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They've put me on these beta blockers for 30 days to help mitigate the PVCs. Now that I'm on them I keep hearing how hard it is to come back off of them.
Anyone else been on them only briefly? What was your experience? Thanks!
(Toprol XL 25mg, once daily)
so after waiting which seemed like a lifetime it seems i will be getting a pacemaker after all.
in my later it says about atrial fibrillation and pauses! up to 7 seconds. the team in bristol are wanting to put in a ppm
now it was suggested about a Micra leadless which would be amazing but could be the one with leads. as a professional dancer i'm worried as to which one they use. does anyone have any information on what is used for what? slightly scared is an...
hi i had a nuclear test done yesterday and the solution made my heart speed up for 5 minutes and then they took some pics .. an ultrasound will be done as well..cause i dont understand why since a few months ago i have trouble exercising ..im overweight and im 38 years of age ..hopefully test will give me a better understanding ..any ideas here ? im been very honest when i exercise even to have intercourse with my wife i cant im scare cause my heart races i have to lay down in bed for at leas...
Does anyone know if stress can shorten the battery life??
My mom had a dual chamber pacemaker implanted in last December. Since then she has been complaining stabbing pain in her chest area, but her doctor said everything was good and said my mom has low pain tolerance. My mom still didn’t feel well and asked to move up her appointment back in early Jan. the doctor said her device was shifted and had to have surgery right away. The next day after the 2nd surgery her doctor said one of the leads...
Got my PM last Wednesday, so eight days. Still fatigued and breathless. Heart rate is perfect 60 blood pressure is up. Should I wait for follow up or call doctor right now?
I haven't been on this site in ages. I don't have a pacemaker but I've written about them--a bunch. I used to write pacemaker manuals and over the years I've written patient pamphlets, web content, and other materials on pacemakers and defibrillators. I have a book online called "Pacemaker Owner's Manual" and I am embarrassed to say that it is about 10 years old and starting to get a little moldy! So I decided to revise the book with the latest and...
I am very grateful for my PM as I may have died if I'd had the syncope attacks whilst driving or up a ladder or asleep!
It's amazing technology and a safety stop for me at 50BPM...I was dropping to 30.
However, the lump is a bit prominent as I am a skinny triathlete. I don't like it. Has anyone come across any treatment/techniques for disguising the lump? Fillers or Botox or tattoos or anything?
Does anyone know to what extent metal detectors can damage the pm? I travel a lot through airports and manage to get pat downs, but I’m concerned about detectors that are now being placed in stores and other public places. My pm recently set off a detector at a department store entrance. And, in NY Penn Station, there are now detector systems to identify whether someone is wearing an explosive suicide type vest. However, the press says thi...
I'm wondering how much of a pause in my heart beat is needed for my pacemaker to respond? My pacemaker has been set to 60 beats per minute I'm told. So would it respond if my natural spacing between heart-beats is 1.1 sec, or 1.5 sec, or would it be a 2, 3, 4 second (or more) pause needed?
I'm asking because since my pacemaker was first fitted 7 weeks ago, I no longer have blackouts, but I do get brief (1 or 2 second) dizzy spells that clear up after a few seconds, So I'...
Hi pacers! have a question has anyone had a lot of problems with itching around the pacemaker site? I had my pacemaker implanted November 2 2017. Still have some problems. For the itching I've tried hydrocortisone cream,benadryl cream. I get some relief but it is short lived.
I am still having a lot of shoulder pain. continuing to try in exercise use heat before and ice after. I was back in the hospital 2wks ago for chest pain and Afib. And I had my pacemaker integrated...
i have 3rd degree heart block and totally dependent. Now I have 2 leads top and bottom right side of my heart. My left side is working too hard and now have Cardiomyopathy. Infraction rate 35. So they are going put a 3rd lead to my left side hoping my heart will contract better. Now they say it like agitates. Anyone else had this done ? Thanks
When I got my first pacer back in Dec I noticed right away that my stomach felt full very quickly, like my food was sitting right up under my ribs. I wasnt pleased but joked that it was like getting gastric bypass and assumed I'd lose some weight. Fast forward two months and the pacer was removed, I immediatly felt like my old self and was able to eat normal portions happily. When the new pacer went in on Feb 6th I initially encountered way fewer symptoms; less beat awareness, fewer PVC...
sitting here working on a painting and being the couch potato, American for lazy, I am didn't bother to turn off the television. Apparently some crime show was on detailing an actual murder in Texas. Now normally this wouldn't be a topic for this site but for the bizarre role a defibrillator played.
Now it seems this prominent man in a Texas town was discovered dead. During his autopsy they discovered he had a defibrillator implanted and being creative decided to see if the...
Hi! I am a 50 year old female 4 weeks post implant. I feel really good as long as I am sitting. When I get up and move around some I get very tired. Everyone says I lose my coloring and get very white. At times, I feel lightheaded.
I have found a lot of comfort reading post from this club but I don't fit exactly into the categories I've read. My implant was an emergency surgery. Was getting dressed for work and blacked out and continued to feel strange. Went to ER and then BAM i...
Hi everyone! I'm new to the club. I am 33 years old and had a pacemaker implanted in 2/2018 for recurring syncope episodes. They found I was having bradycardia where my heart was stopping for extended periods of time. I'm 3 weeks into recovery right now and am eager to get back to my normal life.
Prior to surgery, I was doing high intensity interval training (HIIT) at least 4 days per week. I am also an avid golfer and my golf league starts in about...
has anyone had pain in heart and down arms when travelling in a car even just short distances the motion of the car sets it off and does not quieten down until about five minutes after being stationary again would appreciate any feed back by anyone who has had similar experiences as find it quiet scary as well as painful thanks.
Thank you "Gotrhythm" for your post, very helpful. Thanks to all for comments. I am so grateful for this Club and for the community comments. One never hears tjese comments from EP doctor, only the numbers.
Rosalie "7 weeks living with pacemaker"
I’ve had my post op appointment and IR. Doc doesn’t want to see me for 6 months. Is that normal? I’m antsy about waiting that long for another interrogation.
I had this pacemaker installed about a month ago. Last night in my sleep I pulled my arm over my head it must have pulled on the pacemaker because it woke me up. When I check my pulse the device seem to be working as my pulse rate was 60 beats per minute which is what the low rate was set at. Could I have pulled a wire out? Also this is a dual chamber pacemaker if you did pull a wire loose will the pacemaker still operate?