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Off topic, sorta. What do you know about Iora Health?

In truth, until about 10 years ago I didn't know much about dealing with USA Healthcare. Except for innoculations, I never bought into the whole "preventive medicine" deal. Blessed with excelllant health, years passed between visits. I was willing to take responsibility for my own well-being and knew I could do more to maintain my health than physicians could.

Times have changed. Today, juggling the sometimes conflicting recommendation of four specialis...

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new pacemaker very visible

I had surgery on September 20, 2019 to replace my almost 11 year old pacemaker.  I have a Medtronic Azure now.  My first packemaker was barely noticeable under my shirt.  This new one seems to stick out a lot further than the old one.

Normally this is wouldn't bother me, but it really is right now.  Will this get better in time, being I'm only 10 days post surgery?  I was surprised that this newer pacemaker was a lot larger than the old one.

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SUDDENLY STARTED SETTING OFF STORE SECURITY ALARMS

i have had my pacemaker for 2 1/2 years. For the first time since I got it, I have been setting off store alarms when I walk through. I frequent these stores almost everyday and this has never happened before. I have also had what I would call “an electric day” meaning I feel a little keyed up ... not really stress just a feeling I had when I awoke this morning. I have never set off alarms before. Has this happened to anyone else? Is this normal?

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medic alert

since i obtained my 3 lead pacemaker i have a bracelet. also because i am often by myself now in the car i thought it might be wise to do this. i also carry a list of my meds from pharmacy in my wallet. having at one time worked in e.r. it was common to check wallets for list of meds in motor vehicle accidents where someone arrived unable to communicate. in our ambulances now they can look up my medical history and it will have an alert on it that i have a pacemaker. my husband died a few mon...

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dizzy

Quick question..have my pacemaker 2 years this Oct for AV block with basically no issues.    Today will sitting at work talking to a coworker I started to feel dizzy almost like feeling like passing out.  it passed within 5 seconds at which time she stated I was flush.  Felt like my heart was racing.  I work in a hospital so they checked my pulse with was fine and pulse which was 75.  Has this happened to anyone. Could it been my HR was dropping and then was pace...

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Elevated calcium

Hi all,

        Since my pacemaker implant last December for Trifasicular Block I have been feeling very unwell, with nausea,heartburn,fluctuating blood pressure, lethargy, occasional light headedness, short term memory loss, + aches + pains in chest + back. I had been back to ER on 5 occasions with the usual heart/pacemaker checks + blood tests. Nothing was found + they suggested psychological issues. As a psychologist I felt that this could only be a part...

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Medical alert jewelry

This is a new comment on an old question on this site: should you wear a medical alert bracelet to tip off strangers in case of an emergency? 

Of course. Why not? I consulted with EMTs in my city and they also advised against using charms and decorative pendants with that item because it can then resemble jewelry rather than medical info.

Mine states coumadin, pacemaker, my name, my daughter's contact and the name of the hospital that has my records. It is visible bu...

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A-flutter and pacemaker?

I have had my PM since January 2019.  At last checkup heart was in flutter a lot.  Am going to wear a Holter monitor tomorrow for 24 hrs and then learn next step.  I had had Cardio verson and ablation before the PM.  I am now wondering why I have the PM when it isn't used for flutter?  I will ask Dr. these questions next visit but it's hard to cover everything in the 15 minuter allowed for the appt.  Thanks for any info.

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SVT post pacemaker

Hey friends-

Does anyone have any advice/experience with sleeping on your left side and having it trigger palpitations/pacing? I haven't found anything advising me against sleeping on my sides, but sometimes when I do my heart will start pounding and I'll start pacing and it won't stop til I change my position. Anyone else experience this?

Thanks!

Erin

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Travelling

First post to this forum

 

we travel a lot in a motorhome and often freecamp. What have other pacemaker recipients used to remain connected to their Medtronic mycarelink patient monitor when there is no 240v available

 

is there s 12 volt adaptor?

tia

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Medical

suddenly I visit your site. your site is about medical care. I also a medical student. MY 2nd year is continuing. if you want to get information about medical then visit my site it is all about medical.read my blog

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pacemaker

does anyone have their pacemaker monitiored by anyone. had my pacemaker installed 29 march and still waiting on V.A. 

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Would pushing a grocery cart 9 days after surgery cause weekness

9 days after surgery I went grocery shopping and felt weak and to come home was it two strenuous too push cart

 

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Heart rate drop with extra beats

  Hello, lately I have  been experiencing asked to be with PACs. I am on my fourth pacer. Most recent the Azure. When the  extra beats start they cause a drop in pulse down to the 30s 40s or 50s, and then my heart has to contract and I beat like 110 or 120. This can happen multiple times throughout the day and causes severe fatigue shortness of breath and dizziness. My pacemaker is set at 70. I’m constantly arguing with my physician that my pulse is droppin...

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Loop recorder and Pacemaker interactions......?

Good morning

I wondered if anyone has had a loop recorder and a pacemaker at the same time? Is there the possibility of any interaction between the two?

I have a Micra leadless PM and when that was implanted my loop recorder (LINQ) was take out. They removed it due to a communciation error (the doctors had said that a PM would monitor in a similar way to a loop and therefore I wouldn't need it anymore). After surgery a cardiophysiologist said this wasnt the case and that a Mic...

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Private health insurance UK

Hi All,

 

I am moving to Mexcio and have a pacemaker. Anyone have any idea on if there are health insurance policies that allow pre-existing pace makers. Im 30 and fit s a fiddle (little pacemaker controlled Adam-Stokes syndrome, but otherwise well!)

 

UK citizien and no USA residency unfortunatly. 

 

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Need advice

Has anyone gotten their pacemaker removed permanently? Long story short I am not using it at all anymore and have 9 years battery life left, plenty of time to see if I will use it again before having the option to get it removed, replaced or get a monitor. Not sure what I’m going to do yet. I sometimes have anxiety just thinking about it, like what if I didn’t need it all along and would have gotten a second opinion (even though it was an emergency type of situation). 

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Decision to get an ICD

Hi, thank you for the support that this group offers!  I’m a 62 year old male and am trying to weigh the risks and benefits of having an ICD implanted and would love any and all perspectives and inputs that you can provide.

According to my doctors, I am on the “cusp” of needing an ICD. I have a slight risk of having a heart attack, but only slight. I guess any risk is not a good one. I have medium hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, meaning that the wall of my heart has...

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verapamil

I am on verapamil 180mg for  atrial tachycardia   For the past 2 weeks I have a follow up I’m avout 5”6 and 200lbs idk if I need a high dose because all though they have been working my heart still here and thier races fast but it dose calm down now instead of staying high like it use to so should I ask for high dose 

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shallow breath

Hi, got a pacemaker 2 weeks ago. All is well but I am experiencing shortness of breath periodically. NOT a collapsed lung. Doesn't hinder me, just a bit disconcerting. Had a check in today and the NP said this is normal, what do y'all think. I am a 65 year old male...pretty healthy.  Thanks

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