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Unusual Hypotension feelings

Still having ongoing problems with arrythmias, had a 3day monitor back in Feb and the physiologist said everything was fine. However when I saw the consultant he had picked up some AT that the pacemaker failed to dtected as it was quite a slow rate.Had a treadmill test and of cause I was absolutely fine ....typical!! so we left it and I just try and get on with all I like to do. On a low dose of bisoporol which I suspect he will want to increase when we next meet.

Have always had "...

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Pacemaker Incision Site Discomfort

I was becoming concerned about the itching and mild pain at my incision site.  I read the comments made by others on this site and feel a lot better.  I will give it more time.  I have a small hypertrophic scar at the site but am not concerned about how it look.  It is about 2.5 inces by 1/8 th of an inch.  It actually looks pretty (smile).  'Make lemonade out of lemons.'  

Thanks for helping me alleviate my concerns.

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Left arm pain

Hello Everyone,

My wife undergone pacemaker surgery last year on April 2016. She has dual chamber pacemaker. She still complain left arm pain, stiffness, she feels as if the whole left part of the body(from the tip of left arm till the foot) is injured when we talked about this to our pacemaker surgeon/doctor he says nothing to be worried, but my wife says such uneasyness was never there prior to surgery till a few months she was insisting for disassembling the permanent pacemaker...

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Hello!

I'm new here!  I think I meet the requirements, I felt ill at work, dizzy, weak, you know, like I had too many imperial IPA's.  Went to the doctor, and within one hour, found myself on an operating table. Apparently, I had a very slow heart rate, like 30 beats per minute.  Didn't  think it was that bad..

I feel much better now. It's been about 48 hours, and the only discomfort now the the sore muscle tissue above my left nipple. Wearing a sling becaus...

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the members shop

Hi all,i was looking at the shop store,and i like the pacemaker key ring,i thought in a silly way that i like it very much,with me from england  uk,how do i go about getting this.thanks in advance.

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Concerned - pacing, tired, high blood pressure,

I'm 72.  I've had the Medtronics 2 lead PM in since May 29th.  After a few early concerns, all seemed well.  This past Monday I had a Lexiscan Stress Test and all was normal.  On Tuesday, when I took my bllod pressure is was higher than normal.  Early Thursday morning at around 1:00 AM I felt my heart POUNDING and went to the emergency room at the hospital.  They took EKG's, blood work and checked the pacemaker and all was OK and we&nbs...

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Back pain

Hi all -

I have had a pacemaker since September of last year. Often when I awaken during the night and/or in the morning, I have a great deal of pain and lack of mobility in my shoulders and upper arms.  Also, over the last few months I have been experiencing back pain.  I have been calling it "back spasms," which is something I have struggled with in the past.  However, it seems to have become chronic and is interfering with my abilirty to live life "norma...

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Shooting skeet

I recently had my pacemaker installed and will be taking it easy for 6 weeks.  I am a left handed shotgun shooter and think maybe my shooting days are over since the butt of the gun will be very close to the pacemaker.  Anyone with any experience on this?  Thanks.

TU

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More info

Cardiologist looked at the interrogation results and answered "Your pacemaker is pacing your heart from the top chamber (atrium) around 50% of the time. This is more than I would expect." 

So, as some of you commented on my earlier post, each person results have different meanings. 

Of the 7 incidents, I could tell the doctor exactly what was going on when the 2 incidents of  fast heart rate occurred. Both were at work, under high stress. After&n...

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high blood pressure and pacemaker

Hi all,

i have to have a 24 hour blood presure machine on,was wondering if its safe to have one with a pm,near a battery etc.

Also just came home from clinic and pm check,they done a few tweets and changed the mode,really amazing how they can play about with you,felt so strange slowing me down,but now feel a lot better than i was before .

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new here

Hi club

i am new here and have recentley had a pacemaker/icd fitted.

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Fear of lead pulling out

Hi everyone, i am 39 years old.new on this site and my first post. I had my icd implant on the 4/7 17, after surviving cardiac arrest on the 7/4/17, 6 weeks post partum.  I am abit scared of the lead because i am doing light lifting and pulling as i have got a 5 months old baby and  a toddler, i have been diagnoose with vetricular myocardial noncompaction cardiomyopthy.  I am struggling with anxiety due to my heart problem and fear of been shock or the leads of the icd pulling...

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Good News for Xeralto and Eliquis Users

Just had my latest checkup at the Cleveland Clinic. Looks like I will be staying on a blood thinner. I'm on Xeralto. Since I have a PM and use a BT, I asked my EP about wearing a medical alert bracelet. He said he recommends it, particularly since I now on a BT. If I were not able to respond to emergency personnel, they may look into my wallet and find my PM card. He said most people don't put anything in their wallets about using a BT. In a critical situation, that could be...

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hypertrophic cardiomyopathy ( HC)

At last a diagnosis for my 'LVH' ( Left venticular hypertrophy)!  2% of the population have a hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The obstructive form is associated with fatal arrhythmias from exercising. The condition runs in families. My children and siblings have to be screened  (echocardiogram/ECG).  There has been a lot of media exposure concerning HC this last week-  for screening and awareness.

Should I be reassured that my HC is said to be non...

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Plane Engine

This may seem to be a bizarre question, but I am an airline employee that had a crt-d implanted 4 weeks ago. I am still on medical leave and a coworker called me asking the following question. As an agent, we drive the jet bridge to the aircraft and the engines are running while we are waiting for clearance to proceed. Will this be safe for my pacemaker? I also need to be able to lift 70 pounds. Are we able to do these two functions safely? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. As always...

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Hospital ER says Afib, Pacemaker says no

I was in the ER about 10 days ago for 24 hour observation as a result of some stomach issues. While there, they had me hooked up to all kinds of monitors. On the screen, it was obvious to the doctor (I could not see it) that there was some Afib. Nothing serious but they could see indications. Today, 10 days later, I had a pacemaker (St Judes) checkup on my 6 year old pacemaker. The technician said there was no evidence of any Afib ever having occurred since installation 6 years ago. Is there...

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Today's Query--% pacing??

Does having a pace maker reduce the heart's ability to beat as it would without the pace maker.  A common thought when members submit questions about 100% pacing.  My pacing went from 50% to 100% within 3 years after getting the pace maker and often wonder if the pace maker decreased  my hearts natural ability, albeit in periodic bradycardia and left bundle branch block..  What do you guys think or know about this potential effect??

        &n...

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Pacing a lot more now

Hi I'm 48 IV had my Pacemaker for four years now, been for my check.up.today & was worried to learn I'm now pacing 100% , the first 3 years was only pacing 17% , then last check.up last year was 80% now it's 100% ,   does this mean my heart is getting worse ? Why would this happen , & could it go down again ?  any advice would be great .THANKYOU 

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SACE Levels elevated - PET scan to be done

Good morning,

I trust all you lovely people are well.

My mom went for her follow up appointment after 3 months of receiving her pacemaker.

The doctor did bloods and found that her SACE levels were elevated and requested a PET scan to be done in the coming week. 

Can anyone shed some light on this topic, she is 60 years old and is hypertensive as well.

Any feedback would be highly appreciated.

Thank you

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tennis

Will have a pasemaker implant in two weeks. My resting heart ate iss 34 BPM. My age 86. What rate should the pacemaker be programmed. e.g. 60. My goal is to continue playing tennis. Should I be concerned about chronotropic competence or is the issue moot?

 

Kurt Wilson

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