Most Recent Messages in General Posting

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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Increase in pacing numbers

I am a 67 year old man and I have had my pacemaker installed on Jan., 2019 for a Mobitz type 2 block. I noticed that since that time by pacing has gone from AP 24.7%, VP 28.8% to my most recent AP 38.2% and VP 33.8%. Is this normal? I work out on my Peleton at least 3 times a week and  at times I push it quite a bit. I am wondering if it is safe to exercise at that level.

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I just want to feel better..

I was seen two weeks ago tomorrow by my EP after my last episode. He says that I'm now having some atrial flutter and started me on 25mg Metoprolol Tartrate twice a day. He said that my atrial rate was a little over 200 and ventricular was 160. Is this common with flutter? My EP continues to be very vague. And for the medicine, I don't feel awful but don't feel great either. I'm still having times where I feel my heart is racing and feel the fluttering in my chest. O...

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zarelto

anyone  have side effects from  zarelto. like slightly bleeding gums

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Ablation due to PVCs

I had a ICD/Pacemaker installed 3 yrs ago due to cardiac arrest at 52.  Never determined the cause.  All has been good, but 4 months ago, I started having pvcs.  The 24hr holt monitor says I'm having PVCs 89% of the time.  I fell heart pounding and some dizziness about 40% of the time.  My iwatch is where I found it first occurring and 2 months later on my quarterly pacemaker download it was seen.  With that said, they are considering ablation procedure. &nbs...

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"Jitters" and Shaking after Pacemaker

Hello!

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  I am writing this on behalf of my mother, who recently received her 1st pacemaker at the age of 69 (almost 70 years old).  She had her procedure on July 30th and ever since then, has been experiencing what she calls as internal "jitters" throughout the inside of her body and shaking. 

Until February of this year, my mom was healthy and a "young" 69 year old.  In February, she then started t...

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What are some ways that someone with 3rd degree heart block can lower their resting heart rate without over the top exercise?

So I used to be a frequent runner and worked out a lot until I got sudden 3rd degree block almost 3 months ago now and got an emergency St. Jude pacemaker inserted. 
 

Before all this I had a resting heart rate of about 65. Now it goes as high as about 90. But generally between 78-90s. 
I haven't worked out much except for walking since my treadmill stress test determined that for now I can't really let myself go higher than 170bpm or I'll feel awful...

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Difference between Biotronik Edora/Evity/Enitra ProMRI Pacemakers?

New here - great to find this community. 

I'm scheduled for my first PM end of September.  At Kaiser (Northern CA) they appear to use only a "Biotronic Edora 8" - I'm getting the double lead, "DR-T".

I read the manual (142 pages) - but it's the same manual for what sound like three different models: Edora, Evity, and Enitra. I can't find anything in the manual that distinquishes between these three models. 

Is there any actu...

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Beats per minute after pacemaker change

Hi Guys I'm in the UK had my pacemaker changed on Tuesday , I feel fine although I'm a bit worried as my Heart rate with my new PM is a lot higher than it used to be always 90bpm or just under , was always 60-70bpm befour , the tech said she set the pm the same as befour , has anyone else had a higher rate with a PM change ? Only been a few days since the operation so thought it may be the stress etc , of course if this doesn't change I shall get in touch with hospital , just thou...

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NEWBIE

Introducing myself having had a pacemaker fitted on Thursday last. 79 years old and a lifetime of abusing the body physical from icy wastes, to deserts and jungle climes.  [ex RN and Army - Para trained Commando, Army Diver etc., serving around the world and as a civilan and only came back to the UK to live 2 years ago]   I look forward to perusing posts in this club from you pacemaker wearing old sweats.

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Message for ASully

Dear ASully,

Hopefully you will see this message.  I have received so many private messages from members wanting to know how you are and hoping that you stay safe while you wait for a new heart.  No need to respond but we want you to know that we are thinking about you and wishing you well.  You know where we are if you need any support.  We send you lots of strength while you wait for surgery.  

Gemita and your Pacemaker Club friends

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A fib

I am new to having a pacemaker.  I am 80 years old and had 3rd degree heart block ..so received a pacemaker on June 21, 2021.  I walk a couple miles a day and remain pretty active.  I feel good.  The ep doc set my pacemaker at 80 and just had it set at 70 and on Sept. 14 they will set it to 60.  
the other day I noticed a few skipped beats... it only lasted about 5 min.  I'm wondering if this is anything to worry about.  

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rogaine / minoxidil hair growth products side affects

Curious if folks have had any side affects from use of minoxidil or with products where minoxidil is the main indegient. I have read several stories that it causes a host of heart related issues (including tachycardia). i myself experienced a new VT and then only thing different in my life was use of minoxidil for the past 4 months.

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unnerving

Im a little embarrassed about my question. I need to recieve my covid shot but heard some unsettling news about it causing arrhythmias and so forth. I should of done this a while ago, shame on me,  but i was nervous. What company woud you reccomend: phizer or moderna?  Thanks  .

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I am just now 40 but have had these blackouts all my life. I am thrilled with the pacer and would do it all over again.