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complete heart block

Does a complete heart block mean my heart stopped? I didn't need to be revived but the doctor insisted I have a pacemaker inserted straight away. Is this yhd usual way of doing things?

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new member in australia and dizziness

Hello, I had my biotronic pacemaker fitted 2 months ago after collapsing whilst out. It was a huge shock. I am 58 and have hadvthese episodes over 10 years which were dismissed as anxiety or pani . I sometimes got dizzy for no reason and I thought the pm might fixedit but woke up with a spinning head again today. Is th his common? SUSIE

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Pacemakers and smart watches with heart monitors

Hi. I'm a shiny new member so greetings to everyone from old Hampshire in the UK.

Just over 2 years ago I had 5 cardiac arrests over 2 days, 4 of which were out of hospital and one was when I was driving. The car came out of less well than I did! I was told that the chances of surviving one such arrest out of hospital were low, so getting away with 4 and then the longest one in hospital was very rare. Fortunately during each of the first 4 my heart re-started spontaneously and...

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Wound area

I have a marble size lump at scar sight, is sore at times no redness but annoying. Pacemaker implanted January 24th. Just developed and should I be concerned?

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Planks and push-ups

Hi! I've had my pacemaker for almost 3 months. The past two weeks I started doing a plank challenge, so doing daily planks and occasional push-ups. I've noticed my pacemaker now seems to protrude slightly more, especially towards the top. I don't know that others would notice, but it definitely feels different to me. Just par for the course or should I stop/be concerned? Thanks!

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Its pacemeker time

REF:  (71-70 M, basically good health)  Bradycardia for 40-years, with RESTING pulse now dropping to 38 at times and 35 at sleep (2-wk wireless heart monitor)!  Any effort climing small hills or mowing yard causes:  extreme light headedness, minor SOB, chest pressure and sever fatigue in extremities.  If is stop said activity, symptoms disapate.

Well spent the weekend in the ER, thinking I'd had two TIA's, however, a C-scan and MRI found no obvective evi...

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New to Club, AV NOde Ablation with Pacemaker scheduled for mid-July

I've had afib for several years. Medication worked for a while, cardioversion worked for a while, an ablation didn't workat all, so I'm scheduled for an AV Node ablation for mid-July.I cannot walk for more than five minutes around the house. I don't relish the idea of being pacemaker-dependent, but I trust my cardiologist who says it's my best bet.

My hope is that I can exercise at least enough to regain a decent fitness level. Now all I can do is sit around the hous...

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new to club but not pacemaker

i have had a pacemaker for a yr and a half but had to have a new one put in last month as the old one got infected following a lead surgery. in august they will be doing complete ablation and i will be totally dependent on the pacemaker. (i have suffered from Afib with RVR for over 2 yrs and cardioverson and even ablation have not corrected it to sinus rhythym in numerous attempts)  i have a high genetic history of heart issues, pacemakers, heart attacks (i had a heart attack in 2009), b...

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99% paced

What does it mean when they say I'm 99% paced?

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Newbie

  I am 64 male. Workout 3 to 4 times aweek. I power walk at least 12 miles a week. A week before inncodent was on my walk when I got very dizzy. Thought it was dehydration. May 19th I passed out home. Second time in a year and a half. EMT transported me to ER. By the time I got there they had a hard finding pulse. I was quickly upgrade to code red. They finnaly found a pulse it was 15. They gave me an external pacemaker as they prepared me for the OR. Later I awoke the proud new own...

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day after surgery.

hey everyone,

 

so i had my lovely new micra ppm implanted yesterday and the operation went amazingly xx what an amazing team i had.

i am feeling rather woozy today though and i feel like my heart is being a little naughty  still every now and then..... i take it i will still feel like that but this is where my micra helps? i guess i'm looking for reassurance really as my micra is there to stop my pauses.... but when i feel a thud or a irregular beat i'...

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Help... ASAP Revision, Newbie

I’m 46 with several issues that I refuse to let hold me back. I did however have to get a pacer May 25, 2018. The tech that came in told me the voltage was too high in the lower chamber however “no will come in over the holiday weekend to fix it”. Which turned out to be correct because when I was unable to walk and passed out at home several hours later and went to the hospital by ambulance the colleague of my doctor advised the ER doc to do just that send me home and to cal...

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So that's it...

So it is going to happen... the pacemaker. I'm 33 yo, my dad was 42 when he had is first device. I have WPW with SSS and having now frequent episodes of AF at 200 BPM. Had one cardioversion 1 months ago. In ordrer to give me appropriate medication (like BetaBlockers) I need a pacemaker, so my doctor says for the past 6 months. I can't find the words to say how sad it makes me feel. I feel broken. Has anyone felt like this? I'm scared, angry... bi...

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New here and a question

Hi, everyone. I've been reading and learning from everyone experiences. I have a question though.

 I went to the hospital for chest pain that I'd been having for about six months off and on. I have for as long as my teens a very crazy pulse that the doctor would blow off and say I was dehydrated. Later down the road I would feel close to passing out often but the doctors said it was due to low blood sugar yet I didn't have anything checked either time. I was naive and j...

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New candidate for CRT-D

I have been referred to an EP by my cardiologist and am trying to come to terms with the inevitable. 3 months ago my Dr installed 4 stents in my heart to take care of blockage that has caused damage that has resulted in an ef of 30. I didn’t see this coming as I just didn’t have a gotcha event. My suffering was basically just tightness in my chest occasionally when I stressed myself through exercise or heavy uphill walking. It would pass quickly so I wasn’t overly alarm...

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Pacemaker fitted -- My life is back :-)

I had a pacemaker fitted last Wednesday 13th June and it has transformed my life.

Im only 48 but had been complaining to my GP for several years of severe fatigue and generally feeling like I am 100 years old. (I always thought I was not being taken seriously, had been told it was probably depression etc etc), had also suffered from the occasional passing out if I had a cough.

Had ECG's, Blood tests, X-rays etc etc — nothing

Passed out at work during a meeting...

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New me

Just an update... I received my pacemaker May 22nd, 2018. It's a St Jude bv icd. (I think I got that right). I have been able to walk 2 miles a day and before the pacemaker I struggled to walk around the block. I am sleeping a lot better. What a change!

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wound treatment

I just got my pacemaker 12 days ago.Had bandages removed today. Pretty ugly scar. Anyone have any ideas on healing this zipper?

 

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Ventricular-Pacing symptoms

Hi!

I just had a dual-lead Boston Scientific pacemaker installed about a month ago.  I have Bradycardia and 'Sick Sinus Syndrome', and my heart stopped for about 10 seconds while in the hospital for A-Flutter.  They did an A-Flutter ablation, then installed the pacemaker.

Most of the time I am not even aware of it, other than the lump on my left shoulder.  But I get periods of 'tightness' (not pain) in my chest and neck/throat (occasionally a little...

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wound healing

I just had my pm battery replaced. Which, as you know, the doctor just changes out the entire device replacing it with a new one. The thing about my wound is it is itchy and I have just one little strip of adhesive over the incision area. Would it be okay for me to remove that tape. I noticed some dry hardened, almost blackish scabby crusts flaking off from inderneath the tape. . I only have two days before my new device check. I'm afraid of getting any type of topical infection...

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