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Pacemaker and Prostate Cancer

I just received a pacemaker last week.  I will be starting radiation treatment for prostate cancer in the next 10 days.  Is it safe to get radiation treatments for prostate cancer when you have a pacemaker?  Thanks very much!

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Bee sting and benadryl

I was stung by a bee this evening. Is it safe to take a Benadryl pill with your pacemaker?

Thank you,

Searching Woman

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Sex

I have a 2 lead pacemaker from Medtronic I’ve had a pm for slow heart rate...they have fixed it a few times...but not sure if the settings are still right.....any ways I been ok with it when I go on walks but...when I some times have sex it acts up....I’ll be ok for weeks or months....then out of the blue if I’m having sex...my heart starts to race really fast....it will slow down for a bit then I can feel being paced....idk if any one has had this issue....go from 85 to 120...

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Implant location

Hey everyone! So lately I've been wondering a lot about possible implant locations. Right now mine is under my left pectoral muscle and I wanted to know about other possible locations. Honestly the location isn't much of a problem except for a few things:
1. I'm a very small girl (5'1 and 105 lb) so it's pretty noticeable. This isn't much of a problem honestly, I've gotten used to it, but it must be nice not having to explain to people what the bulge on m...

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Moving to Ireland

Hello,

 

I'm Marc, 28 years old, paced with a dual chamber st jude endurity since 2016. I'm planning to move to Ireland to learn English and try to pass an official exam. Does someone wired lives in Ireland? I'm from Spain so I will be happy to meet you.

 

Thx!

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Fluttering

I am 32 and had my pacemaker implanted 6 weeks ago for mobitz II heartblock. I have had the settings changed 3x now.  Since this last time i have been having a very distracting fluttering in my chest. I am so having occasional sharp chest pains. I was evaluated in the ER and they didnt seem concerned.  Im wondering if anyone else has had similar experiences.  I feel alone in all of this, and am looking for input from others that also have this condition. also did you find a cau...

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Weight loss when your pacer is capped at 110

Does anyone else have a pacemaker set at 110? I take metropol and flecanide along with a diurectic it is taking me forever to lose 6lbs while maintaing a diet of 1300 calories a day. I walk at least 10,000 steps a day. Any advice?

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Conversion to HIS Bundle Pacing

New EP at Duke wants to convert my Dual Chamber Boston Scientific Pacemaker to HIS pacing by removng the Ventrical lead and replacing it with a HIS Bundle lead. Anyone have any experience with this?

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Pacemaker nearly 3 years...

 Hi All,

          I had my PM fitted nearly three years ago, blacked out momentarily a few times over 3 days. When I was taken into hospital I spent the first day in resuscitation ward. During the two weeks or so I was in hospital, no reason could be found as to what had happened to me. I was a fit 47 year old. On admission, the consultant immediately took me off my prescribed blood pressure tablets and commented that they probably caused my problem.&...

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Pacemaker

I just had an echo done and my battery is getting low my ejection fraction is 45-50 and I am concerned because is this because my battery is getting low the doctor wants me to have a chemical stress test done which is fine I think it’s to check for blockage has anyone had a low ejection fraction like this?

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Pain around pacemaker site

Hi All,

i have had my pacemaker for 13 years, my battery was changed 5 years ago.

Over the last few weeks I have been experiencing pain around the Pacemaker area. The pain comes & goes.

i do have my annual check up in 2 weeks, so will obviously mention it to the cardiac nurse. Has anyone else had pain around the area? 

Just curious.

Thanks in advance

Julie

 

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new to having a pacemaker

hi can anyone put my mine at ease. i had a pacemake fitted just over a week ago ive got sick sinus syndrom, mri showed a slightly enlarged upper chamber other than that everything was fine no scaring, my heart paused 20 times in 2 days for between 15-25seconds each time sometimes it dropped to 25bpm. since have my pacemaker fitted ive recoverd very well but every now and then usally morrning i seam to get a strange feeling im my heart its a hard thing to discribe but it sort of feels numb, kn...

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Pacemaker problems? are his leads messed up. Help!!!

My husband is really sick.. He is normally a very active man, but since his pacemaker, supposedly the batteries, went belly up, and then he had another unit put in, he has been tired, sleeps all of the time, has no energy.

He had a medtronic put in in 2012 and it really seemed to help. About three years ago he had to have a new valve put in.. sorry if I am not to educated on the subject, but the doctors are always in such a rush and after they whoosh away I sit there and wish I could ha...

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Bras after getting a pacemaker

I am very large chested and am worried about disturbing the placement of my pacemaker and leads once i put a bra back on for the first time as I have heavy breasts and the placement of them is much higher on my chest when wearing a bra. Im not sure if the dr took this into account since i was braless at the hospital and they were much lower and out of the way during surgery. Please let me know if you have any experience from this dilemma. Ty

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Hello

Hello everyone. My Name is Tess. I am 47 yrs and just got my double chamber pacemaker in on July 24 2019. I have sick sinus syndrome due to sa node dysfunction wich made my heart rate stay around 30's - 40's. I am enjoying being a new member.

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New Pace Maker

Hi...I will be getting a new dual chamber pace maker Wednesday.  What changes should I expect immediately ?  Hopefully more energy, less shortness of breath??   My current heart rate  is 48 to 51 average... Holter showed range of 39 to 100..Am I expecting too much??

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squishy lump

I recieved a new pacemaker last week because my previous one (of 10 yrs.) was just too irritating. I'm thin and the connectors ends would feel like they were poking through my skin. It was implanted slightly higher than normal. My new Dr. agreed to replant a new one, slightly smaller than the current one and put it a bit further down and also suggested using a pouch to pad it since I am thin. OK, its only been 11 days but this thing is so bulky. I think he implanted on...

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Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity

Just got my 1st PM (a Medtronic Azure XT DR MRI SureScan to prevent sudden cardiac arrest from Carotid Sinus Hypersensitivity.

This is a relatively rare condition most affecting aging males that is beginning to get more attention as the Boomers age. But there are lots of unanswered questions. 

Anyone out there with the condition and experience who would like to chat? I have some info and some questions.  Using the search tool for the subject, I found only two souls...

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Ejection fraction

Since I had my pacemaker implant and av node ablation earlier this year, my ejection fraction has dropped from 51% to 41%.  Has anyone else had this happen?

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Sharp, Fast Pain

Today is 1 week post crt-d implant. Healing has been steady and on track. 

Today I had a really fast sharp pain that felt like it originated in the center of my chest and shot across my right upper chest and then it was gone. It lasted all of 1-2 seconds. No other symptoms noted.

I'm thinking maybe it was a muscle spasm or part of the healing process. But my mind goes into overdrive and I start to panic and think the worst...Does this sound like anything serious???

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