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BETA BLOCKERS WITH pACEMAKER

Is anyone taking a betablocker with a pacemaker? I beleive that the cause for my Third degree heart block was taking a Beta blockers at a low dose for 30 years, my dr said that was not the case. . Anyways, he wants me to start beta blocker again after surgery for pacemaker last week, but having my doubts. 

Thank you.

 

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Pacemaker Trauma

I just turned 60 got  a full heart av block last week and got a pacemaker. My life change unexpected in couple of hours.  I am now worry all the time if the pacemaker is working , how long will this trauma lasted in most of you?

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Pacemaker-Mediated Tachycardia

Seems like I am coming for advice and help more and more.  I just don't know what's wrong this time.  My last post I explained how exhausted I became doing the simplest of chores, i.e. putting on a bed sheet!  My heart rate would go up into the 130's and I felt completely drained.  I saw my Cardiologist and the St. Jude rep came in and it was determined that I was experiencing PMT's.  Instead of turning my Rate Response down, they did programming...

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Pacemaker

Normal to still have irregular heartbeat after you get pacemaker?

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Pacemaker/defibrillator placement

I received my pacemaker defibrillator 5 weeks ago and I am still getting used to the location and the feel of it.  It seems very close to my armpit and I feel it every time I move my arm.  Will I get used to this?  Also I can see the outline under my skin and feel every ripple, so close to the surface of my skin.

thank you for any info 

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Pedometer / Calorie counter

My dad has a St Jude pacemaker. He's looking for something to help him track his distance / calories burnt during his long walks. We were looking at something like the Garmin Forerunner 55 or similar. However, I'm told they don't work well with pacemakers. Are there any consumer devices we can get for him that works correctly for people with pacemakers?

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update to hurricane Ian

So far as you can tell electic still on now 6amEST, Wed Sept 28,2022.  Slept with the window blinds closed. Flashlight near by. Slept at least 3 hours at a time.  Knew the wheat would help and plan to eat Rye bread(wheat)and drinking 16oz of water each time.  Some times with other foods and mostly plain. Rye bread has less salt per slice than pizza. Again to sleep off and on as it makes the waiting go faster.

Now Ian is someplace nearly 170miles south of me to m...

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VT??? Please help… @AgentX86 @Tracey_E @crustyg @gemita …. and others?

Hi there guys 

It's been a while. I wondered if I could get some advice as I’m really concerned and it's affecting my day to day life significantly due to worry. 3 days ago I had a heart rhythm episode. For context, I have a Micra leadless in the right ventricle and it seems that I feel it when it kicks in (very rarely I’m hardly paced at all). I either have sinus node dysfunction or vasovagal syndrome. I needed an emergency pacemaker due to a long pause. M...

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurism/Dilation

CHB since Feb 2020. Medtronic His pacing. Age 33 and no smoking history. Blood pressure is okay; been in range of 118-130. Been feeling really good and been very active.

I decided I'd try to get my pilots medical back so I had my Dr ordered the required tests, one of which was echocardiogram. During that test, apparently they saw that my proximal abdominal aorta was dilated to 4cm (normal is maybe 2cm?). So they have put in a request with Vascular group to do imaging...

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PaceMaker

Hello everyone.
I am new here. Sorry for my english.  Not good. I am 30 years old a man. My wife gave me a smart watch for gift. Because I am dieting and exercising, I lost 18 kg. When I measured with the watch, my heart rate was between 45-53 while I was at rest.That's why I decided to go to a doctor. I was given an effort test and a 24-hour holter test. In the effort test, my heart rate went up to 140. But there were 3-5 second pauses in the holter and the docto...

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first time with pacemaker with hurricane approaching in florida

Is there anything i should be aware of because of pacemaker.  This is the first time after pacemaker implanted in 2019 to be near a hurricane in Florida.

Been though many hurricanes  as i have been in Florida since 1973.

 Am pacing myself in bringing in chairs and what might be flying other things.

Taking many deep breaths as hopping that will eliminate bouts of AF.

Heard might be passing by Wed. Sept 28.  Really hope it goes in another directi...

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Heart rate drop with dual-chamber pacemaker

Hi, I have my pacemaker installed about 10 years ago (I'm 24) (St. Jude) and have about 1 year before replacement. I'm taking a very small dose of beta-blockers (Nebivolol 1.25 mg) daily due to my anxiety and occasional sinus tachycardia.
Lately, I started noticing changes in my heart rate and how I feel. First I started feeling extra beats (PVC or PVC-like pumps in the diaphragm) that would usually happen 5 min after exercise (walking for example, the longer the exercise the mor...

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PACEMAKER IMPLANTED 2 WEEKD AGO

I had my pacemaker inplanted 2 weeks ago yesterday. I was supposed to see my doctor who is 2 and 1/2 hours away from us but had car trouble and had to cancel. Unfotunately my car needs a new alternator which we cant afford until my husband gets his SS check next month. 2 nights ago I woke up and my heart felt like it was racing. Should I notify the doctor of this immediately? I really don't know if I should be ultra concerned about it or not. 

I dont have an extablished re...

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Angry incision

I am four weeks out from having my pacemaker inserted I am finding that my incision is getting angry and red and there was a small amount of pus that came out of it so when I saw the doctor at the four week visit I explained it to him and he put me on another antibiotic but I'm concerned that it's gonna get a lot worse has anybody experienced this?

I have learned so much from this site, thank you in advance. 

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Anxiety

I had a pace maker installed three days ago my energy level hasn't increased and the dizziness/nausea hasn't dissipated. I'm scared and cry a lot. Is this normal?

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Can Medtronic Surescan replace natural heartbeat?

My brother just had a Medtronic Surescan W1DR01 implanted.

His doctor said that he severed the electrical connections so my brother's heart does not beat on its own anymore, and the Surescan causes his heart to beat.

I have reviewed all of the patient and physicians manuals for this device, and none of them describe this functionality.

They describe this as a pacing device that is used therapeutically to adjust his heart rhythm.

I am perplexed. Is it possible this...

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Blood rushing to my head when bending

Hi all

for a few years I have had this problem but like others, it's ignored. I have to sit on stairs to put on shoes etc as bending just makes my face and body so red. I have a PM (2010) but can't really recall when this problem began, certainly not before PM and meds. I suffer from AF also and heart failure which is worsening. Yesterday I was told after an echocardiogram that the right side of my heart is deflated and am awaiting a plan for treatment. Has anyone else had...

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Flying

Had pacemaker 3 years ago. Having flown yet. Is there anything to be aware of ? Thank you 

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Pneumothorax Causing Back Pain?

Hi all,

When I had the pacemaker implanted, they pierced my lung and I ended up with a pneumothorax (collapsed lung). They put a chest tube in through my side. One doctor thought it actually went into my lung rather than into the pleural space.

My implant was two weeks ago today. Tonight I have a sharp pain in my mid back, directly across from where the chest tube went in. I suspect the pain is caused by the chest tube having been there, but I'm not sure. I'm not short of...

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MRI biopsy for prostate

I have an MRI compatible pace maker but older leads are not compatible. I am an 80 year old male in good health and recently had a PSA of 10.6 which increased from 4.1 in 6 months. I have an appointment with a urologic oncologist soon and will be discussing a biopsy versus an MRI biopsy. I'm interested in any comments pertinent to my situation. 
         Thanks,                         &nbs...

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