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Pacemaker APP

Recently, had my PC upgraded to 3 leads due to heart pumping problem. I pace 100% of time due to baracardia (sp).. I was offered to exchange my bedside monitor with an app on my phone. 

My question is does anyone have experience with the app? I like the bedsie monitor for security feelings Also I have the tendency to loose things.(lol).

Thanks Paul

 

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Pacemaker questions

Hi everyone, I hope we are all ok !

just a few questions for the expirenced recipient :-

I had a Boston Scientific duel chamber unit fitted exactly 8 weeks ago 

I have felt - and still feel worse than before it was fitted ! I'm always tired and get breathless even when cutting the grass or going up the house stairs - nothing major - just out of breath like I've been indulging in medium exercise !

I've had my first check up and the only thing they could...

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ICD pioneer

Sharing this bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morton_Mower

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Biventricular pacemaker

I had a biventricular pacemaker put in about 5 years ago when my his bundle pacemaker failed.  I am just curious about how they got a biventricular pacer approved and paid for by my insurance.  I had thought that you needed to have a certain degree of heart failure and a low ef (neither of which I have) to get these devices approved for implantation.  I do pace over 90% in the ventricles and I am young (44), so I wasn't sure if something like that could get approval alone f...

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Thanks for your support

Thinking of all of you and wanting to thank all of your for support over the years. I have had great feedback.

On my second pacemaker.

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Cardiac MRI question

I have an ICD.  I had a cardiac MRI a couple of years ago that was stopped immediately with too much artifact.  

I am scheduled for a cardiac MRI in a couple of weeks, at a different hospital and with a different EP.  I asked about artifact and he said they do MRIs all the time with patients with devices with no problems and he didn't understand why they couldn't do my MRI.  

Has anybody had an artifact problem when perfoming a cardiac MRI?

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Remote monitoring

Remote monitoring

Any idea why my doc would not provide remote monitoring, the Abbot PM tech said he doesn’t like to use them, Is this unusual?

Gary

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finally update on the removal of floaters in my left eye doing well now

It has been written on this site  that this subject does not belong here.  That is probably true.  But the prescription medication that I was suppose to take, should be. Because after the first 2 eye drops of Neo-Poly-Dex caused my heart to race.  Stopped and then was prescribed Prednisolone Ac1% which did of course make my heart race.   After 1 drop this time stopped.  Was supposed to be 4 times a day.

Did not want the heart center calling me in a pan...

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Living life

Hello to everyone! The first few months of the year were spent in seeing my various doctors and specialists. Every one has said there will be no need to visit more than once a year from now on. It is funny to say, but I feel like a "normal" person again! I mean, really normal people don't take several kinds of medication & have a device in their body to make sure those meds don't kill them, but still...My body is woring (almost) the way it should!

I took a sightsee...

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HCM and Co-enzyme Q10

Morning everyone 

pick anyone's brain,, I've read that over the counter Co-enzyme Q10 helps with the thickening of the heart walls and blood pressure of HCM suffers. Any thoughts of this? Anyone tried? 
willing to try most things to make the day a little better,, 

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Cardiologist Recommended I Get A Pacemaker

I just received the recommendation to consider a pacemaker.  I spoke to the surgeon yesterday by phone.  I started reading everything I can find on the internet.  The advice seems legitimate. I've had heart disease and prior heart damage, 3 way by-pass surgery 18 years ago, brachycardia, (38-42 bpm resting) Get winded with exertion, tired, etc.  I'm nervous to have something foreign put in me and wonder if it will be worth it, since I've lived th...

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Watchman

Does anyone have a watchman....j so , how do you like it.

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Biotronik- CardioMessengerĀ® Smart Transmitter

Hello everyone,

I received a call today from Biotronik. They are replacing my CardioMessenger® Smart Transmitter with their latest model which is now running on 4G. The one I currently have is 3G and will become obsolete as soon as the 4G system Is fully up and running. Anyhow for those who may have moved, or changed your number it might be a good idea to give them a call. They had my old address on file, but my correct phone number. I just thought I would share for&n...

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Bone Scan

My urologist scheduled a Bone Scan for prostate cancer.  I am not familiar with a bone scan details and wonder if anyone knows if the bone scan equipment would interfere with a Pacemaker. I have a Boston Scientific two lead pacer.

 

Tony

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Biventricular Pacing

Currently sporting a Dual chamber pm. Cardiologist wanted to upgrade that to a Biventricular. I'm 80 with permanent afib with no further attempts to get me into sinus rhythm (2 cardioversions lasted a few weeks and thay say RF catheter ablation will not hold SR). Recent surgery to implant 3rd lead failed - 3 hours on the table!! . Where do I go from here? Waiting for cardiologist to enlighten me. Anyone had His Bundle pacing? End game is an AV node ablation and then they knock me off...

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A Flutter

I have posted in the past regarding movement of my pacemaker to near the underarm.  I was seen yesterday by my new Cardiologist plus the St. Jude rep.  A-flutter episodes seem to be increasing but not at an alarming rate.  I will soon be 79 years of age and apparently this increase is not that uncommon.  I am scheduled for a Nuclear Stress test in about 3 weeks.  I am paced for 100% heart block.  Is there treatment for this A-flutter in those of us with a pa...

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Health After Implant

I've had my PM for 2 months now and have not noticed any improvement in my health. I had been having mild dizzy spells and shortness of breath and that has not changed. Just wondering how many others have experienced the same thing. I've been to the doctor and he says I definitely needed the pacemaker due to complete heart block.

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Sleep position and AF

Came across an interesting study which correlated the frequency of AF events with one's sleep position.  Posting a part of it here, with link to full article below it.  Bottom line, sleeping on your right side has fewer AF events, with prone having the fewest.  Works for me, having my PM on my left side (as do most folks).

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First Post - Finding my Voice

Hi everyone,

My name is Ed, I'm 30 and based in the UK. 

This is my first post so bare with me.

I had a Biotronik Dual Chamber Pacemaker fitted in December 2020 when I was 28. This was due to symptomatic bradycardia and vasovagel syncope with asystole. The latter, I had four episodes within a 30 hour period. Each time my heart stopped for 2 minutes but luckily three of them were in the hospital and I was on a heart monitor so they could see what had happened. I was...

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update on tint for glasses

When i was on before about having to get new glasses.  Will say they are working really well.  Now can see the street signs, am sure those driving behind are happy also.  Reduces the stress of not seeing the road signs. No fast heart beats.

Got new non-glare tint.  Called Diamond Plus non glare.  Although the gal at Optical Outlets said it was their own brand.  Am sure if you ask your place the should know what you speak of.

Was finally able to look i...

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