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PM Activity - More While Sick?

Has anyone noticed their pacemaker going off significantly more while sick?  I’ve had rather upset stomach this weekend, fatigue,  dizziness, etc. (maybe the flu?) and have noticed my pacemaker kicking on quite a bit more than usual.  Is that normal?  

I know most people can’t feel theirs “turning on” but I can most definitely feel mine and it’s adding to an already queasy feeling.

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Pacemaker

Hi all, I was told a year ago when I received my ICD that I could no longer no any type of electric welding. This information devastated me as I am a builder of custom chassis and suspension for custom cars and truck's. I just had my yearly ICD check up and during my whinnying I got a curious look from the gal doing the check up. She went the extra mile for me and got me some information that was huge for me. I have a Biotronik,  pacemaker. They have information that was put out in D...

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Still new to this. All advice still welcomed... But, I feel much better and stronger.

I'm coming up on my two week mark after having my ICD implanted. My strength level has returned oh, the pain has subsided substantially, and I can no longer feel my heart beating when I used to feel my PVCs all day all night and everywhere in between. Evidently the medication they put me on which is Lisinopril with hydrochlorothiazide and a beta blocker the starts with the letter C and I still can't pronounce, is doing its job in conjunction with my new low salt diet, exercise, and&nb...

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PM AND BETABLOCKERS

I had a PM implanted 3/29/2019.  Mid February I had a TCI and was prescribed Lipitor and Plavic with a heart monitor for a month and to lose weight.  Early March I was dizzy one night and passed out.  Saw a cardiologist who recommended a PM.  But took me off Atenolol because my blood pressure was too low.  By this time I have lost 20 lbs and working out 30 minutes 5 days a week.  I was supposed to see the cardiologist a week later but I had a slow pulse issu...

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Painful nipple

Had my Defribilator in last August. About 3 months after that, I noticed pain around my nipple. I do not ordinary feel any pain unless someone or something touches it or when I lie on it. It is most on the nipple. 

Has anyone noticed such? Sometimes I wonder if it is due to the implant because the pain is about 2 inches away from the nipple.

Suggestions or experience sharing please.

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Warfarin

first off forgive me I’m a horrible speller can I get a vasectomy while on warfarin or how’s that work

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Recalls

Has there been any recalls on st judes pacemaker leads or pacemaker? 

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Lift chairs

Is it safe to use a lift chair 

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New PM Triggered When Sedentary and/or Bending Forward

Greetings, All

Six day-old Medtronic W3DR01 for bradycardia and pausing. All so far well except for scariness of its triggering while sedate (right now, in fact) and while simply bending down.

From my first scan of comments here it appears body posture and movement can influence pacing even with leads properly positioned and stable. Unfortunately it won't be for another eleven days yet that I go to my pacemaker clinic for some enlightenment and an interrogation of the unit. I...

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Second pacemaker installed

Need help. Spouse is 77 and had the second pacemaker installed because the first went bad. Is struggling with swelling on the feet and very painful and water around the heart. Was doing good but primary dr saw some changes to her kidneys and wanted to reduce some of the meds. This created a tailspin and for the last week has been hardly able to walk due to swollen and painful feet. The heart dr had her put back on the regular meds and she is doing better but it’s been a slow process. Sh...

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Pacemaker

Hi I have had a pacemaker inserted on weds for complete heart block. I am just wondering about how careful everyone was able to be post op. I am not to lift my arm for 2 months, to lift anything heavy or lie on that side (to ensure the leads have chance to bed in) however I am only 46 with two young children. I am managing in the day to be sensible but I am worried as I woke up in the night led on my L side and with my arm over my head!! I can't afford (physically and emotionally) to have...

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Brace for shoulder restrictions?

Hi, 32 years old, athletic, male with bradycardia and syncope. Got my pacemaker put in on Monday and getting used to the addition of my little buddy. Did anyone who has gone through the recovery process get a shoulder sling that restricted your movement above your head? If so which one? I have a sling to sleep in, but with a 2.5 year old and big dogs bumping around me it would be good to have additional support throughout the day ensuring I don't accidentally put my arm in a compromising...

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Lightheaded

New to this forum and could really use some help.  Three months ago my husband had a pacemaker implanted and hasn't been the same since.  It seems that with any small exertion he becomes lightheaded.  This lasts for about a minute and then he stabilizes.  It is almost as though his pacemaker isn't able to keep up with him.  We are so new to this device and I am doing everything I can to be supportive.  We have seen the cardiologist along with the Abbott p...

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Strange tachycardia every day since the PM was incerted.

Hi, I recieved a Boston Scientic PM about 3 months ago. For slow HR and pauses ( 2nd degree block )  Since day one of going home I have had these bouts of tachycardia and go into v pacing. I have had the device checked and they say "Its working fine." I was told it would only work if my HR was below 60 at night when sleeping or resting. Twice I've been to the tech and  she say "its working fine, just some SVT. I have rapid pulse two or three times a day....

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Device Memory Storage

Hello, all:

I joined this forum to gain support and understanding of what happened. You see my father-in-law recently passed and i have questions that cannot get answered. My main question is...for how long will the pacemaker / defribrulator device retain memory and does it over-ride after a certain period of time? If anyone has knowledge nad can help i would be greatly appreciative. I am not going to share details of his passing on a general post but would like message with anyone that...

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Feeling as if my PM is caught on something

I have had my device since October 2018, when I move a certain way I get the feeling that it is caught or tugging on something.  Any one else ever felt this

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First anniversary

I am 80 years old and just 1 year yesterday I had my PM fitted. I do not understand the technical terms all I know is my heart used to skip a few beats now and then and the cardiologists decided that this would be the best thing for me to have.

At first I had quite a few problems feeling unwell with Atrial Fibrilation and at one time I started to wish I hadn't had the proceedure done. However after several vists to th Pacemaker clinic at Glenfield Hospital....

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Continuing Pain in left chest

I am not sure whats going on here.  Pacemaker implanted Feb 2019 after going to hospital for 3 days for Tikosyn for tacycardia.  Last day there EKG showed sick sinus node. Hense, pacemaker the next day.

All was going well, until this past week, dull aching pain in left chest.  Blood pressure dropped 90/83; 96/81 and 85/71. Weekend...called dr. because of dull pain suggested ER just to check,.

Nothing irregular on chest xray, blood work fine, no heart damage...they h...

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Pacemaker battery

I seem to be the only one concerned that my battery depleted 1 year in 4 months.  My pacemaker is only one year old!  Seems strange to me.  Wouldn't you be concerned?

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Driving a 4x4 pickup with a BC/ICD

Has anyone had an issue with driving a vehicle that bounces around a lot? I do notice the bouncing does up my heart rate a bit. My real concern is lead dislodgement. Can hitting bumps on the road and driving a vehicle with larger tires thats more prone to bouncing cause problems? So far the in home monitor is showing OK. I am four weeks post procedure and am diving on a regular basis to and from work. Thanks. 

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