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Mobitz Type II Second Degree Heart Block

Hi all,

I've documented previously on here the problems I encountered post implant but I have a few things I'm throwing out as though I'm starting from scratch;

I was diagnosed with Mobitz Type II Second Degree Heart Block, I'm 57
I was fitted with a Medtronic Ensura PM on 10th Feburary 2020
It is a dual chamber unit but was set initially to single chamber pacing.
My recovery after the procedure was virtually non existent, in fact I...

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Upgrading to CRT-P

I'm new to the forum but have had an implant at 11, and I am now 36. Next week I am getting a whole new device after years of a low EF (45-50) due to 100% pacing from a dual chamber. I am curious if others have had this experience? I was told I it would be good at my age to get the CRT-P to improve my EF. Also,  was told if my EF isn't improved it shouldn't worsen because of the new lead. I'm pretty confident this operation will go smooth but do the same risks and complic...

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home monitor

I HAVE A BIOTRONIK HOME MONITOR, A CARDIOMESSENGER SMART 4G, RECENTLY I HAVE GOTTEN WHAT APPEARS TO BE AN OPEN BOOK SYMBOL. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT THIS MEANS.  ALSO WHEN I SHUT POWER OFF AND TURN BACK ON THE OK SYMBOL BLINKS AND NORMALLY OK SYMBOL DID NOT BLINK.     

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Changes...

Ok..this forum has always reassured me.  It is time again.

Got up this morning and dizziness hit me as soon as I got out of bed.  

Worked in yard for 2 days and muscles are sore so was not surprised with that.

My pm is running down. They say the 3month window should occured in Oct. They have me calling in with the remote check every month. I am due to call this sat.  I have never been a fan of remote test but in today's world it is what Dr offices wan...

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Pacemaker

Well, I get my pacemaker the morning of August 21st.  I joined today cause I won't feel like it tomorrow.  lol  I can't say I am glad to be eligeble for this club but I am looking forward to meeting and making new friends.  lol  I certainly hope it makes me feel much better.  I know the stent (#5) I got on June 22 this year helped.   I am looking forward to hearing from anyone.  Bye

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heart rate

my dual chamber pm placed monday.  hr set at 100. seems lil high to me.  what was yalls set on at first

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90 day review

Still pretty new with my St Jude 2 lead PM installed for complete heart block...Bradycardia.  Just had my 90 day review...I think the tech just changed my HR with instructions from my Cardiologist from 60 to 70 BPM.  My cardiologist also wanted to make sure the rate response was turned on...the tech said it was already on.  I then asked if it could be turned to more sensitive which is what my doc had asked for.  He said again it was already on, so I’m not sure it tha...

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Post implant exercising

How long after implant can you golf as long as you swing very easy? My doc saying 4-6 weeks. I've also read several places 2-3 weeks, going at it easy.

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Boston scientific Accolade 301 pacemaker

My PM is 4 years 6monrhs old, and I'm being told that I only have 6 months more of battery life? Anyone else have similar experience. I've read that some  BS have accelwratwd depletion because of a "hydrogen" leak or something? I've never had any problem with it, have a few recorded episodes each 6 months but I feel nothing? I exercise moderate to vigorously. 

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Feeling Violated

On 29 July I went into hospital (in UK) for an ablation to treat palpitations, pre-syncopal events and angina - a one-day in hospital and take it easy for a couple more days before heading back to work kind of deal.

The 29th was a Wednesday, I did indeed leave hospital the same day, the following day was OK. On the Friday morning I went bat-shit crazy and was hospitalised locally. I was discharged a few hours later when they had decided I hadn't had a heart attack and went home.

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Digital bathroom scale safe?

Just bought a digital bathroom scale from Amazon, never realizing there would be a caution in the directions about using it if you have a pacemaker. I have a CRT-P, and this scale is just for weight, operating on two AAA batteries, not body fat or other sophisticated analysis. Anyone w similar experience have a recommendation? Thanks 

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Seatbelt protector UK

Hi All,

New PM last week.

I'm trying to contact tghe soft touch peopl - are they open at the moment?

I'm allowed to drive now, but I'm more often a passenger in my husbands car.  The seat belt sits bang on top of the device.  If we're in mine the seat belt misses it, but a sports car is not the best for shopping!

Is there a UK supplier?

Many thanks

 

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Cough

Hi. My husband had his pacemaker fitted nearly 2 years ago. He has had a cough since November. Chest X-ray in February showed clear. Covid meant it just about impossible to be seen. A gp surgery nurse phoned him after I'd contacted them saying he couldn't eat or sleep, he's so worn out. She, disappointingly, prescribed lansoprasole to try and stop the acid in his mouth through coughing so much. Mostly he's bringing up clear frothy phlegm. 
lately, I've...

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Voltage and pumping capacity

Does anyone know if the setting of the voltage is related in anyway to more or less pumping capacity?  Typically doctors like the lowest possible setting in order to increase the longevity of the battery.  So setting it higher would diminish the life of the battery.  A higher setting however,  if in any way related to  the pumping capacity,  might improve exercise tolerance.

I’m sure some of my brilliant pacemaker friends know something about thi...

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New pacer. Exercise issues

 I am a 67 y/o recent recipient of a Medtronic Azure XT DR pacer for heart block and chronotropic incompetence. I am very active preferring cycling as my exercise of choice. I have struggled with random fast heart rates occurring with minimal exertion walking. Upper limit HR 130 seems to gradually upslope when cycling but once I hit it the rate tends to hold despite easier exertion at crest of a hill. Also noticed that bumpy downhills (gravel rides) keep HR elevated as well. Still workin...

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INTERVAL TRAINING

i've recently starting using a Bowflex M8 trainer which incorporates interval training-is this type of training suitable for pacemakers?

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Bradycardia

I’ve only had my pacemaker 5 days. I feel terrible, high anxiety, can’t get comfortable regardless of position and can’t hardly sleep. When should this get better?

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Pacemaker

Thanks for your response...much appreciated.

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Pacemaker

Hello,

I just received my pacemaker three weeks ago.  I thought I'd be feeling GREAT but I can't say that's how I'm feeling. 
 

I've had anxiety issues as well as palpitation issues - both which have been making my recovery harder than I had expected.

has anyone else had these problems?

Any advice is appreciated...

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Palpitations

I had my pacemaker done on Tuesday August 11.  I know it is very soon to be expecting to feel better, but, I thought I would not had the palpitations anymore. I feel my heart beat in my throat constantly. When I go for my first check up, will they adjust my pacemaker?  How is this done?  

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