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heat

hello everyone,

My PM was implanted in 1-31-07. I am 36 I had WPW an arrythmia. They have had to tweak it a couple of times now. I was wondering has anyone else experienced any problems when the humidity is high; it is hard to put the feeling into words -general unwell feeling well and trouble breathing.

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Too much, too quick!

Hi everybody, my name is Kevin, I’m 47 and for the last year I have been living in Cyprus. Around the 15th of June 2007 I suddenly started to have strange and irregular heartbeats with accompanying dizzy spells and slight loss of vision and also a feeling of hot blood swelling and rising to my ears,. This happened only over the course of a few days, prior to that I have had no heart trouble other than an odd beat or palpitation here and then. I decided to go the local hospital on the 18th and ha...

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Too much, too quick!

Hi everybody, my name is Kevin, I’m 47 and for the last year I have been living in Cyprus. Around the 15th of June 2007 I suddenly started to have strange and irregular heartbeats with accompanying dizzy spells and slight loss of vision and also a feeling of hot blood swelling and rising to my ears,. This happened only over the course of a few days, prior to that I have had no heart trouble other than an odd beat or palpitation here and then. I decided to go the local hospital on the 18th and ha...

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EECP Question

Hello Folks,

I have a question for you good people. Have any of you undergone external counterpulsation (EECP) to treat your angina? I have a pacemaker, CHF, attacks of angina and since about mid-March I have had more than a fair share of arrhythmia episodes to the point that my physical activity has become almost nil. The arrhythmia is likely to occur anytime, but I have learned the hard way that physical activity, as simple as walking a couple of blocks, will bring on an episode...

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Please can some give me advice

I am a 72 year old man. I was very healthy and live a clean life. In June of this year I was rushed into A&E and then the following day I was fitted with a Pacemaker and then discharged the next day.

I am now back at home trying to get back to normal life. I keep experiencing hot sweats and not feeling very well. This experience does not last a long time but I would like to know if this is normal and if any other person has this experience.

Many thanks for any help.

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07/07/07

this date is amazing. imagine getting married on this date. imagine if this was your lucky day. lol lol well it is almost over. hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. for some it is a long one. take care all jessie

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Many thanks!

Thank you soo much for your birthday wishes to me!
I had a great day.There is a big family lunch for me tomorrow and I am being spoilt rotten!!
I am so lucky to have such a wonderful family and such great friends.
This is the 4th birthday I have celebrated since getting my pacemaker and I feel so happy to have got a 2nd chance at life!

This website has been a great part of my recovery so thanks again....Love to you all-Kay

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CHAT

I am wondering why is there not a time that we can all understand,(because we are all from around the world and in different time zones) that can be set up so we can chat and we all know what time the chat will be.Am I missing something? I always seem to see the posts after someone wants to chat or I enter the room and it shows evryone who went to the chat room looking to chat then leaving the room because no one was there. How can we set up a time maybe even a couple of times a day (for peopel...

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Hi...

I haven't really been on in a while and wondered if anyone ws up to a chat? Saturday, 4:25pm EST

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Anyone to the chat room

Anyone want to enter the chat room?

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Donating Blood with PM

I am approaching a year with my PM and feel better than I have felt in years!

My question is whether I can donate blood with a PM? I was a donor before and loved doing it and would love to be able to but have been getting conflicting information from people. Anyw help would be appreciated.

Phil

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Hey peoples

Attention Pacers!
We had an EXTRA special day yesterday, July 5 because.....

we had TWO, that's right..TWO pacer BIRTHDAYS :)
And they are:

KAY (rewiredaussiegirl): 1939

and

MARTY (plumberman): 1956

I hope that both of you had a great birthday filled with great memories.

take care,
~valerie
p.s. sorry for my lateness...I guess its my M.O. :)

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Pace maker battery change

It is just over 10 years since a Medtronics dual lead was implanted fopr a complete heart block with no other cardiac abnormalities. It has worked perfectly and I have travelled well near 2 million miles internationally since then.
I have been advised by the hospital to have the batteries of the PM replaced. Any advise?
Thanks,
Parar

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New Technology - someday hearts will run pacemakers

I don't have a pacer but I found this facinating and had to share it.

Long / short of it is your own heart's vibrations would generate enough power for a pace maker to charge and run indefinately.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/6272752.stm

Good vibes power tiny generator

Here the generator, in the centre of the chip, powers an accelerometer
A tiny generator powered by natural vibrations could soon be helping keep heart pacemakers workin...

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New Implant 5/16/2007

Hi since my implant I have had 3 ablations anyone had that done before? thank you..

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Hello !

Just want to wish nice summer to everybody.
Here in Finland everything looks very beautiful in summer
and did you know that nights are short and days are very
long here in this time of the year.
Does somebody know that is here in PM club any other members from the Nordic coutries?

Esa Karhu
e.karhu@kolumbus.fi

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Update!

It has been a while for me to get on and update. I scheduled an apt. early the other day because the pain has been so intense for me with this surgery than any of the others. They gave me something for the pain which hasn't really helped me much. They did a pm check to see if that was part of my problem and the only difference is i'm 100% dependent on it. They turned off my bottom lead during this last surgery they said that was because I was only using in 2% of the time and I was having so many...

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increased HR while walking


Pacemaker 2.5 weeks. Atrial and ventricular lead. First checkup showed ventricular lead using too much energy. Will
recheck in one month.Question why does my heart rate go up so quickly with walking.Previously with my bradycardia I
had difficulty getting rate up to 80's. Today on treadmill at 2
miles per hour rate went to 106.Asymptomatic. Will be checked next Tuesday. Any thoughts on this.

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increased HR while walking


Pacemaker 2.5 weeks. Atrial and ventricular lead. First checkup showed ventricular lead using too much energy. Will
recheck in one month.Question why does my heart rate go up so quickly with walking.Previously with my bradycardia I
had difficulty getting rate up to 80's. Today on treadmill at 2
miles per hour rate went to 106.Asymptomatic. Will be checked next Tuesday. Any thoughts on this.

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Comments

I am now six weeks out from my PM implant, and although I still am trying to regain my strength and controlling my anxiety problems, I am feeling better. This room has been a godsend for me. Thanks to all of you for your messages and comments. They are a tremendous help to me.

Sharon

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You know you're wired when...

You make store alarms beep.

Member Quotes

It may be the first time we've felt a normal heart rhythm in a long time, so of course it seems too fast and too strong.