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PVC's Info Needed Please

Hi All.
It's been a long time since I've posted but have been reading with interest. I had a dual chamber Medtronic P.M. implanted in 2004 to help me cope with SSS caused by medications for A-Fib. Although recovery was slow all has gone well until the last 2 or 3 months. I have been experiencing a feeling that I am going to pass out along with what the Pacemaker Clinic is calling PVC's. My cardio. prescribed Warfarin and has gone on holidays for a month. (which by the way he has every righ...

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Just a quick question

I just wanted to ask whether it is normal to have a pain in your pacemaker site even nearly a year after surgery. I have been experiencing a pain, like a dull ache, on and off during these last few weeks. It's worrying and just reminds me that I have a pacemaker! I wonder if it could be just because I'm tired?

Thanks, I have nobody else to compare experiences with!

Morlew

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Experiment

I'm curious if anyone could help me understand something. I recently put up a post "Told I need a pacemaker" and I am scheduled to see an EP specialist on Tuesday 17th. I was told on the 4th of april that I need a pacemaker.

Since then I have completely stopped any physical activity, of which i used to do at least 5 days a week. Since then I have not felt any dropped heart beats, feel much more rested after a nights sleep and just feel overall mentally better.

My confusion...

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Thanks

Thanks for fixing the problem!! I can now read the comments again~ thanks for all you do!!

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chest pain/short breath after pacemaker

I am 60 yr old female with dual lead pacemaker implanted Feb. 20, 2007. During surgery I felt pain, (same pain I experienced with cardiolite test). I spoke up, they said it was just them testing the pacemaker and NO, I would not feel that again - BUT I do - It is the same pain I feel when they test it. I feel it and it causes me to stop walking (rest) only after walking accross a parking lot, next door to the neighbors, or even the vibrations when riding in the car. It will stop when I stop...

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ATLANTIC CARE SUPPORT GROUP

Hello everyone!

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infection vs. rejection

Hi. I am a visiting nurse. My patient, who became my friend, who became like my family, is back in the hospital to have her pacer replaced, again. Her first pacer lasted about 3 years and she went in to have it replaced last week and after 5 days it was not capturing and she needed to go back to the hospital. They opened her up and replaced it and found that either she has an infection from the leads or she is rejecting them. Has anyone else ever experienced this?
Thanks,
Debbie

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What to do?

I am 33 yrs. old and I got my pacemaker put in May 2006. Right after the sugery I felt chest pain and was told that I had an effusion. This went on for 6 weeks...they did an echo weekly and told me it would go away. I was very unfortable but hung in there thinking it would pass. Well it didn't, in July I had tampenade and almost died. They redid a wire that was loose and had to make a pericardial window in my heart tissue to drain the fluid, 16 oz.

I am writing this post because...

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atrial fibulatiom

does anyone know the answer to this question i have an irregular heartbeat and it skips. my doctor said i have atrial fibulation and need a pacemaker. will a pm make my irregular heartbeat beat regular. my doctor is going to set it at 50, does that mean it will not go on until my heartbeat is 50 if i have the pm put in and my heartbeat is still irregular and skipping beats what do they do. do they give you medicine for that.

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Fun in Vegas

I went for my 6 month pacer check up a week ago. The Doc was happy that I had no dizzynes or passouts for the last 6 months. I Have Vasovagal Syncope. So I asked him if I could ride a roller coaster while vacationing in Las Vegas. He said OK as long as the belting system did not hit the pacer. So although a bit apprehensive I tried the coaster at New York New York. It has a full loop and a barrel roll that turns you upside down. Well all went very well it was great fun and I had no problems. It...

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Carotid sinus hypersensitivity

My medical diagnosis is carotid sinus hypersensitivity. I'm due for a 3 month checkup next week and am compiling a list of questions for my cardiologist who is an EP. Still not clear on my diagnosis and wondering if anyone has information. My main symptom was a syncope. Any thoughts or comments that might help me focus my questions will be appreciated. Thanks. Bob

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FDA Safety Approval.

Hello Everyone.

For those of you interested in how the voting patterns of FDA advisory committee members on medical devices and drugs is conducted, please visit:
http://www.center4research.org/news/fda-app-safety.html

I think you'll find the reading outrageously fascinating.
~ Dominique ~

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Because you asked.........

Hello everyone.

Having a Medtronic pacemaker myself, I became concerned, reading posts involving Medtronic recalls. I did a little research, and came up with this information.
The Sigma Series is the latest in a line of defective Medtronic medical devices; They include:

AT500 pacing system ( mine )
Kappa 600/700 Dual chamber ( D, DR, VDD.)
Thera Implantable Pulse Generators models 7940/41/42/50-- 8940/41/42/48.
Marquis DR model 7274 ICDs
Maximo DR m...

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I can't see comments either!!

I too am having a problem reading the comments on the posts. Is there some difficulty with the site? Are others also experiencing this? Thanks for any help!

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Left arm aches

Today marks the end of my fifth week with a PM. For some reason my left arm bicep really aches this evening. I may have done more than I realize, using it more than I realized. I've been feeling so great - now this. I noticed when I took my siesta this afternoon that I had actually, for the first time, rolled over to my right side. I don't think I affected the leads, my pulse continues to beat at 80 ppm. Has anyone ever had this kind of ache develop in a bicep??? Surferman

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medtronic

i meant in the event of failure of the pacemaker do you have time to go to a hospital. i believe i understood in the past you do jessie

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I agree

I also can't see any comments behind posts. This started yesterday sometime~ has something changed????

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Fishing

Fishing has been a lifelong hobby and of course running a boat motor along with it. Now I will soon have an ICD implanted and wonder if I will be able to run the tiller boat motor or will I have to buy a boat with a steering wheel, in order to put some distance between me and the alternator on the boat motor.
Any other fishermen out there with experience?

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Where are the comments?

I don't see replies (although it says there are 4) to My Active Topic question. What gives???

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Store Security

I walked into a store that I frequent the other day and set off alarms as I walked in and again on the way out. Now the store has had this type of security for some time and it hasn't been an issue before. So... I walked in again, alarms - and out again and... alarms! Out of curiosity, I spoke to one of the store managers and he told me that they had installed new security pylons and would check with the security company that did the install to make sure that the settings were not harmful a...

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