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Pacemaker and a loop recorder

Does anyone know if a person that has a pacemaker can also have a loop recorder? My EP told me my pacemaker wouldn't have any effect on my pvcs or pacs but it would keep my heart rate to at least 60 because I have a bad sinus node as well as taking Sotalol that slows the heart rate down. I am used to, but certainly don't like, pvcs/pacs but I am getting some real disturbing erratic rhythm runs that kind of get very worrisome. Of course, when I see the EP the problem just seems to hide...

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Help

Received biotronik dual chamber pacemaker Dec 3 2019 because of complete heart block. When I'm laying in bed I feel good. When I  start moving  I'm out of breath going up and down basement steps, both feet are numb, bottom low lip and chin are numb and I'm lightheaded.  My pace was set at 60 with aggressive censoring, then they moved me to 70 with aggressive censoring , now back to 60 pace with basic censoring. Still having same issues. Has any else experienced...

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Hi from new member and question about Metoprolol and low blood pressure

Hi there! 

My Norwegian mom is 79 and just had a pacemaker placed in three weeks ago. She has always had low blood pressure and was misdiagnosed with aFib, and has now been given the diagnosis of "sick sinus syndrome" after having swings in her rhythm that had her alternately faint and have rapid heartbeat. 

She was on beta blockers and blood thinners at various points since her aFib diagnosis about 7 years ago, and they made her feel dizzy and have little...

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Pacemaker

I had a biotronik closed loop system implanted for orthostatic hypotension.  I had electric shocks and ten out of ten chest pain.  Two ER visits, dr visit, multiple test and calls before they found out after two weeks that I had a punctured heart and lung.  After 2 more surgeries one resulting in a chest tube with one liter removed I am finally home.  Has anyone else experienced any of this.  If you do make sure you receive echocardiogram and lung cat scan.  Othe...

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Sensation in neck/collarbone area (leads?)

Not sure if this is the best place to idenntify this topic, but does anyone else have an odd sensation in their neck/collarbone area? I'm guessing it's the wire running through my subclavian vein area and over to my heart. It's on the same side of where my pacemaker is implannted. It's hard to describe the sensation - not really a pain but more just kind of a discomfort...maybe slight dull ach or awarenness of presence that's right where neck meets collarbone area. 

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Cardio or specialist physician? Possible infection...again!

Hi all

So..here I sit 11 months post-implant of second PM (first removed due to staph epidermidise infection 6 years ago) feeling suspicious....and fed up.

I have not been feeling great for a good 6 months but do not do well with Doctors and make like an ostrich!

I finally went to my GP and was diagnosed with pleurisy just below the PM site. Have completed the full set of Augmentin bombs and still little relief, though pain is better. Still feel oxygenless and...

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Pacemaker repositioning

Hi everyone I went to hospital recently after being called in as I've been in pain with my pacemaker since having it implanted in April this year  they did an x ray a while ago and have finally confirmed what I thought that my pacemaker moved out of position I've now been told that they might either reposition it or take it out and place it under a muscle has anyone else been in this situation and if it's placed under a muscle were about on my body will it go I'm worried...

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Overdose question

I am new here and I do have a pacemaker, but so does my good friend. Over the holiday my best friend seemed very depressed so I took him aside and talked to him. He was open with me and told me he was thinking of suicide because of all of his medical issues. I know he takes valium for anxiety and some kind of opoid painkiller for his legs. My question is, if he were to take overdoses of his meds, would the pacemaker keep him alive. 

I know this is a bizarre question but I...

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Post pacemaker implant 1 1/2 yes

Noticed that the implant site after year and half has a knot over the scar area

anyone else have this and knows what it means?

  Dr apt tomorrow

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Update on multiple allergies to pacemaker and leads

I'm a 62 yr old female, I could really use some support. I just got out of the hospital on December 24, I was being treated for reactions for my allergies, as my neck/throat is swelling. They want to remove the pacemaker and leads, but I'm 95% dependent on the top lead and 5% on the bottom lead. I also have some fluid around my heart now that I never had before. They can put in a gold plated pacemaker, but they have found no replacement for the 2 leads. Not anywhere in North America o...

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Biotronik CLS pain

I had a biotronik CLS pacemaker placed 6 days ago for orthostatic hypotension.  I have been having severe back pain and shocks.  They are worse than labor pains.  I ended up in th Er the day after being discharged from hospital.  All tests were normal.  Chest xray, labs Ekg.  The device rep interrogated my pacer. They released me to home.  The Dr that placed it thinks its not the pacer but nerve pain for the shocks and the back pain for being on surgica...

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Pacemaker

Good morning my pacemaker friends, I have been having a lot of pain around my pacemaker site. My pacemaker was implanted 2yrs ago, wondering is this normal? I have been having a very rough time I was diagnosed with Addison a year ago this has been one of the roughist battles I have ever faced. Wondering has any of you been diagnosed with Addison's? God bless! thanks in advance. 

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Replacement pacemaker

I had a replacement pacemaker a fortnight ago and had a very calcified removal. Developed a hematoma and  now have a very swollen site. Should I worry? 

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Pacemaker and lead extraction

At the end of this week I am scheduled for a complete pacer and lead extraction. This will be my second pacemaker, I only received my initial pacer 6 years ago - I'm almost 26. 

I had complications with my first surgery (mini lung puncture) so I am definitely anxious about this upcoming procedure. 

Has anyone gone through this procedure before? 

Was there anything you did before or after to help with recovery and settle nerves? 

Thanks so much!&...

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Pacing starts when laying on left side

I am in my 40's and have had ICD for half my life and have been able to stay fairly active. I recently got a ICD surgery, in the past i have always had medtronic but got a boston scientifc this time. I have started noting that every time i sleep on my ICD side or even lay on the ICD side it starts pacing and it doesnt stop until i switch sides. Has anyone else experienced this ? i am going to see the doctor soon to go over this issue. 

I also returned to excercise lightly...

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Heaviness back of throat when I lie down

I am a 63 year old man. I had a PM Insertion about a month ago and have been experiencing heaviness/dull and pulsating pain at the back of my throat when laying down which dissipates within minutes. I reported the paint to the doctor and he shrugged it off as temporary agitation related to the insertion. My reason for the pacemaker Insertion is a Type 2 AV block. Has anyone else with a similar condition had similar pain when lying down? If so, does anyone have a good explanation for it?...

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Distraught: under sensing problem

Background: I had a long, complicated initial implant surgery of a dual chamber PM. Due to vein access problems, the R Ventricular lead was known to not be 100%. The surgeon thought it was 80% but it has since degraded to 40% and remained there.

At 6 weeks post-op, my 2nd visit to the PM clinic confirmed that the R Ventricular lead of my dual chamber PM is still under sensing: a 'suboptimal' 2 millivolts instead of an 'optimal' 5 millivolts.

Next known steps are:

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Frozen Shoulder 6 Months after CRT-D Implant

 

I had my CRT-D installed (left shoulder) at the end of April, and my recovery went well and I felt fine all summer long and was able to use my left arm and shoulder normally. I even completed 3 months of cardio rehab at the end of September.

In early October I noticed that I had some left shoulder pain, and the pain has increased since then. Its painful when reaching behind me, overhead or across my chest, and it is difficult to get comfortable in bed so my sleep is disturb...

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Dizzy Spell

I got a pacemaker  9 months ago because I had a dizzy spell incident and today I had another dizzy spell incident after 9 months, is this normal? I was told that I would not have an incident after having a pacemaker. Please help I am devastated because of this incident. I forgot to tell you that I have AFIB.

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Allergic to multiple components

I have a dual pacemaker and allergies to multiple components in the pacemaker and leads. They can't find anything in Canada or the USA. They are trying to find something in Europe that I'm not allergic to. Then they have to apply to Canada Health to see if they will pay for it. Is there anyone else who has this problem or a solution for me? 

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