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Bone spur

Hi everyone, I just found out I have a bone spur on my left heel (painful) Looking at several treatment options. Has anyone ever had the low dose radiation treatment for this? Just wondering if it's an issue with the PM? Trying to avoid the surgery route. I'm 65 and this is the first time I have ever had one of these. 

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Pacemaker for Syncope?

Hello everyone,

I actually don't have a pacemaker yet, but am considering getting one and wanted to see if others have had similar experiences or have any advice for me.

I am a 33-year-old woman, and on February 20th of this year, experienced my first syncope episode. I woke up in the middle of the night feeling hot and nauseous, went to the bathroom because I thought I might throw up. I was standing at the sink, and the next thing I knew, my boyfriend was holding me and...

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Interference from house electrics

Had my pacemaker put in in 2014, checked every year and in Feb 2021 I still had 11 years left on my battery. When I went to clinic last week they said I had 4 years left, they said my battery is being drained by interference, they were able to tell me the date it started which was 11 December 2021, this was the day I moved into my new rental house, the hospital advised me to get the wiring checked in the house, has anyone heard anything like this before, my husband is an electrician and he...

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Numbness at location of swelling

Hi everyone,

I'm still swollen like a golf ball where my device is at. Been over a month now...

But I'm concerned now about the numbess where I am swollen. Will this eventually go away after the swelling goes down? Or am I stuck with this numbness?

Anyone with similar experience, please share! 

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Left Ventricle systolic function

So I need to have my gallbladder removed. I had to get a nuclear stress test to be cleared for surgery. I failed. The report says my LV systolic function is at 37% . I am going for a pet stress test next week. There was a shadow, due to inflamed bowel blocking the view of things. I know this # isn't good. I have had a pacemaker since 2012, just replaced for the first time in December 2021. I have complete heart block in the left bundle branch. I developed atrial tacycardia during the gen...

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Requesting interview responses for lab startup research

Hello ladies and gentlemen,

I am a student from Kyung Hee University (Korea) and currently participating in a lab startup project, in which, I am doing research on pacemaker device for how we can integrate and innovate the device for the market in accordance of the users' experience (cardiologists and pacemaker recipients).

We already knew the size and weight of the existing pacemaker. And also, the battery replacement is necessary within 5 to 10 years since the first sur...

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Anxiety returns

Hi everyone - I had a pacemaker implanted on 1 March, so just over four months ago. I struggled a lot at first with anxiety and depression - my GP put me on Sertraline 50mg/day (I've been on Amitriptyline 25 mg/day for many years and the Sertraline is in addition to that). I've also started counselling which is hard at first but I feel sure will help me longer term.

After 3 months I felt quite a lot better and resumed work - I'm self employed and do contract work from home....

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Using Polar chest transmitter

I've used a Polar T31  chest transmitter strap for years to monitor my heart-rate, both outside and also on my exercise bike with the monitor 'watch' screen fastened on the handlebars (the built-in system on the bike is unreliable).  I've recently had a pacemaker fitted, but haven't so far risked using the chest transmitter, because its left-hand sensor would be almost exactly over the PM.    Polar says there SHOULDN'T be any interference, but phras...

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potentially damaged leads?

hi all! for context i have an s-icd that i've had since march 2022. 

i was carrying some heavy groceries down the hallway for my mom this afternoon, and felt a strange tearing feeling inside of my lower chest near where one of my incisions was. ever since then i've felt sore and uncomfortable whenever i move my arm or my torso certain ways... it feels almost like a slight stabbing sensation, not enough for me to say ow but enough for me to be uncomfortable. my doc...

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NEW SYMPTOM

MY HEART RATE WON'T INCREASE WITH EXERCISE!  Since 2018 I've had a dual lead St. Jude PM for a complete heart block.  My rate response is on and my HR is capped at 120.  My resting pulse used to be 60 but now it's around 80.  I have a lot of irregular beats.  However for the past month or more I've had a problem even with mild exercise.  My heart rate will not increase with exercise.  When for instance I try to walk uphill my chest gets tight...

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Ejection fraction

Hi,

I had a few tests done after complaining of exercise causing high heart rates from minimal exertion. My 48 hour cardiac monitor showed good rhythm during exercise and whilst sleeping, between 70 and 160 over two days and an 80 average, he said he may consider lower the heart rate to 60 and maybe even 50 to increase the range. The echo showed an ejection fraction of 48% which he is slightly concerned about being how you (24) I am, He is looking into finding if it is the heart or...

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Newby

I'm a 69 year old recreational runner and curler. I had AFIB and an ablation in 2011 and another one in 2022 (after Afib returned). Second ablation killed my sinus node and I went to Bracardia with the right ventrical running the show at 30-35 bpm. I quickly got out fitted with a dual chamber Medtronic W3DR01 pace maker on June 13 2022. I found the iPhone app but am waiting for registration confirmation. I have done 3 light jogs of 20-25 minute duration. Pulse comes up to 140 on hills and...

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Dumbbells

I recently started lifting a set of 20 lb dumbbells and also started doing core and ab exercises. Does anyone have any advice about lifting dumbbells safe with a pacemaker implant 

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Have you received a “Request for interview “

I received this private message and wonder if it's legit? I don't mind responding but am verifying the authenticity. Gemita? AgentX86? Anyone else received?

 

From: nayyee
Date/Time: 2022-07-04 05:19:44

Subject: Asking for interview time about pacemaker implanting

Hello dear,

I am a graduate engineering student from Kyung Hee University, Korea. Currently, I am participating in a lab startup project and doing research relating...

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Interesting AF video

I found this video that not only explains Afib but talks about a new procedure, or combination of procedures that appear to be very successful.

<https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1-SWiGsBYqw>

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Best adjusting of my pacemaker

Hi, is there somebody who know the best adjusting of my Pacemaker for Running, Biking, skiing,Fitness., gym..

I'm now 6 weeks  after Implantation of an Boston scientific Proponent DDDR with dual sensor.

My First run with only the Minute Ventilation sensor led to a Heart rate of 80 in the mid Range for the First 15 Minutes, than the Heart rate increase up to 158-162/min for the secound 15 Min - section.

I think a combination of both sensor is necessary, but...

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Running

I just got an ICD on 5/4/22.  I went into cardiac arrest after an easy one mile track warm up.  Prior to that, I was getting lightheaded on my regular runs after mile 1 or 2 into my run.  Now that I have the implant, I would like to resume running again, but my heart rate gets very high very quickly.  I am using a 25 mg. Metoprolol pill twice daily.  Any one on here who has VT, has an ICD, was a runner before implant and has been able to...

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I watch

Can the watch to an accurate EKG if you have a 3 lead pacemaker. If so which series I watch and can it detect a fib or a flutter?

 

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Cero info online about bodybuilding

Hey guys! im an 18 year old bodybuilder and i have a complete congenital block and recently became a pacemaker user. I cant find anything regarding the excercises i can and cant do with my pm and i have a lot of doubts. a lot of people say no shoulder pressing at all others say go as if you didnt have a pm and others to go with higher reps and lower weight. also some people straight up say no chest training at all while others brag about having a pm and benching really good numbers. i also ha...

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arrythmia with a pacemaker

Had a DD pacemaker fitted last summer due to SS . It is set at 60.. It took a few months to settle down, had 5-10 minutes AF occasionally. So for the last 8 months its been great no problem.

One evening 3 weeks ago on a ship , felt my heart go into overdrive. Luckily the doctor was on call and I was in the medical room within about 5 minutes. .Heart rate was 160+, I was on a drip for 2 hours . Seemed fine for the next 2 weeks . However all this we...

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Yesterday I moved to a new place in my mind and realized how bad I felt 'before' and the difference my pacemaker has made.