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Famous recipients observation

Interesting that “famous recipients” is 99% men. 

Is that representative of all recipients being majority men? 

L

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Medtronic ICD 3-wire upgrade

Monday, I will get a new 3-wire ICD implanted. This will replace my 2-wire ICD.  Will this unit be compatible with my "Mycarelink" patient monitor?

Thanks.  ---   EdP

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pace maker and wood splitting.....yes.

Hello folks...i got my PM in February 2019. So far no problem.

But is there anyone who can and would reasonably answer this question:

is it ok to split wood for the fireplace? Is it ok, border line or down right dangerous? with a moderate swing or a little harder?

I posted this question months ago but I got no comment-no reply...

Please anyone come back to me, a "I wouldn't know/never heard of it" answer would be better than nothing, it's a clue.

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AV node ablation and pacemaker

I had this done as drugs were not effective and my shortness of breath increased.  My pacemaker is set at 70bpm.  I am due to return to my EP next month after having a further pulmonary vein isolation which left me after 8weeks back in AF and breathless.  It is the breathlessness that is my big problem which only shows itself on exertion.  I am fine whilst sitting and laying flat.  I feel very  despondent that the breathless continues after the work performed.&nb...

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Pacemaker- Rib Tenderness

I got my pacemaker in April 2019. I have had rib tenderness before the procedure. Now when my pacemaker goes off I feel it in my ribs. Anyone else experiemce this?

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Off topic, sorta. What do you know about Iora Health?

In truth, until about 10 years ago I didn't know much about dealing with USA Healthcare. Except for innoculations, I never bought into the whole "preventive medicine" deal. Blessed with excelllant health, years passed between visits. I was willing to take responsibility for my own well-being and knew I could do more to maintain my health than physicians could.

Times have changed. Today, juggling the sometimes conflicting recommendation of four specialis...

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new pacemaker very visible

I had surgery on September 20, 2019 to replace my almost 11 year old pacemaker.  I have a Medtronic Azure now.  My first packemaker was barely noticeable under my shirt.  This new one seems to stick out a lot further than the old one.

Normally this is wouldn't bother me, but it really is right now.  Will this get better in time, being I'm only 10 days post surgery?  I was surprised that this newer pacemaker was a lot larger than the old one.

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SUDDENLY STARTED SETTING OFF STORE SECURITY ALARMS

i have had my pacemaker for 2 1/2 years. For the first time since I got it, I have been setting off store alarms when I walk through. I frequent these stores almost everyday and this has never happened before. I have also had what I would call “an electric day” meaning I feel a little keyed up ... not really stress just a feeling I had when I awoke this morning. I have never set off alarms before. Has this happened to anyone else? Is this normal?

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medic alert

since i obtained my 3 lead pacemaker i have a bracelet. also because i am often by myself now in the car i thought it might be wise to do this. i also carry a list of my meds from pharmacy in my wallet. having at one time worked in e.r. it was common to check wallets for list of meds in motor vehicle accidents where someone arrived unable to communicate. in our ambulances now they can look up my medical history and it will have an alert on it that i have a pacemaker. my husband died a few mon...

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dizzy

Quick question..have my pacemaker 2 years this Oct for AV block with basically no issues.    Today will sitting at work talking to a coworker I started to feel dizzy almost like feeling like passing out.  it passed within 5 seconds at which time she stated I was flush.  Felt like my heart was racing.  I work in a hospital so they checked my pulse with was fine and pulse which was 75.  Has this happened to anyone. Could it been my HR was dropping and then was pace...

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Elevated calcium

Hi all,

        Since my pacemaker implant last December for Trifasicular Block I have been feeling very unwell, with nausea,heartburn,fluctuating blood pressure, lethargy, occasional light headedness, short term memory loss, + aches + pains in chest + back. I had been back to ER on 5 occasions with the usual heart/pacemaker checks + blood tests. Nothing was found + they suggested psychological issues. As a psychologist I felt that this could only be a part...

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Medical alert jewelry

This is a new comment on an old question on this site: should you wear a medical alert bracelet to tip off strangers in case of an emergency? 

Of course. Why not? I consulted with EMTs in my city and they also advised against using charms and decorative pendants with that item because it can then resemble jewelry rather than medical info.

Mine states coumadin, pacemaker, my name, my daughter's contact and the name of the hospital that has my records. It is visible bu...

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A-flutter and pacemaker?

I have had my PM since January 2019.  At last checkup heart was in flutter a lot.  Am going to wear a Holter monitor tomorrow for 24 hrs and then learn next step.  I had had Cardio verson and ablation before the PM.  I am now wondering why I have the PM when it isn't used for flutter?  I will ask Dr. these questions next visit but it's hard to cover everything in the 15 minuter allowed for the appt.  Thanks for any info.

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SVT post pacemaker

Hey friends-

Does anyone have any advice/experience with sleeping on your left side and having it trigger palpitations/pacing? I haven't found anything advising me against sleeping on my sides, but sometimes when I do my heart will start pounding and I'll start pacing and it won't stop til I change my position. Anyone else experience this?

Thanks!

Erin

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Travelling

First post to this forum

 

we travel a lot in a motorhome and often freecamp. What have other pacemaker recipients used to remain connected to their Medtronic mycarelink patient monitor when there is no 240v available

 

is there s 12 volt adaptor?

tia

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Medical

suddenly I visit your site. your site is about medical care. I also a medical student. MY 2nd year is continuing. if you want to get information about medical then visit my site it is all about medical.read my blog

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pacemaker

does anyone have their pacemaker monitiored by anyone. had my pacemaker installed 29 march and still waiting on V.A. 

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Would pushing a grocery cart 9 days after surgery cause weekness

9 days after surgery I went grocery shopping and felt weak and to come home was it two strenuous too push cart

 

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Heart rate drop with extra beats

  Hello, lately I have  been experiencing asked to be with PACs. I am on my fourth pacer. Most recent the Azure. When the  extra beats start they cause a drop in pulse down to the 30s 40s or 50s, and then my heart has to contract and I beat like 110 or 120. This can happen multiple times throughout the day and causes severe fatigue shortness of breath and dizziness. My pacemaker is set at 70. I’m constantly arguing with my physician that my pulse is droppin...

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Loop recorder and Pacemaker interactions......?

Good morning

I wondered if anyone has had a loop recorder and a pacemaker at the same time? Is there the possibility of any interaction between the two?

I have a Micra leadless PM and when that was implanted my loop recorder (LINQ) was take out. They removed it due to a communciation error (the doctors had said that a PM would monitor in a similar way to a loop and therefore I wouldn't need it anymore). After surgery a cardiophysiologist said this wasnt the case and that a Mic...

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