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PM for bradycardia, now developed atrial tachycardia!!!

Hello there. I was wondering if anyone has a similar condition:  In 2016 my PM was implanted for bradycardia. Two months ago my EP said I have supra ventricular tachycardia consistent with atrial tachycardia. EP says beta blockers may be the only therapy but is contraindicated because of my baseline hypotension.  Sounds like I don’t have much choice. Any chance there’s someone out there in a similar situation?

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Vaccination

Is there any reason a person with a pacemaker should avoid covid-19 vaccination?

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covid 19 vaccine

is there any effects from vaccine when you have pacemaker

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UK Hospital data

I have seen a few posts on here over the last few months that suggest a great variation in hospitals when it comes to EP and Cardiology. 

How can I found out information on things like number of pacemaker implants, lead replacments and general performance of cardiology departments across the UK?

If I am going to be under the care of an EP for the next forty years it may as well be the best I can get.

 

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Change Doctors? Long and emotional post

I had my first pm implanted February 2010 for 3rd degree heart block (emergency implant with no prior medical condition). No problems until November 2019 when I had 3 short lived episodes of vtach which prompted exercise stress test, echocardiogram, and an angiogram (no blockages). The exercise stress test showed an EF of 20 to 25. The echo was 30 to 35. Soon afterwards it was determined that  I needed a CRTD which was implanted 1/28/2020. 

Up to that point I was only under th...

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Love this community

Hi everyone! 
 

I think I will officially take the title of being the youngest one on this forum. I have posted a few times here about my anxiety and that anxiety still persists but everytime it gets really bad, I read the comments on my old posts here. Everytime I do that it puts my mind and heart at ease. I am so lucky to have stumbled upon such an amazing and beautiful community. I have received nothing but love on here and I am so grateful for all of you. I'd love...

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Looking for 5 volunteers for new CRT technology feedback

Thanks Blake for the opportunity to post this message. 

****We would like to have a discussion with 5 CRT device recipients****  

WHY: We are building new CRT-related imaging and want to get feedback from the CRT community. 

HOW: We'd set up a web conference (approximately 30 minutes). Demonstrate our technology and ask general questions regarding your CRT experience and the technology. 

WHEN: We can be available at any...

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Covid 19 vaccination

 Got my first Covid vaccination three days ago, very mild reaction, slight soreness in area of injection. From what I hear, I'm one of the earliest to receive the vaccine. I'm a veteran and rerceived it at the VA Hospital in Wilkes-Barre PA. Booster shot in two weeks. I'll let you know how that one works out. Get the shot when available, let's return to normal.

Good health to all, Check out my YouTube Videos/Search/Ed Rannacher

 

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Another Welding question

69 yrs old Male with St. Jude PM in April 2018.

Ive done some searching on this site to mixed ideas on Welding. Im retired but like to mig weld and i see some say mig/tig is ok and to stay away from AC (Arc welding)

Any new opinions on this.

 

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New Pacemaker

For years I have had a slow heart beat. My resting heart rate was in the low 40s and I am not an athlete.  Then my Apple watch’s EKG function showed three seconds between heart beats. I called my internist and he had me wear an event monitor for a month. The event monitor report’s conclusion was “markedly abnormal” and “could represent a sick sinus syndrome”. My internist referred me to an arrhythmia specialist and I had a Medtronic Azure PM implanted...

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Am I about to be Paced?

Hello, first post.  I do not have a PM so if I am intruding feel free to delete.  I have no one else to talk to. Any comments and advice would be appreciated.

Me:  53, male, 25lbs overweight, bp somewhat controled with Propanolol(5yrs), 126 fasting glucose, 5.4 A1C, normal cholestrol.  Smoked for about 20 years, quit 1 year ago.  Drank heavily (45/week) for last 20 years.  Did best as I could and jogged/lefted over the years.  Have had somewhat abnorma...

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Medical check

Hello everyone I have a medical check for a new job at a bank I was wondering if my pacemaker will classify me as "not fit"  and won't take me cuz in my military medical check they exempted me as I'm not fit for that " army service is mandatory here for 1 year after graduating college" 

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Bio Oil Use

Good afternoon all.

I had my pacemaker fitted on December10th. 2020 and my 1 month check on January 12th. 2021 was perfect. I still have a small scab on the scar, can I now start to use Bio OIl on the scar to help to remove/clear/minimise it? Any thoughts and advce would be appreciated. Thanks Ronboy

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Re: my posting of 21-01-04

Thanks to everyone who responded, and read my posting of 21-01-04. I am assuming that all who are reading this will be able to access that posting for background information. Please let me know if this is or is not the case. More questions:

swelling and darkening of skin in the lower legs. This is been gradually increasing over the past few years.has anyone experienced improvement in this area after PM is implanted?

I have "mild to moderate" sleep apnea. I've been us...

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Starting Flecainide

Hey everyone! I was wondering if anyone could tell me their experience with starting Flecainide? I am going for a consultation on Monday and am looking at having to start this medication for symptomatic PVC's. I have sick sinus syndrome, NSVT, and a pacemaker. I was told that I will have to be hospitalized for at least 3 days to start the medication. Any advice is welcome! And any experiences are welcome...good or bad. I like to be prepared going into things! 

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Pacemaker

Could someone please define noise reversion in terms that I can understand?  Is this safe?  Do I need to make a change?  Are there symptoms with this problem? 

Thank you.  I've had the problem since last summer.

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Mobitz I and Mobitz II

I understand the descriptions for Mobitz I and Mobitz II grade 2 type heart blocks.

What I am struggling with is what would the explanation be for having both in the same person.

I know I have a long PR interval and I know the EP said that sometimes my heart would drop a beat after increasingly lengthening PR intervals. That makes sense and would come under  Mobitz I and suggest I have a problem with the AV node.

However I also at one point was in a 2:1 block. So this s...

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PM placement change..how soon?

Hey all, 

I'm still only about 3.5 weeks into life with a PM and I'm really struggling with how enormous it seems. I'm super thin/boney and I talked to the doc beforehand about potentially placing it in the muscle...he was reluctant and said they usually only do that on people who are so thin, they barely have enough skin to pull over the device...now, being in this group it seems to me that thats not so true, and plenty of people have it in the muscle. Not to ment...

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Elevated heart rate after eating

I guess this has nothing to do with pacemaker but was just wonder if anyone has had this experience, I noticed after I eat a heavy meal or food with high sodium,ill notice that I get bloated quick and full with burping followed with a elevated heart rate. I'm going to Bering up to my doctor and cardio soon they have checked heart a lot and everything come back normal to them I guess but I have not checked my gut,

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Boat raydar

Hi all first post. I have  a 6 mt boat and was thinking of adding raydar . Would appreciate any experience of boat users .Thanks Bob.

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At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!