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tachycardia-bradycardia

Brief history. Fainted. Got heart monitor. Monitor showed tachycardia, quickly followed by lots of fainting and heart pauses and emergency pacemaker in August. This week PA started me on a beta blocker and blood thinner after onset of AFIB. I subsequently read that beta blocker can be harmful if I have tachycardia-bradycardia (which seems like a possibility). Should I be concerned?

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Incision pain

About 71/2 weeks post op, incision is healed, without redness or increased warmth, but still get a brief sharp like a needle stick pain at time, nothing rubbing and no irritation noted, just a random pain.  Has anyone else had this type of discomfort this long after surgery? 

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Pulmonary Function Test

Altho it has yet to happen, my heart failure cardiologist wants me to have a Pulmonary Function Test.  My visit to Rochester's Mayo Clinic last year (for hematology and cardiology) resulted in the easy 6 - min and 11 - min "walks" on a treadmill. No issues were reported.  After having my Iliotibial band successfully treated a few months ago, I've resumed 3 to 4 mile stints on the treadmill at 3 to 3.5 mph. A Spirometry test 18 months ago showed only "mild...

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AV ablation

Are there many who had the av node ablated and totally dependent on the pacemaker for pacing?

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CRT LOWER E/F PART 2

Well here's a chance to learn something...  at least for me...  Cardio responded to my complaints of extreme fatigue by comparing a new ekg with one before the new crt pm was implanted last feb.INTERESTING RESULTS!!!!

the qrs sows up at 15.5 miliseconds higher than the previous ekg in feb where it was 218miliseconds.. said it was "leakingmanagement " issue and not ideal. He wants to change to bi-ventricular from multi point pacing on this st. judes crt pm....he a...

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CRT LOWER E/F PART 2

Well here's a chance to learn something...  at least for me...  Cardio responded to my complaints of extreme fatigue by comparing a new ekg with one before the new crt pm was implanted last feb.INTERESTING RESULTS!!!!

the qrs sows up at 15.5 miliseconds higher than the previous ekg in feb where it was 218miliseconds.. said it was "leakingmanagement " issue and not ideal. He wants to change to bi-ventricular from multi point pacing on this st. judes crt pm.. ...

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MRI SCAN

How do you find out if you can have an MRI scan when you have an ICD-my husband device is 3 years old and is St Jude Quadra Assura-any relevant information appreciated  

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Pacemakers and Blood Pressure - Correlation?

Hi

I introduced myself recently on another thread - as I am having a PM inserted on Wednesday.  This follows a stent last Thursday - Keeping people employed.

Briefly again [sorry]:  Age 73 with a history of controlled hypertension with relatively  strong meds.  I had a "dizzy spell" accompanied by low BP 2.5 weeks ago.  Subsequent reviews led to the stent last week and, on that occasion, the need for a PM was identified.

However 17 days aft...

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Should we have another baby post pacemaker surgery?

First of all thank you to everyone who responded to my last post. I wish the site allowed us to like, as well as respond to replies. Again I'm a 39 year old with third degree AV block, my pacemaker surgery was on 9/17/2018. 

My wife and I have been trying to have another baby for close to 3 years now. During our last check up our doctor told us our best option would be IVF which would be very expensive and still not guaranteed. Due to the cost alone we have been hesitant t...

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Tachycardia after pacemaker placement ??

Is this common ?? Seems like heart rate is pretty labile. 60s at night and while sleeping. 75-95 sitting, mild moving around bit will sometimes stay up in the high 90s for quite some time. Post op day 6 today. 

Also notice it jumps up and some dizziness if I do any form of exertion. 

Is this something they tweet when I go a check up ?

Normal to have this for a while ??

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Type or brand of pacemaker

I have been advised to have a pacemaker installed to correct a slow heart rate. I am avid scuba diver and I contacted the medical staff at Divers Alert Network (DAN). They told me that if I am otherwise fit I could continue to scuba dive but that I needed a pacemaker that could withstand the pressure of 4 atmospheres of water (about 130 feet). Does anyone know which units are so rated?

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Is it a issue or normal ?

I am 40 years old and have been health my hole life no daily meds or any thing and working on average 60 hourrs a week . I went into the er felling faint thinking I was dehydrated . Turns out I have SSS sick sinus syndrome after every test in the book amd ended uo with a 2 lead pacemaker about 8 weeks ago . I felt good after surgery more energy than I have ever had in my life . After about 3 to 4 weeks I started to feel wore out all the time . I was getting small pains in my chest could relat...

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It’s not dying I’m talking about it’s living

A lot of times people including myself get caught up with the finality of have a pm well after getting the dr ok too occasionally get a little drunk for a brief moment of time last night I forgot all med issues and just drank and had fun something I need too focus on not just drinking but live not wait too die no one knows when there numbers up so you gots too live some 

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Golfing with icd

Just had Icd implanted October 12 2018. 2 days ago. I know it’s too soon to ask when can I start playing golf?  

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Slight Fever

Hi I got my pacemaker surgery done 7 weeks ago and then my temp became 37 c im not sure if this is an issue and my head and body feels slightly heavy.is this normal?I also have a cold.

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PM implant on Wednesday 17 October

Hi All

I'm new here and pleased to have found this site.

Brief background:  I'm 73 and during a routine [well it started that way] cardiac checkup about 6 weeks ago learned that I had significant plaque buildup for my age.  However other tests were generally fine:  echocardiogram; stress tests; and an ECG which showed some benign PVC's and a first degree heart block.

Then, 2 weeks ago, I had a "dizzy spell" getting out of a taxi. Shortly...

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When do I go to the Emergency Room?

I was diagnosed a week ago with Atrial Fibrillation (AF), following several months with loss of consciousness episodes caused by prolonged heart pauses. I received a pacemaker during one of these pauses in August. My doctor told me to call their pacemaker clinic when I think I am having AF. However, the clinic is only open 9-5 pm weekdays. Last night after their offices were closed I had AF off and on for about 6 hours. When I woke up this morning, I had another episode of AF. I called the nu...

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RE Introduction

Good evening all. Hope you’re all well? I’m a 52 year old female living in the UK.  I learned on Tuesday that I require an urgent pacemaker inserting after a 24-hour electrocardiograph has shown Mobitz Type 2 Anterioventricular Heart Block.  My head has been reeling since receiving the news tbh. The procedure itself doesn’t really bother me; I’ve had worse, e.g. hip replacements but I’m really scared what the heart MRI might turn up.  Surely t...

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New to PM

Hi i am New to this, i had a PM implanted 2 days ago now back home and feeling well although somehow shocked as i was feeling fine with no problema and visites my doctor for a checkup and he round my heart rate was too low (38) and Ender with a PM 24 hours later. One question i have is how do you cope with seatbelts because if you have an accident seatbelts might damage your PM. I am also wondering, i got a Biotronix evity 6 DR-T PM. Is this a good quality PM?

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AV node ablation

I've just realised my AV node ablation is approaching (22nd October), so I hope I'm going to have a phone call from the hospital soon to do pre-op briefing.

I've a fair idea of what to expect during the procedure, and know that I may (or may not) have a one-night stay in hospital -- it's being treated as a 'day-case' but I know that they keep some ablation patients (the ones that are treated later in the day) in overnight, so we'll see.

I also expect to...

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