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PM2210

I have a 2013 installed St Jude pacemaker model PM2210.  Out of the blue I received a Merlin@home from Abbot labs.  I have asked repeatedly if my type device can be remotely downloaded and been told no. 

Anyone had this happen?

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Pain in left breast

Question for the women here. I have had my pm since september 28th 2018. I haven't had that many issues with it. The last few days I have been having a lot of pain in my left breast and today it is hurting a lot more than it has the last few days. Like it hurts to even try to take off my bra and it is a front closing bra so there really shouldn't be any issues there. But even when my kitten comes up to try and give love she puts her paw on my boob and that even hurts. It's not lik...

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Defibrillator Phantom Vibrating?

Hi. I am Retta, 44 from Upstate NY. I have CHF and I have had a defibrillator for 11 years. Last year I had a battery change. All was good. After a year I had pain in shoulder and what can be described as a "zzzzz" feeling up my neck. It comes and goes. Cardiologist says "Dont worry, it looks good". Well then it started literally vibrating in my chest! I found out it was a notification and they could turn off the vibrating. And they did. Now every so often, more of...

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Pacemaker Interference when driving Suzuki Grand Vitara

Has anyone ever experienced pacemaker interference when driving the Suzuki Grand Vitara?

At home, on exertion, I would sweat badly, become exhausted and breathless. Angina.

Prior to pacemaker, I suffered syncope, my pulse kept falling below 30bpm.

So it was set to 60bpm.

Cardiology unlocked something to allow my heart rate to increase thus providing increased oxygenation to limbs etc.

As soo as I turn the engine on, my pacemaker goes haywire causing flutters in m...

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Anxiety

Hey Folks! I’m six days post PM insertion. I think recovery is going well. I’m still tired and have a new symptom of bpm that shoots up to the 130s when I stand up. My EP has increased my dosage of Flecainide so hopefully that will get better.  However, my biggest road block throughout my heart journey has been my terrible anxiety. I have been on meds for 14 years for my anxiety. The crippling anxiety attacks I have been having since my ablation in December 2018, are nex...

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Feeling groggy since my last tuneup

Just wondering is it normal to feel groggy after having what I refer to as a tune up.  I am new to the forum. Received my PM in  April 2018.  First installed I was told it would kickin like a hybrid car would when gas was needed.  After more tuneups it turns out I am totally dependent on my PM.  I had another tune up a few weeks ago. There was a setting turned off, which is now turned on to have the PM keep up with me when I exhurted myself, which was possibly why I w...

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3 weeks post op

Good Morning All

i am glad I am finally 3 weeks post as everyone says first few weeks are the worst.

i felt great two days in a row this week and then by third day tired headache off and on but made it through the day and now this morning I am feeling tired and dizzy off and on and day just started.

i don’t go for first check until July 1...

is this all normal ?

appreciate thoughts 

Blessed Day!

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new pacemaker

Just joined club, i am getting my first pacemaker next friday, 6/28.

Wish me luck. 

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It looks like I’m moving from a dual lead to a hiss bundle pacer , anyone have one ?

So my battery is gonna die , which means new device time . 

 

Due to my ejection fraction (45%), and the fact that I’m 100% paced , it has been  suggested by my cardiologist and his team that I either go with a biventricular pacer , or a new his bundle pacer , with a strong suggestion towards the his bundle pacer . I’m having a venogram in just a little to check for vein ‘openess’ In order to see if lead removal is feasible , and how to proce...

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Pacemaker Removed to Join Military

Hey Everyone, 

I had a pacemaker implanted when I was 12 because I had been diagnosed with bradycardia. I stopped using it completely after 2 months after the surgery. A few years ago, my doctor told me I can get it removed because I might have not needed it in the first place.

Now that it’s been out for 2 years with no problems. I’m planning to join the military. The recruiters say it’s a unique situation. 

Does anyone have any experience wi...

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Pacemaker

First pacemaker insertion in April.  Leads came dislodged, had to have them reinserted 10 days later.  After that I have a feeling of another beating heart on my right side.  I have dual leads.  Cardiologist reply is, “interesting “!  Anyone else have this feeling?

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post-op

Hello all. its been 11 days since my pacemaker implant, and i had my first appt with the pacemaker clinic at Doc's office. All seems to be going well!  I am being paced 53% of the time. i recieved my Laditude monitor today. i have been off of work since my surgery and go back on Monday. I will be on light duty for another 3 weeks. 

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re- surgery recovery

have has this thing in my chest for 4months still not feeling great however i now developed a sore shoulder next to p/m this cardio keeps telling me to hang in there every thing looks and i am doing great with the healing i am wits end as he tells me i must have shoulder problem like arthriris or frozen shoulde i do nt know what to do can anyone give me some advice would appreciate  thanks to u all     robert

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Working out with my pacemaker set to higher HR

My cardiologist just approved to increase my max HR from 130 to 150 so I could exercise at a higher level. Before they set it my HR monitor while i worked out would show 125 max and I'd be hitting a wall. Last week they set it to 150 and I've been to the gym 4x since and my HR still shows me hovering at 125. Should I let my doctor know that their change did nothing or does my pacemaker and heart have to adjust? Anyone have advice on this? thanks!

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AV Node ablation

I had an AV Node ablation in 1995 and pacemaker insertion. I had a replacement in 2009 and just got my 2nd replacement last week. I have always had questions for my cardiologist about what happens if the pacemaker malfunctions; but they always say very low chance. Which is probably true since it’s been 24 years. It just scares me for some reason. I found this pacemaker club, and was just wondering if there are others out there and if they can share any insight. 

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Copd test

Many thanks for the comments received on the above topic. Feel happier going ahead with this now. 

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Blue Diamond

I have been looking into Viagara. Not for erectile dysfunction but simply for an increased bloodflow. My wife and I get intimate, and every now and then as all guys do, i get distracted. My friend gave me a 100mg blue diamond. generic nonetheless, but still real. I am trying to do as much looking into it as possible. Everything is coming back as the pacemaker doesnt care lol. 

I'm 26, and probably don't need it. I think 100mg may be a little too strong for me. Just looking...

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afib questions

I don't know a whole lot about afib, could use some advice. My mom has had it for years. She doesn't tolerate meds well but the afib had been mild and controlled so she's been getting by on a low dose of sotalol. When it increased last year they added a blood thinner. Now it's getting worse again. She feels ok but it's happening more often. 

She went to an ep to discuss ablation. He said it was up to her, if she wanted to do it call and they would schedule...

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Feeling dizzy

How long does the dizziness last, not super bad just a woozy, top heavy feeling?

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Out of breath going up steps

It has been 4 months and husband is still not feeling great.  The cardiologist is sending him for a sleep apnea test this Wednesday.  Has anyone got results from that and it actually made a difference with the pacemaker?  There are times that he says he felt much better before this was implanted.  I know that he did,, but when they tell me it is being used 97 percent of the time I am just wondering if we were just fortunate with our timing.

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