Most Recent Messages in Complications

New to this way of life

Hello,

I am new to this platform but since having a PM is a new way of life I guess I will be spending more time in this forum.  I am 63 and had atrial fibrillation 6 events in 3 years and I was stable on meds but a Dr. recommended I have a cardiac ablation to get rid of the faulty circuits that cause A-fib. I had it done on 11-6-20, and it seemed to be a success.  After about a month I started feeling lightheaded and felt faint a few times so I went to the doctor and I was to...

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Difficulty Breathing

Hi,

I am 3 1/2 weeks out from receiving a dual chamber pacemaker because of sick sinus syndrome at 44 years old.  I had a few adjustments to my pacemaker including rate response turned on and I was feeling pretty good.  Went back to work last week Wednesday and thought I was over the worst of it and feeling like myself.  I am now experiencing difficulty breathing when I do any kind of movement.  Even walking is taxing and my breathing becomes labored.  It&#...

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Heart palpitations and dizzness

I am experiencing dizzness and heart palpitations and shortness of breath. It's been 4 and 1/2 months since I had my pacemaker implant! Had many adjustments and seems to last for a short time then symptoms come back and now I can't even do my daily chores or walk the dog down the street without feeling bad! Any comments would be much appreciated!

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Possible Complications

Hi everyone 

I am new to the forum & am looking for some advice about my situation.

A little bit about me, I am 38 years old, was diagnosed with AV block 2:1 (Morbitz) & had dual chamber PM fitted last July.

Had chronic anxiety for weeks after the procedure which thankfully has now disappeared.

This was followed by weeks & months of adjustment to living with the PM. Just before my 3 month post procedure check up, became quite dizzy & ligh...

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Leads dislodgement

I had a complete new PM and leads put in on January 6, 2021 and started feeling like I was being shocked before I was ever released from the hospital . The nurses told me that was normal , well I'm finding out 5 weeks later when I finally got to see the rep from the company that makes my type of PM and get my interrogation box, that probably 2 of my leads are dislodged and that is why I am feeling the shocking feeling so strongly. She turned down the voltage and the feeling has stopped. B...

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Motorized Power Tools

I use lawn and garden equipment like ezy turn riding lawn mowers, leaf blowers, weed wackers and chain saws.  I guess they all recommend 12 inches from pacemaker.  I think I should be all right.  Does anybody have any experience on this?

Thanks

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Pacemaker Concerns

I am a man who had Pacemaker implant over a year ago.  I'm interested in hearing from patients who have had left should problems and pain associated with implant.  Thanks.

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Pacemaker

Hi my pacer friends,Wondering have any of you had problems with your pacemaker beeping when in front of your tablet or computer? Thanks in advance. have a blessed day! 

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Non-sustained VT episodes post MVR/RF ablation for SVT/CRT-P

Hey all,

So I have had sustained sinus tachycardia since my MVR/CRT-P placement and RF ablation for SVT.  Went for my first follow up and device check today and I have had 16 events recorded.  Only 3 since last download which they told me may have been a remote download I was unaware of because of an alert they recieved saying I had NSVT.  There were 3 recordings of NSVT all in the last 1-2 months.  Prior to my surgery in November I have never had episodes of NVST or...

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pacemaker

Hi all my first post here i had a pacemaker fitted in 2017 i have been ok with it until 10 days ago started getting pain around pacemaker site pain comes and goes sharp shooting pain area around feels sore/pain gos towards shoulder /chest pain palpitations/ spoken to pacemaker clinic over the phone they are saying its muscle pain take paracetamol don't come to hospital to do covid . i can't bear the pain any more. any advice please.

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Shoulder pain

I had a pacemaker fitted October 2020. It was checked in December, all ok but I am now getting a lot of pain in my shoulder making it difficult dressing/undressing. Anyone else had this?

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My heart speeds up for no reason!

Hello and Good health to All!

I am 40 years old female. Two months ago I had a presyncope episode and was diagnosed with high degree AV block. So I had pacemaker implanted immediately.

I was feeling quit ok until my 6 weeks check up. After that I started feeling strange palpitations. While resting, my heart speeds up from 60-70 beats to 100 beats per minute and stays there for about 2 minutes everytime. My heart skips beats during that time and it feels very uncomfortabl...

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Does Pacemaker weaken the heart

Hi All 

As a newby to both the club and the reality of living with a PM;  im wondering if in general does  having a pacemaker weaken my heart muscle over the long haul??  Also does the higher the level of pacing also increase the likelihood of weakening my heart muscle?? Prior to my surgery I had a CT angio; a stress test as well as an echo and all results  were really good. I was told my heart muscle was strong my calcium score was 5. My only one...

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Cardiogenic Shock & Pericardial Effusion

Hello,

(Partially a cautionary tale. I'm 43yo F in decent health.)

Anyone have the above? It's NOT common. Nor did they think it was necessarily caused by PM, although they said the leads could have caused some of the inflammation. I didn't have a heart attack; I was hypoxic & started going into sepsis! 

PM inserted 21mo ago, but I just faced death. Discharged from hospital after 3 days, says "Cardiogenic Shock; Cardiac Tamponade; Hem...

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Restoring AV conduction through stem cells

Hello everyone, my name is Rhett Burgess and I am 21 years old. I have now 6 heart surgeries due to AV damage in a cardiac ablation 4 years ago. I received a pacemaker. I had what called pacemaker induced cardiomyopathy (PICM) a year and a half after receiving the pacemaker. My ejection fraction dropped from 65% to 38%. I felt tired and could tell something was up. I then had to get a upgrade to bundle of his pacing. The thought of replacements in the years to come and being restric...

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CRT, bi-ventricular pacemaker

Hi, just got a pacemaker 5 wks. Ago. I can feel it pulsing, 5 or 6 times a day and at night when laying on my left side. I asked Dr. if he could adjust it. He reduced the voltage, but now I have shortness of breath. Has anyone else experienced this and want was your outcome?

thanks so much,

 Julie C.

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biotronik anticor 7vr-tdx

i had gotten 7 inappriopriate shocks a day after this pacemaker/icd was installed. The icd/pacemaker was programmed too low and when i had afib it thought it was vtach and kept shocking me.

Now i have a choking sensation as if i can't breath and unexplained gastric problems. Anyone have an issue like this? I was given amiodorone to stop the irregular heart beats and then the device was reprogrammed but i was continued on amiodorone for 14 days which caused me to get nauseous and sha...

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Pain around icd

About 6 months after my icd was installed I started experiencing soreness and pain around the unit. Has anyone else had this? Does it go away? Is there anything you can do about it? 

Thank you 

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Increased level of junctional beats after upgrade to 3rd lead added to Left Bundle Branch

I recently (12/9/20) was due for a replacement pacer and was "upgraded" from a Medtronic 2 lead Revo unit to a Medtronic 3 lead Serena unit. 

The main reason I went for the 3 lead unit was the increase in pacing in the ventricles with the 2 lead Revo unit. I decided to get what I hope are the benefits of synchronized vent pacing over time instead of fighting cardiomyopathy later on- my choice. 

Regardless, a bigger issue I had prior to this upgrade was junction...

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Device adjustments

I had a  PM implant oct 21.  After 4 weeks I began exercising on my Manuel treadman w incline.  I was doing ok until I decided to push its! All of a sudden I felt a pressure in my chest and a feeling in my throat like I wasn't  getting enough air. I sat for a few minutes and I recovered! Went to get a device check and told RN about the event and she said she would make some adjustments. Not sure what was adjusted but she said now my heart would have to work harder...

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