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Tests

Went for my pre operation tests, blood & covid, ringing me Monday to confirm if surgery will go ahead. It's all happening so fast, went for pm check Monday got call Tuesday to have box change next week, it will be my third, our NHS is amazing. 

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New Generator/Battery

My old pacer was very low on battery so had surgery to install a new Abbottt MP2272 yesterday along with remote monitoring.

I just switched to Veterans Administration for cardiology and they did a complete echo with IV couple of weeks ago. The VA cardiologist said you will need a new aorta valve in new year or so, so maybe we should do an catherization while you are getting the pacemaker change today.. Good,  so I got a two for one prodecure. They just gave me light sedation with t...

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Boston scientific

What lind of noises will BS pacer make when the battery is getting low?

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getting ICD/Pacemaker

I have my appointment set up to get an ICD/Pacemaker in Houston Feb. 11 by Dr. John Seger. I'm in AFib all the time and there's sometimes a "pause" in my heartbeat. I feel great though. I just got through walking 3 miles and lifting light weights for an hour. I need my exercising for health reasons but more for mental reasons. It's going to drive me crazy to take it easy until I can get back into my normal regiment.

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mRNA vaccines for those who may have already had Covid-19

Further to my recent comment 'Not a scientific analysis' there is an early report (not yet peer-reviewed) from a USA based group who have looked at the antibody levels of people vaccinated with mRNA vaccines (Pfizer and Moderna), and recording the incidence of side-effects of the vaccine.  They present evidence of a greater systemic reaction to the vaccine in those with previous exposure to the virus SARS-CoV-2, and much higher antibody levels after the first vaccine dose. https:...

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Alivecor Kardiamobile

Hi all . I was looking at one of those Kardiamobile ECG machines. For my own personal use and interest.

I was about to buy one then saw on their website that is not suitable for people with pacemakers.

Is this a safety issue or is it an accuracy issue?

Anyone else have one of these and find them useful?

Thanks John

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Pacemaker

Hello everyone 

I'm having low heart bit when going to sleep it goes low as 50 then my pacemaker raise it higher I wonder is it ok and not causing the battery to drain faster? And is ther a way to avoid this by a pill?

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PM for bradycardia, now developed atrial tachycardia!!!

Hello there. I was wondering if anyone has a similar condition:  In 2016 my PM was implanted for bradycardia. Two months ago my EP said I have supra ventricular tachycardia consistent with atrial tachycardia. EP says beta blockers may be the only therapy but is contraindicated because of my baseline hypotension.  Sounds like I don’t have much choice. Any chance there’s someone out there in a similar situation?

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Vaccination

Is there any reason a person with a pacemaker should avoid covid-19 vaccination?

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covid 19 vaccine

is there any effects from vaccine when you have pacemaker

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UK Hospital data

I have seen a few posts on here over the last few months that suggest a great variation in hospitals when it comes to EP and Cardiology. 

How can I found out information on things like number of pacemaker implants, lead replacments and general performance of cardiology departments across the UK?

If I am going to be under the care of an EP for the next forty years it may as well be the best I can get.

 

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Change Doctors? Long and emotional post

I had my first pm implanted February 2010 for 3rd degree heart block (emergency implant with no prior medical condition). No problems until November 2019 when I had 3 short lived episodes of vtach which prompted exercise stress test, echocardiogram, and an angiogram (no blockages). The exercise stress test showed an EF of 20 to 25. The echo was 30 to 35. Soon afterwards it was determined that  I needed a CRTD which was implanted 1/28/2020. 

Up to that point I was only under th...

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Love this community

Hi everyone! 
 

I think I will officially take the title of being the youngest one on this forum. I have posted a few times here about my anxiety and that anxiety still persists but everytime it gets really bad, I read the comments on my old posts here. Everytime I do that it puts my mind and heart at ease. I am so lucky to have stumbled upon such an amazing and beautiful community. I have received nothing but love on here and I am so grateful for all of you. I'd love...

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Looking for 5 volunteers for new CRT technology feedback

Thanks Blake for the opportunity to post this message. 

****We would like to have a discussion with 5 CRT device recipients****  

WHY: We are building new CRT-related imaging and want to get feedback from the CRT community. 

HOW: We'd set up a web conference (approximately 30 minutes). Demonstrate our technology and ask general questions regarding your CRT experience and the technology. 

WHEN: We can be available at any...

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Covid 19 vaccination

 Got my first Covid vaccination three days ago, very mild reaction, slight soreness in area of injection. From what I hear, I'm one of the earliest to receive the vaccine. I'm a veteran and rerceived it at the VA Hospital in Wilkes-Barre PA. Booster shot in two weeks. I'll let you know how that one works out. Get the shot when available, let's return to normal.

Good health to all, Check out my YouTube Videos/Search/Ed Rannacher

 

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Another Welding question

69 yrs old Male with St. Jude PM in April 2018.

Ive done some searching on this site to mixed ideas on Welding. Im retired but like to mig weld and i see some say mig/tig is ok and to stay away from AC (Arc welding)

Any new opinions on this.

 

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New Pacemaker

For years I have had a slow heart beat. My resting heart rate was in the low 40s and I am not an athlete.  Then my Apple watch’s EKG function showed three seconds between heart beats. I called my internist and he had me wear an event monitor for a month. The event monitor report’s conclusion was “markedly abnormal” and “could represent a sick sinus syndrome”. My internist referred me to an arrhythmia specialist and I had a Medtronic Azure PM implanted...

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Am I about to be Paced?

Hello, first post.  I do not have a PM so if I am intruding feel free to delete.  I have no one else to talk to. Any comments and advice would be appreciated.

Me:  53, male, 25lbs overweight, bp somewhat controled with Propanolol(5yrs), 126 fasting glucose, 5.4 A1C, normal cholestrol.  Smoked for about 20 years, quit 1 year ago.  Drank heavily (45/week) for last 20 years.  Did best as I could and jogged/lefted over the years.  Have had somewhat abnorma...

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Medical check

Hello everyone I have a medical check for a new job at a bank I was wondering if my pacemaker will classify me as "not fit"  and won't take me cuz in my military medical check they exempted me as I'm not fit for that " army service is mandatory here for 1 year after graduating college" 

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Bio Oil Use

Good afternoon all.

I had my pacemaker fitted on December10th. 2020 and my 1 month check on January 12th. 2021 was perfect. I still have a small scab on the scar, can I now start to use Bio OIl on the scar to help to remove/clear/minimise it? Any thoughts and advce would be appreciated. Thanks Ronboy

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I, too, am feeling tons better since my implant.