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Wall outlet

I was switching a wall electric outlet and got shocked . Apparently I did not turn off the proper circuit breaker. Should I be concerned?

 

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Is An odd Hiccup a problem

Im a 56 yr old male I had a PM inserted 7 days ago. i get an odd hiccup every now and then. its just one hiccup, mayby 3 to 4 times a day. Is this something to be concerned about? 

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pacemaker denpendy

after going to dive clince,she said I am depentin on the pacemaker and it needs to be changed ,,,,,,,,what does that mean?

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July 3rd had pacemaker installed

 good morning, I am a 54-year-old woman that just had a pacemaker and defibrillator installed on July 3, 2019. This is very hard for me to process and deal with. I’ve always had major heart palpitations and it seems like they’re worse now. Even though I just went to my doctor last week for my bandage removal and he said see you in five months I just carry a major fear. I feel like my heart is beating out of my chest. Has anyone else ever been so afraid to feel better?...

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Pacemaker nearly 3 years...

 Hi All,

          I had my PM fitted nearly three years ago, blacked out momentarily a few times over 3 days. When I was taken into hospital I spent the first day in resuscitation ward. During the two weeks or so I was in hospital, no reason could be found as to what had happened to me. I was a fit 47 year old. On admission, the consultant immediately took me off my prescribed blood pressure tablets and commented that they probably caused my problem.&...

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NERVE PAIN AFTER PM

Hi All I had my PM fitted on the 22nd and also ILR removed The pacemaker was fitted due to a 6 second stop but I also suffer AF , I was given GA as my anxiety levels are not good .  When I came round the pain going down my arm was excruciating and nothing they gave me touched the pain this continued for a few days and finally started to settle. Its like nerve pain its horrible.  I thought I was out of the woods by Thursday 3 days after the opp and didnt feel I needed the pain k...

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Pacemaker

I just had an echo done and my battery is getting low my ejection fraction is 45-50 and I am concerned because is this because my battery is getting low the doctor wants me to have a chemical stress test done which is fine I think it’s to check for blockage has anyone had a low ejection fraction like this?

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Youngest Longest Living

I had my first implant at the age of 18 in 1994. I am on device number 5 now. That has to be some kind of record.

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UK Drivers

Does anyone know if you need to inform you insurance company that you have had an ICD fitted ?

I have not had any symptoms to date and have it fitted as a precaution as I have an underlying hereditary heart condition. 

Can any UK drivers please advise on their experience. 

Did you inform your insurer ? 

Did the cost of insurance rise dramatically ? 

 

Thanks as always !

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Running Heart Rate

I recently bought a new running watch that records my heart rate.  I walk 5 minutes and then I start jogging.  I use to run but at 70 I jog.  I start out slow but my heart rate spikes to around 152 and then spikes down.  This lasts maybe 30 seconds.  My heart rate then sort of levels off and my average will be around 138.  So why does my heart rate spike?  Thanks

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Raising Ejection Fraction with pacemaker

In August of 2018 I had heart surgery to replace my porcine aortic valve (2011)with mechanical valve, mitral valve repair, and triple bypass. My Ejection fraction prior to surgery was 40-45%. I have had 3 echocardiograms since then, last one in May 2019. My ejection fraction has been at 20-25%, Entresto in March raised it to 30%.      I really don't have symptoms of that lowered EF, I work 50-60 hours a week, cut firewood, work out on rowing machine 6 days a week. 

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Ejection Fraction/Pacemaker

  • by JakeD
  • 2019-07-29 15:33:39
  • ICDs
  • 157 views
  • 4 comments

I have a pacemaker/defibulator combination with a three wire lead.  My EF prior to receiving the pacemaker/defibulator was 15-20.  My question is how can you get an  accurate echocardiogram if your heart is being pumped artifically with a pacemaker?  If the pacemaker was not inside me would I still have the same EF that I have with the pacemaker implanted in  me?

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Doing Yard Work

Got the pacemaker two weeks ago.  After a few days started feeling human again.  I need to do morning chores for 2-3 hours.  They generally are yard and garden duties in the summer.  Went out two days ago and did general garding, pulling weeds, etc.  My wife, the retired ICU nurse, hovered pretty close.  She was there helping me with every chore.  We talked about my keeping my left arm from going out straight or over my head.  I concentrated on keeping...

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10 to the hour

I had a PM fitted at the end of May for bradycardia and sinus pause. Since the PM has been fiited I have experienced my heart beating hard at ten to the hour a few hours during the day. It always happens at the same time and it feels as though my heart it beating very strong out of my chest (not any faster just stronger) and sometimes it feels like it misses a beat and makes me cough. It settles down after a few minutes and I have even asked my husband to feel my chest when it's...

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Leads off?

Hi everyone!

Its been 5 months since I’ve had my pacemaker placed in. These past two days I’ve had dizzy spells (no fainting, thankfully) and feel as if my heart is fluttering more. I’ve never felt this before since having my pacemaker placed in my chest. I’m wondering if this could be a lead that’s maybe moved? Has anyone else experienced this? I plan on calling tomorrow to my doctors office but wanted to get yalls opinion too. 

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Driving after getting a pacemaker.

My surgeon said I should wait three months to drive after getting my pacemaker. My was implanted one month ago. This seems like a long time not to drive. Every thing I’ve read online says three to seven days. Has anyone been told to wait this long and why? 

Thanks

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shortenish of breath

I had my pacemaker for about two years and keep getting shortness of breath.  My dr. has it set 70-110 and I am wondering if that is the problem that it is too low.  This is a single probe pacemaker to control afib.  They did an ablation to block the electrical pulses.

I am just wondering if the pacemaker set too low could cause this?

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Pain around pacemaker site

Hi All,

i have had my pacemaker for 13 years, my battery was changed 5 years ago.

Over the last few weeks I have been experiencing pain around the Pacemaker area. The pain comes & goes.

i do have my annual check up in 2 weeks, so will obviously mention it to the cardiac nurse. Has anyone else had pain around the area? 

Just curious.

Thanks in advance

Julie

 

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new to having a pacemaker

hi can anyone put my mine at ease. i had a pacemake fitted just over a week ago ive got sick sinus syndrom, mri showed a slightly enlarged upper chamber other than that everything was fine no scaring, my heart paused 20 times in 2 days for between 15-25seconds each time sometimes it dropped to 25bpm. since have my pacemaker fitted ive recoverd very well but every now and then usally morrning i seam to get a strange feeling im my heart its a hard thing to discribe but it sort of feels numb, kn...

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Pacemaker problems? are his leads messed up. Help!!!

My husband is really sick.. He is normally a very active man, but since his pacemaker, supposedly the batteries, went belly up, and then he had another unit put in, he has been tired, sleeps all of the time, has no energy.

He had a medtronic put in in 2012 and it really seemed to help. About three years ago he had to have a new valve put in.. sorry if I am not to educated on the subject, but the doctors are always in such a rush and after they whoosh away I sit there and wish I could ha...

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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!