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How Bout this....

when I go in for my interrogtion ..... first one that will be 6 weeks post op....is it possible to take data I have which is the time and date i was engaing in specific activities and the tech being able to look/compare  data thats been collected from by pacemaker?

example .....on Nov 26 at a know time for a known duration of two hours I was engaged in playing racquetball.  I have a graph showing my heart rate during that time frame- do they have the same data they can look at...

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Improvement with pacemaker

Had a pacemaker inserted for a 3rd degree heart block 3 months ago .I don’t feel that much different than before I had it inserted does it take longer to start feeling a lot better I am 69 yrs old

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Am having a Dual Chamber Boston PM replace next week for weak battery

Having My PM replaced next week. Dual Lead Boston PM. Initial Implant date 10/2012, implanted due to Bracacardia. HB dropped to 20BPM. 

Today I am 70 Years old, currently 100% paced, set at 60 BPM. Here is my question.

I currently have few if any complaints after 7-8 years. I hope when the unit is replaced things remain the same. 

Any thing in Particular i should watch out for and\or ask my PM Doctor for before the surgery.

 

Thanks Flippo

&n...

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The effect of Solar FLAres on My paCEmaker

HelLO ALL,

How HAS yOUR day BEEN? MINE has beEN PRetTY GOOD SO FAR, hoWEVER my wiFE has been NAGGING ME all daY.. UGHHHH women AM I RIGHT?

ANYWAY I WAS DOINg some researcH on solar fLARES and saw that they wouLD kNOCK OUT POWER. WOuld it fry MY pacemaker, it is kidna liKe An emP and in Call of DUTY they use EMP TO DESTROY THINGS> WOULD I BE destroyed? Really hopE NOT BUT aT LEaST I woulDN't ahve to DEAl with my WIFE ANYMORE> I wISH we could GO Back to the DAYS When it wA...

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The effect of Solar FLAres on My paCEmaker

HelLO ALL,

How HAS yOUR day BEEN? MINE has beEN PRetTY GOOD SO FAR, hoWEVER my wiFE has been NAGGING ME all daY.. UGHHHH women AM I RIGHT?

ANYWAY I WAS DOINg some researcH on solar fLARES and saw that they wouLD kNOCK OUT POWER. WOuld it fry MY pacemaker, it is kidna liKe An emP and in Call of DUTY they use EMP TO DESTROY THINGS> WOULD I BE destroyed? Really hopE NOT BUT aT LEaST I woulDN't ahve to DEAl with my WIFE ANYMORE> I wISH we could GO Back to the DAYS When it wA...

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New settings and a new episode

hello,

hope all had a nice Thanksgiving! On Monday Nov 25, I went to see my EP for a follow up. PM surgery was on 9/12/19. I have SSNS Bradycardia/Tachycardia. Pm has helped with Bradycardia, meds have not been successful for the Tachycardia. After reviewing my interrogation, he told me that 3v3n during exercise my hr is not going up very high, so he adjusted the pm to be reactionary to exercise. ( not sure if that is correct terminology, but I hope you can understand what I a...

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About to fly 1st time Post-PM

Once and for all -- I know that the consensus here is to just walk through airport security.  But I'm still a bit anxious/confused.  It seems like there are two technologies:  1) a "metal detector" which one should not walk through; or 2) "advanced imaging technology," i.e. the backscatter machine, which we should just walk through, although you do have to stand in place for few moments on this one.  You can be wanded, but the wand shouldn't lin...

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Severe Anxiety after PM insertio

Hi All,

I've just had a PM fitted 3 weeks ago and suddenly had severe anxiety attacks after I felt mild stabbing pains and palpitations. I think this maybe normal when my PM is kicking in but my anxiety is severely affecting my family, social and work life. Can anyone give me some advise to cope please? Has anyone felt this way? I'm trying Lorazepam, breathing exercises and meditation but i'm still having attacks. I'm trying to be mentally strong but I am scared of being...

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Timolo eye drops

Does anyone experience lower heart rate with the eye drop timolo used for glaucoma even with a pacemaker ,.

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Azure pacemaker

I am looking for people who have the Azure pacemaker. Wondering if it has lessened Atrial Fib    burden.

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Giving Tuesday 2019

Happy Holidays!  I'm posting this message as a former Board member of Heartbeat International and a long-time supporter.

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Help us Save 70 Hearts this Holiday Season!


This holiday season, you have the opportunity to save a life. There are children all around the world in desperate need of life-saving heart surgery, but their families cannot afford it. They desperately need your help. Some children ask for toys - but these chil...

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Coreg

I was wondering how long the doctors keep you on Coreg.  I have been on it since 2016.

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I can feel my pacemaker

Hello... I just wanted to ask if someone has felt the pacemaker working? I can feel it pace me...anyone else can feel this? It's a burning sensation

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smart phone vs. pacemaker

I'm a new PM user. I love my little iPhone six that fits in the top left pocket of by dress shirts. My PM is on left side. I'm an old dude, so I have a skinny butt. Putting my phone in my pants pocket isn't a good option because it makes my pants fall down.

Can I safely keep putting my phone in my top left pocket with my PM also on the left side?

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Mammogram and CRT pacemaker.

Recently found a lump under one nipple and of course, its on the same side as my bivent pacemaker.

 

I'm wondering if it wouldnt be better to have an ultrasound but it wont be me making the decision, it will be a breast clinician.  Am quite concerned about the mammogram, as there is not much flesh there and the pacemaker itself, flops about in the pocket.  Also, that they might pull on the third wire, which is keeping me alive.  If they disrupt that, I...

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WARNING : APPLE iWATCH ECG not working in South America and in many countries.

That's my story: thank you for judging for yourself.

1. I have been working with Apple computers since 1989. I am very satisfied with their products, so I buy with confidence.
2. I am 81 years old.
3. My cardiologist advises me to buy an iWatch to record my electrocardiograms and send them to him when I am abroad.
    it is therefore vital health info. 
4. I go to Apple Brussels (mid 2019) and buy an Apple iWatch. I am not warned of any "...

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Micra pacemaker

Hi all. I'm 76 and I have arithmia and bradicardia - 30-34 permanent pulse. I'm getting Micra next week. I'm so afraid I cannot sleep. I cry a lot because of fear. I know I can do it but I'm so scared.

I have also high blood presure and I'm freaking out.

How was the procedure for you?

How long did you stay in hospital?

Did you do full anastesia or just local?

How did you feel after the procedure?

Can you feel the device in...

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Felt dismissed and not taken seriously

I am 6 days post implant.  I originally had a PM implanted on the left side in 2010, subsequently had 2 abalations, and the PM and leads were removed in 2011.  Since then I have had tachy pretty well controlled on meds.  Starting November 8th, I started bradying down, first in the 50s for a day (even with activity ) and then the 40s and finally the 30s.  I ended up in the ER on the 11th with sinus bradycardia.  After numerous hits of atropine which only temporarily br...

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Does anyone get ...

Kind of a prickly feeling around their device ? 

I’m using my left arm more I know ... even woke up on my left side this morning . 

In my mind the feeling is almost like wires moving .... I m pretty sure that not it .. kind of a prickly sharp sensation 

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New Pacemaker

I need to get new pacemaker in a few  months. I have sss and a fib.  Is there any one pacemaker better for these problems? My current pacemaker is 8 yrs. old, and I wonder if there is anything new I could suggest to my Dr.

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You know you're wired when...

Your device makes you win at the slot machines.

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