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Heart rate not compensating for physical activity

When I exercise I can not get my heart rate to go higher than 101-105. I know it should be higher than that. I then feel shortness of breath with my oxygen level going down. Also my heart actually feels like it is going much much faster. 

I tried to ride a stationary bike and was going 20mph after 10 minutes hr was 105

Last week I had to climb 4 flights of stairs. Heart rate 101 afterwards. 

Can anything be done for this. I’m not on any beta blockers or...

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hi people

i everybody.thankes blake for everything

can someone tell me ehat is the profesaional of blake?he is a cardiologist?

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Pacemaker lead - ruptured within 12 months

Dear All

I had PM operation May 26 2017 - never really felt well. Found out in April the lead was ruputured and thus had operation May 22 to replace.  I have been charged for second operation - told no recourse as I signed a form and also legally. First of all, has  anyone else gone through this? Secondly, is this right that we have no recourse? 

Thank you.

 

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Stress test

I am having a stress test very soon and I am very nervous. I do not know what to expect. Can some one please explain what I will be doing and what to expect? It would be very helpful for me when I go in for the test.

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Re Surgery

Hi I had my defibulator fitted six days ago under sedation and local anaesthetic I just wanted to know if anyone felt any pain we hen having this done especially females two things happened to me one was I had two lots of sedation but didn't feel that I had any and two I could feel some of the surgery when I told the cardiologist she apologized and said that the local hadn't gone far enough behind the clavical which is more common in men than women to say I was in pain was an understa...

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Low pulse rate

Hi

my PM is set at 60. My pulse  today has been in the 40s  and I feel my PM trying to raise it up it is uncomfortable like pounding .   Has anyone else  had to deal with this?  I thought if it’s set at 60 it could not go below

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3rd surgery since May 7

I was implanted with my first Pacemaker on May 7, 2018.  After 7 weeks, they discovered my leads came out, so June 21, I was back in for surgery to attach the leads.  I went back 7 days later at which time I was x-rayed and the leads were once again out!!!  I had surgery yet again yesterday, June 29 at which time the leads were taken out and replaced.  My Dr said in his 35 years this hadn't happened and the rep from St Judes was in the operating room and said she has b...

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Persistent Afib

I have had a sinus node ablation because of sick sinus syndrome. So I am totally reliant on my pacemaker. I just had my yearly checkup and it shows I am now in Afib 100% of the time. What are my options? I will be discussing this with my cardiologist but that isn't for 3 more months. 

 

Thanks for your help.

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Youth sports

Does anyone have suggestions on protective clothing or padding for an 8 year old with a pacemaker in his abdomen? 

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CRT-do docs eventually reduce beta blockers

7 months In I  still get exhausted after exercise.  My EF has improved to 65% and my cardio sort of hinted that we might be able to reduce meds in my 12 month check up.  Does that happen?  I  can excerise moderately but then pay with three days or more of exhaustion.  If I just walk slowly and do some easy stuff I’m OK, but even after weeks don’t feel any increased capacity.  I feel good enough that I want my old life back but...

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pacing rate

having extreme fatigue.  should lower rate be reset above 60?

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after surgery

I had my pacemaker implanted on June 20.  The week prior to the implant I was in the hospital for kidney stones and had two separate procedures under anesthesia.  At that time my heart rate was fine.  A day and a half after coming home from hospital I had to call the squad because I was in so much pain from the kidney stones that they did not get.  When the fire department got to my home, my heart rate was 37 and naturally they questioned if it was normally that low. ...

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Pacemaker/Defibrillator

Got my pacemaker March 23.  When I went in for my 3 month checkup they determined I was in AFib.  Went in hospital next day and they shocked my heart and seem to be doing fine; however this whole situation has me constantly worrying about every little pain, etc.  Help!

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Possible 2nd Pacemaker

I had a dual chamber pacemaker put in in May of this year.  I noticed the incision wasnt closing and before i knew it the pacemaker was coming out.  Next morni g it was removed.  I was in a few days and my cardio doc instead of putting another one in decided i should go for more tests.  Yesterday my vitals tanked again.  Heartrate is under 50 and low bp.  I asked for another doc.  Shouldnt they just put another pacemaker in?

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Saunas

Does anyone know if a regular sauna is okay? I've heard that a FAR infrared sauna is not good because it penetrates so deeply that it can overheat the device. But, I don't know about a regular sauna.

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Battery Status

Hi,

I'm new to this club.

Few weeks ago I had a major problem with my pacemaker. Its battery depleted totally. I'm paced 100% of the time and I was very lucky to have survived.

The depleted device was returned to the manufacturer and I was told that there was a problem with the battery insulation. When it failed it had been implanted for nearly 8 years with no problems whatsoever.

The only indication I had that something could have been wrong was when I had the...

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Just wondering:

I'm an A-V Node with pacemaker kinda guy and I've noticed this scenario more than once: I can check my blood pressure and a typical reading may show 108/64  pulse 42.  The "pulse 42" gets my attention.  Usually, then, I will check my my pulse via a carodit artery with my finger, and I'll count a pulse of 80, BUT.................I've noticed this pattern:  one strong beat, followed by a barely perceptible beat, followed by a strong beat, follo...

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Like a static electric shock outside my pacemaker on the left side.

That happened 2 days ago and nothing since.  Seemed unusual.  Called the doctors office today and they did not seemed overly concerned which is fine.  They will tell my doctor and will contact me if I need to be seen.  I have also been light headed, especially in the morning.  Has anyone had this shock by their pacemaker.  Thanks.

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Newly Implanted Pacemaker

I’m a 69 year old female, & my dual chamber pacemaker was implanted on Monday, 6/25, due to bradycardia. Feeling foggy, slightly dizzy, slight headache. Is this normal? Stopped taking pain meds on Wednesday, but taking Prednisone Pack for recent knee replacement, Losartin & HCT for BP. Had been taking Verapamil for tachycardia for several years, but Doc took me off of that on Monday, pre- surgery. Appreciate any info. Thanks, pmp

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Pacemaker/ breast implants

I have just been told I need to get a pacemaker pretty quickly . I forgot to mention to the doctor that I have breast implants. Will this be a problem? Thx

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