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Saturday August 11, 2017 was the most terrifying day of my life.
It was the the first of five or more syncope episodes that I would experience over the next three days.
It felt like I was actually dying, I realized I was slipping away. I was losing control of all my senses and unable to gain control.
I was rushed to hospital. They did many tests over the next three days.
I was a some what healthy 54 year old man,or so I thought. My heart was stuck at...
Hi, my name is Eunice. I found out I have Congenital Complete Heart Block and had my DDD implant in 2014, since then I have been obsessed with checking my pulse rate and tend to have anxiety whenever I noticed rise in my pulse and it makes me feel like I will pass out until I calm down and relax.
My PM rate is at 60bpm and the last time I check they told me its working well and I still have a 3-5years battery life.And that sometimes I do have Atrial tachycardia but nothing serious...
I am a 54 year old Ultra Runner who just had a pacemaker installed on Friday 2-16-2018 due to AV block. I started back to work on Tuesday but only worked partial days because I would get tired after just a few hours. Today, Sunday 2-25-2018, I walked down the street and back (about 1.5 miles) but felt dizzy. I feel better than just before I got the pacemake but no where close to "normal". At this point, should I be concerned or is it just part of th...
4 weeks in on pacemaker. Have a heavy feeling in upper back sometimes all the way across with numbness under my left arm. Seems to be behind my pacemaker. Am I still getting used to it?
I’m having a PM installed soon. Doc is very vague as to how long I need to wait before swimming. l Normaly lap swim for 1hr. I’m getting indications it will be months, not weeks. My layman’s common sense says once the incision has scarred, the lead ends would be anchored.
Any guidance would be most helpful.
Hi everyone, this is probably a silly question but I am quite new to this. September 2017 I was given a 2 lead pacemaker as a 'precautionary measure' as my healthy heart was beating at only 30 beats per min whilst resting. I had my 1st and only check up on the 28th December and was told the pm was working at 98%. I was rushed into hospital on January 6th as my lungs had filled with fluid and during 1 of many checks I was told my pm was now working 100%. I had to have a 3rd lead put in...
New here and only 10 days out from Medtronic dual lead PM (69 yr. old). After bandages removed noticed 3" round red spot about 5" from incision. Area has grown now and seems to be spreading daily toward lower chest. It itches and is warm...to me an obivious infection. I'v searched here about rashes but have not seen any outcomes or solutions used by Dr.'s.
It's got me worried especially when I read about septicaema. Any experience with this?...
So I'm 3 days post surgery for CRT-d. Op was 3hr long as LV lead was difficult to get in the right place and the surgeon was pretty fussy as to where it went. Quite a bit of pain after too as I had subpectoral implantation (I'm skinny). Did 2 days rest but wanted to get out today as was sunny. Probably walked for 30 mins but during that time had alot of thumping feelings going on inside. I'm guessing it just the pacing keeping things in line but did feel really weird. Doesn't...
I have a dentist appointment coming up. Anyone know of anything I should know about the x-rays and the shield they use when you have a pacemaker.
Hello I am so glad I came across this club when browsing the web. I had PM fitted to regulate my heartbeats last Wed, still not used to it. The question I have how can I know if there is infection as you have to have dressing for 10 day.
I am having the micra pacemaker put in on Monday. I am 45 yr, very active and totally freaking out!!!! I am worried how my life is going to change, what restrictions I will have and will I live a long life. I desperately want to see my children grow up, get married and have children of their own. HELP .... I am terrified.
I was wondering if this is normal? I had my pacemaker implant on November 2nd. still really sore and tender around the site. I've been doing the exercise Robin recommend. doing the heat before and ice pack after. Just wondering how long it takes for the soreness to go away. maybe I try to do to much.
Hey everyone, I don't really have many close friends and no longer talk to my family so I'm just here to ask if there is anything I can do... I hate this little box! It still causes me a lot of discomfort! It still hinders me in day to day life, it has got to the point now where I'm to afraid to get into a relationship as I can't even let people see it as I hate it myself? The only other person who has seen it are specific hospital staff... Any advice would help
has anyone else ever experienced a near death experience. This happened to me a couple of years ago and I even saw the extremely bright light at the end of the tunnel (so it’s definitely not a myth). I was at home when it happened and managed to crawl back to bed. When I saw the doctor he couldn’t explain it and it is only now that I assume my heart stopped for a short time. This is why I have the pacemaker now, after heart interruptions.
Last few days i have felt extremley weak and tired... have been having daily episodes of tachy 170bpm this past week also.... i put this down to some small medication changes my dr has made.
This morning i did a heart tracing on my Event Monitor as am still feeling very average.
Recording showed a resting rate of 52bpm with an irregular rate....my PM is set at 60bpm.
How Concerned should i be as to my heart rate going below what PM is set a...
I may or not have mentioned that my heart is the proverbial train wreck. I enjoy such features as Cardiomyopathy compliments of multiple silent Myocardial Infarctions (heart attacks or as I refer to them heart farts), Coronary Artery Disease, Mitral valve stenosis (the new one is squeaking and leaking), Left Bundle Branch Block (my timing belt slipped and I sport a lovely CRT-D), a full host of Arrhythmias (SVT, PVC, V-Tach, and the big one V-Fib to touch on the highlights...
After being home 5 days I still have not had a full night sleep seems like I wake up about 3 a.m. anxious and when I check my blood pressure it's high at that point I normally take a Xanax and try and go back to sleep hopefully I'll adjust to this device sooner then later and get back to a more normal life.
Hello I just had this pacemaker installed a week ago due to full heart block. Although my heart rate dropped to 30 beats a minute I was still somewhat able to function but I think it scared my cardiologist half to death so he sent me immediately to the hospital for a pacemaker implant and a heart cath. So far so good except tonight while watching some old Little Rascal movies I laughed so hard it must have increase the movement of my heart muscle and my heart rate while at rest shot up to abo...
My Mum who is 63 years, just had a dual chamber PM , about 6 weeks back, and has never been too fit, she is low in energy and yesterday her Blood Pressure went to 195/95, wondering if anyone had any issues with a PM.
I have read a couple of posts , where people have had similar issues, but not sure of what was diagnosed.
Any help is greatly appreciated.
The other night I was sitting in front od computer doing a crossword when all of a sudden what felt like painless spasms hit me in the chest and lasted around 5 minutes. I put my finger monitor on and may OX was 95 and HR 85 jumped from 85 right away hit 95. Then settled back down to its normal 65 after 5 minutes. I also had same 'sensation' two nights before that one. I have been feeling great so took me by suprise.
Should I have pushed button on monitor when that happene...