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What is your sleep rate???

Hi I would really like to know how others determine their optimal sleep rate if you have this function?

I have just recently got my first pm for symptomatic sinus bradycardia (I have dysautonomia following a brain injury in 2014).

My CLS has not yet been turned on to assess me with basic atrial pacing alone for now, and whilst I am really happy with a floor level of 60bpm by day, I feel 50bpm at night may be a bit high as I am paced constantly all night and not sleeping too well.<...

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Restrictions , alcohol, hobby limits,

I don't yet have a device, but it has been confirmed that it is the best option going forward.  Most likely within next few months.  Obviously I have a few concerns.  I fish/golf/bowl,  I can't imagine that I would have any issue to continue these hobbies.  I am 49 y/o/m,  I also like a few beers or a scotch and a cigar.  Is that completely eliminated from my life?  Obviously I will ask my Dr.   Yes, I know both are not the best choices, ju...

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Bulging pacemaker

Hi I have my battery replaced 17/12/21 it feels like it's not in properly I know sounds weird and it's really sticking out every now and then it can get a bit painful like it's pushing against my skin it's worse if my bring my arm behind my back has this happened anyone I have my first appointment on 28th can I just add the pain goes under my arm and into my breast on side of pm

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Arrhythmia and covid vaccines

Hi all, 

I had my covid booster on December 16, and on the evening of the 17th had palpitations and arrythmia that lasted about an hour and a half.  Coincidence?  I don't know,  but it was my most significant experience with arrythmia and freaked me out a bit.  I have a fairly strong family history of afib.  I noticed a comment on this board that suggested there could be a connection between receiving the vaccine and afib.  The poster said that as...

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Hey Mods....I need a little help

First, I hope everyone is doing well, it's been a while!

My password was compromised and I need to change it.  I tried quite a few times trying to change it but then I still have to sign in with the old password because the new one won't work even though it seems to accept it.  

Can someone help please?

Thank you,

Grateful Heart

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Covid Vaccines

My 27 yo daughter got her Pfizer covid booster on Dec 30th. She had almost the same reaction as after the 2nd shot - fever, chills, headache, nausea, sweats, etc. My day 4 everything resolved except she started getting palpitations. She thought it was because she was still tired after the booster reaction. After a week she saw her go who blew her off saying it wasn't the vaccine after taking an EKG which was normal. Ordered bloodwork - no results yet and told her that the palpitations she...

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MRI

I'm having an MRI tomorrow and have claustrophobia and anxiety. Is it safe to take an Ativan if in safe mode or pacemaker is turned off?  Was really counting on it. Thank you. 

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Apple I phone safety

I want to replace my 6 year old Apple I phone 6 with an Apple I phone 12 or 13 . I have read various conflicting reports about the small magnets in these phones. 

I wondered if any other members have one of these phones and have had problems or have been problem free?

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What to expect after a CRT-D installation

Good morning I'm a newly joined 58 yr old male and I unexpectedly had to have a CRT-D installed 4 weeks ago. I'm on Sotalol as well.  I was expecting the side effects of the medications such as light headedness etc, all that is fine.  I do however also have occasional bouts of higher then normal heart beats at rest, and increased blood pressure that last anywhere from 5 minutes to 50 minutes, which isn't listed as a side effect.  Is this something I should expe...

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Shortness of breath

I have been experiencing terrible shortness of breath, and tiredness, even when walking round the house. I am generally a very fit person but this seems to be getting worse and affecting every day life. Just wondered if it could be pacemaker related. Any ideas anyone. 

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Spike in heart rate

Just seeking some advice

Have had a Metronic Dual Lead Pacemaker since October 17 for total heart block during the night. My heart stopped for over 20 seconds whilst I was asleep but restarted thank goodness. Only found a week or so afterwards when my Reveal Device was checked, holiday cancelled and pacemaker implanted. I'd been experiencing faintness for some time.  I'm doing ok prefer not to have one at all but obviously no alternative. 
In the early hours...

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MRI

Hi all,

I just recently found out, that although new pacemakers are MRI compatible, the leads in my body are not. This has been very disappointing, since I've been dealing with horrible Vertigo for several years, and other troubling symptoms.    Any hope on the horizon for an answer, to solve this?
 

Thanks

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pacemakers and Smart watches.

Firstly, Happy New Year, Ihope it is safe and healthy for all my metal friends and their humans.

I have been given a smart watch. I think I can feel something in my cgest occassionally. Anyone experience this?
Is there any i terference problem?

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all the members of the Pacemaker club! It is almost 2 years since my first pacemaker and I would like to thank all the members for help and replies to my posts.

I hope 2022 sees an end to COVID!

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New pm implant

Has anybody blood pressure gone up since the implan of a pacemaker mine is higher and it seems I get arrhythmia when it goes up or have arrhythmia now more so than before thanks

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Still feeling Sinus Node Pauses

Geez...

okay, a lot of you all are super supportive, and there/here when I need you. 

As I've explained before, I suffer from Sinus Node Pauses, for around 18 years while on active duty in the United States Army I would go through dizzy spells. Cardiologists had a hard time getting to the bottom of my underline condition, often blaming me for my complaints. Too much coffee, drinking, athletic supplements were often pointed out as my own doings...meanwhile it was my nodes...

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Flutter and Pacemaker

Been managing afib/flutter  for 10 years now. I can tell when I am in aflutter and can not function. I have been cardio converted over 30 times. I am being told that a pacemaker with a sinus node ablation would stop the flutter/fib. They tell me my heart would still be in flutter. If I am still in flutter and the pacemaker is controlling heart rate only, will I still feel terrible like I do now when in flutter/fib? I have asked the EP and cardiac Doctors and they seem to dance all around...

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testing

never got an email confirmig my email address

not sure if i am now a member

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Happy holidays

We wish you a joyous holiday season with family and friends.  At this time of year, we hope you get some rest, reflect and recharge your batteries.  May the New Year bring you good health and happiness.  

Pacemaker Club is operated by patient moderators who volunteer their time.  We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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trying to stay positive

Hi all, lately ive been feeling anxiety and im not sure why. I was doing ok for a while having stopped my lexapro since 5 months ago and last 4 days ive had anxiety constantly. Im sitting at my desk and i can feel my heart palpitate. What a debilitating effect it has had on me and ive even being doing therapy with cognitive bahavoir. Its just a little unsettling and i wish i could be my normal self at some point. I know its the holidays and im sure were all busy in our lives, but i want every...

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