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intense arm pain since fitting

hi new here can anyone identify with intense severe permanent pain all down my left arm since the Op in2016? cannot use it for dressing makiig beds liftng carrying etc  was told the nerve endings were damage by the op, no cure can anyone help plz? thankyou Lesley

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Lots of PVC’s after CRT-P placement

Doc says if metaprolol does not quell pvc’s, may need ablation, early ablation, that is. If PM sees pvc, it does not fire. He wants 100% pacing. If pacing falls below 90%, 80%, due to premature LV contractions it is very much a concern, as ventricles are not in sync. I think, if beta-blocker slows down heart rate sufficiently, PM should get in first and díctate pacing rhythm. If not, the contractions of left ventricle need to be disabled. No doubt th...

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splitting wood?

Hello guys...I am a newbie and a (rather) sprightly 81 yr old and I have a peculiar question for all good enough to answer.

I had a PM installed some 8 weeks ago and so far so good. Now the question: is it allright to split wood for your chimney? I play golf with no problem.

Well, I am happy to be with you all

Gben

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Apple Watch ECG

I have Medtronic EN1DR01 pacemaker implanted and am trying to use Apple Watch 4 ECG app. It starts to count down from 30 to 29 and restarts repeatedly back to 30. The app itself is ok - I tested it on my wife’s hand and her ECG result got recorded. This means the problem is with having pacemaker implanted. Anyone had similar problems?

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Scar sensitivity

I had my first pacemaker placed at the end of February. I had issues with the scar completely healing due to a stitch knot preventing a small area from closing. It has been completely healed for a few weeks now but the scar is very sensitive. If I accidentally hit it it is pretty painful. Is this something that will decrease over time or should I expect to always have sensitivity in that area? I will also randomly get a weird  burning sensation in the area of my pacemaker for a second or...

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Appointment with fetal specialist and pediatric cardiologist

I'm 25 weeks pregnant baby girl has a complete heart block I just had my first appointment they said all they can do is monitor for hydrops..the specialist already seen slight fluid in babys heart but nothing significant heart structure is good, and they won't even consider c-section before 36 weeks. Just looking for anyone having gone through this and baby making it everything I read on hydrops points to fetal demise they wont even consider steroids and she said it's pointing to...

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Echocardiograph pacemaker optimization facilities?

Does anyone have recommendations for facilities that perform Echo-guided BiV pacemaker optimization?  I'm in SC and the two facilities I've gone to don't do it.  Thanks.

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Staying dry

I am just two weeks into having a pm and I am going on vacation in one week. I am trying to find a way to shower and go into the pool without wrapping myself in plastic wrap. So here is my idea: What if I put a small patch of plastic wrap over the stristrips and then cover the whole thing with a product called second skin. I am thinking the plastic wrap would keep the second skin from sticking to the strips and pulling them off when I remove it. I could really use some feed back on this idea...

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Pace maker discomfort

Just to say thanks for messages so far replying to my request for advice

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Pacemaker discomfort

Hi everyone I had my pacemaker implanted on 03/04 2019 I’m in quite a bit of discomfort it feels heavy in the area it’s implanted I’m getting pain in my collarbone and left shoulder and sometimes the left side of my chin and my left arm feels stiff does anyone know if these are normal symptoms for the time I’ve had it done and if it will get any easier I would be grateful for any advice or tips that may help thanks in advance.

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Earbuds

I received an ICD ten days ago.  Can I use regular plain ear buds without interference?  Thank you.

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Icd with SS and LTD

New here and thanks. Drove a truck for the past 20+years. Had my CDL since i was 19yo, i will be 43 tomorrow. Back in July 2017 had an episode where i didn’t feel good at all. Called my boss and locked the truck up. AMR took me to the hospital and i haven’t worked since. EF at the time was 20%. Cardiomyopathy, severe heart arrhythmia, and diagnosed with CHF. My EF is now 55% with meds and the icd. Arrhythmia is still there but not near as bad as it used to be. My CDL is dust...

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Icd with SS and LTD

New here and thanks. Drove a truck for the past 20+years. Had my CDL since i was 19yo, i will be 43 tomorrow. Back in July 2017 had an episode where i didn’t feel good at all. Called my boss and locked the truck up. AMR took me to the hospital and i haven’t worked since. EF at the time was 20%. Cardiomyopathy, severe heat arrhythmia, and diagnosed with CHF. My EF is now 55% with meds and the icd. Arrhythmia is still there but not near as bad as it used to be. My CDL is dust in the...

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Negative Effect of Rate Response on someone with Pacemaker Syndrome

I've had my ICD now (on my third one now, a CRT-D) for 10 years.  It did it's job with a few shocks early on but VT is fortunately mostly a thing of the past.  However over the last 5 or so years I've become quite symptomatic (low blood pressure, syncope) when BiV paced during activity.   I thought is was just progression of cardiomyopathy but I couldn't get out of my mind that it was pacemaker induced (I had all  the classic symptoms of Pacemaker Synd...

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Error with transmission

Having trouble sending a transmission with Medtronic transmission device. Keeps giving error code 3230 and won't send. Never had a problem before. Did watch a youtube video on how to remedy this. Did as it said but it didn't work. Anyone had any problems with this?

 

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Breathing and bumps

Had my PM 10/19 and there are times it feels like I'm trying to catch my breath. It's not like grabbing my chest shortness, but just feels like I need an extra deep breath. Also I've noticed that my PM feels like it's more bumpy than before. When I had mine put in it didn't seem like it was so close to the surface. Now I can feel all the bumps and ridges of the PM and it's seems like there is a burning feeling every once in awhile. Not like fire burning but it's a...

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Skin Rash During Recovery?

Has anyone else been beset with an upper torso skin rash immediately after a PM implant?

I've actually had two implant ops, a week apart due to the first right atrial lead dislodging and pacing my diaphragm. Heart wise, Take 2 seems to be doing splendidly. But after this one I've had a spreading rash accross my upper torso including areas that no tape had touched.

Same prodedure, same materials, same drugs and only one week apart, yet I'm giving myself a Cortizone-10 c...

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32 and wired!

I’m 32 and 5 weeks ago after having my baby they found that a had ventricular tachycardia by coincidence. I had to have a c section so I was hooked up to a heart monitor and as I was laying with my baby in the hospital bed talking to the nurse machines started going off and the nurse kept asking if I were okay and or going to pass out? No, I’m fine was my response but the machines kept going off. Finally she called the on call doctor and she kept saying that she’s in vtach a...

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Throat Pressure/ difficultly breathing

Hello! ( Apologies for the lengthy post)

I’m  a 33year old  female. I had a PM implanted (for a completely AV Block) about 8 months ago and things have been pretty stable since then (asides the post-op pericarditis which cleared up quickly).

However after a few months I started experiencing a pressure in my throat which comes with some difficulty breathing (especially when eating). I have discussed this at my follow visits to my cardiologist and cardio Nurse but th...

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Fatigue

Between the effects of Bigeminy, low blood pressure (94/57) and the antidepressant drug, Zoloft - the only thing I feel like doing everyday is setting up camp on the couch due to fatigue. Any suggestions? Docs are all saying "hang in there!"

--Dave--

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Since I got my pacemaker, I don't pass out anymore! That's a blessing in itself.