Most Recent Messages in Complications

Laying on Leftside

Hey there, I am new to the group. I got my pacemaker a couple of years ago. I recently starting having weird heart beats when I lay on my left side. It is inconvient because my baby monitor (video) is on that side. So I have to lay flat and turn my head. Has any one experienced this?
Thanks :)

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OK WHAT IS THIS THING

I just had my PM installed on the 20the of aug,so I am new to this PM world. Mine was installed because my sinus nod doesn't fire to well and my heart rate resting is in the low 30's. I have been living with a heart that did not know how to beat for 5yrs and I became quite comfortable with it,till every time I stopped moving my heart rate would slow down so far I would almost pass out, for example. I was on stage performing and when the songs would end it was like a black curtain was closing in...

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severe dizziness

Hi all. I havent posted in a while...im having some problems again. It seems im okay for a while and then all of a sudden things happen again. Im 24. Have a pacemaker for 1 and half years. I've been told i have cardiogenic syncope for which i take medication and i have not had a fainting episode since i started medication like 6 months ago. Yesterday i tried to get out of bed and i was severely dizzy that i had to lay back down. Even when i was laying down i felt very dizzy. It took about 10 tri...

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sweating,dizziness, severe left arm pain,severe fallscausing injury, and shocks

good day all, i am a 46 yr.old female,i have had my pacer for 2 yrs, and to this day i am having problems daily,cant sleep on left side, the implant rubs my collarbone constantly,i wake up during the night and my heart is racing so severely, my heart dr, says she has done all she can except monitor it, and everytime i go to see her, the guidant person has to reset my pacer, i was never told anything about my insignia being on a recall list until i found it on the internet does any one have any i...

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pulled both leads out

I had pm pu in last thursday. when I woke up on tuesday morning my sling had ripped and my arm was over my head. I didn't think too much about it and sewed the sling. that evening I had huge muscle spasms on my right side. after calling the surgeon I went to the hospital and found out that I had pulled one lead out 2" and the other one out 6". had surgery to put them back and now he has me on a very restricted regimen. I'm really scared but know I have to be careful.
judy

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Relocation Surgery Completely Successful

Some of you are familiar with my story. I got my first PM in January and had a smooth, easy recovery initially. Cardiac issues all solved. But I never got to the point of being pain-free, and certain routine activities, as well as sports, continued to hurt even after 6 months: drying my hair, sleeping on my left side, a seatbelt, kayaking, backpack or purse on my left shoulder, etc. I'm very thin-skinned at the PM site below my collarbone and it was a very prominent lump, and so close to my shou...

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Frozen Sholder

What is this and how do I prevent it?

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Pacemaker for SSS now Heart beating SVT

Hello, It's been a long time since I was at the site--
In Dec 2006 I got my new Medtronic Adapta. Things have been great. I had a pacemaker checkup 4 weeks after in implant, everything was great. I was told with this pacemaker I would have it checked every six months. Well, that was in July, and I had 19 episodes of SVT. My doctor did not like the results and had the rep could to his office and have a recheck. Now I'm on a Beta Blocker(hate the side effects) again and back to 3 month check...

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A FIB WITH PACER

Hello
Have not been on for a bit but the site changes are great,love it.Anyway my question is about a fib and pacer i have been in a fib now for several days went to er and the Dr there said i was throwing pvc and i told him no i think thats the pacer he said you are probably right LOL and he is the Dr. anyway since i already was diagnosed with afib they just said call my dr see what he wants to do so i did he said double my tambacor and see him on 8/14 well the problem is i am still in a...

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Pinching around PM after 6 wks.

Just wondered if an;yone has experienced a pinching sensation around the pacemaker after 6 weeks of the implant? This occurs on a sporadic basis. I have not done anything as far as heavy exertion until Tuesday. I played my first tennis game but used my right hand...implant on left side. I did lift some pebble stones in a bag that same day but have really not lifted anything heavy during this entire period. Please contact about this if you have experienced same feeling. Thanks Gene Ray

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Breast Cancer & PM

I have a question fro the group:
Have anyone here developed breast cancer within a year of having their pacemaker implanted? Within a few months of recieving a PM I developed BC in the same side the PM is implanted. For the first few months following the implantation my PM was going off daily. As I recall from previous science clases, submitting a cell or other living thing, to constant shocks can cause it to grow out of control or at least much faster than normal.
Jean

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Follow up on muscle spasms

Hello, well I went to the cardio and after all day of testing and x rays, I found out that the spasms are from the ICD. The upper lead has worked it's self out and wound around the generator. So next week they are going to replace the lead......The lead had been firing into my muscles. I have never heard of this, but the Dr. says the it happens once in awhile. If any of you have wierd symptoms, make sure they figure it out. Good luck and God bless you all.....

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what just happened???

Hi there. Just sleeping away down here in Australia at about 1 am, when something happened!!!

I was lying on my tummy sound asleep when I was awakened by something electrical, a bit like a small electical shock and a noise like a zzzzzzzzzz. At first I thought "oh ___" what was that!!?%&#*

Well I am truly awake now and am about to look through the site to see if I can find as answer. If anyone else is out there and can help me I'd appreciate it.

I have a Medtroni...

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Does anyone have muscle spasms

I have had a dual pm/defib implaneted in march of this year, all has been well...Except that In the last week I've been having muscle spasms, at first it was the area in my right ribs, then it changed to the left rib area, then it move to my left arm, then the area over the icd on the left side. I went to my primary Dr. and she said to call the Cardio. I go in tomorrow but I have never heard of such a thing. Has anyone else had these problems? Thanks and God bless you all......

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Murmurs?

Hi Everyone,
well it's been a month since I had my first PM implanted and besides a little discomfort I thought I was doing really well.
I had to go in to see my regular MD yesturday and she listened to my heart and said I have a murmur. Well this threw me off guard bc I never had a murmur before. She thinks it might be due to the PM wires or the scarring over the wires. I have and ecocardiogram scheduled soon to see what might be causing this murmur.
I am writing this bc I...

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Dizzy yet again

Hello all,

I have an issue any thoughts would be appreciated.

I am 44 y.o.f.m. SSS duel chamber pm. for 4 years. When I was first implanted I spent my first year dizzy. It was crazy, I could not lean over or get up fast without "spinning" I went to my cardio dr and PCP they ran tests to no availe. It slowed and then stopped for a few years.

Well it's back. It started about a week ago. I can just sit down and I start spinning. It takes a minute to get my h...

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possible pacemaker infection

Hi everyone. I am a 34 woman who had my pacemaker placed on 6/25/07 (St. Jude) for asymptomatic high grade AV block. Since 7/15/07 I have had drainage from my incision site and the site keeps opening more, it is now about halfway open. I was started on Keflex 500mg four times a day. I have seen my EP doc 2 times since then and have been to the ER twice. I am fearful that my pocket will become infected and will need my pacemaker replaced. After 9 days of antibiotics the site is still draining lot...

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cough

Hi Folks,
I had my implant at the end of April...things went very well. I am doing fine. I did start a cough..dry..and it has lasted up to this day. My GP says there is nothing in my lungs..it must be an allergy. I was just wondering if anybody that the same symptom..I really don't think it is the PM but I though I would ask...I am on vasotec for the last 10 years so I don't beleive it is the drug...any suggestions/
Gary

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Soreness,shoulder pain

I found this wonderful site last night and joined immediately. A big thank you to you all for describing all your initial fears and pain - at last I know I am normal.

I have been in pain since June 12 when I had my Medtronic PM inserted. Glue was put on my wound and it would not move until after a month and the pain is less intense. I now have soreness where the PM is, at the side near the shoulder and the shoulder itself. The sorenes is also all across the collar bone and across...

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beating in arm

I don't know what I was thinking, the beating is in my Dad's left arm, the side where the PM is located.

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