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Biological Pacemaker

Hello everyone, im 20 years old and have had my pacemaker for 2 years now from a doctor that ablated my av node from WPW ablation. I want to play sports again and my pacemaker still causes problem such as 2 to 1 atrial tach and also the risk of leads being knocked out. I want to play football again soooo bad! Does anyone know of any clincal studys that may fixed heart block? I want to be able to go without a pacemaker and play sports again!

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Atrial Tachycardia

Hello everyone, im here to ask if anyone has the same problem as me. I am 20 years and have had my pacemaker for 2 years now. I required a pacemaker because of heart block caused from a previous doctor ( ablation for WPW ). Now ive had this probelm with playing sports. I have the problem especially when i try to sprint. I had a exercise test and found that my heart goes into 2 to 1 atrial tach when my heart rate tops at 180. I cant do the things i used to do because of this and...

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Sydney Harbour Bridge

Since my new lease on life I have been focusing on new experiences each day, both large and small. I was so happy to have climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the weekend. It was such an achievement, considering 6 months ago I could not walk 5 metres. It took 3 months to walk 100m, to now being on top of the world, sort of. :) 

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Safari on iphone not showing latest posts

When I go to recent posts on Safari on my iphone, it keeps referring back to 10/2/19.. I have reinstalled the site, but that does not resolve the issue..   Anyone else having this issue?? If so,  anyone have a resolutuion.. the site works fine on my laptop and Google Chrome.  Thanks for any resolution.

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wheelchair bound

I had a fall 4 weeks ago and broke a bone in each foot, as you can imagine it has been extremely difficult.  I have become reliant on my friends wheelchair but am now having alot of pain on my pacemaker side and wondered if this was just muscle.  I am worried I may be moving the wires with the continual repeated movement of my arms.  Hopefully the plaster will come off this week and I will be able to stand again and stop using wheelchair. 

Has anyone else had this pr...

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How long does it take for Symptoms to improve

Hi good people, this site is so informative and helpful. So looking for some insights for my Husband please.

He had his Pacemaker upgraded on Thursday from a two lead to a three lead (CRT-P) due to his EF dropping from 55 to 40 in the space of 6 month. This was due RV pacing 80% causing dyssincrony.  I wondered how long it took other to see some benefit from this procedure, did it help with th EF and symptoms? I would love to hear other people's experience o...

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1st day home with PM

Hi all...new here....

I just got home from my PM surgery. Diagnosed with Bradychardia...rate suddenly started dropping to below 20-30 bpm while at work....dual chamber PM only with no defib....

47 year old male, generally healthy with no previous serious medical issues.

Experiencing pretty significant pain and discomfort at surgical site on first day home. Was not given any pain meds to take...just antibiotic and told to take aspirin and otc meds for pain but that's not...

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Pain

I have had my PM for 6 months, and recently I have noticed a dull small pain that last for a few seconds in the heart? It is random and mild pain, but enough to make me curious. It is about a 3/10 pain level. Is this normal?

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Pacemaker replacement possible electrode replacement

On the 28th of this month new pacemaker, incision and new pocket on the menu. But a little worried about electrode replacement? Any info?

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Frequency specific micro current therapy

Can someone with a pacemaker use "Frequency Specific Mico current  (FSM)" therapy as long as they avoid placing it over the chest/left arm?

Am interested in it for low back and feet pain

Thanks

 

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Metal Detecting

Does anyone use a metal detector with their pacemaker? If so what cautions and types and if doctors approve these days.

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reply to comments

Thanks to all for your comments Re: 10th Sept. 2019 Post. I should make it clear I was a manual worker and have no medical knowledge.

 

ROBO Pop.  You have Guessed it with one exception.  I do now have a replacement pacemaker plus extra lead produced by Boston Scientific, the two original leads were left in during the four- and half-hour operation change.  I have to make it very clear that at no time has a pacemaker made by Boston Scientific ever ele...

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Pacemaker and Amiodarone

Has anyone hade any experience with Amiodarone after pacemaker implant. I'm a senior cyclist on avarage doing 30 miles twice a week. I've reduced my dose to 100mg a day because of the side effects. I was put on it beacause of atrial fibulation at rest after exercise. I'm wondering with  a three lead implant for heart block has anyone experienced atrial fibulation and exercise.   

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Scared as **** and I don’t believe

EDIT by a Moderator:  There's a time & place for "Soldier talk," and this isn't it.  I've gone through & cleaned it up a bit.  This is an importrant subject & needs to be addressed.  All of you guys know better, so keep it clean!

Donr - Retired Soldier for 32 years after 28 plus years activ e duty. 

Original text starts here.

Hi everybody...

what am I doing he...

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Lead and Tricuspid valve

About 3 months ago my EP heard a murmur and after a TEE said my tricuspid valve was leaking high moderate range and borderline of needing surgical repair.  I see my EP every 6-8 weeks to monitor the cardiomyopathy and ventricular arrhythmias and make med changes. I had a 3-month followup echo yesterday and the cardiologist that shares his office came into the room where the tech was doing the echo and said that the lead looked like it was twisted and may be causing a problem wi...

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I sound like a bomb after sex

Alright, I can't be the only one that experiences this. M/33. I brought it up to my EP once and he shrugged it off.

Post sex after being on top, I can really feel my (dual chamber) Pacer going to town but what trips me (and my partner out) is that if I open my mouth we can very loudly hear my heart beat. I sound like I have a ticking bomb in my throat. It only ever occurs after sex in this specific position though.

Does this happen to anyone else?

For details sake, I'...

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Possibly a lead problem

Just wondering if anyone has had a constant vibration in the left breast? It's approximately 20 seconds at 1 minute intervals. The vibration is faint and no pain or discomfort. I've made an appointment for a pacemaker check for Tuesday (soonest available). I've had no trauma at the pacemaker area. I have Afib and have had the floppy fish thumping last week. I have good days and some thumping days.

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Abnormal heartbeat

Hey guys, 26 been dealing with heart issues, rundown real fast,born with tof got valve replaced in Jan 2019 then in March...had to have pacemaker for slow-fast heart rate... past two months.... we still trying to figure out what's happening....long story short in June is when I first noticed my heart rate was beating to fast over little things....walking to long.....working out.....sex....getting nervous.....it would be fast then slow down from 130s then drops to 60-70 beats for a while t...

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Swelling on icd device after a week

So my name is CJ, I’m 25 years old and I had to get a ICD installed In me. I had the surgery last week on Tuesday and was released from the hospital on Thursday last week. I’m getting worried because I didn’t notice swelling until yesterday, it may have been gradually swelling over the days but it’s been over a week since the surgery so why is it swelling now? Any advice please.... thank you

P.S. I started icing it today

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Pacer bouncing during exercise

Brand new here. I have had my pacer since 8/18 and new pulmonary valve 6/19 (was born without one and made it to 66 with few problems) . I have been a fitness instructor most of my adult life.  Now that I am all healed and have been back to exercise since 7/19 I am exercising like I did years ago.  My problem is that my pacer bounces when jumping or doing other high impact moves and it gets a little painful.  I'm sure others have experienced the same and wonder what solutio...

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Your device makes you win at the slot machines.

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I'm 35 and got my pacemaker a little over a year ago. It definitely is not a burden to me. In fact, I have more energy (which my husband enjoys), can do more things with my kids and have weight because of having the energy.