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Hi All, just had a quick question. I had a dual chamber Medtronic inserted 12/15. Since then have had numerous issues with SVT,s and atrial flutter. Was initially pacing up to 60% on all interrogation reports. Last two reports have me at 100%. I have been placed on metroporol 50 mg twice a day and digoxin .125 mg. But am still having episodes of svt. Was wondering if this will ultimately shorten the battery life? The cardiologist is also scheduling me to be seen every 3 mths also for fo...
My daughter is 19 and was born with Complete Congenital Heart Block. She had her first pacemaker implanted in her abdomen when she was 3 years old. When she was 6 her pacemaker was moved to a transvenous system. Her pacemaker in the abdomen was removed with the leads left in. She began having pain in the abdominal pocket about 6 months ago. It sometimes is unbearable. Her Cardiologist referred her to a general surgeon who thought perhaps she had an inc...
Hey, just curious if there’s anyone out there with an abdominal pacemaker implant who has gone through pregnancy.
Ive had a pacemaker my whole life. When I was younger they implanted epicardial abdominal systems..mine is on my left side under my ribs. I don’t use it anymore because I have a trans venous system now.. I’m currently pregnant and baby is growing eveyday.
Im just concerned about baby moving the old pacemaker..it is still attached to my hea...
Hi all, very new here. Appreciate this board so much. my mom was diagnosed with chf last April with an ef of 20% and LBBB. She was still doing Pilates last summer until she ended up with pneumonia and pleural effusion and was in and out of the hospital for months over the holidays. Her then cardiologist had failed to mention it would be good for her to get a pneumonia vaccine. At one point they had her on milrinone, things were so bad. But, she made it out and just had a Boston...
Has anyone had an angiogram with a pacemaker fitted and also an MRI Scan. I have both in the next month and am concerned the angiogram wire will be near my pacemaker leads. Any comments appreciated. Thankyou
I would be interested to know what information forum members receive from medics about the data recorded by their pacemaker for their hearts?
I ask because I've had two recent pacemaker appointments, one for my 6 week post-implant review, and one before and after an MRI head scan, in different hospitals. The 6 week review told me little more than 'everything's fine', but the cardio nurse at the MRI scan was really helpful, showing me on her screen the dates of pacem...
I am the proud new owner of a Medtronic Azure dual-lead pacemaker and 4 weeks post-op today! I feel so much better and I'm so happy I found this site!!
Thank you everyone for all the wonderful information!
Hi everyone...my son had his PM fitted in 2012 for complete heart block and since then he has been doing really well until late last year November they noticed he had some events recorded releated to "noise" on his atrial leads,sometimes three to four times a day.Took him for his 3mths PM check yesterday and the "noise" is still there having a total of 932 episodes as compared to 454 in Nov 2017.
Electrophysicist told us that his atrial leads has an insulation break s...
I’m wondering if my pacemaker has shifted to an unusual place. I feel a stiff/lump on the side of my left armpit/chest. I just had some pulsing/beating feelings that were rapid and irregular which feel like they are coming from my armpit. Has anyone else had similar symptoms or PM placement? I’m not sure if I should call my doctor about this or not.
Aloha Pacemaker Club,
New member and first post. I have a question for y’all. Are we able to post pictures and/or videos on here?
’O ka manawa lua.
Second chance heart.
Did or does anyone take the drug Entresto? I have a three lead ICD and am hopeful to come off this medication on Thursday...It was a wonderful, helpful medication for it use was told I could come off of it with the surgery..Comments for anyone would be appreciated especially if you did or are taking this heart med.
I am glad to find this site...I guess this little lifesaver just makes us all a little different and now view life sideways...I am glad I did it a year ago and hope this will be a positve experience...
I just joined this site since I am interested in finding out more about pacemakers for my mom - she is 81, and was told by her cardiologist to "start thinking about a PM". She has been in constant AFIB since December, is short of breath whenever she moves, and has worn a monitor a couple of times since December which show her heart rate ranges over the course of the day from the 20's during sleep to the 140's during the day. She has never been receptive to...
My names Grant, I am 19 years old and I have just been diagnosed with congenital Heart Block and been told I am to have a pacemaker fitted. My consultant said with my heart being around 32 resting i should need around 7 pacemakers in my lifetime. As your mind does, I unfortunately typed in life expectancy of a 19 year old with a pacemaker and it is saying that around 50% of people will make it 10 years, so now I am obviously scared.
I feel as if there is no point gettin...
My symptoms were that sometimes I would feel like I was passing out but never fully did. Would wake up suddenly in the middle of the night thinking I was passing out and having a hard time breathing and not throwing up. Doctor suggested I wear a collar monitor for a couple of weeks. She received the report and called to tell me to get to the ER immediately. I guess I had pauses lasting up to 10 seconds a couple of times a day. I had no idea I had a problem.  ...
I'm starting a restoration project on old bronco that will need some welding done. I know stick welders are not acceptable but how about wire welders, MIG welders? Also will the alternators cause issues?
How long after implantation does it take before you feel back to normal? I still feel fatigue four weeks later. Randy
Is there a way to link pacer to your iPhone? Randy
I’m 30 years old and booked in to have a pacemaker on 21st March (and have my loop recorded taken out). I am not overly anxious about having it done, I’ve had a few months to get used to the idea and hopefully it’ll stop me having the odd dizzy/fainting spell and means I can get my driving license back.
But I’m having it implanted under the muscle and wondered if anyone else could share their experiences about what the recovery is like - any tip...
HI my mum has just had a CRT pacemaker fitted. She has been such a youthful 84 year old, doing yoga, walking gardening but for the last 6 months she has had no energy. Last week she had her pacemaker fitted. We had hoped this would give her her Englert back but not yet😒
i was wondering if others could let us know if they noticed improvement straight away or did things improve over time. Unfortunately they had trouble finding the right spot for the third wire to the left side of the hear...