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Complete heart block to now having a ventricular escape rhythm

I have a damaged heart resulting from radiation therapy directed on my chest for Non Hodgkin Lymphoma in 1995. In December 2018, I passed out a few times and they discovered a complete heart block because sometimes there was no signal going to my AV node. 

At first I was paced perhaps 70-80% of the time but then over time it was 100% ventricular pacing. However, I have been continually going to the EP to get my PM adjusted so that I can get back to my running/cycling, etc. and...

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Golf

I have bradycardia and I had a pacemaker put in 6 weeks ago. How long should I wait before playing golf?

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Newbie

Hi.  I just had my PM surgery on Monday.  One of my leads dislodged and He had to go back in and redo it the next day.  I'm so glad that i found this site especially since this is all new to me.  I was having issues of fainting and then one eay my heart rate dropped into the 40's and wouldn't rise but very little ( unless i did something strenuous like vacuuming).  I went to the ER and they ended up sending me home.  But the next day i received a...

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CRT success rate

Thank you Gemita and Sandoval!

My echocardiogram was done a week ago and I asked what my ejection fraction was and I have to wait to speak to the consultant. I would like to know my previous ejection fraction so I will find out and let you know.Fingers crossed!

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CRT success rate

I have been told that the CRT success rate is much higher around 70%z I had one implanted in May and I feel well. I had an echocardiogram recently and the sonographer said my heart was pumping well.

I wish you success!

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Complications

 

HISTORY:

Non ischemic cardiomyopathy. Heart rate 30-52. BP  varies, not sky high. Near fainting. Remarkable lightheadedness one occasion. Left ventricle some subendocardia damage, same ventricle has septal dyskinesia, that is, instead of squeezing, it moves in other direction, (hopes this yields to electrical correction).

LBBB, Bradycardia, muscle damage moderate, but ventricles are electrically, mavericks 

EF about 35%, 40% some tests. frequent PVC&rs...

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S ICD

  • by Jonq
  • 2020-10-21 18:34:01
  • ICDs
  • 44 views
  • 1 comments

My s icd is under my left armpit but feel weird and sore now and then i had the surgery done about 4 weeks but get sore now and then also since i got this put in the mental and emotional side has got to me very anxious scared worried depressed because of this and what i hear 

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CRT success rate

I've been put on a waiting list for a CRT-D  at Hammersmith hospital . No idea time frame so guessing after Xmas , maybe summer if Covid gets going again.

My question is , now that I'm reading up on it, apparently there is only a 60% - 70% success rate so what happens to the other 30% - 40% ? Is the CRT-D taken out ? I'm not expecting a pre op talk because I didn't get one before my ablation.

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Pacemaker and afib

I had a pacemaker installed in May 2020.  Felt so good. Still was going in and out of afib for a day or two but not feeling bad.  Recently I have been in afib for over 3 weeks and feel lousy. . .tired, shortness of breath.  Had an echocardiogram Monday to see if things have changed since the last one a year ago.  EP is suggesting a cardio version to get me out of afib.  So discouraged after feeling so great since I got the pacemaker--a Biotronic.

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Should I install a PM?

Hi, I'm 43 years old, I have a type 3 heart block, what they call a "complete heart block". This was discovered around 14 years ago and a PM was suggested at the time. I currently do not have a PM.

They've also found that I have a bigger than normal heart (cardiomegaly?). I have a higher than normal ferritin (iron) level - around 300-400, and one time a doctor did a venesection (taking blood out in order to reduce the iron level) he commented that my blood is a lo...

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Infrared pad use

Hello users...I am a keen bodyboarder and use a Quicksilver infrared heated pad top for cold water use.It is battery operated with a connection on the right side of the top and sealed wires going into the pads and unit.It is very very good and keeps the torso warm whilst surfing in cold water plus 10 degrees C...after 15 degrees C i dont use it.Does anyone know of CRT interference by this unit at all..? thnks Dave

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Mobitz Type 2 heart block.

Can you go from Mobitz type 2 heart block to 3rd degree even though you have a pacemaker?  

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New lead

Hi all

It's been a long haul since July to get anyone to listen to me, as lots of you know my top lead broke while having a box change in July, the Dr said I didn't need the top lead just the ventricle, I went on to develop such horrible beats that I feel in my chest and neck beats I have never experienced in 23years of having a PM got a second opinion from a technical team in another hospital who say I must have a new lead, it's taken 3 emails 2 voice mail to the Dr who did...

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Flu shot

Do most of you get a flu shot .....I do not but thinking of getting one this year

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Lead Extractions - New Leads

Hi all. I am heading to see a surgeon on Thursday to talk about the recommendation of lead extractions (4 leads, oldest implanted in 1994) and placement of two new leads. I am 42 years old, pacemaker since age 5 for congenital heart block. Heart function & strength looks great - no issues there. When I got my last device 4 years ago they considered extracting at that time, but decided against it since they were working fine. Now, lots of noise and heart beating super fast/super slow at ra...

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Complications from pacemaker

I received my medtronic pm in July 2018 and felt great within minutes after coming out of the anesthetic. I couldn't believe how good I was feeling after so many years of feeling crapy. But about a year ago I just wasn't my "new" self. By January I was feeling really tired again. I thought it was my thyroid because several of the symptoms matched along with the weight gain and hair loss. Called my GP for an appointment and went for blood tests. Sure enough everything was out...

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Electrophysiologist is a jerk who gave no information

Please research your electrophysiologist before your implantation surgery. I did not - just went with available doctor - due to COVID concerns. His implantation job has my PM jutting deeply into my armpit - plus had lead dislodgment reimplantation surgery a month after my first PM put in August. Then he yelled at me and shook his fist in my face in front of hub when I questioned him. Urrrggggh. Angry.

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Medtronic Azure Upper Sensor Rate - How did the EP get to the number?

Hello!

I was wondering if the Upper Sensor Rate of your Medtronic PM is set to 100% of your max HR for your age OR was it reduced to, say, 90% or something less of the max HR?

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Pace Maker

I got my pacemeker about 14 months ago.

Heart rate was set at 60

These dayes I have been feeling COLD FEET,  SOME SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND LOT OF FATIGUE  EVEN THOUGH I HAVE BEEN SLEEPING WELL.

Have several times requesed my EP to increase setting on my pace maker but every time he says it is not because of PM. It could be something else. 1st he asked me to talk to my cardialogist which I did.  This time he suggested to see my Family doctor

I am real...

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Swelling and pain

Hi 

4 weeks post generator change I have swelling to left just above armpit swells more as day goes on and pain in armpit going up into neck I still have 1 stitch in that hasn't dissolved 

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