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Pacemaker

I had my pacemaker surgery 19 days ago. Last week had flutters and short of breath for 3 days. For 4 days now the flutters are almost gone and my breathing is ok. I feel  too tired , lightheaded.  Is it normal? Going to see the doctor’s assistant  tomorrow. Anyone with the same experiencies? 

 

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Getting Pace Maker next week

Hi,  thanks for allowing me to join this group.  I will be getting a pacemaker next week after they complete some additional catherizations.  Any information that you can share with me will be greatly appreciated...This is all strange territory for me and you don't get much general information from busy doctors. Some questions I have are listed below, but any  general information you can share to prepare me will be apprediated.

1.  I have Bradycardia (slow h...

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Magnesium taurate

Hi, I don’t have a pacemaker myself, but my 46 year old son does, since 2014. He copes pretty well with it now, but still experiences long periods of ectopics with pauses. He has been told that the ectopics are benign, but the sensations he is having atm are 6-10 ectopics per minute and this is since Saturday, most unpleasant. 

I have atrial fibrillation which I have had an ablation for, but I do take Magnesium taurate and also ubiquinol, both recommended by cardiologists, wh...

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Medical alert wearables

I have a pacemaker/Afib/Coumadin alert bracelet as I am out and about all the time on my own. My concern is that it will go unnoted in an emergency. 

Has anyone used medical ink or skin-adaptable stickers near the PM which would be seen immediately if a rescue run was underway?

The more info rescue has the better the outcome, or so I figure.  A city EMT told me quite frankly that they might not even notice a bracelet in a rush. Or it could get yanked off b...

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New pacemaker

Glad to have found this forum.  I had bradycardia following svt ablation on 5/30.  Wiped out my SA node and was in complete heart block.  Just had my pacemaker surgery a few days ago.  Already feeling better.

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Can my cardiologist adjust settings remotely?

Can settings be adjusted using CareLink? 

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Pacemaker in place

1 month crt pacemaker. 

Puzzled at heart rate about 100 bpm since fourteen day interrogation. Anybody ever heard of such a thing?

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cbd oil

Every since my pacemaker in Oct 2017 my anxiety has been aweful.  I do see someone for this and the pacemaker is working properly.  Has anyone used CBD or medical marijuana with a pacemaker

 

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One Year CheckUp - Only 1.6% Usage?

Just in from my first annual check up with Medtronic Surescan that was implanted May 2018 for Second Degreee AV Heart Block. Had issues with implant procedure that required two more trips to the hospital, including an extended stay on high-dosage antibiotics after the incision came open. Took six months to convince the doctor to lower the setting to minimum Heart rate of 40 and no max (I am youngish - 46 - active, fit with low resting HR previously). In December 2018 I was pacing 5.5% of...

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pacemaker

Hi everyone!  I am going to visit EP tomorrow to find out about getting a pacemaker for my Afib.  I'm 91 years old and looking foward to getting a pacemaker as soon as possible.

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ICD went off due to heart arrhythmia

Hi

I was told my ICD went off the other day. I had thought I fainted but the nurse said that the ICD shocked me out of it.

 

She said the Dr. will likely change my meds. What type of meds would help arrithmia? I also think that my Entresto has something to do with the arrithmia since my issues started after I was on a full dose.

 

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Husbands Pacemaker “moves” or JUMPS

The site where I can feel the Pace maker thumps occasionally.  At times, it jolts.  Is this normal?  If you put your palm over it, you can feel it sort of thump.  Visually it can be seen through the skin “moving” or “ticking.” Do others experience this?

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Still here!

Annual check up.  I dont drop by very often nowadays but always make the effort to say hi after the annual check up.  Pacing 79% atriium, 39% ventricle.  Atrial fib only 1% of the time, this is really down from my early pacing years, and, I know the date and time and it was when I was extremely upset about something when I had a 1 hour episode.  Still swimming most days, 3 grandchildren now who  take up a lot of my time.  I feel really well and am living life to...

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8 Year old Comp Dancing -- ACRO Question

My daughter had her pacemaker put in August 22, 2018. 

She would like to do ACRO... to complement her dancing. Looking for experiences? 

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anxiety post AV ablation and pacemaker insertion 6/20

Hello Folks, I am new to this sight and grateful to have found it. I'm 100% paced and have had an AV ablaton as well. I am 100% dependent on the pacemaker. The pacemaker was put in on the 20th of June. Since then I still feel the palpitations (from persistent afib) but not as bad. An SA node ablation was not possible due to my mitral valve repair in 2003. I understood from my heart surgeon that the afib would still be there, but hopefully my palpitation would be less. My PM is set at 90-1...

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Rock climbing

Hello all,

I had my pacemaker fitted at the beginning of April I’m was normally quite active beforehand & have started running again which has been fine. I really want to go rock climbing & was wondering if this is something that i can do as involves a lot of arm movement obviously & i don’t want to damage anything.

Thank you 

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VO2 Max Test

I am scheduled for my second VO2 Max test soon. My first one was around 10 years ago. I recently had an ICD put in and I wondered how this test would affect it. If my heart rate goes too high and it gets paced , do they automatically stop the test?

i had an episode of v-tach awhile ago and I wondered how they prevent something like that happening.

Thanks

 

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Allergic to dressing Help please

Hi lovely people. I had a battery replacement on Monday and I’m allergic to the wound dressing. I’m wondering if it’s ok to just take the dressing off, it’s been five days. Hospital advised keeping covered for 7 days.

Not sure I can cope with the itching of the plaster adhesive much longer. Advice welcomed please and thanks

tracey

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flying

First time flying commercial since I got my pacemaker 14 months ago....anything I should know before hand?   I know I need to let them know, I have my card handy...anything else?

 

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pacemaker

Pm placed 8 weeks ago.Change in position(sitting back,standing,sudden leaning forward) can give a jump or gasp which moves from chest up into throat.Lying on side other than pm placement can be uncomfortable for a while. Any thoughts

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