Most Recent Messages in Complications

weird and ongoing situation

Hey there, Its Ahamad here I love to join the club, so I born with third degree heart block got dual chamber pacemaker in 2013 things were going very well till 2020 when in March 2020 I started feeling some shortness of breath and went to my cardiologist. He did echo and tell that your EF decrease to 45% but he said your heart is little weak. They upgrade my pacemaker to Crt pacemaker but I still having complications its been almost four months now, my heart beat very fast and having some nau...

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Low blood pressure

Hi everyone.

On Dec. 5, 2019, I had a pacemaker implanted. After about 3 weeks, I started feeling light-headed and had difficulty concentrating, sometimes feeling like I might faint. My normal blood pressure prior to this implant was approximately 136/80. In recent months, my blood pressure is now much lower, approximately 100/60. I have spoken to numerous doctors and cardiologists and they have not been able to explain any of these changes, saying that this is relatively normal. I...

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Weightlifting

I'm 22 years old and I had my pacemaker implanted under the skin in my chest earlier this year. I enjoy my weightlifting and I'm quite lean so the pacemaker is clearly visible under my skin.
 

When I do chest exercises like bench press, the side of the pacemaker where the leads go in, pushes at the skin from below leaving a clear outline of that side of the pacemaker. I don't mind this but what I'm concerned about is if this could damage the skin...

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Redness on old scar

Hi All,

My pacemaker is 9 years old, likely to be replaced next year.

I've never had any issues with it but i woke up this morning with slight redness at one end of my scar. It looks like perhaps a little red bump and then red around it like when maybe I have scratched it or got a spot that broke. 

Should I speak to my GP about it or just keep an eye to see how it goes? I was so aware of infection when it was new but not sure if i need to be concerned now?

I a...

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Pain after 3rd pacemaker replacement

I am a gal who is 78 yrs. old and on July 28th I had my 2nd pacemaker replaced with a Medtronic MRI Surescan pacemaker.  After my 1st & 2nd pacemaker surgeries, I had minor incision pain for only a few days.  This third surgery has been very different.  I have extreme pain that feels like something is tugging on the incision.  The first two pacemakers used the same vertical incision, but this third one is horizontal and located adjacent to the previous incisions. ...

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Relocation?

I spoke via Zoom with my cardiologist this past Monday. One thing he expressed concern over, and yes I've had some problems with this, is how high up my device is. In truth, I can feel it hit my left collar bone when I am at work. I have had my device about two months now and am getting used to it being part of my life. However, when I move my left arm, there is some discomfort. My cardiologist suggested that perhaps we should consider having it moved down and little more to my left. Has...

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Mobitz Type II Second Degree Heart Block

Hi all,

I've documented previously on here the problems I encountered post implant but I have a few things I'm throwing out as though I'm starting from scratch;

I was diagnosed with Mobitz Type II Second Degree Heart Block, I'm 57
I was fitted with a Medtronic Ensura PM on 10th Feburary 2020
It is a dual chamber unit but was set initially to single chamber pacing.
My recovery after the procedure was virtually non existent, in fact I...

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Changes...

Ok..this forum has always reassured me.  It is time again.

Got up this morning and dizziness hit me as soon as I got out of bed.  

Worked in yard for 2 days and muscles are sore so was not surprised with that.

My pm is running down. They say the 3month window should occured in Oct. They have me calling in with the remote check every month. I am due to call this sat.  I have never been a fan of remote test but in today's world it is what Dr offices wan...

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Uneasiness in middle of chest

Had my pacemaker surgery 6 days ago, ok for the first couple of days, the last 3 days been having an uneasiness in middle of chest , my heart rate is 66, my BP is 144 over 80. Didn't have this uneasiness before . But I am belching alot more and alot more gas. It really concerned me a couple of days ago, go back to see my doctor tomorrow.  They put it in because my heart rate was really low, and my heart stop 3 times over the last 2 years and stop once while I was driving and had a ba...

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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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