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electric range/stove/cooctop

Thank you for paying attention to my inquiry.

I found a very good apartment and want to move there, but the owner told me there is no gas stove, and they have only electric range/stove.

I know induction cooctop (IH) affects pacemaker, but my question is, does electric range also affect it?

Since I've had some troubles with my device, I really want to avoid anything that could affect it egatively.

I would appreciate if you could share your opinion about it.

Th...

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Afib

Does anyone know if a cold virus can trigger afib?

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Off topic: Got questions about asthma.

I was diagnosed with asthma about the same time I was diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome--an occurance I've since learned isn't that unusual. For a long time, very low doses of Dulera seemed to keep the asthma under control. Lately though, I've begun to suspect some of my "heart" symptoms are really asthma symptoms.

I'd like to do a better job sorting everything out and being proactive about the asthma, but while there's lots and lots of gene...

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Not feeling great

I am one week after having my PM implanted after a diagnosis of heart block and bradycardia. I’m a 55 year old female and although I had episodes over the years my cardiologist could not find the issue until the severe onset of symptoms a week ago and I was hospitalized. I have good days and bad days. Today is a bad day with dizzyness and being very tired. Did I expect too much to be feeling back to normal now?  I really need to go back to work Monday. Will that be possib...

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Symptoms if lead breaks? and a zapping effect in middle of night

Hi all. New member to club - 61 yo female who was very active.  Had 2nd degree AV block diagnosed in March.  St. Jude 3 lead installed while on a holiday in Ireland 5 weeks ago after progressed to 3rd degree and heart rate dropped 30 and below.  Followed all restrictions last 5 weeks and had check-up back in States.  All okay.  Except my brain as I think I may be manifesting this stuff but here goes.  I felt a big time "zapping" effect in my heart area...

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missed heart beat

I am Dr.M .Radhakrishnan from S.India.I rec ently had apacemaker inserted and was doing great .My pacemaker was the latest one from Boston scientific. I  had  been having  extasystole  extensive diagnosis( angiogram halter ) my acrdiologist suggested taht I go in for apacemaker .I was doing great for aweeka nd the review too went off fine .After about one and a half  weeks , i have started experiencing amissed beat every now and then.Is this common? I am atl...

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Feeling stressed

Hi everyone. I am 28 day's post pacemaker, I feel so tired all the time completely exhausted. Wondering is anyone else experience this. Am I expecting to much to soon. can anyone tell me  what I can do to feel better. I want my life back. I am still having shortness of breath. Very depressed can't do my work. I am so thankful for the pacemaker club. good to have people out there that knows what you are going through. Maybe it's where I was already in poor health, I have been...

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Passed out

Strange thing happened Sunday night. For the first time in 4 years I passed out. When I finally came to, and my wife was able to help me up. I think I was out a minute or so took another couple minutes before I realized where I was and what happened. About another minute or two before I was able to get up. Than off to the ER for 2 hours. They could find nothing, went to my cardiologist yesterday. She could find nothing doing a tilt table next week, my cardiologist is trying to get me into a a...

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Pacemaker

Hi my name is Michelle I’m 30 years old.  This is the 1st time I’ve posted on here I just need other people’s thoughts and advice who already have a pacemaker.  I got told in June this year that I have completele heart block I got rushed in for a pacemaker to be fitted.  6 weeks later they found out my lead had came out of my heart so once again I was in theatre having the lead re inserted and at the same thing they put the pacemaker underneath my chest muscle...

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cost of pacer check

Hi, I am a foreign citizen who is scheduled to move to NJ for my husbnd's work for two years. I think there is no insurance for non-US cirizen which can cover pre-existing condition. So I have to pay total bill for pacer checkup in the US and would like to have an idea about how much it would be. I think it is different is the state and hospitals and would like to know just a general idea.

My doctor at home sugggest I should come back to our country for checkup for every 3 mont...

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Pain in armpit and left arm after pacemaker surgery

I had a pacemaker implanted on November 8.  The third wire became dislodged within 2-3 days and I had follow up surgery on November 20.  After the second surgery, I have swelling, tenderness and mild redness under my left armpit and down my left arm.  I have no fever.  I did the night I came home. It was 102.3.  Has anyone else experienced this after effect ?

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NSVT

Hi all, I have not been on in ahwile. I just wanted to ask if anybody has this NSVT stuff. I was sitting having my one cocktail ( and a half if I am honest) and my heart skipped ( or I thought) I had a bad but quick case of vertigo, and everything got pale! Scared me to death. It was over quick, so I got up and went and did a download on my monitor. WEll, this was last week before Thanksgiving. Nobody called me so I called the office, the nurse took pity on my and called the tech who reads th...

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Terrfied

Just got back from my electrophysio checkup and they found out my ICD detected that I had an episode in May. I came out of it myself before the device activated. I was hoping going into VTac was just one isolate incident. They want to change my medication now and for that I have to go to the hospital for 3 days. Now I'm just terrified that something might happen at any time.

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Coping

Would she be eligible for ssi? 

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Problems with being 100% paced

i had a pacemaker implanted in 2012 for heartblock and used the pacemaker for about 40% of the time. I now use the pacemaker 100% of the time and my doctor has tried everything to try and get my heart to work on its own but no luck. He tells me that over time the heart gets lazy and just stops working. I am now 54 and do worry what the future will hold as I am told it is a degenerative disease and can only expect more problems. I just had a checkup and I had 1 episode of vt which ha...

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I feel 50:50 about my new ICD

Hi all, 

Ive just returned home from hospital after a 6 week stay....I'm a 36yr old female & last month I suffered a cardiac arrest at home. My girls (aged 13 &11yrs) immediately got me help from a neighbour who performed my CPR until ambulance arrived. Long story short: I spent 2 weeks in CCU in local hospital (during which time I had a recorded sinus arrest of 15.2sec, requiring CPR before self-reverting). I was then transfered by ambulance to specialist hos...

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Fl;uctuating blood pressure

Anybodyexperience fluctuating blood pressure from /5 - 5/ in same hour?

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Irregular heart beats

Today has been a rough day, I have had irregular heart beats so bad that I can't hardly stand it. my blood pressure has been up my heart rate was 199. I have been so restless today is day 25, someone please tell me it gets better. 

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Pace Maker

I am two months out from PM procedure. Does anyone feel pressure in your shoulder where PM was inserted?

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Heart cath

Hello, I haven't been on here in forever.  I remember how people in this club helped me get through my fear of getting my pacemaker and some follow up problems.  It's now been 2 and half years and I am having a heart cath to check for possible blockage on Monday.  I am a bit anxious about getting a cath with wires in my heart already and possibly a stent.  Can someone tell me how they did with this procedure?  It's my first heart procedure since pacemaker...

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Your old device becomes a paper weight for your desk.

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