Most Recent Messages in General Posting

Question re palpitations and energy

Hi all. Have had pacemaker since End of June. Quick question have had palpitations since having it fitted . Doc not concerned. Just wondered if anyone else has these? Also I have less energy than before for some reason. Used to run 5 k daily. Can't anymore. When's this energy coming back? 
thanks all 

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How to know if you should get a pacemaker?

Hi!  I'm new here and need some advice.

I'm nearly 80-years-old and have been having heart problems for the last few years.  Perhaps even longer, because I was diagnosed with chronic fatique syndrome 30 years ago, and now am beginning to suspect that I may have had undiagnosed heart damage going back as far as 1992.

I recently was referred to an electrophysiologist who told me that even though I don't meet the strict criteria for getting a pacemaker, he recom...

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setting pacemaker

I just found out that the person doing interragation cannot  make changes to  pacemaker. My question is who is qualified to make changes besides ep?

Tachy

 

 

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pacemaker

i`ve had my last 2nd pacemaker Boston Scientific March 2018 thought it should last minimum 10 years but was told only 3 years left!!!! has technology improved much??? hoping the next one to be much smaller and last longer am I right by saying that??? i was diagnosed AV block and 2.1 second degree av block in 2007, ST Jude was my first pacemaker,

thanks in advance

regards

George  (p.s. have dealt in the past with Electric Frank but learned he passed away a couple of year...

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gap above my pacemaker this morning as if it had moved

I saw this morning that my pacemaker (which I've had for over a year) has a sunk in place just above it and it wasn't there until now.  Do I need to check this out?

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Getting a Pacemaker in 10 Days

Hello, everyone

I am happy to have found this site. I am scheduled to get a pacemaker on Tuesday, September 6, and I have no idea what to expect.  My cardiologist says it is an easy procedure. The electrophysiologist didn't say much of anything. 

I am getting a pacemaker with a defibrillator. I have congestive heart failure that is caused by a left bundle branch blockage. I'm hoping that the pacemaker will give me back some of my energy. I have been very fat...

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Quality of Life issue

I often read about members struggling with their medication and other treatments and asking whether there is an alternative way to treating their condition.

I frequently ask myself the same question and whether it might be better to live with a condition that is only “partially” treated, than to be on maximum therapy which may result in a reduced quality of life?  

Of course I am not suggesting that conditions like high blood pressure, high heart rates, high...

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teeth cleaning

I just had my pacemaker/ICD changed out and I'm going to get my teeth cleaned 4 weeks after.  Do you get antibiotics from Dr. for teeth cleanings?  My EP said it was not necessary.

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Pacemaker

Last night my pace maker started making small electric type pulses every few minutes.  Felt like the sensation when you stick your tongue on batteries.  Its has been just over a year ut was put in.  Is this normal?

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MDIC patient forum for Micra AV on 9/12/2022

Hi I will be speaking about my patient experience at the MDIC for Micra AV. I'll discuss some of the results of my post a while back: https://www.pacemakerclub.com/message/41229/micra-av-self-programming

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Videos

After spending 15 days in the hosplital 3 different times, something had to be done. Went A Fib first time on Dec 1st 2019. The tirage nurse says your here cause you cant pee.Well you heart rate is 169bpm. First time for the paddles. Second time was Sep 2020 spent 5 days in hospital.  Third time was March 2021. spent another 5 days in hospital. Im sure they called a code blue on me cause when I came to there were about 5 extra people in that little room. Pacemaker was implantded Mar 15th...

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Joining and logging in tips

Hi there! I see that others have commented on the confusion in logging in and joining the club. When you create an account:

-Please fill in your background history so we can see what brought you here and more of your experience in order to understand your situation better. Where it says number of devices-that means replacement ones. If you are still on your original device-answer 1. If you had a replacement device-answer 2 or what device you are on now.  
 

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New to the club

Hey everyone, I'm new to the club. I had an ICD implant done on 8/19/2022 and it's been tough trying to cope. I have suffered the last year with fatigue, chest pain and my EF dropping below 20% so my Cardiologist and EP decided this was the best option for me. I was diagnosed a year ago with dilated cardiomyopathy. I found this site on a whim and I'm sure glad I did. Recovery has been tough, my left arm is swelling up and the pain has been tolerable some days and others just blah....

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Cardiogram

Does anyone get a echocardiogram done by your primary care doctor instead of your cardiologist.

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Beta Blockers

First PM implant June 29, 2022.  I am 63 years young, turning 64 on Friday.  Glad to find this website.  Some days, feel good all day, then next day crummy at some point.  Just started blood thinner medication, no side effects.  Doctor talked about putting me on Beta Blockers.  Don't want any more Big Pharma!  Does anyone have experience with Beta Blockers?  Did they make you feel better?

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Watchman Device

I have had a pacer (no defibrillator) for many years. Is the Watchman Device compatible with the pacemaker? Probably been covered as a topic many times, although I can't locate where. 

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pacemaker app

the question in the survey asked about using a monitor or an app for results.  What app and where to find?

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Heart rate variability?

Hi, I follow my heart rate and health info on my Apple Watch. Since I got my pacemaker (July 19th), my heart rate variability is very low. Is this something that is controlled by the pacemaker and is that why it's always low? I'm so tired all the time, and sluggish. I was hoping for a spring in my step once my Bradycardia issue was under control but not yet. Thanks!! 

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Apple watch

Does anyone know if an apple watch will interfere with the St Jude Pacemaker?

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Pacemaker

Troponin level 1 18/Ng/l  level normal after getting pacemaker ?

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