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Struggling...

Hello everyone,

No going to lie, I was on the fence about joining this group for many reasons, but today is the day that I hopefully can connect with other individuals that share the struggle, but mentally and physically.

I am 31 years old, extremely active and have had syncope since I have been 17 years old. It has cost me countless jobs due to episodes occurring on the clock(liability). Last year, after what seemed to be a lifetime of hopelessness, I was fina...

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Pacemaker# and Migraines

I had a pacemaker inserted 2 weeks ago. Prior to this I experienced Migraines with Aura all my life since the age of 12. Usually about 1 episode in 3 months

Since the implant I’m getting it twice a week

Has anyone had similar experiences?

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Pacemaker# and Migraines

I had a pacemaker inserted 2 weeks ago. Prior to this I experienced Migraines with Aura all my life since the age of 12. Usually about 1 episode in 3 months

Since the implant I’m getting it twice a week

Has anyone had similar experiences?

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Pacemaker History - COMPLETE

I found the most comprehensive history of the learning curve and the pacemaker I have ever come across. Some may have already seen this, but it was new to me. I have always had an interest in the history of pacemakers since my grandfather was one of the first PM patients at the Cleveland Clinic in the early 1960's. He needed a battery change with his first couple generators after about 1 to 1 1/2 years. The very first PM patient Arne Larsson had the very first PM implanted on October...

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New as of Jan 22, 2020

I am interested in what others have done about wearing a bra right after surgery?

I have a Medtronic Pacemaker with Defibrillation due to CHF.

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Tanning beds

It is a week today that I had a CRT-D implant. We have a trip booked in April for a Caribbean destination. We always go tan in a tanning salon for a few visits before our trip. Can I still go tanning with my device implanted.

Thank you 

Bev

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keyless vehicle entry

Does anyone  with a pacemaker who has the new e-boxer Subaru hybrid Forester have experience of the key-less locking system ?  I am both a pacemaker novice and a new owner, and I am finding it difficult to locate the positions of the transmitting aerials in the car.

jumbo

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Pacemaker "Credit Card" ID Card

Good day
Can someone tell me where I can get a credit card type of pacemaker ID, I received the original ID piece of paper when I received my pacemaker in 2015 but it is getting a bit tatty and loosing the ink.
Thanks
Aiden

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Total Heart Block - 5 years

Does anyone have any opinions about this that I read?

"Although pacemaker is the definitive treatment for patients in third-degree AV block, it does carry some burden of heart failure itself. A 2017 study finding patients with AV blocks are more apt to develop heart failure than those without an AV block, both acutely (over 6 months) and chronically (6 months to 4 years), which may be related to the dependence of frequent RV pacing.[10]"

 

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Pacemaker and low HR

I have afib/Aflutter and am brady/tachy. I was fitted with a pacemaker three weeks ago and my hr was set at 60. Lately my apple watch shows that my heart rate goes a low as mid 40s.  It doesn't stay there..but for example today it shows my resting rate was 58. And yes when it goes to 46 to 48 I have to nap.  Is it normal or even possible?  And We checked the watch against my pacemaker at my one week check up and the tech said both were in perfect agreement.  Oh, and ye...

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Newbie with ?s

Hi there everyone!  I'm so grateful to have found this forum.  By reading your posts I've already had lots of my questions answered over the past couple of weeks,  
My story: Several years ago I was diagnosed with pvcs. No big deal and quiet honestly I didn't even notice them anymore,  In May I was at a routine doctor's apt to get allergy meds ahead of an overseas trip.  My doctor detected an abnormal heart beat & did an ekg which showed LBBB....

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Mammogram?!?!

Hi,

This is for the women (or men with history of breast cancer.)

I'm not on here much because I haven't needed to be. No issues besides bumping my PM pocket, which is still sore.

HOWEVER, my PM was put in pretty quickly, and I didn't think about a mammogram, nobody thought to tell me I should get a baseline. My heart pausing 9.6seconds regularly was much more pressing.

I’ve never had a mammogram. I’m a 42yo female with breast cancer in my famil...

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Skipp beats and tired

Hello just wanted some thoughts on my situation it just seems to never end unfortunately, had PM placed in March last year 2019...did treadmill test twice second time they got it more right...I was able to workout again....also had fast HR was put on Verapamil, I was ok from oct - dec until recently I started to notice when I worked out....it would drop fro a sec then go back to racing...and sometimes have palpitations....and just even more recently I'm noticing slight tiredness after cli...

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pacemaker settings

Hello, can anyone advise whether a heavy fall can affect the settings on my st Jude pacemaker.

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Info

Hi

I'm 41 year old with left and right bundle branch block, sick sinus getting paced at 26%. I have biotronik dual pacemaker

I had my pacemaker fitted 10 December 2019. Best thing I've had done feeling 100% better. More energy I did not realize I had a problem before, bedside the dizzy spells.Only regret for me is not having it fitted in the mussel. I'm swimming already  and weight lifting. I forget that I have it.

I work in a car manufacturing company in th...

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new Mcira pacemaker which is placed in the heart

I had a pacemaker placed in Dec. 2018.....everything was going fine. Recovery was going good except my pacemaker moved and continued to move until now it is bumping the muscle and hurts all the time. It way close to being under my arm but can't get there cause as I said the muscle is there and it can't go but it wants to move more. 

Saw my Dr. yesterday and he has presented me with the opportunity of getting the new Micra by Medtronic that is being used now. Yes it is new a...

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A Second Opinion

  Hi everyone, I had an appointment with a second EP yesterday. He was outstanding in terms of the time he took, questions he asked and how thoroughly he had reviewed my medical history in advance. He is my best friends close friend and he said my history was quite interesting, ha ha ha, I was  glad I could help.

  First, he ordered a PET scan to check for Cardiac Sarcadosis. For those who do not want to read my other posts I had pulmonary Sarcadosis i...

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Need advice

I am an avid runner ( always in good shape) and before I got a pacemaker my heart rate when I slept dropped to 35bpm.. I told my doctor before he implanted the device and he told me that it can be adjusted to 35 if needed.. it is set at 40bpm when I sleep..when I fall asleep about 3 hrs in it wakes me up.. since I have had  my pacemaker I haven't slept through the night.. I have always slept before it was implanted.. now I wake up at the same time every night... please help

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New to this

I have just been told that I need a pacemaker. I am waiting to hear from the doctor that will do the surgery.  I just completed a study with a heart monitor for 30 days and my cardiologist called me imediately.  I know very little about these devices and find that there are a number of brands available.  How do I know if I am going to get the best brand or type of unit for my conditions?  Where will I find the best info that is not from a manufacturer. They seem to be prej...

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Recent pacemaker implant

Hiya, 

I’ve recently turned 19 and was fitted with a emergency pacemaker 8 days after my birthday after a complication from a different heart surgery, I was just wondering how old people were when they had theirs fitted and how long it took for it to feel not as uncomfortable while I sleep, mine is very visible & you can feel it easily through  my skin. 

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