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Had my pm for 7yrs

Just wondering if it possible for someone to have kids with a pm

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ongoing pain after infection old site

Hi, I have had a pacemaker for 11 years and am on my 4th device. I developed a very nasty and serious pocket infection 18mths ago and had to have my device and leads removed. It was then re located to the other side of my chest. I have had no issues with the side where it is now located it healed well. However the site of the old device (this pocket had been operated on 5 times once was a revision) has caused me shocking pain ever since. The pain radiates directly behind into top shoulder bla...

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Pacemaker performance

I've sorta kinda posted a thingy similair to this in the past & here goes: I had an A-V Node ablation in 2012 preceeded by a four month period when the TCAI Ep who was treating me offerred no treatment for my Tachy condition. I was rewarded with a tachycardia induced cardiomyapathy. Current EP replaced the original PM with a PM/ICD unit in Jan '15. Year later, a heart failure Spec. performed a PM optimization, and I felt fine. My LVEF was at 20%. Then late 2018 rolled around. I pe...

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Low heartbeat

Had my St Jude’s PM installed 4 weeks ago. My heart rate has stayed at 60 until yesterday when it dropped to mid 5O’s. Bradycardia due to enlarged heart and weak heart muscles was diagnosed. Should I be concerned that the PM is not doing it’s jb properly?

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Pacemaker status info

Hears a newby question:  how are people getting so much info regarding what thier device is doing?  Is there a remote device that lets you see what HR its pacing to and what your actual HR is?  Can you query he device remotely when you feel like it?

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Whats it feel like when a PM is pacing?

I don't have a PM yet, I've seeen 2 EPs both suggested I should get one but neither would say it would actually make me feel better!   I'm tired all the time.   I'm wondering if people would be willing to share thier experience as far as what does it feel like when the device works?  I've searched this forum so I'm well informed about the issues re affected arm.  My resting HR has dropped from 60 to 40 in the past 6 months,and when sleepin...

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In Search of new cardiologist Baylor Dallas

Hello, I need to find a new EP cardiologist that is associated with Dallas Baylor hospital or recommended doc for a lead replacement surgery - lead implanted in 2007. Thank you!

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Post 4 weeks

Good Morning 

I finally  hit the 4 week mark yesterday. I had my PM check and am pacing 40 percent down 9 percent from first check 24 hours after placement. Some days feel really good and others some symptoms possibly not related.

Occasional headaches but biggest concern tingling feeling in hands and feet. PM tech said it probably was not pm related 

still fighting a little anxiety over this total change for me but could be far worse so trying to lea...

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Getting Pace Maker next week

Hi,  thanks for allowing me to join this group.  I will be getting a pacemaker next week after they complete some additional catherizations.  Any information that you can share with me will be greatly appreciated...This is all strange territory for me and you don't get much general information from busy doctors. Some questions I have are listed below, but any  general information you can share to prepare me will be apprediated.

1.  I have Bradycardia (slow h...

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Magnesium taurate

Hi, I don’t have a pacemaker myself, but my 46 year old son does, since 2014. He copes pretty well with it now, but still experiences long periods of ectopics with pauses. He has been told that the ectopics are benign, but the sensations he is having atm are 6-10 ectopics per minute and this is since Saturday, most unpleasant. 

I have atrial fibrillation which I have had an ablation for, but I do take Magnesium taurate and also ubiquinol, both recommended by cardiologists, wh...

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Pacemaker in place

1 month crt pacemaker. 

Puzzled at heart rate about 100 bpm since fourteen day interrogation. Anybody ever heard of such a thing?

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cbd oil

Every since my pacemaker in Oct 2017 my anxiety has been aweful.  I do see someone for this and the pacemaker is working properly.  Has anyone used CBD or medical marijuana with a pacemaker

 

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pacemaker

Hi everyone!  I am going to visit EP tomorrow to find out about getting a pacemaker for my Afib.  I'm 91 years old and looking foward to getting a pacemaker as soon as possible.

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VO2 Max Test

I am scheduled for my second VO2 Max test soon. My first one was around 10 years ago. I recently had an ICD put in and I wondered how this test would affect it. If my heart rate goes too high and it gets paced , do they automatically stop the test?

i had an episode of v-tach awhile ago and I wondered how they prevent something like that happening.

Thanks

 

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Allergic to dressing Help please

Hi lovely people. I had a battery replacement on Monday and I’m allergic to the wound dressing. I’m wondering if it’s ok to just take the dressing off, it’s been five days. Hospital advised keeping covered for 7 days.

Not sure I can cope with the itching of the plaster adhesive much longer. Advice welcomed please and thanks

tracey

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PM2210

I have a 2013 installed St Jude pacemaker model PM2210.  Out of the blue I received a Merlin@home from Abbot labs.  I have asked repeatedly if my type device can be remotely downloaded and been told no. 

Anyone had this happen?

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Pain in left breast

Question for the women here. I have had my pm since september 28th 2018. I haven't had that many issues with it. The last few days I have been having a lot of pain in my left breast and today it is hurting a lot more than it has the last few days. Like it hurts to even try to take off my bra and it is a front closing bra so there really shouldn't be any issues there. But even when my kitten comes up to try and give love she puts her paw on my boob and that even hurts. It's not lik...

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new pacemaker

Just joined club, i am getting my first pacemaker next friday, 6/28.

Wish me luck. 

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It looks like I’m moving from a dual lead to a hiss bundle pacer , anyone have one ?

So my battery is gonna die , which means new device time . 

 

Due to my ejection fraction (45%), and the fact that I’m 100% paced , it has been  suggested by my cardiologist and his team that I either go with a biventricular pacer , or a new his bundle pacer , with a strong suggestion towards the his bundle pacer . I’m having a venogram in just a little to check for vein ‘openess’ In order to see if lead removal is feasible , and how to proce...

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Pacemaker Removed to Join Military

Hey Everyone, 

I had a pacemaker implanted when I was 12 because I had been diagnosed with bradycardia. I stopped using it completely after 2 months after the surgery. A few years ago, my doctor told me I can get it removed because I might have not needed it in the first place.

Now that it’s been out for 2 years with no problems. I’m planning to join the military. The recruiters say it’s a unique situation. 

Does anyone have any experience wi...

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So, my advice is to go about your daily routine and forget that you have a pacemaker implanted in your body.