Most Recent Messages in Complications

Post covid

I was recently diagnosed  with a severe episode of covid. Unfortunately, I did not take the vaccine beforehand and was hospital twice within the last mth. I received regen-con infusion, Dexamethason 6 mg, and remdesivir. I am currently on oxygen at home due to o2 dropping with any exertion. The problem I am having now since 8/5/2021 is my heart rate is running high with any mvmt. I have a dual chamber medtronic pacemaker and normally my rate would rarely go above 75. Could this just be a...

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Anyone on the fence about the vaccines ......

https://www.bmj.com/content/374/bmj.n1931

"Conclusion Increased risks of haematological and vascular events that led to hospital admission or death were observed for short time intervals after first doses of the ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 [Astrazeneca] and BNT162b2 [Pfizer] mRNA vaccines. The risks of most of these events were substantially higher and more prolonged after SARS-CoV-2 infection than after vaccination in the same population."

The study size was staggeringly high due t...

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Arm swelling

My husband had a duel chamber pacemaker inserted nov 2019. Just after Covid vaccine ~ april 2021 he noticed swelling around the elbow. When we checked the whole arm (on pacemaker side) it was an inch bigger than the other arm. He had CT scan , venous and arterial Doppler. All negative. It is a mystery. We saw the pace maker dr who said he has seen arm swelling but usually shortly after pacemaker insertion. We THOUGHT it could be from Moderne vaccine.

please let me know if anyone has exp...

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Tricuspid leakage due to pacemaker wire.

My husband has tricuspid leakage due to pacing wire. Has anyon else had this, and am interested as to what there electophysiologist had to say about valve replacement.

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Pacemaker migrated...alot

Good morning. I had my pacemaker placed on May 11. Since then I have had numerous issues with the settings that are still not resolved (I am one of the lucky ones who feels this thing working/not working properly), but now have a new issue. My PM has moved considerably. It has gone from under my clavicle about 4 inches lower into my breast. I was feeling breast discomfort and went in for my annual mammo and there it was, right in the middle of my boob. 

I have gotten push back abou...

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Decreased ejection fraction after implantation

Hello everybody!

I have 46 years old and already served a month with my PM implant because a degenerative disease of AV node. Yesterday made me a gamagramma, but it turned out that there is:

1. Slight apical defect that improves in stress in relation to recent PM

2. Dilated left ventricle (VTD 139ml, VTS 71ml) with borderline systolic function, LVEF 49%

3. Important asynchronous contraction of VI with a bandwidth of 240º, standard deviation of 60º, with the l...

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Post- Exertional Malaise PEM

Is anyone experiencing this?

 "Post-exertional malaise (PEM) is the worsening of symptoms following even minor physical or mental exertion, with symptoms typically worsening 12 to 48 hours after activity and lasting for days or even weeks. PEM can be mitigated by activity management (pacing)."

I have been trying to maintain an exercise schedule but have been experiencing some profound 'crashing' if i seem to do too much. I am trying to determine if this...

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Got pacemaker 5 days ago

I just got a pacemaker last Wednesday and have been lightheaded ever since.  I was okay coming home at 6:00 but the next day through today, I am constantly lightheaded.  I think my pacemaker needs an adjustment.  Has anyone else had this experience and how was it fixed?

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Ventricular spikes

Just had an EP visit and was told that I was having a handful of ventricular spikes. 121 to be exact. Hardly a handful to me. When I asked why, The EP has no idea and said that some people just get worse after a PM implant. He then walked out of the room bc he has other patients to see. What am I do to with this information?  What does it mean?  
Also, upon implant my heart was paced at 67%, then it dropped to 47% and now it is paced at 27%. What does this change mean...

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pounding heart

Does pacemaker control the power of the beat ? or just how fast ? 
Cause whenever I get hungry like in early morning or at hunger times , I feel that heart pouncing and touching chest cavity ( I feel heart beating ) ..
And after I eat it gets calm ..

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watch man

thank you for the advise as always  your very helpful. I am seeing doctor next week. I will ask him all these question that you advised very helpful thank you

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Bug zappers

Is anyone aware of interference or complications with bug zappers-you know the kind for mosquitoes, etc.

Only clarifying that because there was something online that mentioned zappers but it was a parasite zapper that you apply to your body?

I'm strictly speaking of the average bug zapper. I can't seem to find any clear message on this.

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watch man

received  my pm february of this year. everything fine. until the Dr noticed af  now he is talking about a watchmen. any advise would be helpful

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atrial fib and pacemaker

Good evening and thank you for your time,

Just a quick question in regard to current Covid outbreak and vaccine. have any of you had issues with the phyzer vax in regard to it causing hear palpitations or affecting pace maker, i`ve heard the vaccine can cause miocarditus or pericardittus but i think in only young people and I`m 71 now and have a dual lead pacermaker biontronik along with permanent AF, hope someone might be able to shed some light on this for me as to if you have had any...

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Swelling after insertion

Hi all! Well I had my third lead placed and device upgraded. UPGRADE DUAL PM TO CRT-P (Left). The procedure went pretty well but I have a good deal of swelling under or around the device.I have been on warfarin therapy for decades for valve replacement surgery and I imagine it is a hematoma. I saw my surgeons nurse who looked at it and was not overly concerned. I need to keep an eye on it for troublesome changes or signs of infection of course. The surgeon said it will take 3 weeks...

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tachycardia from palpitations

I am 5 weeks post-implant for complete nerve bliock and was doing well until a week ago when I started experiencing intermittent rapid heart rates (138 -145) with chest and throat discomfort while bending over and intermittently when walking. I have slowed my pace of walking this week but that does not seem to help.

My resting heart rate has dropped since the procedure and is now at 59 (it was as high as 72).

i am feeling fluttering palpitations and wondered if...

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Bi ventricular pacemaker

Hi my docs wants to fit a bi ventricular pacemaker because I have had a new heart valve and two ablations for af that haven't worked so they want to turn off the electric and run on pacemaker only my concerns are is this safe does it shorton life I've asked these questions but they were very matter of so about it just would like to speak to someone who has had it done 

Thankyou 

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How to be less emotional and move on?

Hi, I'm desperate to move on with life. But I cannot stop hating the fact that I have the pacemaker at 20s. I mean I had my heart rate at 30 but I ended up implanting the pacemaker because of some other surgery- got cysts in my ovaries. Life surprised me a lot. Like coping up and being less depressed became harder than ever. I really need your advice on how to move on. Please if there's anyone willing to share positive vibes, would love to hear them. 

Ps- doctors assumed I...

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To sleep—perchance to dream. Ay, there’s the rub!

It appears, after my PM insertion, possibly an increase in nocturnal teeth-grinding or possible TMJ, whatever... is there a relationship between pacemaker placement and  jaw and teeth pain? Symptoms lessen and mostly disappear upon rising. Could it be positional, I was strictly a left-side sleeper until the pacemaker now forced to be right-side. 

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Ablasion

I'm a new member and want to thank you for any advice you can give me.  I'm an 81 year old who has always been in good health.  In October after several tests  I was told I needed a PM for a slowheart rate.  I have been prescribed several medicines, none of which have helped me.  Besides my palpatations, I am tired, dizzy, tingling in hands and feet at times, and sometimes chills.  My last visit to the cardiologist he suggested an ablasion.  After so...

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Yesterday I moved to a new place in my mind and realized how bad I felt 'before' and the difference my pacemaker has made.