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PVC's

Can my replacement pacemaker be causing more frequent PVC's.

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Medical I’d bracelet

hi y’all I had a ICD and crt-d put in a few days ago. Do I need to get a medical I’d bracelet 

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Sudden drop

Hi y'all.

I have been searching for this topic, but I figure I'll just ask my question.

PM was recently reset to 70/140. It was suddenly dropping to at least half at exertion ( for example HR of 130 and the PM would bring it down to 60).

Like I said, it was just raised a little because of this. But it is still happening! I guess that means that at exertion  I must be reaching at least 140 or 150. PM kicks in and for hours I am at 60 or so, definitely not getting...

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Coughing by pacemaker

I feel jerks in left side to stomach , some times high and some times low, and feel coughing , is it ok

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Simple and safe to use

Hello Friends, I am Tamilian, 75,  just joined the club. Hope U R all doing well. I got my PM done on 5/28/19 and the Dr.put me on Paradaxa 150 mg twice a day. It is a blood thinner. Previously I have been getting occasional heavy nose bleeds and I never took any aspirin or other blood thinners. I am concerned about using such a heavy dose of Paradaxa daily as it may cause sudden heavy nose bleeds. Does anyone has similar situation, is there a less dosage. My BP is normal. If the PM is c...

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New to the group

This is probably the most exclusive group I’ve ever joined. I will have a pacemaker implanted next month. At 72, I’ve always been extremely active and   have no symptoms except fluttering occasionally. I had a Holter monitor and was diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome. I have both bradycardia and tachycardia.. I have always had a low heart rate but the holter shows it is down in the 30s while sleeping and I have spikes over 100 a couple of times a day. If anyone has brady/tach...

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Day 3....

Feeling ok but not sure what I should feel or not feel. Bpm not dropping like before so not so tired or dizzy 

hard to sleep more than a few hours feel awake after 3-4 hours. I am sure that will get better in time.

 

Cant wait for 1 week suture check on Wednesday. I think it is the unknown that is creating anxiety. I am ready to go back to work and routine 

Sorry frustration sets in from time to time 

Happy Saturday 

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Pacemaker pain

Hi all

I am 46 and I am 17 days post pacemaker insertion for complete heart block. At 10 days I started with central chest pain, worse on inspiration and my d dimer was raised. My ECG and troponin was normal. My CTPA was negative.

Although the pain is easing, it reoccurs at night when I am led on my R side. The pacemaker is on my L.

I am having a check of the pacemaker on weds to check positioning etc. It feels like something is poking me in the chest on the inside. 

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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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