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Limited Arm Movement

I am 4 weeks post op of my dual chamber pcaemaker implant. I know I can't move my arm above my shoulder height, and i dont plan to until i get cleared from my doctors, but I am having trouble raising my arm in general. I can barely get it to shoulder height with my arm straight out beside me. It feels like the muscles are really tight and it cant go any higher. Is this normal? 

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1st timer

where do start, i know i know other people have a pm younger than me, but i cant get my head around what happened. i led a physical life since the age of 18, i was a paratrooper in the U.S. Army, worked construction for 40 years, even worked 3 to 4 days at week at a golf course when i retired. heart rate was 48 up and down 36 back to 44 etc. finally heart stopped REALLY, got me going and placed a temp pm until following day when i receieved my little friend for life. there was no heart i...

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New PM

How long before I can go back to normal and enjoy a casual drink on the weekendsI just got my pacemaker on How long before I can go back to normal and enjoy a casual drink on the weekends (by a casual drink I mean two or three glasses of wine or four or five beers)

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Pain & Sensations post PM

Hello, I am 49 and 4 day post PM surgery, this is my first PM for 2nd degree heart block. I am having a dull achey raw feeling in my esophageal area under my breast bone. I am also having fluid rentension in my hands, abdomen, and face. I also have these phantom pops in my boob?!?! They feel similar to a knuckle pop, they are not audible and only felt internally. Has anyone else experienced any of this? 

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What is happening???

I had my first ICD placed sub pectorally in January and am having horrible sharp (like I’m being stabbed with a metal skewer!) below the ICD and it feels like where the extra length of leads are coiled. I can also feel things moving over/across each other. It’s awful! This morning I could feel something shifting, extremely painfully, when I leaned over to pick something up off the floor. I went to the EP on Friday and he sent me to get an ultrasound to make sure there’s not...

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My first PM

Hello! I have just joined and learning the ropes. I got my first PM 1 months ago, I am 38, a wife and a mother of 3. My first question is are palpitation (flutters and skipped beats) a normal thing for a while? I am told this can me normal for the first few months. I know I have them, more than typical prior to PM but they have increased. Thanks! 

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High pulse rate?

Before I had my pm implanted (low pulse rate) my pulse rate is as in the mid 70’s consistently - now I am in the mid 90’s consistently - does any one know if this might be a why I don’t feel like myself?

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Pacemaker St jude

cela va faire dix jours que j'ai été câblé,  pour l'instant  tout se passe  bien 

J'attends mon prochain  Rendez vous avec  le rythmologue dans 15 jours, 

Et de reprendre  le golf juste après 

Le bras bouge bien mzos debtemps à  aitre un rappel  de l'opération 

 

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Pacemaker stops pacing as I increase intensity of work out

Hi! I started training for marathon last year, it was a gradual slow training process as my trainer knew I have pacemaker. I was also going to the pacemaker clinic several times and they made several tweaks on my pacemaker setting. However, late last year I wasn't able to join the marathon I signed up for because as we started our training for uphill, I noticed I have some fainting episodes. I went back to clinic and they've done a holter monitoring and it showed several SVTs but...

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Pacemaker stops pacing as I increase intensity of work out

Hi! I started training for marathon last year, it was a gradual slow training process as my trainer knew I have pacemaker. I was also going to the pacemaker clinic several times and they made several tweaks on my pacemaker setting. However, late last year I wasn't able to join the marathon I signed up for because as we started our training for uphill, I noticed I have some fainting episodes. I went back to clinic and they've done a holter monitoring and it showed several SVTs but...

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Opening in scar

I had my first pacemaker placed almost 6 weeks ago. About a week ago I noticed a small opening in the scar that would open up/drain when I showered. I went back to the doctor and had a stitch knot removed from that area. It still hasn't completely healed and I now have a second smaller opening and am currently taking antibiotics. Has anyone else had a similar issue? I am reading horror stories about what would happen if the device becomes infected.

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Did your CRT-D improve your health

My EP is going to try, for the third time, to get my third wire in place in my CRT-D. I am hoping that the third time is a charm and it will work this time.

For those of you with a CRT-P or CRT-D, did your numbers improve, or did you feel better? Just hoping all of this is worth it.

 

Thanks

 

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Feeling when paced

I got my PM last June and got my life back at the same time. Sometimes, I would feel a thumping in my chest, which corresponded to my pulse. It would go away after a minute or so, and I thought nothing of it.

I recently (in the last 2 months)  was unable to eat, and lost ~25 lbs. I know this sounds dumb, but I went on a diving holiday and dove twice daily for 2 weeks (family trip, already booked). The weight fell off, my fitness improved, and when I returned home, I was able to tak...

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Monitor

I got a Medtronic home tester I guess is what I’d call it it sends info to my doc however in the past week my wife left me took my internet so will it still work without WiFi or is it just a paper weight

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Low battery

Hello it's been awhile since I posted anything.  

I have a Medtronic pacemaker, I've had it since Nov 2010. 

I received a call indicating that my battery is running low and I have to check it monthly. I'm 100% paced and never had my pacemaker change yet

i know two people who have StJude pacemakers and they say that their pacemaker will vibrate when their battery gets low. Also they have their pacemaker being  monitored 24/7 via Wi-Fi.&nbs...

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question

I HAVE A QUESTION!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who else in this club is under 10? cause im 9.

 

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Martial Arts Training

Any guys out there who were training / competing in Martials (Karate, Kick Boxing and Jujitsu). 

I won't be competing again, I am interested in how to modify my training sessions.

Advice has been given to me about avoiding impact to my PM area.

I am 2 days in from receiving my PM so only walking for now.

 

 

 

 

 

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Just don’t feel good

This is all still new to me and I guess I’m just not sure how I am suppose to feel after 4 weeks, but I was hoping it would be better than I do.  I actually had a whole day when I felt normal and I thought I had turned the corner and now I haven’t  felt good for 2 days.  My primary thinks I should try an anxiety med but I don’t think that’s what it is.  They seem to have the same side affects that landed me in the hospital getting a pm.  M...

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Pacemakers and electromagnetic fields and interference

 Hi everyone! New to this club and to pacemaker equipment as of January 29th, 2019. Wondering if anyone out there is a Mechanic or a Welder that also has a pacemaker and how it has changed their work place day to day stuff. Things that could affect the pacemaker operation, what to avoid and what to do to protect so can do normal routine of job. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated as I enjoy my work and want to continue it.

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Low Oxygen in blood since pacemaker

Has anyone had problems with leg swelling and low oxygen levels since getting a 3 wire pacemaker?

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