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I am a young physician wirth an uncommon, asymptomatic, congenital heart condition. My recent experiences as a patient have inspired me to document my journey. By sharing my writing, I hope to raise awareness about my condition and potentially help other patients or medical practitioners.
My first entry has been published by KevinMD: https://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2019/08/uptodate-information-my-cardiologists-didnt-have.html
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I'm 37 and a year ago I was in the routine of working out in the morning. One evening I passed out and my heart stopped. It didn't stop long and restarted on its own. From there I had the typical tests and the tilt table test confirmed I have Vasovagal Syncope. I was put on meds but they didn't help so I needed a pacemaker in April of 2019. I was told at my last appointment with the doctor I have cardiomyopathy. Instead of the pacemaker working 20% of the...
I see a lot of varied posts on Pacemaker, and subsequent SOB. I went into hospital with SOB, and never had a heart issue. They said I had AFIB, thinking for almost a month. Had gone to my Primary Care Dr. And was sent via ambulance to the hospital. HB 160-135. Did lots of tests, then a Cardioversion, and an Ablation, then a Pacemaker. All strange to me. In hospital for 8 days, now on 3 meds. Came home, and for few days home felt good, until SOB again. I cannot walk more...
Hi had my pacemaker fitted on April this year,Now I am looking to go on holiday abroad but I am having silly quotes for travel insurance,any help please
Hi just wondering how long it takes to get used to the Pacemaker under your skin? I got mine 8/22/19 and still feel like a burning, soar sensation. Also how long before I can lay on my stomach comfortably? Can anyone relate?
I got Assurity 2272 implanted on August 1, 2019.
Whenever I check my pulse it is regular all the time. My doctor says I been in A Fib all the time.
Can I have Afib or Aflutter as my heart has been beating regularly.
Thank you in advance.
Last week I felt like my heart did something I don't know what then my Pacer area started to heat up a little bit for a couple seconds kind of like my Pacer did something. Has anybody experienced this before and should I inform my ep. I just saw her last month and she gave my heart more time to think on it's own because of intermittence. First time feeling that sensation.
I´m 43 years old and have had my pacemaker for 4 months.
After pacemaker implant been suffering from insomnia (sleeping 3 to 5 hours a night and waking up during those few hours).
Before pacemaker my rest rate would be 20-30 bpm. Pacemaker is set to 50 bpm.
Contacted my Doctor but she says it´s not related.
Anyone struggling with insomnia after pacemaker?
When I go to recent posts on Safari on my iphone, it keeps referring back to 10/2/19.. I have reinstalled the site, but that does not resolve the issue.. Anyone else having this issue?? If so, anyone have a resolutuion.. the site works fine on my laptop and Google Chrome. Thanks for any resolution.
I had a fall 4 weeks ago and broke a bone in each foot, as you can imagine it has been extremely difficult. I have become reliant on my friends wheelchair but am now having alot of pain on my pacemaker side and wondered if this was just muscle. I am worried I may be moving the wires with the continual repeated movement of my arms. Hopefully the plaster will come off this week and I will be able to stand again and stop using wheelchair.
Has anyone else had this pr...
I have had my PM for 6 months, and recently I have noticed a dull small pain that last for a few seconds in the heart? It is random and mild pain, but enough to make me curious. It is about a 3/10 pain level. Is this normal?
Can someone with a pacemaker use "Frequency Specific Mico current (FSM)" therapy as long as they avoid placing it over the chest/left arm?
Am interested in it for low back and feet pain
Hey guys, 26 been dealing with heart issues, rundown real fast,born with tof got valve replaced in Jan 2019 then in March...had to have pacemaker for slow-fast heart rate... past two months.... we still trying to figure out what's happening....long story short in June is when I first noticed my heart rate was beating to fast over little things....walking to long.....working out.....sex....getting nervous.....it would be fast then slow down from 130s then drops to 60-70 beats for a while t...
PM is scheduled for 10/24 as well as loop recorder removal and I am so nervous about it. Scared how it will change my life and put limitations on my life. I am 43 and was told my bradycardia has gotten to the point I need a PM. My heartbeat just randomly drops and I get lightheaded with shortness of breath. Heart issues have taken my brother, sister and most recently my mother. I have been very proactive with my heart health but coming to the realization that this is happening has me que...
I have a low EF ( 15-20%) and my cardiologist is recommending a pacemaker. i have no blockages, never had a heart attack. i have hypothyriodism and they think that is the root cause of my heart issues. i have been only taking medication for 2months for the heart ( basic/low level meds) and just started 2 weeks of thyroid meds. i seen a drastic improvement in my thryroid but no change in my EF.
I feel like i could run a marathon or play golf or do the things i used to do before hav...
I am 80 years old and my pacemaker is set at 75 beat - it is pacing 80% of the time I am told. Does a pacemaker keep you alive indefinitely? LOL sorry - just wondering - I really dont want to live to 100! lol
So, I have a pacemaker because I was fainting due to Heart Block 2 due to LBBB. What happens if my Righ Bundle branch fails?
I posted previously regarding the fact that even after these procedures I am come out of sinus and are picking up arrythmias on my BP machine. My BP is all over the place and I am breathless most of the time especially after eating. I know when I have an arrythmia as I feel really ill and breathless and when it goes away I feel better and can go shopping or do my housework. This is done at a slow pace otherwise I come to a fullstop. My pacemaker is working as it should...
My ultra Fitbit has been registering a low heart rate reading of 59-64 lately. I wear it loose on my wrist. This is a low resting rate for me. Do you find that your fit bits are not accurate with readings?
You know you're wired when...
You participate in the Pacer Olympics.
But I think it will make me feel a lot better. My stamina to walk is already better, even right after surgery. They had me walk all around the floor before they would release me. I did so without being exhausted and winded the way I had been.