Most Recent Messages in General Posting

leaving monitor at home

Thanks for the informations.  I have an Abbot monitor and it is not connected to my phone.  It is too large for a suitcase.  I am only leaving for 6 days and I think I will leave it at home.

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So grateful

I had a pacemaker put in a bit over a week ago.  I still have a few restrictions, but for the most part I can go on with my life.

I want to say how grateful I am to have the opportunity to get a pacemaker.  I realize that if I had lived a few decades ago, or if I lived in a different part of the world or a more challenging economic situation, it's likely I would have to live and die with a very low heart rate.  I feel so much better now - I didn't realize how bad...

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vacation

I am going on a 5 day trip.  Do I need to take my plug in device with me

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A Night ForHearts

You are invited to an unforgettable evening of celebration and philanthropy to benefit ForHearts Worldwide.  This fundraising event happens on April 22 2023 at 6PM at the The Westin Tampa Bay, Flordia.  Tickets are $175 per person and availanble at https://forhearts.org/a-night-forhearts-2023

 

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Appropriate Oil

Hello 

I hope all you be in best health situation!

Dear friends, Any of you knows using "sesame oil" for cooking make, is good for tachycardia or not?

I readed about it's positive effects in google. But I am not sure.

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?Solar Panels/invertors/power banks?

Hi. Had a motor home 3 years now.

Now had a solar panel fitted 215w

& hubby also considering purchasing either an inverter or a power bank. Wondering if having these can affect my pacemaker ? 

Also the use of Air fryers can they affect tge functioning of my pacemaker & heart??? 

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Pacemakers and Museums

This post recounts an experience I had toward the end of March. In the afternoon, we went to the Farnsworth Museum in Rockland. After about an hour of walking slowly and quietly around, viewing the paintings, I began to feel a little faint and tired, so I sat down on one of their benches. Felt better after a few minutes, and continued viewing paintings. Felt tired after another few minutes, so sat down. This happened again, before I figured out what was happening.

Since I was so quiet a...

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St Jude/Abbott leads with Medtronic Pacemaker??

I am due shortly to have my 10 year old St Jude dual chambered pacemaker replaced (being in ERI) and have had the bedside Merlin unit connected to our home landline doing the monitoring (cellular became at option at one point but required a monthly subscription and AT&T signals are poor in our area so I've kept with landline). This has worked well, except that we travel internationally to see friends/family for over two weeks at a time several times per year--during which there is no...

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New PM - had an alarming situation

I am a 50 yo man and I had a biotronic PM (dual chamber) put in 2 days ago.  This is my first PM and it was put in only for a slow heart rate.  I was symptomatic with lightheadedness and lack of energy.  It went in without complications.

This morning my wife was driving me to church and after about 10 minutes in the car I felt a very strong weird feeling and my Apple watch told me my HR was at 120 bpm.  It was VERY uncomfortable and within a few minutes it went back...

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Walk

Hooray 😃Two days ago I was on the operating table .Today I walked 1.1 miles in 22 minutes.Didn't push it but felt great .God is good 😊

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Medical bracelet

Is wearing a medic alert bracelet advisable? Has anyone tried the silicone ones? and if so, where did you get it?

What information do you include besides name and the word pacemaker?

Thanks

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Hospital with the best reputation for treating sick sinus bradycardia

I often say that I have seen the best heart doctor in my city, which doesn't mean I have seen the best heart doctor.  I have a PM because after much testing for the reason it felt like an elephant was sitting on my chest during any kind of exertion it was discovered that my pulse was not keeping up with me.  Electrical malfunction was how it was explained. Or sick sinus bradycardia.  I will admit it is better now.  However, after many adjustments I still can't perf...

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Scared Newbie

Hi all... 

I went to my ER on Friday early AM with what I thought was food poisoning from a dodgy Harvey's, and 12 hours later after a code blue, I had a pacemaker fitted. 

I had a complete heart block, I'm 48 female, with no prior issues in my health or heart, no high cholesterol or blood pressure .. so I'm reeling at the moment. The cardiologist had no answers as to why this happened but is willing to keep investigating. 

Things feel very differe...

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Micra pacemaker

hello there

just wondering if anyone has got the new Micra pacemaker, im due for a new battery on my pm...my cardiologist is considering that i may be suitable for this new kind but id be nervous leaving the pacemaker as its served me well for 44 years....(got my first 5 weeks old)

any thoughts anyone ?

 

thanks !!! xx

Elaine , Ireland

 

 

 

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Tell your success story!

If you haven't notice, we have a new category on the forum, SUCCESS STORIES! Please post your story there. 

When newbies first come here they are often frightened by all of the frustrations and complications, which are the exception not the norm. So we thought it would be nice to have a little happy corner of real life success stories. 

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Milk

Ok this isn't a post about my pacemaker but about milk. I know wierd huh. I have an artifial aortic valve and I love milk. I was told by the Nurse practioner that I can't have whle milk just 2% but not every day beacause it will do something with my cholesterol and it could cause blood clots. I have no idea how all that works but I said ok. I haven't had a lot of milk since my surgery. Well then My wife got my to try a starbucks moka frappuccino and I absolutley loved it...

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electric recliner chair

I just received a Medtronic pacemaker in January 2023. Not thinking about my Pacemaker, I bought an electric ZGR chair from Svago for my husband  who just had back surgery. I'm not certain I'd be safe from the electro-magnetic field. Does anyone have information?  What should I ask the Svago chair company to be sure I'm safe?

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I get my pacemaker on Friday

I'm a 59 year old man who has had a slow heart rate for many years.  I've been mostly asymptomatic until November, when I developed periods of lightheadedness and dizziness.  I began to associate these with a low heart rate.  After a 30 day monitor it shows my heart rate is generally slow and won't increase very well.

I am hopeful this helps me, as my symptoms are getting more severe and frequent.  I've not lost conciousness yet, but I've cer...

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Welding

Due to a recent inquiry about battery impact tools and comments about welding; I'd like to ask the "floor" about any personal experience they've had with a MIG or TIG -- might as well throw in STICK also. 
Not interested in "Google searches" cause I can do that.  
Welding-- Life or Death. LOL🤔

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Father

Hello all,

first of all I have a confession. It is my father who has the pacemeaker and not myself.

I am on this forum just trying to find out some answers, about lifeafter having a pacemaker fitted.

We have heard stories about people noticing the improvement straight away after having a pacemaker fitted so I guess thats what we were hoping for but to be honest 4 weeks post implant and he is just the same.

Another confession is he is 89 years old so we may have been ex...

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