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Pacemaker rejection

To domkin;  had regular under the skin on the left side of your chest pacemaker implanted which I rejected second pacemaker placed in same pocket was supposed to be hyperalgesic coded which after 8 months doctor was notified and told coating never made it on pacemaker there were discussions about gold plating one but since I have psoriasis and eczema and rejected spinal cord stimulators in the past that thought was trashed they implanted the Micra Medtronic pacemaker that has no leads an...

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Pacemaker rejection

Has any one else rejected a pacemaker like a splinter

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Medronic Micra AV is out

Hello!

The new leadless Medtronic Micra AV is out and a few people have received it. I was wondering if anyone here is thinking about getting it or going through the process?

Thanks!

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Twinges a year post PM

Hello to all. I've only had"internal", if you will, heart-related questions about my PM and me, installed January 2019. Happenings like PVCs, atril fib (what are those, why, why, why are they happening suddenly to me when I have a computer running things in my heart, etc.)--the usual questions no handbook you ever received addressed!

All that's going ok, no real active issues. My question now is about twinges/pulls that have started recently in the area where the...

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Device Resetting?

I am not sure if this is the case. But the last year I've noticed my that my heart rate has been dropping more and more. When I first got my pacemaker in 2013 when I was in the gym working out my heart rate stayed pretty normal 120-160s when being active. Now in 2019-2020 it barley goes over 100 most of the times. I've had it adjusted a few times. They've even done an exercise stress test that showed for my age my heart and pacemaker were not reacting normal. So again it was adjus...

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My 4th pacemaker change...and getting nervous

So I am 40 and had my pacemaker at the age of 14.  I am due for my fourth implant in the next week or so and super nervous this time around as surgeon says the more often you change the battery, the higher risk of infection.  He told me he rarely sees patients my age already going on their fourth pacemaker!!! So now I am freaking out...anyone else out there get their pacemaker as a kid and still going strong?

Ilda

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reverse shoulder replacement

Finally now have set the date  in the beginning of March, for the reverse shoulder replacement after getting Pacemaker in Aug  '19.  Which was put on hold while recovering from pacemaker.  These operations have come a long way.  Remember in the 80's being in the hospital for 10 days while recovering from an elbow replacement.  Now only overnite than out.

   Right arm in sling for 6 weeks, he did say i could drive, tested that therory out t...

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Feeling pacing

Is it possible to go from feeling pacing to not feeling pacing? I ask because I have intermittent heart block and my settings were set to allow my own heart to work as much as it can. 7'months Ago I started feeling thumping and chest pain off and on all day. Which caused me to have an achy chest. Pacing? It would come and go. Some weeks nothing and some weeks all the time. My EP thinks my ventricle lead is in a bad spot and needs to be moved. At first my doctor made my settings loose...

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feeling vulnerable

I have had a PM for almost 6 years.  I live in Mexico, and I just had my second(only) check up with what they call an engineer here...someone checking how your PM is working.  I have never had what I see referred to here as an EP(an electrophysiologist) but only a cardiologist, whom I see regularly.  I was quite shocked to learn that the PM is the only thing keeping my heart beating now...if the battery ran out or something else happened, my heart would stop.  Anyone...

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Friends, Romans & PM Hosts

I've been in a hosp for 9 days passing Kidney stones.  Don't get them.  I passed a quarry full of stones.  Spent another 9 days recovering from 7 litres of water used to flush the suckers out.  Yesterday found out that on the 10th day my PM went into EOL  Replacement next Tuesday. 

Life is beautiful!

Domr

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SVC

Has anyone experienced SVC after the icd was implanted?

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healthy 51 years with pacemakaer

I am 51 years old no cholestrol, diabetes, i do work out. But for couple of years we have notice right bundle branch during ECG.  Out of breadth has been pretty normal for me. The doctors have not been concerned about this and always mentioned if it is not new then no need to worry.  Last weekend i was pretty busy entire weekend, doing lot of physical work. Two days later morning i was feeling very dizzy, i checked my pulse it was very low. My wife drove me to my family physician an...

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Jobs

Has anyone on here worked industrial maintenance. I worked on the high-voltage transmission system for a big public power utility for the last 14 1/2 years I've done industrial maintenance for 21 years and now after my pacemaker implant and being told I cannot longer be around this stuff. Just wondering if anybody else out there has run into this and what they had to do

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immigrating to new zealand with a pacemaker from South Africa

Hi I'm looking at immigrating from South Africa to New Zealand with a pacemaker I'm 41 years old  with dual chamber pacemaker left and right bundle branch block sick sinus

Anyone know if it's possible or done the move ? 

I don't want to spend all the money and when I get to the medical they say NO

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Dot physical

Should I disclose that I have a pm on a dot physical for work?

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Palpitations after having dental work

I had some crown work done a couple of weeks ago and the dentist had to give me lots of lidocaine because I can’t use the kind with epinephrine so it doesn’t last as long. I started noticing flutters and palpitations after that and have had them every day since. I don’t know if it’s related to the lidocaine or just coincidental timing. I don’t like the feeling. It’s scary and uncomfortable. I’m pretty sure my anxiety over them is making them worse. I...

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Pacemaker

Hello everyone, I'm new to this site. I have had my pacemaker since June 2019. Between waking up from them not giving me enough Fentanyl on the surgery table, to ending up in the emergency room the day I went home with pain going down my arm and tightness in my chest. Doesn't seem like it made my life for the better. I have symptoms that I never had before shortness of breath swelling in my neck swelling in my collar bone, Burning pain. Today they did a test on my Vega...

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echo results

hi just want to keep you informed as to how i am doing.  Pacemaker implanted Aug 21,2019.  Had an Echo done again on Feb 13,2020.  The results  from the Cardiologist this morning heart is strong  and do not need to be on blood thinners.  Will see him in a year. 

I also mentioned no need to come into his office for pacemaker check as doing the remote thing every 3 months.  He also agreed no need to come in.

mary

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Pacemaker? Leads?

My experience(s): Nov '18 - Treadmill stress test, no big deal. Excercise for me at that time was 1-hr. on the treadmill at 3.5 mph & slight incline followed by 2 mile walking track thingy, 5-6 times per week. EP replaced my 3 lead PM - due to low batt - on Nov 30 '18 with a 3 lead PM defib. The following month, I had 3 periods of excitement - diverticulitis followed by a C-Diff infection followed by a pneumonia.  Mid Jan. '19 I was finally kinda normal except: exercise 4...

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Exchange with patients on leadless pacemakers

I work for a consulting firm specializing in innovation in the healthcare sector. As part of a study on cardiovascular medical devices in Europe commissioned by a company active in the field of cardiology, I am looking for patients who would live with a pacemaker without lead (called leadless pacemaker) or to whom the option would have been suggested. The study aims to understand what is level of awareness and information available to the patients who are referred for a leadless pac...

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