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Gastric band

Hi I'm 6"3 and weight about 400lbs I've struggled with my weight for years up and down never below 350lbs I had a pacemaker fitted a year ago ( sick sinus syndrome) and I'm thinking of having gastric band surgery to help with the weight loss. What I'm asking is this even possible has anyone had it done and the cost in the uk. Or dose anyone know of any other options I do try to eat healthy and I do walk but it's getting harder on my feet and knees and get out of breat...

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New member looking for support!

Hi all! My name is Rachel and I am a new member here on Pacemaker Club! I am 23 and got my pacemaker implanted in 2005 (if I remember correctly). I am on my second device and due for a battery change within the next year. I have never changed my leads, only the pacemaker itself. My pacemaker is in my lower abdomen under the rib cage with the leads going up. I was born with hypoplastic right congenital heart condition, and was able to have a successful fontan procedure when I wa...

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Defibulator going off during deep sleep.... no pain.

Hello, anyone else have their defibulator go off during sleep and not feel it ?
 I am about 8 months into my pacemaker-defibulator and twice now it has gone off at night for rapid heart beat and I didn't know.  My monitor picked it up and I was called the next day by the cardiology people.  I have yet to feel the impact of the defibulator and I am nervous about it as my hospital experience was mega painful!!!

Glad I have found this forum.... hugs to alll, je...

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understanding how my PM works

I received my PM in January due to Complete Heart Block. Within days, after my wound check, I left for an extended vacation/recoup in Florida. When I got back in March they adjusted my PM and I had an MRI. I really still, even after extensive research don't' know exactly how this PM works. Excuse my ignorance but with Covid-19 I never get to talk to my Cardiologist, just staff. What kind of information do I need to figure out exactly what my PM is doing? The MRI found Cardiac Sarcoido...

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Covid 19 and PM

Has anyone heard if having a pacemaker puts you at greater risk if you get Covid 19?

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Chest Pain

What does it feel like when the pacemaker is working?  I've had pain on and off over the last two days.  Mine was implanted in Jan.  Thank you

 

 

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Heart racing ❤

The last couple days, my heart has been racing like crazy. I've spent today simply sitting on the couch drinking chamomile tea. Is is racing so fast that I feel dizzy when I stand up and it upsets my stomach. Has anyone ever experienced this before? It's a weekend and I don't want to look silly calling my doctor if it's nothing.

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Alcohol and a pacemaker

What are your views and knowledge about the use of alcohol with a pacemaker?

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Atrial Tachycardia

Good afternoon,  I hate that I am asking questions again, however everyones input is greatly appreciated and very informative.So here goes,

To the best of my knowledge (will make sure of this Monday when I see my cardiologist) I have sick sinus, bradycardia and Mobitz type 2 heart block pass the Av node.  In the past month on 3 different occasions something seemed off.  On the third episode (for lack of a better word) I finally called the dr and told them I was...

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Newbie

I am 85 years old, was fitted with a dual pacemaker in February this years.

My first check up was cancelled due to this visus. as I am classed as vulnerable due to COPD beside heart problems I don't know when I will get checked so am a bit worried

Previous to fitting I was getting dizzy spells and BP dropping when standig from sitting, These seem to have stopped now so I guess it must be working ok, but I would still like a followup check.

 

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Hospital stay for a pm implant

I receive a pm Thursday.  Will I be released same day?

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Debating Getting a Pacemaker after Surgeon Recommendation

Hello I would appreciate your input and opinion.

I am 57 years old and have a partial malfunctioning sinus node and when I run I sometimes get lightheaded.  Recently I had a couple lightheaded incidents while only walking and one while sitting.  I wore a heart monitor for 8 days and had a few 3-4 second heart pauses and one 6 second pause.  The Electro Doctor is recommending a two chamber pacemaker for me because of the fear that I will pass out one of these day...

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What if your heart can’t sense paced beats?

I noticed from past print outs of my heart that whenever I A pace I V pace so my AP/VP is nearly 90%. My AS/VP is very low. I don't think my AV node senses APaced beats. Anyone know why? I have print outs of an AS beat with VS and the same heart rate range AP with VP and my heart could have easily beat the PM bc the pacer AV delay was long enough my heart could have beat it but it didn't. My heart just waited as if I didn't sense a AP beat. Why would this happen and is it fixable....

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FAST HEART RATE AT NIGHT

A few times when I suddenly wake up at night, I would notice that my heart would be beating relatively fast. I wore my smart watch last night and noticed my HR went to 116.

 

Could thisd be simply due to a "bad dream". or have others experienced this at night?

 

Thanks

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The UK

Hi

Is anyone from Liverpool on here and if so what hospital do u attend, just beeing noisey xxxx

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Resting Heart rate changed

Hi I had my Pacemaker fitted December 2019. And my pacemaker was set  not to  let my heart rate drop below 60. 

And when I was resting my heart rate  always stayed at  60.

And the last 3 weeks my resting heart  rate has been staying at  70 just checking if anyone knows why it's changed.

And I've started getting slight dizzy spells when I get up to fast. 

I have left bunndle and right Bundle branch block and slow heart bea...

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Waking feeling hot and sick.

I'm 9week post op and the last few nights I've been occasionally waking up through the night feeling sickly and sweating.

I've just upped my exercise levels over the last week and am worrying I might've done too much and/or setback my recovery.

I've got a dual chamber pm.

Any advice or similar experiences?

Thanks, Dan.

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Covid19 ap

Does anyone know if the new Ap in Australia to download onto an iPhone to identify nearby Corona sufferers is harmful to my pacemaker?

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Under the muscle

Hi all

I have had a PM for almost 20 years so I am not new to this but it's been decided that they are going to put Mt PM under the muscle I am OK with this and should of asked the following questions from my tech but I didn't so can anyone tell me do they use the same scar area, do they use the same leads, will it just be a day case or do I need to stay in over night and lastly is the recovery time different.

Sorry for all the questions should of asked but we got talking...

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Very Painfully at Incission points

I had my pacemaker single lead ( for brachardy) in Hopsital last Monday morning 4th May20  and released from hospital after 3 hours. Seems pm works fine. However I am constantly very painfull  in the incision area which does not subdue with paracetamol, there is no redness and no fever but little bit swelling. Is this normal after almost 3 days from the implant? 

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