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I'm so confused.

Just had an echo cardiogram done today, during which the tech asked if I had been told I had afib. Which was one thing I didn't have. Test was done and I was asked to have a seat. Few moments later a cardiologist came to speak to me. The Dr told me that my atrium is not pumping correctly and at times- not at all. That my heart, my history and this is very complicated but get was going to call my Drs and I'd hopefully hear from them tomorrow or Monday. But no...

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new implant discomfort

I had my PM implanted about 2 weeks ago... 

after about 10 days I've started having incredible discomfort at the site. feels like it rubbing against my colar bone..  it that normal?  Will it go away? 

TIA for the support....

 

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Impact exercise and CRT device surgery/ boxing kickboxing martial arts

I am new to this post and new to this lifestyle change. I was a very active US Marine and former professional champion in Muay Thai Kickboxing. I had fought all over the world and trained many UFC champions as a striking coach. This past year I have been suffering the effects of the anthrax the government injected me multiple times with before invading Iraq in 2003/2004. My suffering is in the form of cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure with an EF of 15%. I also have a left bundl...

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New device

How long does it take for surgical site to heal? I am post surgery 3 weeks.   When I stand it seems gravity makes it hurt.  Is this normal?  Incision looks good no infection. Feel like I have a 3rd boob. Had some bleeding after surgery so there still is this lump of swelling. To me the device feels hot to touch or warm. 

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itching

I got the PM on thanksgiving 2018 and had a lead revision 8 weeks later.  I itch all the time now.  The first time around, I attributed it to the steri-strips but my EP did not use them the second time and I still itch!  Tops of the shoulders, a bit around the PM wound, my upper and mid back.  I try not to scratch but it's really bad!  Has anyone else had this and could it be a reaction to having a foreign body?  I've been using CeraVe that my dermatologi...

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pacemaker site

I have had my pacemaker for 7 years and lately I am having pain and discomfort where it is implanted - its like an ache and sometimes gets stronger. Don't know if I should let the Dr know or just wait until my next visit and ask.  Anyone else have this problem?

thanks

Pam

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his bundle pacing

Can anyone explain what Ventricular undersensing means.How is it recognized and what are the effects of it on PM function. Medtronic wev site says that vent.undersensing may be an issue of His Bundle Pacing

Do any other members have HB pacing ? Any experience with the techs looking for different issues etc on the interrogations?

Thanks for any insight anybody may have.

 

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Waking up

I've had my pm since 2009. I only use it early mornings when my heart takes long pauses ..lately I've been wakmg up 230 330 am with my heart racing ( not sure if pacer is slowing down at that point)  This is happening more and more now.  Does anyone else experience this issue?  My last pacer check was in the summer . They said I have another 5 yrs of battery left.  I'm wondering if its either slowing my racing heart or perhaps malfunctioning?

I did have a...

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Recovery after surgery

Hello, I am new to this group but not new to having a pacemaker. I had my first one implanted when I was 6 months old. It stopped working when I was 5 years old. Since then I been in pretty good health. I have bradycardia which I have known all my life but that never stopped me from having a normal life. Just this past November I had a seizure for the first time. I had another seizure in December. Panic attack’s started happening in January so I know it was something serious. I...

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Pace-infected

Good afternoon every one,

my pace was inserted in 12/27/2018 and on 2/12/2019, I went to the ED because there was yellow discharge that was coming from my pace as been placed, and the doctor told it was an infection and now, they have removed it and give me a new pace. Anyone here ever had their pace infected. Or any one here, can give me encouragement words as for me my recovery was not easy. 

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Dilemma Revisited

A snowstorm is coming to the North East US.  So tomorrow there will be snowmen cropping up all over town.

So I am going to build a snowman.  My dilemma is.....what do I use for the PM on my snowman? I don't have a spare.

Any suggestions?

Grateful Heart

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Pacemaker that is implanted in the heart? What is bothering you about it?

Were I not expected to become a pacemaker patient in the future too (according to my Dr. and family history at least) I would not be here shamelessly asking for help.

I am an older UC Irvine student, and I've chosen to direct my efforts towards a goal that also affects me personally. I am trying to find the faults in current pacemakers, and try to influence the either my school or the larger companies into improving their device based on the concerns and complaints of the end users...

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Merlin@home on VOIP using Google Voice

Last week I got a surprise pacemaker. It is a St. Jude 2272 dual chamber rate-modulated version. They sent me home with a Merlin@home EX1150. I don't have a landline and can't shell out the $500 for the broadband kit. I have a free VOIP line though Gogle Voice using and Obihai OBI200 VOIP adapter that costs about $65. The Merlin would always fail to connect but I figured out the right settings so it would successfully send the data. 

In the Star codes for the OBI2...

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Airplane travel with PM

I will be traveling soon for the first time with my new PaceMaker.  I am a little  anxious about the airport security.  I do  have the PM card to show.  Will I still be going thru the screening and how does that affect the  PM?  Thanks so much for all the advice, it has really helped as my Dr. hasn't been very connected or available.  

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Electric Recliner

Hi.   I've just bought new furniture. I had manual recliners but have upgraded to electric motor recliners with USB port for charging mobile phone in armrest. Never even considered any effects on my pacemaker device. Anyone advice on problems i may have to look out for. Just goes to show how you can completely forget you have a device. 🤔

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Pacemaker not recording events?

I have had a Boston Scientific pm since 2013. I also have a remote device that reads my pm and sends the info to my EP. I have had episodic A-fib about 5-6 times a year since 2004.(I do not have a defibrillator, only a pm.) A month ago I went into A-fib which seemed different from previous event with extremely heavy heartbeats, so I paid a visit to ER. They checked me over, did blood work and the ER doc said yes, you have A-fib, but everything else was ok.

I called my EPs office th...

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New Pacemaker CRT-P excercise concerns as well as aches and pains!!

Hi Guys Very new to this game so treat me gently please!

Im 78yrs of age,and very quickly is that over the last 12 months I have endured being told I suffer from severe heart failure in the shape of left venticular block.PLus a great deal of work as follows.

I had an emrgency trip on the 14th Feb 2018 to have stent fitted to my main artery(which Im told saved my life).I then went on to have a series of tests,some such as the cardio MRI 90 minutes sqeezed into a small tube,very dif...

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THEME PARK RIDES

I know these questions have been asked before but hubby has ICD and we are so excited to be visiting Florida in April with the grandchildren and wondered if best avoid a couple of the rides(Big Thunder Mountain and Terror Tower).?Also staying at one of the Disney hotels where you have magic bands-is it advisable to not wear one of them with an ICD?Any comments appreciated.

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Struggling with recovery

Hello everyone,

I’m kinda struggling with my recovery after having a pacemaker fitted January 31st.

Some background info for you. I have had blackouts on and off since I was 7, I’m 31 now, doctors had always chalked it up as just something I do. Following a bad blackout which put me in A&E with concussion doctors decided to run some tests and they discovered I had vasovagal syncope. They couldn’t work out a treatment plan for me but I was still havi...

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How do I get it back??

I got my pacemaker replace last year, I had a Medtronic one. I had to replace it because the battery was low and it's been 10 years. I asked the doctor if I can keep the old one, they said no cause they have to use it for testing. It's been a year do you think if I asked they would let me have it now?? 

 

Thanks youu

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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.