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new comments

Glad that Tester123 fixed the new comments.  Now i get email notifications when i get a new comment including mine.  Do check your spam for notifications.  I did and found one, then checked off the "this is not spam box" letting Yahoo mail know this was not "spam".

Wish he had fixed the spell check, guess we should be grateful for the new notifications.

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home monitoring

I have a Medtronic PM.   They do not do monitoring, at least not for me.   How would I go about signing up with home monitoring with someone.  

Raul

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Cardioverson

Hello to all! 
 

my second Cardioversion is scheduled in January 2023..

The first one was in June 2020, and I was able to stay in rhythm for 25 months.  A-fib returned in July 2022, in connection with a positive Covid home test. I was half way through a one month holiday at that time. I have not had any obvious Covid symptoms; but have had 3 negative home tests since then. 

So, the big question now is how to avoid going out of rhythm again. As a...

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Trees. Improve Health?

Just a quick teaser, our Plant A Tree Group sent my phone a article about trees planted years ago show a local decrease in Cardiac issues.  I will post a Link when I am next on a computer.  My phone is a PITA to use without adding anything extra.

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PT and Tens

I have been going to PT twice a week for the past month for low back pain.  They use a tens unit for the first 15 minutes of my visit.  Feels great.  I told them at first visit that I have a pacemaker and am 100% paced.  They said it was fine but just today I started reading past posts from this site and find varying opinions on the subject.  Can anyone shed more light on this matter?  So far I have not noticed any signs of change in p/m performance.  J...

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How many catheters used in AV ablation

Can you ask your pm club how many catheters they had for their av ablation? They are incisions in the femoral vein in which the catheter is inserted to the heart. Natale used 4, this guy 1.

Can you ask if it’s set to 80 then after an av ablation shouldn’t it never pass 80? Isn’t that the reason for the av ablation? To allow the pm to determine my pulse rate? Mine is fast to 104.

The above was questions that a friend of mine wonders if anyone would answer.

T...

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High TSH and pacemakers

I am womdering if your TSH level was elevated (5.0) and 6 months later your electrical system of your heart does not work and you need a pacemaker immediately, are they related? Never had heart issues prior. Just seemed to happen so quickly, all of a sudden dizzy and short of breath. Then pacemaker inserted and all well. Redid TSH and levels down to normal range. Thank you. 

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Fit bit watch

I am considering purchase of a Fitbit Charge 5 Advanced Fitness & Health Tracker with GPS.
Will this interfear with my Pacemaker?

 

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Apple products, magnets and pacemakers

Santa is wanting to gift me some Apple products, iPad, iPhone and iWatch.

I know there was some concern about stronger magnets in one of the earlier phones.

Does anyone have any information, negative or positive, about the most recent phones and the watch?

I see that even the wrist straps can contain magnets according to their website.

I update my techy stuff approx ever ten years, so am def. not up-to-date on these issues.

Thank you in advance for any...

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Pacemaker

9 years ago today I got my 5th pacemaker. I named it Johnny. It still says I have 3 more years until I need a new one. This is my longest one yet.

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I have to decide for pacemaker, Help me !

Hello everyone,

 

First of all, I apologize for my English, I will write with the help of translate, I can't find much information and resources about pacemakers in my own country.I am 30 years old. I talked a little bit about my situation earlier. I have 3rd degree heart block, It appeared completely randomly. I have been doing active sports for the last 5-6 months. I lost 21 kilos, I actively do hit cardio, weight training and playing football f...

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Success story (I hope!)

We just had our Thanksgiving holiday here, and because I feel I have lots to be thankful for, I was moved to post this. Maybe those going through a rough spot will be encouraged.

It just so happened that my monitor sent in its 3 mo report this month as well. It showed no episodes, 0% afib (again). There have been times when I questioned whether my docs knew what they were doing--I only started having pauses AFTER ablation (hmmm), and the side effects of my meds were hard to take. H...

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Heart rate spikes -no symptoms

Hi All,

I'm 77, with pacemaker since Aug 2020 due to a right bundle branch block. Otherwise, healthy and active. Recently noticed my fitness tracker recording occasional brief spikes in hr, up to 168. These occur during my morning walks, but only occasionally. No symptoms. Doc is monitoring.  Anyone experienced anything like this?

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110 BPM sustained for 30 minutes whilst asleep.

Hi all

In August 2017 I had a dual lead Metronic pacemaker implanted for a 20 second pause during the night discovered by the Reveal Device reading implanted previous year for dizziness and actual near fainting spell. It was a shock but I'm well used to having the pacemaker now

Recently, For a year or so probably since Autumn of 21, I had been experiencing what I thought was indigestion. It was very intermittent but did get worse during this Summer. Often i...

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Update on Shingles vaccine

As some of you may know from my earlier post on November 8th, my GP practice asked me to attend for a Shingles vaccine recently.  I explained to the practice nurse that I thought I had already received the vaccine but she said there was no trace of this on my records.  She also said she couldn’t give me the vaccine if I had already received it, so she suggested I contact my old GP practice for further information.  I did and they confirmed I had had the Shingles vaccine i...

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MinimeJero5

Hi Jer , a while back you mentioned that you were having some  family problems.  Was wondering how you are coping?  Also hope it is not creating anymore health problems, for you.

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Stroke - Magnesium - Questions

I have had an eventful week since having an ischemic Stroke. I had a sign of it (numbness in my right arm) a couple weeks prior. I went to the emergency room then, but it passed and althought they did a CT on my brain, they could not find anything (my wife would say that was no surprise). I mean nothing abnormal. Then most recently I was watching TV and felt a little dizzy and suddenly was unable to see the entire picture on the screen. I immediately felt a bit detached from the story, s...

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Swimming

Hi, I had a pacemaker fitted 8 weeks ago when can I go swimming? Thanx in advance

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Pacemaker and ice auger

Does anyone know if a battery opperated ice auger can effect a pacemaker?

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electric sanders

I had a pacemaker procedure September 12th.  I need to use an electric sander.  I was told by the nurse that it is okay to use if I keep it at arms length.  That pretty much makes it impossible to use.   Does anyone have experience of using a sander?  Thanks.

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