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Question Regarding Biotronik Pacemaker

I have a Biotronik pacemaker, and I noticed that I can feel when my pacemaker uploads the data to the monitor that I keep at my bedside each night around midnight. If I happen to be awake at the time, it feels like my heart is beating very hard, and it lasts for about a minute. I don't think it has woken me if I am sleeping at the time. Has anyone noticed this?

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Pacemaker and Covid

I had my pacemaker changed out last October after ten years. No problems.

In June I returned home from Ireland after a three weeks vacation. Two days later I tested positive for covid. It was brutal but I survived. I had a really strange symptom and I am wondering if anyone else has too.

My heart rate was dropping to the 30 and then I could see it coming up back to 70 which is where my pacer is set. This continued for eleven days. I actually passed out three times from it. I calle...

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Home Transmitter

I am a bit bummed.  After my pacemaker implant 3 years ago I received a Merlin at Home transmitter where reports were routinely sent in quarterly.  I felt very secure knowing I was monitored at night.  I am pacemaker dependent with complete heart block.  I moved and with Tracey's help here at the club, I requested my former Cardiologist release me to my new doctor whom I will see for the first time in a couple of weeks.  

I was just informed t...

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Heart pounding

I just had a lead revision on July 22, and this is the 26th. I just started getting heart pounding whenever I get up and walk. Is this normal? I didn't have this before when I first got pm in March.  Will this stop? I was just literally sitting hear and took off my sweater and felt a heart pounding,  I check my pulse and it was like 108 bpm which was weird. I was even moving slowly. Anyone else had that issue?

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Odd revelation today

I've been having occaisional, minor, chest pain between the five and fifteen minute mark of my daily walk. I'm fine for the rest of the time.  I've checked my pulse at times and it's varied between 110 and 140bpm, maybe a bit more but never believed it.  My max is 130, it can't be above that.  Right?

Today, I found a chart of rate on my watch (I know, it's unreliable) but exactly when the problem occurs, the chart showed a large bump in the...

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What does it feel like?

Really, really new user here: just implanted on Monday July 18....didn't get to ask a lot of questions before my implant procedure (Dual Lead PM: Medtronic) for alternating bundle branch blocks.

My most pressing question for other wired folks: what doe the "jolt" feel like? I'm told some can feel being zinged (what word do you use?) I'm having odd heart pain (not chest pain, but deep in my chest pain occasionally all day. Didn't have chest pain before procedure...

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Weight loss

So I've lost 37 pounds which is good butt, just how much do I have to lose to fit into an urn anyway?

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Strange vibration

My pacemaker was implanted 5 months ago tomorrow! It has been a journey.  That is for another post.  Overall, I have been feeling quite well. Two days ago I felt a light intermittant vibration in my lower left abdomen.  At first, I thought it was my stomach growling.  This is different and it has been going on for about 36 hours now. It comes and goes but is a consistant pattern when it is vibrating; almost  sense of a cell phone vibration but very distant.  I re...

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Third Degree (complete) heart block

Hello, seeking information on others experiences. I'll try to help too as my case progresses…

How many of you with completely asymptomatic AV block? My afib was discovered during pre-op for an unrelated surgery. I am 67. I was and still am completely asymptomatic, most active member of my family, up early, jog, cycle, and seem to have more energy sometimes than my daughters.  I was successfully cardioverted to N...

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Pacemaker report.

I have been doing remote checkups every 6 months for ten years. I was recently having sob and was determined to have mild heart failure. I was told to send in report every 3 months.

 That brings me to my question. Can pacemaker detect if heart failure is getting worse.

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QRS duration

Last year, my report after testing was:

Ventricular Rate 79 BPM
Atrial Rate 79 BPM
P-R Interval 148ms
QRS Duration 144ms
QT 420ms
QTC 481 ms
P Axis 41 degrees
R Axis 154 degrees
TAxiS 112 degrees

Atrial-sensed ventricular-paced rhythm
Biventricular pacemaker detected
Abnormal ECG
When compared with ECG of 03-MAR-2021 23:38,
Vent. rate has increased BY 11 BPM

This is all incomprehensible to me...

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Pacemaker heart rate setting

I have had a pacemaker for 12 years wiith my low heart rate set at 60 bpm..

After a recent ablation procedure for afib, when I came home from the surgery, I discovered my low heart rate is set at 70. I have been feeling some fatigue and was wondering if, with the higher heart rate, I'm not sleeping well. Has anyone here had this experience.?

Thank you.

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Surgery pacemaker

I haven't asked my Dr but is it normal for you all ..everytime I get a pacemaker replacement they doit with out putting Me to sleep I get to hear all the tools and such horrible experience....what's the reason I don't get full anesthesia 

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Pacemaker- Which side?

My Pacemaker is on the left side.  I was wondering if some people had it on the right side or if most people had it on the left side? Which is better? Does it make a difference?

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contrast dye safe

hello everyone. hope all is well. Im supppose to have a ct on my kidney in a couple of days and they will be using contrast dye. I notified my cardiologist and he said no problem. has anybody here had the dye injection and any unusual side effects? thank you

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SADS Virtual Confrence 7/16 (tomorrow)

Hey All,

The Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) Foundation has a free virtual confrence happening tomorrow. The session today was nice and we got to do some networking/sharing after the presentations. Tomorrow's session will have presentations by some notable physicians (not sure if there will be more networking).

Anyway just wanted to share in case anyone is in that boat and wants to connect with the community.
 

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Latitude Monitor for Accolade L311

Complete newbie here. My Boston Scientific Accolade L311 was implanted 7/13/22. I was supposed to get a Latitude home monitor and today Boston Scientific informed me that the monitors are back ordered and I should expect to receive my monitor in " 4 to 6 months" !!! Does anyone know which Latitude monitors will work with the Accolade L311? The help line at Boston Scientific is closed for the weekend so I thought I'd find out more information here. I can try to buy one from EBay...

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Beer and heart condition

As many of you know I been referred to electricity specialist.  I stop my self from drinking beer since 07 now after all this years ..I get sense like I'm not living life I let my pacemaker live me out ..so with my current condition can I drink a beer ? Or a few can I get drunk also I take metropolol when I drink is it better to take pill or skip that Day or I should not drink at all ? 

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Does having a pacemaker reduced life ??

Hello friends just In general I'm in my 40s early ..been having pacemaker since 2007 ..due to type 2 heart block I always wonder ...does getting a pacemaker automatically reduces our lifespan ? Or can people live Normal like everyone else ? 

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CRT-D aches

I am at 5 years on my 4th devise, still have 1 1/2 years left on battery. The device seems to move a little more than usual and aches a lot of the time. Has anyone else had this experience? Do you have any suggestions to make it more comfortable? Is there anything on the market such as a compression shirt that will reduce the movement?

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