?

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Strange sensation

Hello everyone I picked my husband up from the hospital yesterday after he had a CRT D inserted on Wednesday. While in hospital " plugged in" he didn't feel any odd sensations but since being at home he is experiencing a tapping sensation in his diaphragm and stomach region. It was particularly bad during the night especially  if he lay on his right hand side. It is accompanied with breathlessness and he feels like he has hiccups inside his body but not located in his...

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Fluttering and coughing

Haven’t posted in a while hope everyone is safe in this horrible time (Covid) wee are all going though.  

Because I was having what felt like spasms followed by coughing. Just had pacemaker interrogated and changes were made.  My coughing seems to be worse. Anyone had theses problems and  Will this subside in time.  Thanks and all be safe.  

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Fluttering and coughing

Haven’t posted in a while hope everyone is safe in this horrible time (Covid) wee are all going though.  

Because I was having what felt like spasms followed by coughing. Just had pacemaker interrogated and changes were made.  My coughing seems to be worse. Anyone had theses problems and  Will this subside in time.  Thanks and all be safe.  

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Sleeping

Can someone give me information regarding turning over in bed.  I am an arm sleeper and use a sling since my PM insertion on 5/01.  When can I start turning over on the side of my PM without worry?

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Defibulator going off during deep sleep.... no pain.

Hello, anyone else have their defibulator go off during sleep and not feel it ?
 I am about 8 months into my pacemaker-defibulator and twice now it has gone off at night for rapid heart beat and I didn't know.  My monitor picked it up and I was called the next day by the cardiology people.  I have yet to feel the impact of the defibulator and I am nervous about it as my hospital experience was mega painful!!!

Glad I have found this forum.... hugs to alll, je...

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proctecting my pacemaker

Thanks so much for all your good advice.  Went for a bike ride yesterday  (with my bike helmet of course) and decided not to worry !  It was great, but I discovered I"m in terrible shape, despite doing a lot of walking since my procedure :) More riding is in order now that the weather is finally decent, here in southern Ontario

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Pacemaker strange sensation

I've had a pacemaker since 2012 and for as long as I can remember I've felt a jolting sensation from it. It happens most hours at 8 minutes to the hour. I've mentioned this several times at the pacemaker clinic but they don't know what it is. It doesn't bother me although i would like to know if anyone has any ideas or if it happens to others.

Thanks

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understanding how my PM works

I received my PM in January due to Complete Heart Block. Within days, after my wound check, I left for an extended vacation/recoup in Florida. When I got back in March they adjusted my PM and I had an MRI. I really still, even after extensive research don't' know exactly how this PM works. Excuse my ignorance but with Covid-19 I never get to talk to my Cardiologist, just staff. What kind of information do I need to figure out exactly what my PM is doing? The MRI found Cardiac Sarcoido...

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protecting pacemaker while exercising

I'm a recent pacmaker recipient (March 2020), now getting back to excercise.  I like cycling, but I tend to be a little clumsy and am worried about taking a fall or hitting my chest hard on the handlebars. Should I be ?  Is there a product people use to protect the area ?

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Gnawing Anxiety One Year Later Post PM..

Hello all,

So it is 16 months after my PM implant and I'm still riddled with anxiety. In January of 2019, I woke up feeling fine. Made coffee, answered an email. Suddenly it was like I came out of a fog and my left arm was shaking as if I was having a seizure. I had two more episodes (the third time I woke up on the floor bleeding from a minor cut). Believe it or not (and no sermons please, I've had a million since it happened) -- I drove myself to the hospital a half mile...

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Fallen lead

Hey everyone,

I have not been on this forum in a long time as everything was going pretty good. So a little backgraound, I have had my dual pacemaker for 5 years. On the day I had my pacemaker put in the top lead fell and started pacing my diaphram. Well 2 more surgeries later and I have had no issues. So last Saturday night I woke up at 12:45 and reached out to my husband and told him I did not feel right. At first I felt druged until I sat up and that sensation went away, but my mouth...

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new pacemaker

Sorry for all the questions, I am a newbie.  This is my first post.  

I had a dual lead St Judes PM placed on 03/13.  My first check is in June. 

Currently set at atrial rate of 60, all other settings are at default.  PM was placed for Junctional rhythm of 47-49 with no P waves.  

My questions:  

Have times I am constantly at 60, regardless if I am moving around or sitting.  If it goes on for a while I feel slightl...

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2 weeks Post Surgery

Hey, 

I had my pacemaker replaced on May 7, and have had the normal soreness afterwards. But now, almost two weeks post op, I randomly get a little dull pain that doesn't last more than a few seconds, and usually goes away when I readjust my arm, but sometimes not. I was wondering if anyone else got this pain post op and if it is just normal during recovery and it's just the pacemaker and new leads settling in. 

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