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hd riding

thanks for the input all,looking forward to getting my knees in the breeze again.

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Foreigner visa lottery green card

Is there anyone that know if someone have a pacemaker and win the lottery to receive the green card, can immigrate to the usa? I mean, having the pacemaker is a condition that wouldn't make me come over there? 

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Flecainide

Hello All,

Whilst feeling great overall the ongoing problem with some kind of AT is still lurking in the back ground. My consultant has decided to try me back on flecainide -  on Bisoprolol at the moment, low dose but we think that between my own rythmn the PM and the beta blocker there is a kind  of antaganism occuring.

Was on Flecainide for a very short time before my HB diagnosis and felt awful, hopeing that this time I will be ok since the PM is place and no AV block...

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Audio / stereo

My PM seem to pound in my chest when listening to music. 

Does anyone have interference with the heavy bass an audio component system?  Thank you.  

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riding

howdy,dows anyone with a pm/defib ride a motorcycle,can't really a get an answer whether ok or not.implanted in aug.1 2017

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When an ICD is EOL. When to replace?

A friend of a friend is very upset because he has been told his defibrillator is near its end of service.  His understanding is that because of insurance issues, it has to quit, be dead, be totally out o power, before it can be replaced. All he has been told is to call the doctor's office when it buzzes and it will be replaced immediately. Middle of the night? Yes, call. On a weekend? Yes, call.

His fear, of course, is that he will need it between the time i...

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Pacer & Pregnancy

Alyssaa14,

 

 You can have a safe pregnacy & have a pacemaker. You'd need to see an ob that is  specialized in high risk. You will need to be monitored closely. I was a teen when My abdominal pacer was removed. It is now in my left upper chest. I have had 2 healthy pregnancies, delivered both naturally as well. I was 1 when my first pacer was put in, so It i all that I know. I had my devices replaced prior to both of y pregnancies. any med wih or Pril, youd...

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Medical Records app and/or medical ID bracelets?

Do you use an app on your phone to show you have a pm? Do you wear/use ID tags/ bracelets  to indicate you have a pm? If so,  which one(s)? 

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Pacemaker shortage coming?

Most pacemakers for tax reasons are made in Puerto Rico by most manufactures 

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CRT Pacemaker recovery

I have a question about recovery time for implantation of my CRT pacemaker. I now have a two channel St. Jude pacemaker and am going to be swapping it out for a three channel, or CRT pacemaker because of conduction issues and increasing frequent PVC's. My question is this, what is the recovery time before I can go back to work this is put in? I do pretty strenuous work that is mostly upper body related. I climb wind turbines and fix them, sometimes climbing hundreds of feet of vertical la...

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Abdominal pacemaker and pregnancy?

Hello I'm new to this page and just wanted to see if anyone could answer my question because due to financial circumstances I can't see the referral adult cardiologist I was referred to anyways my name is Alyssa I'm 22 years old and I have had a pacemaker since age 4 due to sinus node dysfunction and a VSD I got my first one placed in my abdomen and I'm on my 3rd pacemaker now as an adult I'm currently a college student and I want to have a family someday but due to my abd...

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Drones

I have just recently brought a Phantom 3 drone and want to know if there could be any possible reactions or interferences while using it.?

Rogga

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Ultrasonic Dental Device

This was the question asked by Pm in October 2016.  I'm scheduled for a dentist visit shortly, so I figured I would get my EP's opinion. So today I saw my EP (I just love this woman, she is "Pacemaker Pam) and she suggested I add a bit more information to the conversation.

This was what she suggested....... Of all people who have pacemakers, about 85% are not fully pacemaker dependent and for those people an ultrasound devise or cauterizer or something like t...

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Locked at 2X Pacing Rate?

My 86-YO mom has a demand pacemaker. For the past week, her pulse rate has been exactly (and without variation) 120 BPM, which is twice the pacemaker stimulus rate. 

Is there any known malfunction which could cause her to be paced at exactly 2x the intrinsic rate of her unit?

Marty Jones
funkychateau@yahoo.com

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Pacemaker gone/Loop recorder in

I had my surgery yesterday to remove my pacemaker and leads that were implanted 3/24/2017. I was one extremely rare case where I got a pacemaker I didn't need. I was taking bystolic for 7 years for heart flutters and over time , in addition to me losing 45lbs, the bystolic lowered my heart rate. My cardiologist and EP both knew I was taking Bystolic, the cardiologist had prescribed it. They should have taken me off it before the PM surgery. If they had, I never would have gotten...

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After inplant

Is it okay to be in the sun without any covering over the inplant with sunscreen applied?

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my "new" icd

new, replacement icd, medtronic evera xt dr placed in jan 2017 -

lower energy, breathing problems, low heart rate intermittently since -

connected ??

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New Kid On The Block

-After 27 years of off and on AFIB and a Ablation that worked for three years I had a Pacemaker Installed in my left shoulder on August 5th, 2017. The past three weeks I have been suffering with extreme fatigue. Simple chores just wear me out and I must sit and rest. No energy. The prescription meds or possibe infection are suspect and being checked. My BP has been checking fairly low on a daily basis and that coule be the culprit as well. Heart rate setting is not to go below 70. I had no Fa...

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BIV ICD

New to site. Glad I found. Lots of interesting info. Have had mine for a month, just had a 2nd procedure last week for the replacement of the so called "complicated lead". The one that cannot just be placed anywhere. I just got a call today that my update last frid shows low impedance and that I need to go back again. Have any of you had complications of this same issue?  

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ICD Support While Running

I am 33 years old and back in March I went into sudden cardiac arrest. I still do not have a concrete diagnosis as why this happened to me. I was saved by CPR and and AED. Previous to my arrest, I was very active- working out 5-6 days a week. I am back running again- getting up to 2 miles a day and feeling great. The only issue is that I am very small (under 120 lbs) and the weight/movement of my debrillator can be bothersome when running. Can anyone suggest any sort of support sleeve or...

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