Most Recent Messages in Surgery & Recovery

Third Abliation

I have had two failed ablations for AVNRT, the second one left me with third degree heart block and a dual chamber pacemaker. The doctors now want to do a third ablation as I am having several ARNRTs per week and they are not controlled with medicane.

The other issue I still have is that when I pace in the bottom chamber I get a real sick feeling. I get week and feel nauseaand since I pace about 40% of the time in the lower chamber this is not good. I am 54 years old and was very active...

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Justi got my pacemaker replaced with a

Boston Scientific Accolade EL DR L331 and a new home monitor real fancy stuff. They gave me back the old stuff. I was more paintful than the first pacemaker because of the wires. It is supposed to be MRI safe.

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Waiting for Pacemaker

I'm 29, F, and i was diagnosed with complete AV block just recently.

All my life i was asymptomatic, I never really felt dizziness, chest pains or lightheadedness (or so i thought, cause i think i don't have any other comparison). I lead a very normal life. I play sports at least twice a week and I even went skydiving just the previous month.

One day, I was on my third day of fasting for my religion (dinner only), I went out with my friends to have dinner. I was makin...

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My heart stopped for over 6 seconds whilst sleeping

HI All , I have suffered AF now for 19 years I have had 3 ablations 2 sucessful and the last one was aborted when they caught my throat during a Transesophageal echocardiogram which meant they could not continue to do the ablation as they could not give me blood thinnners . So I have been on Bisoprolol for the last 2 years , which calms the AF a little but lately I have been getting what I can only describe as pausing of the heart , I have a ILR device implanted.  Last week the...

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1 day post insertion

The research I did before I had my pacemaker did not prepare me.  My pacemaker was put in yesterday.  I am shocked at how my scar looks.   Is there a way to post a pic on this forum so someone can tell me if this looks normal? 

 

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Stabbing pains

Hello everyone so I’m very new to all this I am 2 weeks post op having a icd/Pacemaker insertion and was wondering has anyone ever had a hematoma at there incision site? And how long were they in pain for not just uncomfortable bit actually in pain? And one more question has anyone had stabbing pain in there neck and above the incision site? I’m probably just being paranoid but I don’t see my EP until later this week and it’s making me nervous.

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June newbie

Well, happy to still be here. I was having frequent dizziness and occasional slight pinching at the right side of the heart. My PA had me wear the ZIO patch, (an exterior heart monitor), for almost 14 days. A couple days after mailing in the patch for evaluation,  the results came in. 3 times in 8 days my heart had stopped while sleeping. The maximum stoppage was 10.7 seconds. I was called while driving to go to ER, like real soon, and get evaluated. I was admitted within an hour. O...

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Pacemaker

I had my pacemaker surgery 19 days ago. Last week had flutters and short of breath for 3 days. For 4 days now the flutters are almost gone and my breathing is ok. I feel  too tired , lightheaded.  Is it normal? Going to see the doctor’s assistant  tomorrow. Anyone with the same experiencies? 

 

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New pacemaker

Glad to have found this forum.  I had bradycardia following svt ablation on 5/30.  Wiped out my SA node and was in complete heart block.  Just had my pacemaker surgery a few days ago.  Already feeling better.

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post-op

Hello all. its been 11 days since my pacemaker implant, and i had my first appt with the pacemaker clinic at Doc's office. All seems to be going well!  I am being paced 53% of the time. i recieved my Laditude monitor today. i have been off of work since my surgery and go back on Monday. I will be on light duty for another 3 weeks. 

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Surprised, Amazed, and Grateful ( I think) Pacer Newbie

Guess I'm another newbie who never in this world expected to join all you great folks in this exclusive club. I discovered this club in 2012 when my daughter, at age 27, received her pacemaker after a sinus node ablation to alleviate incessant tachycardia. I just lurked there, and found the information, the cameraderie, and encouragement offered by the members comforting to a bewildered and worried mother. And just to say, though my daughter has some health issues, she's doing well an...

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CRT seems is pacing me 100 bpm

3 weeks in. HR is between 85 an 115 bpm since two-week interrogation. Puzzled. Doc says may need tweaking, but he did not tweak it! They are trying to make the two walls of left ventricle squeeze, it seems. But the speed selected probably suggests low volume of stroke, incomplete emptying prior to squeeze, or sluggish response on the part of heart muscle. Kinda wish I knew! Of course, improvement is typically gradual for this kind of sickness. 

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New Pacemaker Question

Hi there! I'm scheduled to receive my first pacemaker this coming Friday. I had an ablation for AVNRT in December. The procedure didn't work and caused heart block (Wenckebach/Mobitz). I wasn't expecting the symptoms I have been experiencing for the last 7 months since the surgery (SVT, skipped beats, fatigue). I was told that I would feel "great" after my ablation. So the symptoms that followed have amped up my already high anxiety level. I was just wondering if an...

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Pain dull ache & depressed

Hello there im new pacemaker recipient 3 & half weeks now, i dont feel any different in fact im starting to think i was better off without it, ive had a bit of stress from work @ 2 weeks & depression from that, & decided if i'm still employed, i wil get my fitness back & find another job, anyway sometimes when depressed i feel an ache in my heart (this distresses me more) now im feeling heart burn, it scares me, i go & see the cardioligst next week i wil be t...

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Time off

Hello all, 

I’m scheduled to get my pacemaker at the end of this month (June). I was just wondering how much time off from work people took for recovery. Thank you in advance for your help!

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New Pacemaker

Hi first post. 54 year old male, very active and fit, history of SVT for the last couple of years. Had my second ablation on May 22 that left me with second degree heart block. Spent a 1.5 week with very low heart rate (20 at night to 40 during the day), finally got my dual chamber Boston Scientific pacemaker last night.

Today had been a rough day, pain is definitely there but under control. However I feel very weak, I have been in the hospital for the last 5 days and did loose 15...

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Feel pacemaker kick in when lay down

I'm 32 year old guy. Got my PM bc of bradycardia/syncope. I had a dual chamber PM inserted 3 weeks ago. I've had 3 EP visits to adjust my settings (which have helped a LOT!). They've made a lot of adjustments and have turned my voltage down. But I still can feel it kicking in when I do 3 things:

1) Lay down on my back (about 30 seconds of completely feeling the PM kick in)

2) Crouch down (think tying shoes crouching to look at a lower cabinet, etc.)

3) Bending ov...

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New to the group

This is probably the most exclusive group I’ve ever joined. I will have a pacemaker implanted next month. At 72, I’ve always been extremely active and   have no symptoms except fluttering occasionally. I had a Holter monitor and was diagnosed with sick sinus syndrome. I have both bradycardia and tachycardia.. I have always had a low heart rate but the holter shows it is down in the 30s while sleeping and I have spikes over 100 a couple of times a day. If anyone has brady/tach...

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Post Surgery

Good Afternoon 

I just returned home from hospital after having my Biotronik dual valve pacemaker installed. Surgery went well I think it took about two hours and they ended up putting me completely out. Anesthesiologist said doctor was very precise .He placed closer to arm under collar bone so I can still wear low cut blouses I guess...

I spent the night and was released this morning . Pacemaker tech checked me this morning and said it was working fine. It used 49 percent la...

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Countdown

Hi All,

Just a quick question! I am having a dual chamber pm fitted on Friday and I am an avid runner and golfer. Could anyone let me know how long to expect to be out of action from running and golf please?

Thank-you!

S

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Member Quotes

The pacer systems are really very reliable. The main problem is the incompetent programming of them. If yours is working well for you, get on with life and enjoy it. You probably are more at risk of problems with a valve job than the pacer.