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Heart failure?

I went to see my cardiologist for a normal check up and when I went he got really concerned when he did my ekg. He went and had me do a stress test and a echo after to see what was happening. He said he thinks I'm going into heart failure. He altered some of the settings on my pacemaker and he gave me a new medication to try for a month. He says right now he can't tell if it is my afib or if it is my heart going into failure. I'm really hoping it's just my afib. 

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Pressure in chest

 Went to Cardiologist in Sept because I was having times when I felt like someone was stepping on my chest.  I am a tennis instuctor and exercise at least three times a week with weights twice a week.  Like may of you I was pretty surprised I could have anything wrong with (me at all) my heart.  After 6 months and multiple Drs, the Cardiologist I went to for the second opinion diagnosed me with Symptomatic Bardycardia or Sinus Node Dysfunction (he used them interchangeably...

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Soreness

Hi everyone I hope all is well, my question is I had my pm put in 2-21-20 so well over a month out it healed well but over the past week the incision site has been getting sore and yesterday it begin to feel tight woke up this morning to my shirt stuck to the site I cant see where it has leaked but its really painful and feels swollen because of the virus my dr canceled my appointment last week I have a telehealth appointment coming up Friday I'm just getting concerned has this happened t...

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Severe back and stomach pain

My husband had a Defibrillator put in December 2019. Since then he has been having severe back and stomach pain. Has anyone else experienced this after having their Defibrillator put in? Thank you in advance. 

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Pacemaker Implant

I currently have a Medtronic DTMA1D1 3-lead PM. The third lead is functionally "dead." EP recently tried but failed - due to my hearts anatomy - to install a new lead by coming in from the right side. His bundle pacing attempt also failed.  If I could get my left and right ventricles more synchronized, perhaps I'd feel better.  Next step would be the epicardial approach. EP has suggested a surgeon in his group that can perform this surgery via the "keyho...

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induction cooking

Certainly a very minor question, in view of all the Covid-19 concerns. Does anyone have up-to-date info on effects of induction cooking and your pacemaker. Latest info on site is 4 years old.

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Upgrade

In November, 2019, before surgery I had an echocardiogram. I had a St. Jude Pacemaker inplanted. It had two leads, one to the lower right chamber and the second to communicate to the upper chamber. I was placed on blood thinner. Upon return to the hospital in December, I was echocardiogramed again and cardioverted. In late Feburary I had one of my follow up medical appointments. I was removed from meds. I don't know why the doctor did not say anything before but during this...

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Pacemaker? Leads?

Kind of a summary of my recent Cath Lab event with my EP and his assistants;

Indications:  Left ventricular dyssynchrony

Conclusion: Unsuccessful attempt of LV lead implant or His bundle pacing from the right subclavian vein. Consider epicardial LV lead placement.

 Procedure: "Attempt LV lead implant. Patient was taken to the EP lab. Venogram was performed which demonstrated patent right subclavian vein. Patient was prepped and draped in sterile fashion. Vanco...

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Stretched my arm overhead in my sleep one week after surgery

The pain at the site woke me up. Could I have pulled my leads out?

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Old Pacemaker Scar on Stomach - feels like it’s tearing...

Hello everyone!

i'm really happy to have found this site. My name is Jordan, and I was born with Complex Congential Heart Disease. As such, I've had many pacemakers throughout my life - if I had to give a rough estimate, I had about 5 temporary ones (all in my stomach) before I was 3 years old. Upon turning 3 I was flown to Mott's Children's Hospital in Michigan and had a surgery known as the "Double Switch" performed on me. Honestly, I don't even truly und...

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New member - pacemaker installed Fri 3-6-2020

AFTER  pacemaker implant for bradycardia...I had 2 severe episodes of angina....now facing a

cardiac catherization because they found calcifications on the thoracic artery while doing a STAT

CT after angina episode.....a little scared and wondering if the heart cath will goof up the leads on my implant.   Anyone have an answer?   

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swelling on legs after PPM

swelling on legs after PPM need solution 

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Pacemaker/Defibrillator coming out

My mother has a Medtronic PM/Defibrillator. The original device was installed in 2001 (concerto, I believe). Many complications with it. She received about 30 non therapeutic shocks in the first year. The device wasnt functioning properlly and had to be switched out. 

The newer devices battery depleted in 2005, a new device was put in.

That one lasted until 2009. By now the surgical site and pocket were so scarred and hard to the touch.

New device installed in 2016. Was...

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Pacemaker syndrome/lead out of place 2nd time

I got my pacemaker installed last February and it has been a big mess. 1st pericardial effusion, 2 weeks later atrial lead moved, a month after surgery to replace lead, 1 month later lead moved again. I now have pacemaker syndrome and have surgery Friday the 13th lol to have lead revision with new doctor. I am scared to death. 1st will this fix the problem? 2nd will i come out oc this ok? I see dr tomorrow because i would not have surgery again without having all my questions answered. I do k...

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Weird Pulsations From Boston Scientific Accolade

I had a Boston Scientific Accolade PM installed 4/2018.  A few months later I began to notice strange pulsations (throbbing vibrations) occuring randomly at the site of the PM unit in my chest. Later I realized they were not random ... they occured on even hours of the day, more often evening hours, and 14 pulses at a time.  They are not painful but noticeable.

My MD never heard of such a thing ... Boston Scientific babbled something about "self-tests" but begge...

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pain collar bone and fluid around heart and lungs

Hi,

(apologize if my english is not 100% accurate but hope you'll understand)

I had got my pacemaker summer of 2018 with 1 electrode and second electrode implanted summer of 2019. The latter one was not fully attafched and scratzed on the heart so it was replaced 1,5 month later. 

since then i have constant pain in my heart and it cramps/feels like a knife stabbing me when i've been to active. I also have pain below my collarbone that rays up on my neck, cheaks...

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?? LVF

Hello! havent checked in for quite sometine, just tring to get on with life and forgeting about having a device  

Had a great year last year after more alterations of settings post an AV abaltion 2016....cant belive how the time has passed. However a started feeling less good at the end of the year and after seening new consultant she is sending me for another echo and referal to another electrophysisologist.Getting lots of fluttrts and longer spells of palpatation like feelin...

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Allergies

Dear Gemita, thank you so much for your message. I was feeling pretty low and having someone to talk to helps. I knew right away something was wrong. I kept getting a stabbing pain in my heart. I then developed very small lumps that kept growing and are painful. I get very itchy and then fluid started to build up where it got hard to swallow. I was in the hospital on strong doses of prednisone (I've had to take prednisone again since) it helps somewhat. Fluid is building up even on my bac...

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Pain in chest when lifting arm

I had my pacemaker installed Dec.20, 2019 for slow heart beat(30bpm)

Sometimes when I lift my left arm or yawn it is painfull between my pacemaker and heart, upper left chest area.

My six week checkup was fine.

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Multiple allergies

As I have stated before, I have multiple allergies to components in the leads and pacemaker. The vein which contains the leads has collapsed, fluid around my heart, fluid built up on my left side of my body. Polyurethane leads can be put in, but I will still be allergic to the tips or ends of the leads.There was a pouch found in California to put the pacemaker in. All of this would eliminate most of my allergies. Health Canada has refused to let me have the pouch from California. I'm very...

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