CPAP and Pacemaker
- by pastormike
- 2023-02-21 02:27:00
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- 5 comments
Just wondering if anyone here uses a CPAP machine. Things were great for about the first three weeks, but the last two nights have been a nightmare.I have had the CPAP for years and had no problems. Maybe these are not related but just would like to know if im alone on this one.
by Lavender - 2023-02-21 10:23:20
A lot of pacemaker recipients have sleep apnea. I don't-but I've read this:
• If you own a CPAP mask with magnetic clips do not use it.
What should I do if I think an item is affecting my heart device?
If you receive a shock, or if you feel dizzy, lightheaded, or a change in your heart rate while using one of these devices simply release whatever you are touching or move away from it. Your heart device is designed to return to normal operation. If your symptoms continue or do not improve, contact your provider as soon as possible.
Love the ZZ top beard and hat!
Yep -- life-changer!
by MinimeJer05 - 2023-02-22 15:20:42
As others have said, you might want to add more details about how to two are related?
I was issued a CPAP after my PM surgery and it took a day or two to get use to, otherwise it works fantastic. I have never had any issues or interference (that I know of) between the two.
My resting pulse has drastically decreased since starting CPAP, which for me, has been great.
by pastormike - 2023-02-22 16:52:17
Ok, My first post was a bit confusing. I have used a cpap for years and got great results. After my PM was installed, i got even better results for the first 3 weeks after the surgery. I was pumped!!!! Then, for 2 nights, out of the blue, my apneas went from an average of 1.5 to 14! I had not seen anything above a 7 in years.Soooo I wondered if there was some correlation between my PM pacing at night or it was just a fluke. Since i posted the orginal post my apneas have calmed down to about 4 so I guess it was a fluke. Happy pacing all!!!
Makes Sense To Be Concerned
by MinimeJer05 - 2023-02-22 18:05:07
Sounds like you answered your own question -- which is great!
Otherwise, I would have said reach out to the CPAP people first as they can always make adjustments if things change.
Very odd that you got some fluke readings for a while.
Hope it continues in a better direction!
You know you're wired when...
Bad hair days can be blamed on your device shorting out.
I am very happy with mine. I am in the best shape of my life. I lift weights, compete, bike, golf and swim.
by piglet22 - 2023-02-21 08:47:35
Where does the pacemaker fit into this?