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Does anyone know the significance of a red dot on the dashboard which disappears when 'clicked'?
Plan to go back to work in two weeks. My job consists a lot of heavy lifting 50 lbs or more. My question is will it effect my device.
I would love to hear some good stories of how your new pacemaker has enriched your life 😊
I had a cardiology appointment yesterday after an annual scan two months ago.
I was delighted when the Cardiologist said that my ejection fraction was 65%! Nearly 3 years ago my EF was around 35% after my dual lead pacemaker caused LVSD and then I had to have a CRT pacemaker.
I still have moderate Mitral valve regurgitation but it has remained the same since last year's scan.
I have been feeling well since two leads were replaced nearly a year ago. Fingers cross...
I get to join the club Tuesday the 28th. Kind of nervous since it came on suddenly 😊
I know there have been some delays and false starts over the last several months....
But I am now getting a dual chamber PM tomorrow morning. Medtronic with an atrial lead and a 3830 LBB area ventricular lead, to be put into the septum just below the HIS bundle. To review, I have persistant AF but I am always bradycardic due to complete 3rd degree heart block. I never get tachycardia or syncope. I have a stable junctional escape rhythm. My exercise tolerance is...
I don't put my moderator hat on very often but a few things to keep in mind to avoid clutter and misinformation.
If you have multiple things to say that are the same topic, please continue them as comments under the original post rather than multiple posts so it doesn't take over the feed.
If you don't know the answer, please let someone who does know the answer respond rather than googling. I understand the desire to be helpful, but there is a lot of misin...
Had my first device check yesterday and rather than getting a Medtronic bed side unit for monitoring, got set up with a Medtronic app on my Apple smart phone 14.
I have previously charged it at night downstairs, but now need to do it by my bed for Medtronic night time readings.
Since it's an iPhone 14, it charges on a round magnetic disk rather than a plug in cable. How close to my nightly sleeping position should I keep it charging on the magnetic charging disk...
Had my new Pacemaker implanted very recently on March 8, 2023, and if I felt any better right now I wouldn't know what to do. Was told my Pacemaker would last for 10 years but about to turn 87 years old on July 16 I am not sure that I will be around in 10 years but who knows?
An update to my original post: I stated I had a new Pacemaker implanted on 3/8/2023 but saying this was a new PM this makes you think I replaced another PM implanted in me but that is incorrect.
The PM im...
My saga continues! Lol
I have wound up with another 14 day monitor. I was being seen in my EP clinic the other day and could feel I was having some kind of arrhythmia in the waiting room, which I've been feeling somewhat frequently lately. Nothing too major, but I was definitely feeling it. Once he came in and was at the machine, he watched my heart rate drop immediately from 130s to 80.
I realize the rate wasn't anything substantial, but would that drop cause p...
Hi all. 5 years dual paced. Medtronic. Having butterflies and gurgles about four inches below pacemaker on left side, particularly when I breath out. Not painful but also not comfortable. Pain becomes like a stitch you get when you run. Any ideas?
I don't know if others saw this but evidently there is a good chance that Apple watch imports will be banned. There is an FTC patent infringement investigation. Apple is accused of using AliveCor's intellectual property in its heart monitor. There is a lot of wiggling going on in the background but there is some chance that it will hold. Get your Apple watches now, before there is a run on them. 🥲
Hello to all, my name is Peter, I hail from yorkshire in england. I had my pace maker fitter on friday 10th 0f March, and am now rid of my dressing and up for recovery. I had a very low HR 40 BPM and now it is back to normal.
i hope to have many good chatters with the people on here and hope to put in some good points in my posts.
Hello folks... I'm a 67 year male in pretty good physical condition, and recently ... this past Tuesday.. 3/14/23 had my PM implanted. A Medtronic device.
I always had a slower than normal heart rate 48-55 most of my life. I guess getting older finally caught up with me and the symptoms associated with bradycardia set in.
it has been only two days ... I do feel better... my energy seems to be coming back.. BUT... I do experience waves of ligh...
I'm set to receive my pacemaker in a couple weeks. I just underwent a six-hour ablation procedure that was just unsuccessful. They told me my heart has so much cardiomyopathy there just isn't anything else to do.
im scared. I'm 51 and have been dealing with heart disease since my early 20's. I feel really close to death. Is this normal? I don't know how I'm supposed to feel. What happens if pacemaker doesn't work for me eit...
Hey guys! It's been years since I've visited or posted on this page. I figured it was time to come back and pay it forward with my experiences thus far. I got my pacemaker almost 11-12yrs ago now at the ripe age of 23yrs old. I have finally triggered for replacement so Ill go from St. Jude Accent to whatever they are now? Boston Scientific? I don't know, but hopefully in a month or two here I'll have another generator that'll last another decade. I'm very lucky in...
Anyone tried to get long term care insurance with an AFib diagnosis and a pacemaker?
I came across this very useful reference article when looking how to interpret ECGs.
There is an item on what to avoid with pacemakers that might help anyone with questions.
Here's a link.
Want to give a big shout-out to BLAKE. I had a VERY (imposible) time trying to post a picture with my name. Reached out to the club thru "contact" and BLAKE responded back.
He tried to walk me thru the process and being the computer dummy I am -- I just could not do it. After some more 'back & forth' I just sent him the picture I wanted to have and he put it in for me.
It's a picture of a Boxer dog, wearing a helmet and boxing glove...
My name is Ed and I had a Medtronic pacemaker implanted 3 weeks ago. I just turned 62 and had otherwise been healthy. I had a stent put in during January and on my first day of Cardiac rehab I had fainted and then had a pacemaker put in! Fun times.
I am coming up on my first check on the device with cardiologist. Hope it goes well. I am still adjusting to my new friend. I have found a lot of comfort in reading the posts in...
You know you're wired when...
You prefer rechargeable batteries.
I'm running in the Chicago marathon.