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Lead extraction

So my son has an extra atrial lead that the docs are saying needs extraction due to a couple of inappropriate shocks. Question-has anyone had this done? Where was it done and who would be the top doc to do it? Son is 31y/o and pretty healthy otherwise! Thanks in advance.

rita

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Latitude Monitor for Accolade L311

Complete newbie here. My Boston Scientific Accolade L311 was implanted 7/13/22. I was supposed to get a Latitude home monitor and today Boston Scientific informed me that the monitors are back ordered and I should expect to receive my monitor in " 4 to 6 months" !!! Does anyone know which Latitude monitors will work with the Accolade L311? The help line at Boston Scientific is closed for the weekend so I thought I'd find out more information here. I can try to buy one from EBay...

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My cardiologist gave up, he's rude !

For the last 3-4 years I been having this cardiologist he has bad bed manners not patient gets upset easily..any way he put me on cartia xt 3 years ago ..120mg per day somehow he saw something on pacemaker check and he increased doze to 180 I couldn't take side effects.  So few months ago put me on metropolol 12.5 twice per day . Last week he suggested me to get on 25mg twice per day . I tried for 3 days I felt horrible..I don't know why im. So sensative with increase dosez...

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Beer and heart condition

As many of you know I been referred to electricity specialist.  I stop my self from drinking beer since 07 now after all this years ..I get sense like I'm not living life I let my pacemaker live me out ..so with my current condition can I drink a beer ? Or a few can I get drunk also I take metropolol when I drink is it better to take pill or skip that Day or I should not drink at all ? 

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Recent PM readings that I don't understand..

First of all, I apologize for not posting in quite a while. Everything has been well and time flies! Typically, I forget that I have the PM on board as it does it's job that well! My most recent reading has a few things I don't understand and maybe someone here can help me interpret them. I haven't heard anything from the DR., so maybe that's a good thing?

BTW, can the device tell if the episodes happen while I am excercising? I ask, because I haven't had any symptom...

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Getting referred to a electro cardiologist

Hello friends, pacemaker since 07 ..due to slow heart  rate I was fine no medicine 2007 till 2010 what happened? Now my heart it's fast how did that happen? After years of medicine cartia metropol ..and studies all of them my cardiologist tells me my heart in regards to muscle it's fine n strong but I seem to have an electricity problem. Cause I get palpitations once in a while and I get this rare flutter that scares me my heart beat doesn't feel controlled when that happens...

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Does having a pacemaker reduced life ??

Hello friends just In general I'm in my 40s early ..been having pacemaker since 2007 ..due to type 2 heart block I always wonder ...does getting a pacemaker automatically reduces our lifespan ? Or can people live Normal like everyone else ? 

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Metropolol tartrate

I use to take cartia xt 120 MG once a day .  But I wasn't feeling good so Dr change Me to metropolol 12.5 MG twice a day according to him is a small doze . Cause I'm to sensative to side effects.  After weeks of taking it I mention to him last week that my blood pressure n pulse are always high ..so he advised me to start taking 25mg 2 timed per day total 50mg ..I noticed it slowed down my pulse always under 80bpm and blood pressure around 110 over 80 but most of day 130 ove...

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CRT-D aches

I am at 5 years on my 4th devise, still have 1 1/2 years left on battery. The device seems to move a little more than usual and aches a lot of the time. Has anyone else had this experience? Do you have any suggestions to make it more comfortable? Is there anything on the market such as a compression shirt that will reduce the movement?

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Home Monitor vs. App

Hello Everyone!  I would like some input on home monitors vs. the phone monitor app.  I have the home monitor.  I was wondering if the phone app would be better?  With the home monitor, i just plugged it in and it does its thing.  I dont need to do anything.  Is the phone app the same way once you set it up?  When i got my home monitor, i was told the phone app has problems sometimes so he was pushing for me to take the home monitor.  I travel and...

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Irregular beats

I have a dual chamber Medtronic pacemaker and am now experiencing frequent pvc's . They are showing up as an irregular rhythm on the home blood pressure machine. I was recently having multiple rate drop episodes and they changed the settings . Has anyone ever heard of this occurring? Thanks for your help.

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Well, in about a month...

My first post!

I've been athletic all my life. I was a high school state swim meet winner. I adopted jogging instead of swimming as I got older because so much easier to do anytime anywhere. So, I got a bone spur in my neck pushing on a nerve and it needs to be removed.  I go to get "cardiac clearance" because I'm over 60 (I'm 67). I told them I feel great, never tired, full of energy, jog 2 miles every morning before work, I don't need...

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TRAVEL WITH A PACEMAKER

Hello to all my fellow pacers

My names Ed, and i'm celebrating my third year with a pacemaker. I have been traveling the country and have documented the trips on video. My goal  is to motivate seniors to get out and enjoy their golden years, and see this fabulous country. A lot of senior citizens think their time has past, most of our National Parks are handicap accessable, so are all motels and restaurant along the way. So get out and enjoy the fruits of a long life. Hopefully...

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Pacemaker

I have a question for those who have pacemakers, mine was put in April 7th 2022 and my chest has been hurting every since. Doctor said it can't be the pacemaker or leads. Although they haven't done any x-rays or any other tests to check the leads. But, it wasn't like this before and sometimes the pain seems to be getting worse. Anybody else have a similar experience ? (12 hours ago) The pain is in the middle of my chest and gets pretty bad. I'm use to pain but not like th...

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I finally had my pace maker put in a week ago

I am 61 years old and my heart rate when I was younger was 44  and has been 30 since I Turned 40.   I did have some dizzyness when I was mid thirtys.   Almost no symptoms in the last 10 years.  So why did I do it?   Well I learned my heart rate when I sleep is 21 and was 28 at my last check up with the Cardiologist.   He said I could pass out driving or on a ladder.   I was told i would most likely feel better.   ...

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Micra pacemaker

I have been wearing a Micra pacemaker since September 2022. Works very well.

Could someone let me know if I can wear headphones to listen to music with that kind of pacemaker or is it not recommended ?

thanks in advance,

jean.

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Newbie

Hello, new to the forum and just thought I'd post my experience with having a PM insertion 5 days ago.

Having always suffered all my life (I'm 51) from SVT I was offered an ablation back in 2014 this procedure was unsuccessful due to the pathway being to close to the AV node and it was high risk that the AV node would become permanently damaged, the procedure was aborted and I decided just to plod on with my condition until now.

I was admitted 5days ago for another ablatio...

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Electrician feelings

My pacemaker is working well but when I'm lieing flat I get an electric impulse across my chest even when the pacemaker is off. It happens every night and lasts. Sometimes when I raise up in the bed it stops. 
it's been going on for a few months with the pacemaker keeping me from bradycardia and I'm staying in sinus rhythm all the time. 
This electric across my chest has only started since the pacemaker was put in 4 months ago.

this is something...

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Drop in EF after pacemaker replacement?

After 8 years of a functioning Boston Scientific N161 CRT-D, which had significantly improved my heart function, it was necessary to replace it.

New device: G151 CRT-D.  

Just prior to replacement, my EF was 65. Shortly after replacement my EF was 48, with symptoms of fatigue and shortness of breath.

My electrophysiologist even agreed that seemed more than coincidence; however, he could not find anything wrong with the new device or its leads.

Anyone have sim...

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airport security with pacemaker

Want to thank the previous posters about traveling through the airport securities with pacemaker.

The first time since pacemaker(implanted Aug.19,2019) going though security.  The first airport  I mentioned the pacemaker, was told to go to the other one, where the yellow footprints were.  And stand with my hands above my head.  Stepped out and said they would have to pat me down.  Had forgotten to mention the metal in my shoulder and remove the kleenex from...

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You know you're wired when...

You run like the bionic man.

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I'm 35 and got my pacemaker a little over a year ago. It definitely is not a burden to me. In fact, I have more energy (which my husband enjoys), can do more things with my kids and have weight because of having the energy.