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Dilated cardiomyopathy (congestive heart failure)

Anyone have this disease and if so how are you being treated to control it? When they decide you need a pacemaker?

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Pulse rate over time

Hello,

Before my pacemaker my pulse numbers depending on the hour would vary between say 31-44. What I want to know is now that I have a pacemaker IF my pacemaker stopped working ( for a short period of time) would my pulse still be around 31-44? Would my pulse get better or worse over time ? If my pacemaker quit working tomorrow (for just a few minutes or a small amount of time )  ... 2 years from now ... 10 years from now would my pulse probably stay the...

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Induction Hobs

I wanted to know if other PM users cook on induction hobs without a problem? We are having a new kitchen fitted and ordered a induction hob - it is has not been fitted yet and I am wodering if its safe and ok? Any suggestions, experiences or comments? Thank you.

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Zio patch

Anyone ever had one and what did your doctor say after the results from it ?

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Zio patch

Have anyone had this before and if so what was your outcome after your results

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COVID-19 and Pacemaker

Hi everyone,

I've been doing some reading, listening and watching about how the COVID affects you (isn't that the ONLY thing the entire world has done for the past month?)

It can affect the electrical system of your heart if you contract it.  Here's my question:  If it can potenitally affect the electrical system of your heart and you have a pacemaker, wouldn't that mitigate that potential problem?  My reasoning (with NO scientific background to pers...

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Pacing

Thank you for your advice I'm sure I'm over reacting with anxiety. Maybe they are extra beats which I know 'normal' people get when stressed! We all have a lot to worry about at the moment with Covid19 but hopefully things will get calmer soon. The feelings I get are definitely when stressed! I need to get my breathing sorted as I know I tense myself which doesn't help. Be back here soon no doubt, thanks for caring!

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Happy Easter everyone!

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to wish you all a Happy Easter and may you continue to be blessed. Stay safe, healthy and may this pandemic end ASAP! Have a good day!!

Alejandro 

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Arrhythmia indicator

I`,ve had a pacemaker for over 10years now actuall this is my second one, this was my diagnostic report back in 2006  Sinus rhythm arrhythmia with first degree AVblock and 2;1 second degree AV block branch block pattern noted  

 The average heart rate was 72. the minimum heart rate was 47 at 04:54 the maximum heart rate was 119 at 16:06 Fifty five nocturnal pauses due to second degree AV block with a longest duration of 4.5 seconds. Thirty six isolated vent...

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Who has lived longest with a pacemaker

Whilst trawling the internet this morning, i found this https://www.pacemakerclub.com/message/8168/who-has-lived-the-longest-with-a-pacemaker

I found this story from 2012 - https://thedailynews.cc/articles/greenville-man-living-a-healthy-battery-powered-life/

Then I wondered if i was near the top of the list for the UK - I had my first pacemaker in the summer of 1976 when i was 7.  However, i found this - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-20072515 -...

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Pacemaker

Hi everyone! 12 weeks post pm and still feeling anxious although much better. Can anyone else feel their pacemaker kicking in every now and then or obviously when it's needed. It's just a strange feeling which lasts 1 or 2 seconds sometimes with an adrenaline rush. Checked a few times since including x rays so wires fine and technician thought I may be just sensitive. Thanks for any help! Happy Easter to everyone!

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SO ANNOYING IDK WHAT TO DO!!!

Had a pacemaker last March of 2019 had to do a few adjustments, things where fan until my heart started beating fast, they put me on  verapamil on 180, then October they did more adjustments and I been ok since but I have one issue SEX I get anxiety idk what it is b4 I have sex or even self pleasure I know TMI but not all the time just once in a while my heart starts skipping and doing strange beats and pauses I wanna say like AFIB ish but they never really diagnosed me they just sa...

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Coronavirus and a psychological test.

Most of us, including myself, are asking  questions about the coronavirus. It is normal to be worried as corona is a real danger for most of us. But we should not let it control our lives. Maybe some of you already know, but still here goes the story

As a test, they put 2 identical sheep (same age, weight, health etc) into 2 identical cages. The living conditions are the same and both sheep are fed with the same food etc. 

Her...

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Hi

Hi Everyone, just wondering how everyone is doing in isolation?

Are you keeping yourselves entertained at home or are you going crazy already?

Since the stay at home order in California I've been out only 3 times and I'm going crazy.. Don't get me wrong, I do go out and walk my dog. I also do things around the house, so I'm not bored at all. I'm just going crazy because I can't see my sisters.. 

Sure it's not fun always seeing them 🤣 but it&#...

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New member

Hello 

I'm excited to be part of this club because I know it can help me. I'm am new to this and do not have much knowledge about pacemakers and defibrillators. I am learning something each day. Any suggestions and pointers will be greatly appreciated. My wife is typing up all this for me and getting me set up to become a member because I am not feeling well today. I woke up and got dizzy when I set up at 5 am this morning to go to restroom.  When I got up for the morn...

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medtronic

My medtronic 24952 monitor screen light stays on for days. Does not turn off.I cannot find why this happens. Has this something to do with transmission? Can somebody tell me why the light stays on.

Thank you

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PM and oven

This past Saturday I had passed out on my couch. Went to ER and Monday a PM was put in. Cardiologist  said my heart rate was too low.  They did do an echocardiogram and put me on a heart monitor until Monday. They were going to do an EP test, but Dr. felt based on the information they had I needed a PM. So I went to Surgery Monday.  I read where ovens don't hurt your PM, but I was making a dish tonight (regular gas oven) and when I opened the door the heat almost felt like...

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Safe for dog collar shock?

Alright, admittidly this will probably be the weirdest question you will see today...

I got a biotronik edora 8 PM implanted in Oct 2019. I know this is an odd question but I just got an underground electric containment fence put in for my dog. Unfortunately, he can fight with other dogs thru the fence and thus has to be in his kennel a lot rather than left outside. The hope is this will keep him off the fence so he can have more time outside.

Anyways, before subjecting my dog to...

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Pacemaker = futile intubation ???

Does anyone know if a patient with a pacemaker would be considered a “futile intubation” prospect ?  I write from NYC where COVID-19 is ravaging our population and where there are too few ventilators. 

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