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Next step for third wire

My Ep tried for a third time to add a third wire to my icd. Long story but he could not place it because my vein he had to go through was at a 90 degree angle so he did not succeed. Also tried His pacing but it did not work 

Has anyone had a wire placed surgically? I was told the wire may only last 5 years and is hard to replace. Any other alternatives I should condider or do I live without a third wire?

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Medication reaction

Hi, I’m 62 yr old female, first PM on Sept 12, 2019, for sick sinus syndrome bradycardia-tachycardia. I was initially put on Cardizem 25mg, but dropped pressure too low, so now am on Metropolol xl 25 mg, started on 10/25/19. I take it around 6:30 pm, and by 8:30, I’m exhaunted as I sit and watch tv. The other evening I started having hallucinations as I was sitting watching tv. Last night I almost blacked out when I got up to let the dog out. I took my blood pressure (new por...

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Any others diagnosed with Brugada Syndrome?

It's been 2 years since I've been diagnosed and have received my ICD/Pacemaker. Would like to talk to a few others about the condition. Upkeep, ways to deal with anxiety, compare doctors orders and such. Haven't found any support groups or even other people with it so would be nice to hear from others with the same condition.

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Breast implants

Can I get breast implants with a pacemaker ? 

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I challenge you...

I always make a point of countering the post op pictures in the gallery with pictures of being active, of leading a perfectly normal life. But right now most of them are me so help me out and add yours. Show us what you do for fun, fueled by your pacer. 

p.s. the other pictures are ok too, no need to stop posting them! Not being critical, just encouraging more happy pictures. 

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Overwhelmed

Hello, 

I'm a few days out from having an emergency pacemaker installed.  Woke up the other morning to what the cardiologist is calling a type iii block which caused my heart rate to drop to the 20's.  The whole incident lasted about 4 hours and caused me to blackout.    I'm a health conscious and very fit male in my early forties with no other health issues. I'm still in shock and denial about what happened. Honestly, I feel really dep...

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Blood pressure rise

Got my PM 3 weeks ago. Felt great that day, then shortly after laying down for sleep I started having chest and neck pain. BP has shot up to 186/125. Went to hospital and they found no issues. Follow up with heart doctor, EKG, sonogram, PM checked and all looks fine. Since then blood pressure has been high. A few nights ago 192/86. Dr has increased my BP med and added another. Also started a steroid pack for possible inflammation. BP is still running 130-150's. Anyone experienced similar...

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Car insurance

Hi all after having a pacemaker fitted did your car insurance go up after telling the Dvla thanks Carl 

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His Pacing

Interesting. My EP was going to try  HIS pacing on me but said it would not work because i have both LBBB and RBBB. Never knew RBBB would be a problem 

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Can I be a Driving instructor with a pacemaker

Hi I'm about to get my battery changed and as I am a painter and decorator am thinking of a new career as a driving instructor any body on here doing this with a pacemaker?thanks Carl 

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Three weeks into this life-changing event

 Well I’m 56 years old been working on elevators for almost 20 years never been a member of any club never been a member of any open form or blog so I don’t know what to say and I don’t know what to do  so I guess I’ll just speak my mind.  It’s been three weeks I’m already back to work on light duty I feel a little lightheaded when  i’m working around elevator controllers  I Purchased an EMF meter and if I stay 2 feet away fro...

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EMF protection

 I was looking online See if there’s any type of protection I could wear when working around electromagnetic fields does anybody know anything this is all very new to me

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Anyone has a MEDTRONIC AZURE XT SR MRI SURE SCAN PM?

I am just trying to connect with others who might have the same pacemaker as mine: MEDTRONIC AZURE XT SR MRI SURE SCAN.

Thank you in advance.

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Anyone with a Medtronic Azure XT SR MRI Sure Scan out there that's a runner?

Been with a PM for almost a year and am struggling to get back into running. The doc was able to put only one lead in the lower chamber. 

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Pacemaker and resistant hypertension

Hey all, 

Apologies in advance for the long post.  I am 56 and for 25 years have had hypertension that has progressed to the point that 4 meds can’t control it.  I also am hypothyroid for 30 years. Because of these things my heart rate has always been low in the 50’s. It is especially low when my bp is over 200.  When my pressure is low my heart rate is usually in the 60’s.  I am always dizzy,  short of breath, fatigued and have no to...

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Three weeks post surgery

Hello, well I wish I could report having this pacemaker has been a great and new lease on life but it hasn't so I am going to vent a bit haha. 

37yr old male / Irregular heart beat / Very slow

Active lifestyle Free Weight training / Brazillain Jiu Jitsu 

I have had an issue with my heart since I was 14.  Over time it went from a non-issue to the past 24 months becoming more problematic with me being tired all the time and really having a har...

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question

I got a PM 2 years ago for AV block and all has been well.  Beginning of Oct I sent my transmission and was called the same day to be seen the next. They told me that I have AVR    they saw 120 episodes in the previous 3 weeks.  nothing that lasted too long.  My dr has no idea why this is happening and my PM had only needed to work 8% of the time which is much decreased.  I am going tomorrow for a EP study with ablation.   The procedure  is &n...

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What does it mean

Hi been for my annual checkup and was told my pacemaker was working at 22%, can someone tell me what this means as I don’t understand thanks 

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Disney Wine & Dine races

Before the one race started, they were interviewing runners with stories and one lady said she was on her second pacemaker. Any chance she's here? I was waving hi from my corral :o)

 

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hard area in the front of the underarm?

I am not quite three weeks out from CRT-D implantation.  I wasn't able to take any painkillers except day of surgery, and this one has been a bit more painful than my first device, so I only have been able to raise my left arm well this week.  Noticed a hard lump in the left underarm; I don't think it was there before the surgery.  No pain from it; just an exeedingly mild ache after showering with, of course, warm water.

Has anyone experienced anything like t...

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