Most Recent Messages in Complications

Advice needed. Heart rate accelerating with very little movement!

Hey all,

Need some input/advice!  I have CHB with a Medtronic dual chamber atrial sensing rate responsive pacer.  The last few weeks, and with increasing frequency my heart rate has been rising up to 120-180 plus (measured via pulse oximeter) when barely moving or even just standing. If I am laying down I am ok, car rides seem to activate it as well.  I get shortness of breath and major palpitations when it happens and upon laying down it will take up to 30 min to fu...

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Feeling worst-CRT pacemaker

I too have a CRT pacemaker( following complications after having a dual lead pacemaker ) causing the left side of my heart to be out of synchronisation with the right.         Mine was implanted almost 3 months ago.         I agree with Gemita, go back to your doctor because you should be feeling well.                Are you on any medication that could cause lightheadedness? You shouldn’...

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Feeling worst

Hey guys! I Born with the third degree heart block and    Implanted my dual chamber pacemaker in 2013, i was doing great untill 2020 when i start feeling little short of breath. I went to the my cardiologist he did echo and said everything looks fine just ef drop to 45% its just little low. Since i was feeling symptoms my dr advice me that they can upgrade to CRt pacemaker. On 19 may, 2020 implanted crt device, I was having complications after the surgery I still having shortness of...

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Can a defibrillator move?

I had mine planted about 3 weeks ago and the "box" was directly below the incision but it seems to have dropped about an inch. I've left a message at the clinic but 12 hours later I've not had a response and I'm getting anxious about it. I went for a really gentle run yesterday so wondering if that caused it. No one said I shouldn't.

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Are hiccups changing my rhythm?

Hey, a bit of back story! I am a 27 year old female and have had my pacemaker for 3 years. I had SVT which was ablated twice, then I developed a third degree heart block and went into ventricular standstill - mainly at night. So the pacemaker went in! It's dual chamber, set at 50-150 and is only on demand. 
I am new to this group and have many questions about all your experiences! But my question today is... I get a random hiccup/burp type thing and then have...

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Pocket Hematoma

Asking for my husband.  He got his first dual chamber PM about 5 weeks ago, then Lead Replacement/Revision about 9 days ago.  He now has a pocket hematoma that is being "watched."  How long do they take to reabsorb?  Thanks for any advice -- this is all new to us!

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Pacemaker for 38+ Years

Hi all. I've had a pacemaker since age 5, I am 42 years old. I've had 7 pacemakers (I think!) and have always done great with them. The bottom chamber of my heart uses the pacemaker 99%+. I got called into my cardiologist because I was getting some "noise" across my Merlin tests. They adjusted a few things but now I'm going for Echo and meet with my Dr. One topic mentioned was that since I've used a pacer for so long and so frequently in that lower chamber - there is...

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Pain and enlarged breast

Hello.  I am 48 years old and had to have a PM in December last year.  I have started noticing my breast appears to be larger and is tender.  I thought I would ask if anyone else has that problem?  I know it is also a sign of breast cancer, but before I jump to conclusions and freak myself out, I thought I would start with the group to see if anyone has had this issue.  I do sleep on the left side and am just now getting use to the PM.  Any help would be apprecia...

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Possible Infection after New Pacemaker

Hi,

I just had an upgrade pacemaker and ventricle lead put in early for heart block before my pacemakers battery was ready to be replaced.  

I went into the hospital thinking I had COVID,  and they found heart enzymes in my blood and when I was sleeping my heartrate would fall down into the 20's.  

They quickly put in a new 2 lead pacemaker, and now I can breath so much breath better, and now I don't pass out.  But  it's been 2...

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The ability to use a Welder

Hello a quick question Can you weld Arc Mig weld with a Pacemaker.

Thanks in advance Pete

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Shoulder

I have had shoulder and arm pain since my surgery 3 weeks ago. Just had appointment with ep to check pm and remove bandage. Had no explanations for pain. Possible frozen shoulder (from day1) . Doubt it. Had to wrestle me? Has no idea. Any suggestions would be helpful  as I  head in for valve replacement 8/13. Thanks

 

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Feeling worst

Hey guys! I got CRt pacemaker on 19 May,2020, as I have 3 degree heart block and also my ef drop to 45%. I am feeling shortness of breath and weird feeling, nauseas and unable to exercise, since my surgery. I went to er and also check with my cardiologist they said pacemaker is wort100% and also they did echo all look fine. I dont know why I am feeling this. Also my pocket side feel tight. 
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Consistent Chest Moderate to Sever Pain and Shortness of Breath 2 years after surgery’s

New to the form. Sitting in hospital room trying to figure things out. I am having a lot of issues almost 2 years after ablation and PM installed.

I am 61 with history of Rheumatoid arthritis as well as fibromyalgia type two diabetes and AF.

in 12/2017 they did a ablation for AF and have had continuous chest pain and shortness of breath since that time they install a pacemaker in December 2018 due to slow heart rate and the pain and shortness of breath still make my life mise...

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Still have pain around Pacemaker

I had a pacemake put in 4 months ago and I was slowly starting to feel better. Did some gardening and did a sudden twist  when my cat jumped on me. Afraid I may have done some damage to the area around the pace maker hope I did not pull it out of its pocket. This happened a few weeks ago and I am sill having pain. Guess I will call Kaiser. 

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Hematoma

I have a hematoma. My surgery was july 2nd. For pacemaker/ debribillator. Today I asked to see nurse becuase my incision is still not healing duetdue weeping ever so slowly. The nurse said I have a pocket hematoma. Im on cialis  blood thinner. They told me to stop it for 7 days. To help with clotting. Also started me on clindamycin to prevent infection.Im worried about the next seven days. They told me it could start drying up on its on. Or they may have to due somthing else. ( I...

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lightheaded

I had a Medtronic 2 lead Pacemaker installed on 07/16/2020. The first few nights of sleep eluded me. I was to afraid to sleep. I am now able to get 5-6 hours of sleep. I've been getting lightheaded quite often. Is this normal. I also have Asthma. I've noticed after using my Nebulizer with Albuterol I seem to be getting a fluttering feeling in my chest. Is the Pacemaker trying to compensate for the temporary increase in the heart rate caused by the Med. Any help will be...

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Extreme shortness of breath

I have had a pacemaker for since 2015. It served me well for several years. In the last 2 years, I have had increased shortness of breath. This summer I was to the point of hardly functioning with super fatigue and weakened muscles and dizzyness and lack of balance. I also have mild muscular dystrophy. (I was not officially diagnosed until I was 67). I thought the muscular dystrophy was developing quickly and severely. I went in for a scheduled check of my pacemaker and had a different n...

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Infection Question

Hello,

Has anyone ever had an infection after the implanted that was cured with antibiotics and didn't require surgery?

My incision appears to be healing well three weeks after surgery, however a few days ago I began experiencing pain in my glands in my neck and armpit on the same side as the ICD. I called my Primary Care Dr. and she prescribed antibiotics. She said if the pain isn't better in two days call my cardiologist.  I felt relief the first day. On d...

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biotronic pacemaker

I wonder what the average bpm setting is. my setting is 60 bpm. Since the implant I have zero energy. Did anyone ever have the same problem?

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Feeling various Problems after CRT

Hey guys! I am new here , i got my Crt pacemaker implanted in May 19,2020 Due to weak heart and my lv was drop to 45%. But after having crt im still having lot of complications. Short of breath , dizzy and feel like pass out. I went to my dr he checked the pacemaker and also adjusted the setting and said pacemaker is working 100%. But it still worst and im curious what should i do now 

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You play MP3 files on your pacer.

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At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!