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Medical Mystery, Something Broke?

I am hoping to tap into the collective wisdom of forum members on a perplexing problem.

Background:  I am 66 yrs old, fairly active; exercising for 3-4 days a week by walking 3-5 miles at a time.  I had a complex set of symptoms that delayed diagnosis until I saw an EP doc.  I had brachycardia and sick sinus syndrome; in addition I had cervical spinal stenosis affecting innervation of my respiratory muscles, resulting in low oxigenation at rest and on exercise.

I ha...

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Relapse or Lead Dislodgement

Been posting and responding quiet frequently on here, but have a question on the after effects of surgery. I am on my 2nd devise. First was a dual chamber PM, and I had that for only 3 years. Now I have a BV / ICD and am on CRT continuosly. Was feeling pretty good until this morning when I almost blacked out at work. After that I was cold and tired the rest of the day, and looked visably tired when I looked in the mirror. I originally had byacardia for the first PM, and then went into cardiom...

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Palpatations

I had a St. Jude CRT-P implanted :March 2019. I’ve felt so much better. However about a week ago I started having occasional palpitations and shortness of breath.  No where as severe as prior to pacer. Is this unusual and should I be concerned?

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Pacemaker with CHF

Most all warning signs regarding CHF are weight gain and edema.  While cruzing the 'net this AM, I stumbled across info that no one else (including Doctors) has broached before: Weight loss with heart failure. A BAD, BAD thing!  Generally indicates the G.I. tract isn't getting the oxygenated blood flow that it requires to process the vitamins and minerals out of what one eats. Ones future with this condition is grim.

--Dave--

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Work environment

Does anyone in the pacemaker club work at water or treatment plant facility as a maintenance tech? I was curious how you navigate certain areas, new work habits, and restrictions... Thanks 

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pacemaker lead broken

so my pacemaker lead broken andDoctor can't EXTRACTION 。so they put new pacemaker to other side.My question is how they take care  old pocket? put some Filler in old pocket? or  sometheing  else? 

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Traveling with Lattitude monitor.

I''m fairly new (Apr 2019) to having PM--it's been an adjustment.  Have appreciated comments here.  I'm a Club Member now.  Do you take your monitor with you on short, i.e. 5 day trips?  If so, what is best way to pack and travel with it when flying?  

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Athletic 52 year old and exercise

Looking for someone who may be in my situation or experience.

I"m 52 years old....I've always had a heart rate in 50's with no issues, felt great... but now bottoming out in low 40's for some reason.  Throughout my years, I've worked out, cross fit, running 10K's, 5 K's......never had issues until last month with getting fatigue with routine activities.  Had a heart cath......all is well other than low heart rate and subsequent fatigue. &...

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Post Surgery

Good Afternoon 

I just returned home from hospital after having my Biotronik dual valve pacemaker installed. Surgery went well I think it took about two hours and they ended up putting me completely out. Anesthesiologist said doctor was very precise .He placed closer to arm under collar bone so I can still wear low cut blouses I guess...

I spent the night and was released this morning . Pacemaker tech checked me this morning and said it was working fine. It used 49 percent la...

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How accurate are Apple Watches

I am wondering how much to trust the cardio readings on my new Apple Watch, but it does feel like it is right.

I am waiting to be scheduled in for a CRT-P sometime this summer.  My EP said I would not need the CRT-D because that was not my problem.  I have had palpitations for long before I got my Pacemaker 18 months ago, but never was caught in testing.  After Pacemaker I wasn’t aware of palpitations that much because of the much more aggressive thumps from PV...

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How accurate are Apple Watches

I am wondering how much to trust the cardio readings on my new Apple Watch, but it does feel like it is right.

I am waiting to be scheduled in for a CRT-P sometime this summer.  My EP said I would not need the CRT-D because that was not my problem.  I have had palpitations for long before I got my Pacemaker 18 months ago, but never was caught in testing.  After Pacemaker I wasn’t aware of palpitations that much because of the much more aggressive thumps from PV...

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Pacemaker Adjustments

Hi everyone. I'm 57 and fairly active. I just got my pacemaker implanted on April 24 (for an AV block Mobitz 2). I've definitely noticed a big improvement. However, I still experience "skipped" beats sometimes, usually when I'm doing something strenuous (going up stairs or working out). I also have started to experience light headedness if I get up abruptly. Do I need to have my pacemaker settings adjusted? If so, do you have any advice on what the se...

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Does Anyone Take Ibuprofen To Control Their PVCs?

I took a couple of Ibuprofen for a muscle ache and it seemed like my PVCs mellowed out a bit. Right now I usually have one big one a day. I actually felt kinda relieved and the next couple of days were good to me. Today I had one without the heart thump. I still felt wiped out and tired after it. I took a couple more Ibuprofen and felt better in 1/2 hr. 

I started researching and found a couple of posts in a medical forum from 2011 and 2013 where a couple of guys at different...

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Warm sensation

  • by May13
  • 2019-05-29 22:21:11
  • ICDs
  • 103 views
  • 4 comments

I had an ICD placed two weeks ago.  Is it normal for it to sometimes feel warm?

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Recent CRT-D implant and worried about visible lead

I am 5 weeks out from a CRT-D implant, and for the most part I am doing ok.  The incision area still hurts, especially with my bra strap rubbing against it, but hopefully that will go away with time.

My biggest concern is the lead that I can clearly see and feel right under the bottom of my incision. It sticks right out like a swollen vein. Its very close to my armpit, so every time I move my left arm it seems like the lead will just pop right thru my skin.  I'm worri...

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Countdown

Hi All,

Just a quick question! I am having a dual chamber pm fitted on Friday and I am an avid runner and golfer. Could anyone let me know how long to expect to be out of action from running and golf please?

Thank-you!

S

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discomfort at night

hi does anyone else get scared when inbed? my pacemaker moves about and it frightens me but am told this is normal it is qute heavy too as I am very thin now but it has changed my life so hey ho x

 

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arm pain

I would like to thankyou both for your kind commentsand help here I had not realised maybe I could get help I know that Physio is useless and also tried acupuncture  no good   my arm was taped up and immobile for 5 hours so I gue that s why as you said just have to live with it now x  thanx again guys

 

 

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PM blues

 I have had my pacemaker for almost 2 weeks now. I am so so very sorry I had this put in. They said it would give me more energy to make me feel better but it’s not true. I  feel depressed I definitely have less energy than I had before and it hurts . My first check up with the doctor is in a few days and I want to tell them to take it out. I live alone and I could manage almost all the things that needed to be done . Now I struggle to get off the couch. Is this my life from n...

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Home sleep study

Hi all, for any of you who've had a home sleep study did the battery run machine have any affect or reaction on your pacemaker?

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At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!