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Is an AV Node Ablation a good idea?

Hi Everyone....

Hope this finds everyone doing fine. I appreciated all your comments with questions I've had in the past and hope that you won't mind helping me again.

My cardiologist and EP have given me 3 options in regard to my chronic a-fib. I had an open heart Cox Maze procedure in Feb '06 and an ablation and PM (unexpected) in July '06.....in spite of these procedures, I still get bouts of a-fib just about everyday. My heart rate will rang from 60-145. They feel th...

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Questions to a question!Help me out..

I posted an answer to a post and thought I would post it on here to see what those of you think. I am really interested in your opinions . I want to see if this is a true statement or I am simply feeling it myself. I told her that in my opinion before your "implant" the docs seem to make it all appear so easy and almost like it is like removing an ingrown toenail. (Not those words exactly but my post went towards those opinions) I have read others that posted and would like to hear from more ab...

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Six weeks

Hello

It now has been six weeks since PM and although I have some days that are good, still have a few things, such as left shoulder painful, anxiety, just not feeling good, although I know when I do not have energy, to rest. I tried to go back to work, but that did not work out. Too soon. I know that everyone heals and adjusts at different levels. Having the PM probably saved my life, and I will have to be patient with the adjusting. This website has been soooo helpful for me.

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Just Little humor (I hope),

A little humor for a serious subject that Michael Moore thinks he just brought to our attention.

Q. What does HMO stand for?

A. This is actually a variation of the phrase , "HEY MOE." Its roots go back to a concept pioneered by Moe of the Three Stooges, who discovered that a patient could be made to forget the pain in his foot if he was poked hard enough in the eye.

Q. I just joined an HMO . How difficult will it be to choose the doctor I want?

A. Ju...

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nintendo and game boy

does anyone know if nintendo and game boys cause interfernece with the pacemaker and icd's i know awhile back there was concern over ipods. it will be helpful to know for me as i will be with my grand children three weeks in august. thanks maureen

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Power Implant Aim to run on Body Heat.

This article was found in News Scientist.

Life-saving medical implants like pacemakers and defibrillators face a big drawback: their batteries eventually run out. So every few years, patients need surgery to have the batteries replaced.

Now a company in New York state is planning to tackle the problem by providing patients with an implantable power source that recharges their implant's batteries using electricity generated by the patient's own body heat.

By conti...

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I'm New to the Site (Real Long)

Hi to all, Well I'm a 25 yr old who has SVT.It started out first with IST then after the 3rd ablation It was swicthed to SVT I am on my 4th Sinus Modification w/Ablations around the sinus node and the docs are still puzzled why my HR still hasn't budged. I am at the Max for Beta Blockers, and Calcuim Channel Blockers, and lets not forget they added some Xanax to see if that would work.. My HR was so bad cause me to deliver my daughter at 27weeks. So Now I have the 4th Ablation on the 18 th and t...

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Prius

Does anyone here drive a Prius? I've just received a pacemaker and am a little worried about the electric motor.

Mike Greensill

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Switched from Hysteresis ON to OFF again!

Hi everybody,

On 28.06 I posted related to the Hysteresis mode witch the doc switched me on (45/120). I was feeling really bad after this new change: near fainting very often, dizziness, slight loss of vision, palpitations, feeling warm and fatigue... Actually, during last nighs I could´t sleep due to a strong palpitations spells and today I decided to go there for a new control appointment. The doctor changed the parameters again (50/120) and the Rate response at 80 hoping with this...

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Dizziness & Pacemaker Syndrome

Hi Folks!
I am from Indonesia and just got my PM on the 21th June. I have dual chamber Medtronis Sensia SEDR01.
Today my first day back to work (I am an Instrument Designer)

But even rarely I am still feeling dizziness and it comes on most when I walk little bit hurry.

Can anyone advise me? I also would like to know more about pacemaker syndrome.

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Thank you for answering my message yesterday for help

To Rusby/Jessie and Johng

Many thanks for answering my request yesterday re please could someone give me advice.
After reading your messages my wife felt more happier and we have managed to enjoy a day out today.

ps 5pm in Cheshires England

Wishes you all good health and good luck
Kenneth

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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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You know you're wired when...

You trust technology more than your heart.

Member Quotes

The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.