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Lead Punctured My Left Ventricle

Hi, this is my brand new entrance into the Pacemaker Club! I just turned 60 on March 5. I received a Medtronic pacemaker on March 24. Less than 48 hours later I  began to have sharp stabbing chest pains.  The pains were not related to the suture site or the skin around the pacemaker.  I called my cardiologist's office and they said it was related to post-surgery discomfort. For the next week they would come and go. My cardiologist scheduled an appointment & he said all...

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mastectomy and pacemaker?

Hey ~ has anyone had a mastectomy since having their pacemaker placed? I'm potentially facing the situation right now and my PM is actually implanted sub pectoral so I don't know that it would be affected??

Anyone have any experience with this?

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Aortic stenosis a pacemaker.

Sorry this is long...I went  in with symptoms of heart problems and get diagnosised with bradycardia and murmur. I received a 2 lead pacemaker then 2 months later a 3 lead in 2012. I have had random symptoms a pacemaker checks, asked questions and now just had generator replaced 2021. My murmur has never been addressed. I find out at that time just pre surgery that the 2 lead had put me into congestive heart failure..the 3 lead took me out of CHF and that 1 year prior ago  I was mod...

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Insurance

Hello all

i dont know if this is the right spot to post this question but here it is.

who has insurance that pays every single medical bill 100% including medince 

even if experimental procedure?   So that you inever see a bill for anything.

 i know we perhaps think its a dream but my gut tells me its out there.

who  or what company offers it.

 

signed the dreamer

mike

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Adjustable beds with message

I was hoping someone here has an adjustable bed with message. Husband decided to buy one he has a bad back, but I have a CRT-D and not sure if I can sleep in this bed and use the message , I don't need to use the message just want to be able to sleep in it. Thanks

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Dizziness and fatigue

I have had a pacemaker for about 3 months. The first two months were several setting adjustments and then I started to feel like myself again. Recently I have become dizzy, tired and feeling chest pressure after working out. I have shared my symptoms with the techs from Boston Scientific and they couldn't really adjust the pacemaker to accommodate for these new symptoms. I was told that a 44 year old active female like myself is a difficult patient to figure out. It seems like they don...

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New To Me Boston Sci. Pacemaker

Hello,

Just now getting on with my recovery after recent implant. I was told initally the only time I will hear from the PM is when my pulse drops bellow set threashold. I have SSS with Syncope last past two years due to LBB. Finally the Dr. was able to see what was going on with a Bio-Tel Remote monitoring. Anyway that is the background. When I started to have symptoms Post Surgery of heart palpitations, hard to breath etc. The Dr. was not sure, maybe tacycardia but I said I was going...

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broken lead

I am an extremly active 72 year old.  I do a variety of exercise, with swimming being a prominent one. I have had a PM for about 2 1/2 years to address SSS, bradycardia etc.  Before the initial surgery I was told the the device would sense my motion and respiration.  Then they gave me a Medtronic with just the motion chip.  I was told later by one of the device techs that it was because of the hospital's "business plan".  This device does not work w...

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Medtronic Carelink Monitor

Last August I was given a Medtronic Carelink monitor and contacted by the hospital to carry out a manual download.  I have not heard any thing since then and it now sits unplugged in its box.  How do I know when to make another download ? TIA 

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Oops

I am sure that almost everyone here has had an experience similar to mine today--but it has caused me some slight concern that I know you can address.

At the grocery store, my favorite iced tea (12 pack of cans) was for some reason stocked only on the top shelf. I reached up--I'm 3 months post-implant, but I still reached mainly with my right arm, using my left to support the box on the way down. The box had gained some momentum & landed instead precisely on my pacemaker! I...

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New PM

My husband recieved his PM on 4/20. He passed out and was flown to nearest major hospital with a HR of 30-33. He recieved a 3 wire Medtronic CRT Percepta. He is a 77yro with a 32 yro mechanical aoric valve. His heart could not sustain a HR beyond 33BPM without a PM. This was a sudden onset and the EP said it was an electrical bundle failure. Prior to his PM his HR usually ran around 60 BPM. His situation is muddled with orthostatic hypotension from Parkinson's, causing his blood pres...

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Digital scale

Please respond.I have read confused information about digital scales. Are there. Any safe ones people with pacemaker can use.

jennycraig

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dealing with anxiety

Hi everyone, im having such a hard time dealing with my anxiety. Im writing to you from my desk and for some reason today is unbearable so much i needed to take a lorazpham. It feels like im having a heart attack and it really sucks the feeling im in. HOW DO SOME OF YOU COPE WITH THIS DIBILATING FEELING. It just really does a number on me.I first experienced it six months afetr my implant and boom! my first panic attack. Im on 10mg of lexapro but im also 6' 240lbs in decent shape. i try t...

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Massage Guns

I just order a massage gun for pain from full body neuropathy. Does anyone have one ? I wonder if it interferes ? I bought an electric one. 

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pain

My dif/pacer started beeping a week ago and I went in this past thursday for them to turn the beeping off. I did not even realize it was me that was beeping until they called and told me. I have to have a battery change in a couple of weeks but my questions is that tonight I had a pain where my device is and it rain down my left arm. It was a sharp and tingling pain and it stayed around for a few minutes. Is that normal after they turn the beeping off.

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Prophylactic ICD therapy

1 month ago I had a cardiac mri, and they found myocardium scarring (most likely from a pervious virus), and now my cardiologist is considering 'Prophylactic ICD therapy', after trialling medication for 3 months to see if my 45% EF improves. What I don't understand is why he would be considering this therapy when I don't have any arythmia's (had a holter monitor test). I am a 57 yr old  masters cyclist (former professional in the 80's), and suffer from shortness o...

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how often the Pacemaker works

Went to the doctor today for my 9 month check up. i have a 2 leed Pacemaker for Syncope. i found out that the upper leed works 8 percent of the time and the lower part of the heart 1 percent. can someone in simple terms explain this to me.

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Air Purifier

Hi,

Does anyone know if Air Purifiers interfere with pacemakers.  I have just bought a Dyson Cool Me purifier, and the first thing on the leaflet is a warning that both the device and the remote contain magnets.  Obviously I am not going to put the remote in my pocket, but will this affect the pacemaker.  They do warn you not to put credit cards on top of th eunit or the remote, but don't say how strong the magnets are..

I do get a bit jumpy when new gadgets are...

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NSVT issues again

Hello again everyone,

I have been having a few issues with NSVT in the past and have spoken about it on this forum in the past. Back in october I had a treadmill test which showed a short 7 beat episode of Non-Sustained VT. This was quite worrying for me, as an anxious 17 year old. And I have been closely monitored since. 

I have had a new pacemaker implanted since (in january) and we expected this to help calm the situation. I have been having palpitations everyday for a lon...

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Feeling pacemaker?

Hi everyone, 

I'm 19 and just had my pacemaker implanted on April 16 after a positive tilt table test and a diagnosis of vasovagal syncope I think. My EP was really split on whether or not I should get the pacemaker because of my age and since I've had very few episodes, but my heart rate was practically 0 for about 15 seconds during the test and I didn't have any obvious triggers to when I've passed out in the past. After talking to my family and weighing...

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In fact after the final "tweaks" of my pacemaker programming at the one year check up it is working so well that I forget I have it.