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PM under the muscle but where are the leads placed

Hi All,

For thoes of us , can you please help where the ;leads are placed if the PM is placed under the muscle, My mother had hers placed under the muscle but the wires were not, now she has infection in the wire sleevs and the  docs are suggesting to place it on the right side under the muscle and the leads under the muscle too, wonmdering if this is a good idea.

 

Regards

 

 

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Fitbit

Does a Fibit monitor interfere with the pacemaker?

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Infection again after inserting the PAcemaker twice

hello all

am hoping for some advice , thanks a lot of reading - 

my mom is 63 and had irregular heart beat and fainted a couple of times before we diagnosed that she needed a PM ; two years back 

The surgery was successful but she kept feeling uncomfortable and after a year she had the area to protrude and was immediately taken into another surgery where the PM was put under the muscle this time ; as she has very very delicate skin 

now after a...

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Sleep Number bed

We bought a SleepNumber Flexfit 360 bed & the mattress is attached to the base with magnets.  

I'm now being told that I'm going to need a pacemaker...does anyone know if those magnets will interfere? If so, is there any trick to block the magnetic field?

I don't want to get rid of my bed, it was extremely expensive & it's the first bed that's allowed me to rest because of my back issues. 

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Dual Chamber Pacemaker Boston with MRI capabilities

I am having my 8 year old Dual Chamber replaced in 45 days. Will medicare reimburse for a Dual Chamber PM which allows for MRI radiology.

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Dual Chamber Pacemaker Boston

What type of Pacemaker report can i request directly from my PM Phyisican when i have a device check up or report from my remote reports transmitted by phone.

What is the Name of the report.

 

 

 

 

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Vagus Nerve Stimulation

I have a variety of HR issues, essential hypertension, sinus node dysfunction, dyslipidemia and atrial flutter.  I received my pace maker in January 2019 and it works great.  Didn't know at the time it does nothing for flutter and tackycardia (sp).  I am lucky I don't have symptions often.  Have only had systems twice, overall fear/janxiety and high HR.  Have had some success with practicing some vegus  nerve stimulation, deep breaths,  ice pack...

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Newby

Released from hospital yesterday. I discovered this club today. The psychological side of this life situation has really hit me hard today. I am 46 and need help adjusting. Any tips from anyone? I am grateful for any wisdom. Thanks Jon

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Swimming

I received a pacemaker in 2004 and a ICD-CRT in 2006.

I am 78 years old and have been swimming competitively for the last 12 years.

Up until several years ago there were 3 other compretive swimmers that I would communicate with but they have "retired" from swimming.

 

I am looking forward to communicating with swimmers who compete in the Senior's program or the Masters program.

Do you compete?

Do you know someone who competes?

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Anyone else feel the pacemaker pacing a lot?

I am a 40 year old female 4 weeks post op. I am 100% dependent on the pacemaker as I have complete heart block.  Everyday seems to get better but wanted to ask a couple of things to some of you who have had a pacemaker for a while.  I can feel what I assume is the pacing a lot. It is very noticeable at random times of the day regardless of how active I am and very noticeable when I lay on my left side.  Is this normal?  Will I get used to it or will it go away?  Also...

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Battery Life with 100% pacing

I am scheduled for a PM with an AV node ablation in a few weeks.  How does the battery life vary if the PM is going at 100%?

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Would anyone like to share their experience who's had an MRI post pacemaker?

I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and need to get an MRI.  I have a dual chamber pacemaker that's MRI capatible but am still a little nervous.  I have no problems being in the machine.  It's just the thought of all those magnets around me.  Does anyone want to share their experience?  I'm aware that the MRI feature needs to be turned on first.

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Bruising and swelling over site

I had my pm placed in February of this year and all has been going well.  I noticed today that I have bruising and significant swelling over the insertion site.  I have not done any lifting or any activity which would explain this.  I do not have a fever but it is very tender.  Is this cause for concern?

 

Thanks

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Pacemakers Safety query

Is it possible/desirable to use an electric overblanket with a duvet with a pacemaker fitted

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SAY NO TO MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS

The Medicare Advantage plans are going crazy with their advertising trying to seduce Medicare recipients to switch or stay on their Advantage plan.  The provider organizations make way more money on these plans than they do on regular Medicare with a Plan F or Plan G supplement which is why the drumbeat goes on every few minutes on TV.  Don't do it.

There is an enormous amount of fine print on these plans.  You will have all kinds of deductibles, co-pays, and out of p...

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Pain in pacemaker area since implant in October 2016

After 3 years of suffering pain and discomfort in pacemaker area which is affecting my left arm with numbness and tingling, my new Cardiologist suggested that I undergo another "ambulatory surgery " where he will open, clean and  reubicate the pacemaker behind the muscle.  He does guarantee that the pain will go 100%, but the possibility is same pain, less pain or no pain. I'm undecided cause I think that the implant caused a nerve damage or pinched. 

Has an...

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Right side chest pain

Hi, 

I am hoping someone can help me figure out what’s going on. I had my PM implanted on Sept 12, 2019. During the procedure I was under conscious sedation and fell asleep, only to be awakened due to excruciating pain in the right side of my chest. The docs were unable to tell me why I was having so much pain, and in the meantime I could hear them saying that they were having trouble with stopping the bleeding and that the leads needed to be redone. I then fell back to sleep...

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Pain

Hi,

I had my pacemaker fitted 5 weeks ago, I still wake up with it at night, I feel like I have a lump of metal in my chest, my shoulder aches every day and it still feels lumpy and I cannot enjoy the sport I love which is running. Please can someone advise if it does get easier as it is getting me down. (It was fitted to speed my hear up as it was dropping to less than 20 beats per minute) Thank you.

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Welding?

Hello, New Member Here...

Just wondering if there are any members that were or are still welding.

As in Mig, Tig, Stick, or using a Plasma Torch.

I know the CYA answer is Noo.

But I'm just wondering if anyone has worked it out?

Thanks!

PS, Does anyone else get a strong desire to sit or stand when using the

remote garage door opener?

 

 

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heart monitors

Where is the section about heart monitors. Why isn't there one?

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