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Breathing Problem

About one month after I got the PM, I started having the urge to take deep breaths...not really short of breath but like I had to really suck in to get adequate air into my lungs. Been reading about PM leads hitting nerves and wondering if this could be the problem. Happens off and on for no reason. Anyone else have this problem? Thanks.

Vicki

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pain breathing first day after pacemaker?

I have just had my pace maker implanted on Wednesday and experienced pain in my center chest every time I took a breath the first day after. Today is better, but still fill pain when I breath deeply or get winded (i.e. walk up stairs). Is this normal?

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Leads hitting a nerve???

I was just at the local Pacer Clinic getting checked because of "issues" I have brought up in this forum previously (quick squeezing feeling, coughing, strange feeling in my neck, etc.) My Tech brought in a second Tech to check me out too. It appears that my Ventricle lead is likely stimulating a nerve!?!?! They could actually feel little spasms every time they made the lower lead (ventricle) work AND I could feel it in my chest and throat!!!
So now I have to go back to the hospital where I...

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Should I keep pestering the doctors?

I am 49 and very fit, doing lots of exercise each week. For the last 18 months I have experienced dizziness, shortness of breath and fatigue, which is most unlike me. It doesn't stop me doing anything, in fact a vigorous game of squash often makes me feel loads better. My symptoms come and go. I can feel absolutely normal for a few weeks and then feel really lethargic for a few days, or even up to 3 weeks.
I have been to a cardiologist who has done lots of tests and discovered my resting h...

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Update on Maureen's husband.

Hello all you good people.

Maureen e-mailed me, and asked that I post an update on her husband's condition.
John had by-pass surgery yesterday, and is still in critical care, because he has a low blood pressure. If he does better tomorrow, they will move him to a room.
They had him sitting up, and dangling his legs, over the side of the bed already.
She says that he looks good, but he is in a lot of pain, and they were giving him Tylenol, which wasn't helping.
They...

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by-pass

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to pass on the latest. My dad is doing well after surgery. My mom is staying at a hotel close by and does not have access to a computer. The surgery went well, he is a bit restless but over all is doing well. The nurse said the vent should be taken out sometime in the next few hours. His BP and pulse rate are good. Thank you for all your prayers and good wishes. And Dominique I know my mom would be chatting with you right now but can't so I will just...

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UPDATE ON STESS TEST

WELL I WENT IN AND GOT MY STRESS TEST AND OF COURSE MY HEART RATE WAS DOING GOOD BELIEVE IT AND I SHOULD BE THANK FULL BUT, HE STILL DON'T KNOW WHAT IS WRONG. HE SAID I AM GOING TO JUST WATCH YOU AND SAID THAT HE THINKS THAT MY BP MAY HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT NOW! GO FIGURE SOMETHING ELSE. SO KNOW I HAVE TO MONITOR THE BP AND PULSE FOR THE NEXT MONTH TILL I GO IN AND GET MY HOLTER. SO HE CAN CHECK . SO I CHECK MY BP AND PULSE JUST A LITTLE WHILE AGO AND IT WAS 106/64 PULSE 47 WHICH IS WHAT...

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New 3-leads pacemaker..?

Hi everyone!
I am new here...and looking for some answers.
My AV-node was ablated about 5 years ago. I have a dual pacemaker and I am totally dependent.
I heard about some kind a new pacemaker with 3-leads. The third one is there as a backup in case of malfunction.
If anyone have any information about that I would appreciate that very much.
Believe me it is not easy to live that way. Knowing that if anything goes wrong with that pacer that will be the end of my live. S...

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Stress Tess

I continue to learn about life with a pacer. I am 5 weeks post op and pretty much all things have returned to normal. The only thing that still bothers me is my left arm. It still has a little pain form the shoulder jount down and there is still a numb spot of about a 3 inch circle on my upper arm on the outside. Hopefully this will go away.

I has a stress test yesterday and learned that I can not have a tread mill test with a pacer as it shows too many false positives. So, I had...

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911

Hi everyone,

I was looking at Christine's message again. I responded in hopes that we can have a better world for our children and I do think that is vitally important. But I also want to say with her, remember the hero's and they are angels that helped, sometimes lost their lives and their families. May God Bless.

Cathy

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Trouble

Well i had some trouble on here the other day once I logged in the first time under ladytex73 for some reason it said i was not in the system so i tried to log in several times but no good but i did redo it and i am ladytex only. so ladytex73 and ladytex are the same person.

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pm and ambulances

i have a rather strange question but would be grateful for any thoughts. can being a passenger in an ambulance have any adverse effects on the pacemaker. i have recently been travelling as a passenger in a ambulance on a weekly basis accompanying my husband to hospital for his treatment. the round trip is three hours. when i get home im dizzy,lightheaded and feel as if im going to pass out this can last for 24-36 hoursand am fine again until next trip.
any ideas as to if symptoms could be r...

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update

How much pace can a pacemaker pace if a pacer cant be paced?
Say that 3 times fast. You know you will eventually, lol
It’s interesting the thoughts that can go through ones mind when trying to past time…or is that just me?

Anyway, just an update: I’m scheduled for an emergency surgery today at 4:30pm, but check in is at 2:30. Well, for a quick recap: I’ve been having pretty bad pain coming from my right ovary and they didn’t really know what was wrong until now. They did s...

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New Member

I was reading the message from Michele and her bypass surgery. I to had lap band surgery in Nov. 2006. In April of this year I passed out and was taken to the hospital. I was told that I needed a pacemaker, I was so scared. I had never been told that my heart rate was slow. I think I have been lucky, everytime I go for my check up the dr. says I'm doing great. At first they thought that the surgery had something to do with it. I have never had snyone tell me a straight answer yet about it.

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RE: sweettartgirl - here i am!

Hi everyone!
Yes it's Laura (aka sweettartgirl)...I saw the message from stillshocked asking where I was and so just wanted to give a little update. Sorry I don't post much anymore. I am super busy lately, and as with a lot of pacemaker reciepients after the first year or two it becomes normal as to where there's not as much need for the constant support as at first. I'm three years out now and it's great and I barely ever think of my pacemaker anymore and it hasn't caused me any problems!<...

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by-pass

Hi everyone,

My mom is an amazing person. Tomorrow my dad is going in for by-pass. She is strong, as she always has been and I know she will get through it. I just want to acknowledge all the prayers and good thoughts sent to her. She has been through so much this year with her pm. She is strong, great and the best. I know all of our thoughts are with my dad.

Cathy.

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cyst on top of pacemaker???

I posted a message a couple days ago about my 6 yr old having a knot on top of his pm. Now the Doc is thinking cyst and is trying a 2nd round of antibiotics and warm compresses. If this does not help they will cut it out. Has anyone ever had this problem?? Or has he once agian stood out from the crowd??

thanks

Heather H

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To all the soldiers and heros

Since today is 9/11 I wanted to thank the hero's who put their lives at risk saving so many people that day. We can not thank you enough!!!!
I wish I could give you all a big hug and a kiss. No words can ever thank you enough. We are blessed to have you in our lives ( true living angels.)
So thank you, our hero's, no words can truly express our gratitude!

Christine

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question

Hello, Well I have lots of ? and have gotten no answers. May be someone can help out with this. My cardo has no clue on what to think about my condition right now. He said he has not had a patient like me. He thought it may be linked to my gastric bypass but can't find anything. but he has ran all the test he knows to run and everything is fine. I am getting a stress test done and he said depending on that out come what he is going to do. but he has said the only thing to do is a pacemker but h...

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bi-pass

hello everyone. we were in london for the preadmission clinic for my husband john's triple bi-pass. we were told he would be called in 2-4 weeks. he is totally blocked in two valves. well he is to show up to-morrow for the second bipass that day. the surgeon is very good a dr. martin goldbach. he is married to a news announcer in london. he told john how she gets up and is picked up every a.m. at 3 am and then after lunch returns home to watch her children and care for them. some people are amaz...

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To tell you the truth I never even give it a second thought. While growing up it never stopped me from doing anything and to this day my girlfriend or my kids need to remind me that I have one!