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Pacemaker placement

I'm wondering if a pacemaker can ever be placed to far to the side? Every time I raise my arm straight out and up or reach across my chest such as when trying to put my hearing aids in or when I try to do anything like applying mascara or other eye makeup.It feels as if the pacemaker gets caught up or bound with my shoulder and it seems extremely close to my arm pit. It's also still painful with pain that I can't pinpoint after a month and it reminds me of the same pain I had afte...

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Electrical changing jobs

has anyone ever quit whatever job and decided to become a electrician with zero exeprience

and if so who in the world would hire people like us.and how might i get the training or even get paid again with zero experience.

 

thanks guys

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Chest pain

Pacemaker fitted 10/11/20 pacemaker is apparently working fine, I have chest pain akin to having swallowed something too big also the sighting of the wires is uncomfortable, feeling like something is a bit sharp, anyone else have these symptoms?

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Vaccine

Hello,

 

Happy Holidays!

Wondering if anyone has spoken to their cardiologist yet about the vaccine.  I realize everyone's case is different, but wondering if there is a general consensus.

Kristin

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I got a new toy

Hello everyone,

You may have read my recent post in which I said that the Energizer Bunny had died. On December 21, after 10 years, I got a new pacemaker. Two days later, I received a box from Medtronic. It contained one of those SmartLink remote monitoring devices. I had a few things on my mind, and I just put it under the Christmas tree.

Naturally, I opened the box on the 25th and set the whole thing up.

I AM IMPRESSED. Things have certainly evolved...

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Irritating leads

Hello I have a question 

I feel that my leads are irritating my chest bones the lowest bone part at the heart area when I sleep on my side sometimes I feel like the leads are moving on that bone and it feels like cracking a finger is that normal?

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Pacemaker Listed as Bluetooth Device on Computer, Phone,,Car

My daughter had her pacemaker generator replaced this past summer, and now has a Medtronic Azure HR. She has it paired up via bluetooth with a wireless Medtronic monitor that lives on her nightstand.

She mentioned that recently she began seeing her pacemaker listed with other "available" bluetooth devices on her laptop computer, her phone, and it even shows up on the radio screen in the car ( with the phones listed as available). She says this happens intermittently, sometimes...

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Flecainide

Has anyone else had flecainide cause tremors? I have developed tremors over the past two years and I looked up flecainide and it appears to me that one of the side effects is tremors but my doctor disagrees. So I was just wondering...

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Crt

73 years old with a dual chamber st Jude pace maker, installed almost 5 years ago. Pacing continued to increase to reach 100% on the ventricles. Have now been pacing at 100% for 2 years. An echocardiogram shows decreasing EF, less then 50%  some shortness of breath but still can do everything. Cardiologist suggest CRT , biventricular pace maker upgrade. Has anyone had this done? Cardiologist said only issue may be having enough room in the vein to add another wire due to scar tissue...

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Scar

Someone tell me when I can begin using scar patches to minimize the scar. I'm out about 3 weeks and the wound has healed but it is ugly. I am tiny and would love to make this look a little better. The food news is so far it's working. 

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Subwoofers

Hi there, 

I just bought a new sound system for my house and I noticed that if the subwoofer is on it feels like my pacemaker is oversensing. As soon as I shut it off I level back out but it's a very uncomfortable feeling and so I am wondering if this is a normal thing or if I should avoid it? It also happens in my car with songs that have a lot of bass- even with the volume lower. 
Not sure if it matters, but I've got the Micra AV implanted so there are no leads....

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Spider Veins Over Scar and Leads Moving

I had a CRT-D implanted mid November. In the last few weeks I noticed spider veins appearing over my scar.  Is this normal? Is there anything I can do to get rid of them? They're very unattractive and I typically wear tank tops during the summer months.

The last couple days I've been having aching pains on the left side of my chest as well as some tenderness. This morning I felt the bottom edge of my implant and it feels different like one of the leads has moved and is now...

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Sharp pains in heart months after placement

Anyone get sharp pains in heart almost daily months after getting your pm? Should I be worried? It isn't angina. Its sharp and  right inside the left nipple.

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hair transplant

Hi, i was just wondering if it would be safe for me to get a hair transplant. I have  been on elliqus for my pacemaker along with flaccinide.  Has anyone had a transplant with a pacemaker. 

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BP and HR monitors

So I'm trying to get off of BP meds and monitor my HR. Problem is that I can't find anything that will accurately check my HR because it either detects paced beats or doesn't detect paced beats. I cannot manually feel my pulse. No one in my house can. Even with a stehtascope. My BP monitors don't always detect beats so they error out saying low HR. I'm in an endless loop on both. I really don't want to start taking medicine if my HR isn't as high as I thi...

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Tattoos

Hi, I'm 38 and I've had my pacemaker for a year and a half. I was wondering if I was able to get a tattoo? I have a BioTronik two lead device. If that makes any bit of difference. 

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What would you do? dating and heart devices

Hi, 

I hope everyone is doing well. Backstory: I am dating a person, that I am slowly starting to really like, he's spontaneous, fun and shares my love of bike riding - also, he works in medicine. As we get to know each other, intimacy seems like the right next step. Question: should I tell him about my device/heart condition? or let him ask about it - as he will see my scars. I am not embarrassed about my scars, I don't see them as a big deal, but I don...

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basic question about rate-response pacing

I have AV heart block and I'm getting an ICD Tuesday (ICD because of likely sarcoidosis diagnosis).

I'm confused about when the rate-response features of a pacemaker come into play. My understanding from my EP is that I have normal sinus node function, meaning that the pacemaker function of my ICD will just be following along with the rate set by my sinus node, which will vary according to exertion level, emotion, etc., as usual.

I understand if you have a sinus...

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Happy Holidays

Hello everyone!

I hope everyone is doing well. I logged in today with the intent to share my gratitude with this community. There have been instances where I have logged in with questions, fears, and concerns. And received a warm welcome and a sense of compassion from others.

So thank you pacemaker club. I also wanted to wish everyone a Happy Holiday! May you all continue to stay strong and healthy and optimistic. 

 

Be wel...

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Echocardiogram

My cardiologist has ordered a echocardiogram for me this Tuesday morning I'm a little nervous as to what he will find but I think it could be chf and I  don't know how they would treat that ? A bit worried here.

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