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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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I have never heard this....have you

I was bouncing around internet and found something I have not heard ...has anyone else ? Do you do this ? 
 

 

Always Wear a Heart Monitor

Pacemakers and ICDs typically have a rate cutoff, and you want to avoid getting too close to this upper limit. A heart monitor can help you monitor your pulse and to modulate your workout accordingly. Typically, you want to maintain at least a 10 perfect margin between your exercise h...

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Pacemaker cost

Does anyone know of a Medicare plan that would cover the 20% cost above plans A & B?

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Icd tomorrow

Hi everyone. I am due to get my ICD implanted tomorrow. I've been crying all day, I've had my pre-surgical check up. Just can't seem to get my emotions under control. I have no symptoms what so ever so to me it makes it tougher to accept.  Hoping I don't slip into depression even though I'm not normally a depressed person. I am choosing to get mine implanted under the muscle. Yes for cosmetic reasons because I am a 55-year-old woman. The healing process will...

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How to Advocate

I'm 37 F and have a pacemaker for vasovagal syncope. During and after I exercise or if I do anything strenuous my heart will hurt. It's a deep inside isolated pain (top left or bottom right) accompanied with nausea, arm/back/shoulder blade pain. The arm/back/shoulder pain doesn't go away. I have been told it's probably anxiety/stress or an anxiety/panic attack. I feel I am being dismissed because of my age and the fact I do suffer f...

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Shrooms with a pacemaker

I was born with Transposition of the great artery physiologically corrected, I got a pacemaker about 7 years ago due to 3rd degree heart block. I currently smoke marajuana and drink but no other drugs. I was considering tripping on shrooms soon and was wondering if anyone has any expeirinces or has any incite on the negative affects on taking them?

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Pain

I'm only 21 and had my pacemaker put in 6 months ago. I still feel lots of pain around the site and am extremely itchy. Is this normal, or did anyone else experience this? 

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Pain

I'm only 21 and had my pacemaker put in 6 months ago. I still feel lots of pain around the site and am extremely itchy. Is this normal, or did anyone else experience this? 

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New pacemaker

I have had. My pacemaker about 10 days.  I hadn't expected the amount of anxiety and depression to follow. 

Has anyone else had this  ?

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