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PSVT

Hi All, not been on for a while. Annual PM check up today (2nd degree heart block diagnosed 2017). Technician thinks I might be having episodes of possible PSVT. Been feeling tired, drained, dizzy, brain fog, not sleeping....PM check showed episode of possible PSVT for 20mins, BPM 198....how can this be as I have a dual lead PM that is supposed to pace when things are wrong?? Now on Holter monitor for next 3 days and see what happens after that. Any advice??

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Pacemaker

Hi, I'm writing this for my hubby.. The doctors want to implant pacemaker for bradycardia after evolving heart attack & stent placement earlier this year. Husband still has issues of shortness of breath & fatigued, dizziness lightheaded, meds were adjusted & switched, normally he was a active guy, worked on our farm, hay wood etc & worked as a woodsmen & in construction all his life.. Always on the go & very active..& he wants to be able to go back to work doin...

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Hey everyone! Can anyone give me a little guidance as far as blood pressure goes? It’s been higher than usual lately?

I do suffer from bad anxiety so maybe that contributes to it. But my BP is normally under 120/under 80. But the last couple of days I’ve been 127/81; 127/80; and yesterday I was feeling really nauseous which caused me to get panicked and worry that something went wrong, and my BP shot up to 136/80. 

When it was that high I noticed once I relaxed a bit I managed to get the top number down to 115. That was within about an hour or so I wanna say? 

I’m also...

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Atrial vs ventricle pacing

My defibrillate/PM is atrial pacing and paces me 74 percent of the time.  I've been feeling tired lately.  Could this possibly be because my ventricle needs pacing as well?

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RADIO LINKED SMOKE DETECTORS

In Scotland the fire detection laws are changing. As from February 2022 we must have either wired or radio linked alarms in all rooms meaning multiple devices.

I know devices are ok with wireless internet but not sure if radio frequency is the same thing.

Obviously they would be a cheaper option than wiring but not completely comfortable with the safety aspect for devices. 

I'd be grateful for any advice please.

Thank you

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Mammogram

Can I safely get a 3D mammogram with a pacemaker?

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I'm new and just had ICD implant

I had my ICD implanted this past Tuesday, Sept 28, 2021  I'm feeling pretty unsettled and anxious about things.  I'm hopiong to find others here who are either experiencing similar things or, better yet, have more experience in dealing with them. 

I'm a 50 year old male with a diagnosis of mild non-obsturctive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.  I've had excercise restriction most of my life but still managed to play Div I baseball and continue with exercis...

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bruising

Just 2 weeks after my PM, and still have spectacular bruising in  left arm and chest.  Probably just from the blood thinner. Keeping my arm below the shoulder fro 6 weeks will be a challenge.

 

Hugh 
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yearly check up

Last week had my yearly appointment with my EP and it was nice to hear some refreshing news. He said the pvcs were benign and have now subsided considerable now that im not on the night shift.He then tells me that again that i didnt need the PM because he said my last cardiologist jumped the gun. I was uneasy and a little upset but its in ther and i wont let it hinder mylife. He told me my PM at night is used only 25% and other then that its my own heart working. He also lowered my heart...

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What Can It Be?

Had a dual pacemaker fitted to atria in 2014 due to persistent AFib, followed by an AV node ablation, and have enjoyed up until late last year without a trace of trouble.  Now starting to get periods of what feels just like AFib again, pulse feels irregular, and it leaves me exhausted, but the pacemaker tracing shows nothing at the times I noted the disturbances.  I got so concerned over a prolonged episode of about 6.5 hours, I contacted an an NHS advice line, who un...

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About Pacemakers/ICD's in PLAIN English

Hi everyone I came across this very good article explaining in PLAIN English how Pacemakers work etc. Hopefully it will help many newbies & those about to get a Pacemaker. Often people ask about magnets as we are advised to keep clear if them, this article explains exactly how it affects your device, well worth a read even to those who have had theirs for years. Best wishes everyone. https://www.printfriendly.com/p/g/MHHpTS

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Still waiting it out

I'm still waiting it out until my October 7th appointment to follow up since starting the meds. I felt like real crap yesterday though. My BP was 117/70 and pulse 102 before taking my morning dose.

About an hour later I started feeling very lightheaded and nauseous folding laundry. Sat down for about 10 minutes and checked again and BP was 88/44 pulse 115. My BP came up a little bit(105/56) after awhile but my pulse stayed in the 90 to 115 range for about two hours ju...

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Replacement PM

Just had my 11 year old metal mate replaced. Simple procedure. Waiting to go home now.

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Am I the only one?

So, for the past week or two I've been feeling this weird bubbling/fizzing feeling at my pacemaker site.I've tried (in vain) to look up and see if there was any information on what it could be. My model number is part of the FDA recall of Abbott Assurity pacemakers. Just not the serial. I have a check up tomorrow, but has anyone else felt this before?

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Pacemaker replacement

My pacemaker is about to give up the ghost.  I am due to have it replaced in the next couple of weeks.

My question is, has anyone been able to keep the old pacer?  I've had it since 2009, and feel it is part of the family.

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Strange readings on pulse oximeter

I just joined this club- I didn't know it existed, but I'm glad I found it. I've had a pacemaker/ICD since 2012 and it was replaced in 2016 as a precaution when some batteries appeared to not hold a charge as long as predicted. I'm 100% paced and have a complicated cardiac history, but my question now is this:

A few weeks ago, I'd just eaten dinner and felt very full. My heart was beating hard and was visibly thumping. I felt very hot and sweaty. I put my pulse-ox on...

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Heart rate while walking

Hello.  I had a dual chamber pacemaker placed 4 weeks ago. The rate response feature is on. I have found many of these posts helpful, thank you. While walking this afternoon my heart rate was averaged 70-80. When I walked this evening my rate averaged around 130.  I felt fine in the afternoon and fatigued in the eve. I stopped and rested for a bit.  Just wondering why the difference. Still getting used to all this.

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Pacemakers and induction stoves

Does anyone have had an experience with induction stoves.

I hear that induction stoves may interfere with pacemakers.

Any inof would be appreciated as we are remodelling our kitchen and looking at option of installing an indcution stove.

 

Thanks

Shane

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Pacemaker insertion scheduled

I'm scheduled for a pacemaker. Testing was done in June/July  when I had bradycardia, irregular radial pulse, less than 1 second of mild chest discomfort and difficulty walking far because of weakness, fatigue, occasional SOB.   Since mid August, those symptoms have mostly  disappeared as far as I can tell.  The only thing I feel is slight chest pressure (or am I focusing so much on my heart that it just seems so?).  

Does anyone hav...

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cardiologist visits

I had a Biotronik Edora 8-DR-T installed a year ago, and it is wonderful! Not a single vasovagal attack. However, my cardiologist will not see me unless I have a problem. I am 91, on lisinopril and atorvostatin. I see a PA (physician assistant) once a year. This does not seem to me to be sufficient attention to my case, but maybe I am wrong? I am curious how often others are seen by their cardiologist?

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