Most Recent Messages in Surgery & Recovery

Pain in heart

Can people remember how long it was before there was no pain in the heart after their first implant? 

It seems to flare up a day or so after exercise still and I'm now at four months.

It's not excruciating more like a mild toothache type pain that throbs .

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You are all a blessing to me!

Hello all,

I am SO glad I found this site! 

I received my first and my hope is, my last pacemaker implant on 1/19/2021 . Medtronic, Azure Xt two lead.

Diagnosis was Sick Sinus Syndrome.  I do have a history of ablated SVT of about 8 years ago.  I had a mild case of Covid 1/3/21 and it is 50/50 if it was the Covid or my history of ablation according to which doctor you speak to.

I am 58 ,was healthy and active, so It was a shock to me when they said "...

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3rd wire to be inserted

I will be having a third wire inserted into my Biotronik pacemaker to my left ventricle.  I have diastolic heart failure.  Am 79.  Anybody had this done?  My Cleveland Clinic team here in Northern Virginia tells me it is done frequently.  Hopefully will give me a little more pep.

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Pace and ablate

Hi all

End of November 2020 I had my PM fitted for continued AF,  I have done everything I was told like no raising your arm above your head etc, 7 weeks ,after implant  I had AV-Node Ablation which was done mid January 2021, everything with heart is going well just got to go back end of this month to have lower rate lowered to 60 from 80

Unfortunately I am suffering with a frozen shoulder which I was told could happen plus slight tenderness around the armpit a...

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light headed and dizziness

Hello clubbers

After week of having my CRT-D installed, my recovery is really not too bad. No excessive pain, and my 8 cm scar seems to heal ok.

A nurse will check the stiches on Monday,  and I seem good to go.  I am having problems trying to leave my arm down.

But my over-all health is way worse than before the surgery.

I saw my house doctor Wednesday, and my symptoms made him think a had Covid, and he asked my to do a test.

Soo happy that came back ne...

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Random Chest Pain

Hi!!

So, I'm 19, I got my pacemaker two years ago. It's one lead and was put in for 2nd Degree AV Heart Block.

I've experienced random chest pain over the two years (sharp almost cramp like pain). They don't last for a long time--a few second, maybe a minute or two max. 

I was wondering if anyone else experiences this? Or if you did and it went away.

Thank you! I hope you all have a lovely day! 

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Generator revision

Hi, 

I had my first 2 lead pacemaker put in last year July 21st.  This is my 3rd pacemaker, I had my first one put in in 2003 and never had any problems with the first or second, but they were both single leads.   Since I've had this one, I've been in constant pain around my pacemaker,  into my arm, and up my neck.  I had an infection for the first 8 weeks after it was put in, and there was a hole in the incision that didn't heal for 2 1/2 month...

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my roomy is in place

Hello

My CRT-D Biotronik 3 leads was installed on Friday.

Today, on Monday, my skin is still sore, as is the muscle beneath.

I was hoping the device would be smaller, and less visible, but it is what it is.

I am happy to have found out that my strapless bra is mandatory for me. Having a large size, I feel relieve when I wear it.

After the surgery, I had a bad experience with the morphine they gave me. I had a local anestheasia. I had bad nausea and nearly fainted...

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PM After Cardiac Ablation

Hello,

Thanks to everyone who commented on my initial message. I seem to be having some instability in the way I feel since my ablation and then my subsequent PM needed due to bradycardia. I can't help from feeling like I would rather still have my A-Fib incidents once every couple of months rather than getting the ablation because since then I became bradycardic and received a Pacemaker and I constantly feel nauseated or symtomatic, similar to how I felt whenever I had an A-Fib inc...

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So good to hear from folk who know.

In January this year, I had a 2:1 partial heart block, which saw me taken to hospital, then an op (for a dual chamber pacemaker implant), very quickly performed. I had 3/4 hour notice; my heart rate had been 33 BPM.

I had complications and a further week in hospital (total of 9 days), due to vomiting and post procedure pericarditis/pericardial effusion (fluid around heart). I have made slow, but steady progress, but last night slept on my right side and awoke with awful pain i...

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Indigestion following pacemaker install

anyone develop nausea and stomach pains after implant of cardio pacemaker?   thank you.

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Stinging and discomfort

I had my pacemaker implanted three months ago but I still have occasional stinging and discomfort especially at night. I'm 70 years old and quite active but wondering if this is normal. I spoke to my cardiologist several times he said give it longer.. any help would be appreciated.

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High pulse (110) before getting out of bed

2 weeks post CRT D and I've noticed on my fitbit that my pulse is over 100 before I get out of bed. My first check up is in 2 weeks but I'm just wondering if this is common after a new pacemaker and if its cause for concern. I did phone the hospital but they said they couldn't say anything until I came in 2 weeks. To be honest, without the fitbit I wouldn't be any the wiser and when I went to bed my BP was 119/72 so it seems to be some sort of dawn phenomenon similar to blood...

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Chest Pressure and Heart Racing

Hi!  I am new to the group.  Just got a pacemaker two weeks ago due to long pauses between heart beats and a low heart rate.  Today I went for a short walk and I was winded, dizzy, had chest pressure and felt like my heart was pounding through my chest.  I am a very active, fit 44 year old female and feeling a bit frustrated and uneasy about a slow walk causing such uncomfortable symptoms.  I ended up getting the pacemaker because of dizziness and chest pressure and n...

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Boston Guidant pacemaker?

2 weeks after surgery, today I received the "card" with pacemaker details and it says I have a Boston Guidant pacemaker? I can only see Boston scientific on Google. When I did a search on this website nothing came up. I find it worrying that I have something not in the wider community. Has anyone else had this model ?

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Recovery pain

I'm 3, almost 4 weeks out from having a Medtronic two lead pm implanted.  I have sss with bradycardia.  I'm still feeling short of breath, slight flutters and chest pain.  Could it be that everything is still inflamed.  I had considerable pain and bruising which is just now resolving. 

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How Long after Pacemaker Before Covid Vaccine

I have a chance to get a Covid Vaccine 8 days after my Pacemaker (2/1/2021).  Does anyone know if it is safe to get the vaccine approximately a week after surgery?

 

Thanks

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New Pacemaker/AV Block Yesterday- Surprisingly Easy Surgery

I received a dual chamber pacemaker yesterday and was surprised that the surgery to implant the pacemaker and the AV node block was pretty easy.   I was a little anxious ahead of time since the idea of being awake while someone mucked about my heart wasn't something I wanted to think about.  It also took me a few months to get my mind in the right place and reconcile being dependent on the pacemaker for the rest of my life -  I'm 69.  I was able to talk a...

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Placement of pacemaker

I learned that a patient opted to have the pacemaker implanted in a deeper muscle layer. What are the issues involved in this decision?

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Procedure Done!

Hi everyone! 
 

Just to let you all know I had my procedure yesterday. It all went well and I had an upgrade from and single chamber to a dual chamber pacemaker, for complete heart block. 
 
During a stress test I was diagnosed with some exercise induced Non-Sustained Ventricular tachycardia, the doctors have given me and upgrade to a dual chamber pacemaker and 80mg of nadolol daily to stop this. Has anyone else experienced this?

I am in qui...

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Hi, I am 47 and have had a pacemaker for 7 months and I’m doing great with it.