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Alcohol?

so i have my 18th coming up next week (woohoo) and i'm not exactly sure if i'm allowed to drink? obviously i won't go over board cos i know i'm not allowed to do that but is a few casual drinks ok? thanks 

p.s. the medication i'm currently on is tritace, bicor and amioderone 

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activity tracker

Have a pacemaker, and thinking of getting a activity tracker. Any one have      any interference using tracker?

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coughing

2/27 I had a HIS bundle pacer implanted. Prior to pacemaker, lots of coughing, trouble breathing ,EF 35, QRS 160, with diagnosis of LBBB. The day the pacemaker was implanted until it was taken out on 5/15 no coughing, walking 3 miles for 20 days . There was a loose lead so the Dr. went in and replaced lead. The lead fell out during the night for the second time. 

A biventricular pacemaker was inserted two days later. I started a dry cough very soon . I have been coughing and spitti...

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Groin Pain

Having severe groin pain at the site of Micra insertion a year later, no sign of infection etc. Combined with some wierd right leg numbness and nerve pain over hip area. Not sure if related but wondering if anyone has felt anything similar re: groin pain after so much time. Going for an ultrasound and Cat scan to try and figure out- pain comes in hip and leg when laying down and groin pain is fairly constant. 

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Medtronic mycarelink

Hi Guys , my pm is going to need changing in around 6-9 months had it 7 years, I have 100% heart block, went for my check up today & they sent me home with a machine Medtronic my care link, the nurse said it was to save me coming to hospital so I could send my reading from home & told me to keep near my bed but not why ,  I'm rather nervous about trusting this machine when I'm due to use it , personally the more I think about it I would rather be checked at hospital for p...

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1.5 years out from implant and seemingly tired

I'm 38 and had a dual lead implant put in about 1.5 years ago. Had bradycardia and was having some dizzy episodes. thankfully now I never drop below 50 bpm (always had a low heart rate as long as I can recall and fairly active). 

Lately, I've been more in tune with the fact that I seem tired more ofthen than I'd expect. No settings have been changed. I keep an eye on my apple watch and consistently running in low 50s when inactive. I have also noticed that I seem to be...

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Gastric band

Hi I'm 6"3 and weight about 400lbs I've struggled with my weight for years up and down never below 350lbs I had a pacemaker fitted a year ago ( sick sinus syndrome) and I'm thinking of having gastric band surgery to help with the weight loss. What I'm asking is this even possible has anyone had it done and the cost in the uk. Or dose anyone know of any other options I do try to eat healthy and I do walk but it's getting harder on my feet and knees and get out of breat...

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New member looking for support!

Hi all! My name is Rachel and I am a new member here on Pacemaker Club! I am 23 and got my pacemaker implanted in 2005 (if I remember correctly). I am on my second device and due for a battery change within the next year. I have never changed my leads, only the pacemaker itself. My pacemaker is in my lower abdomen under the rib cage with the leads going up. I was born with hypoplastic right congenital heart condition, and was able to have a successful fontan procedure when I wa...

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Defibulator going off during deep sleep.... no pain.

Hello, anyone else have their defibulator go off during sleep and not feel it ?
 I am about 8 months into my pacemaker-defibulator and twice now it has gone off at night for rapid heart beat and I didn't know.  My monitor picked it up and I was called the next day by the cardiology people.  I have yet to feel the impact of the defibulator and I am nervous about it as my hospital experience was mega painful!!!

Glad I have found this forum.... hugs to alll, je...

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understanding how my PM works

I received my PM in January due to Complete Heart Block. Within days, after my wound check, I left for an extended vacation/recoup in Florida. When I got back in March they adjusted my PM and I had an MRI. I really still, even after extensive research don't' know exactly how this PM works. Excuse my ignorance but with Covid-19 I never get to talk to my Cardiologist, just staff. What kind of information do I need to figure out exactly what my PM is doing? The MRI found Cardiac Sarcoido...

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Covid 19 and PM

Has anyone heard if having a pacemaker puts you at greater risk if you get Covid 19?

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Chest Pain

What does it feel like when the pacemaker is working?  I've had pain on and off over the last two days.  Mine was implanted in Jan.  Thank you

 

 

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Heart racing ❤

The last couple days, my heart has been racing like crazy. I've spent today simply sitting on the couch drinking chamomile tea. Is is racing so fast that I feel dizzy when I stand up and it upsets my stomach. Has anyone ever experienced this before? It's a weekend and I don't want to look silly calling my doctor if it's nothing.

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Alcohol and a pacemaker

What are your views and knowledge about the use of alcohol with a pacemaker?

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Atrial Tachycardia

Good afternoon,  I hate that I am asking questions again, however everyones input is greatly appreciated and very informative.So here goes,

To the best of my knowledge (will make sure of this Monday when I see my cardiologist) I have sick sinus, bradycardia and Mobitz type 2 heart block pass the Av node.  In the past month on 3 different occasions something seemed off.  On the third episode (for lack of a better word) I finally called the dr and told them I was...

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Newbie

I am 85 years old, was fitted with a dual pacemaker in February this years.

My first check up was cancelled due to this visus. as I am classed as vulnerable due to COPD beside heart problems I don't know when I will get checked so am a bit worried

Previous to fitting I was getting dizzy spells and BP dropping when standig from sitting, These seem to have stopped now so I guess it must be working ok, but I would still like a followup check.

 

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Hospital stay for a pm implant

I receive a pm Thursday.  Will I be released same day?

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Debating Getting a Pacemaker after Surgeon Recommendation

Hello I would appreciate your input and opinion.

I am 57 years old and have a partial malfunctioning sinus node and when I run I sometimes get lightheaded.  Recently I had a couple lightheaded incidents while only walking and one while sitting.  I wore a heart monitor for 8 days and had a few 3-4 second heart pauses and one 6 second pause.  The Electro Doctor is recommending a two chamber pacemaker for me because of the fear that I will pass out one of these day...

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What if your heart can’t sense paced beats?

I noticed from past print outs of my heart that whenever I A pace I V pace so my AP/VP is nearly 90%. My AS/VP is very low. I don't think my AV node senses APaced beats. Anyone know why? I have print outs of an AS beat with VS and the same heart rate range AP with VP and my heart could have easily beat the PM bc the pacer AV delay was long enough my heart could have beat it but it didn't. My heart just waited as if I didn't sense a AP beat. Why would this happen and is it fixable....

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FAST HEART RATE AT NIGHT

A few times when I suddenly wake up at night, I would notice that my heart would be beating relatively fast. I wore my smart watch last night and noticed my HR went to 116.

 

Could thisd be simply due to a "bad dream". or have others experienced this at night?

 

Thanks

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The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.