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Ice hockey

I am getting a pacemaker in a few weeks.  I would really like to continue to play ice hockey.  This low level men’s league.   No checking but there is still contact

Needing a pacemaker was not expected as I was fine until last fall.  I am 57 and am used to being active.   Anyone else have any issues or concerns will playing?

 

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Is An odd Hiccup a problem

Im a 56 yr old male I had a PM inserted 7 days ago. i get an odd hiccup every now and then. its just one hiccup, mayby 3 to 4 times a day. Is this something to be concerned about? 

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pacemaker denpendy

after going to dive clince,she said I am depentin on the pacemaker and it needs to be changed ,,,,,,,,what does that mean?

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10 to the hour

I had a PM fitted at the end of May for bradycardia and sinus pause. Since the PM has been fiited I have experienced my heart beating hard at ten to the hour a few hours during the day. It always happens at the same time and it feels as though my heart it beating very strong out of my chest (not any faster just stronger) and sometimes it feels like it misses a beat and makes me cough. It settles down after a few minutes and I have even asked my husband to feel my chest when it's...

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Still sore after 18 months

Hi Im a newbie from England. I had a st Jude fitted 18 months ago,  I suffer from fibromyalgia and although I told the surgeon that, he still insisted I didn’t need a general anaesthetic so it was done by local anaesthetic and I felt some of the surgery,  The pacer and area around it is still sore after 18 months, and I don’t think they pushed it in far enough as the surgeon realised I was in pain during the procedure, but on repeated appoin...

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pacemaker

If a pacemaker with intermittent faults - eg intermittent spurious pulses, mark space ratio variation, amplitude variation etc and / or intermittent lead problems - is it possible that this could  trigger atrial fibrillation and other heart beat irregularities.

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Pacemaker side affects

I need the wealth of all this pacer experience. I have had a pacemaker/ICD for about 18 months. I’ve never felt whole with it, but I kept a good attitude and resumed my life. 

That is until last Monday. I recorded multiple VTs that almost caused me to faint. Ac

companying this is a tiredness, weakness, and shortness of breath I had not experienced before. I  checked into the ER where they conducted tests and released me with a clean cardiac bill of h...

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Pacemaker

Just had my 3rd pacemaker put in on 7/17/19. All has been going well. The last two days, left arm, shoulder aching. Some nausea, and lightheaded. Pain in chest 3 times during night that woke me up. Anyone else experience this??

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Shooting pain

Hi,
Posted this in coping but think it probably belongs here instead. I'll try and delete in other section.


Hoping someone someone can shed some light on what I might be experiencing. Looked around but haven't seen a similar issue.

Background: 45 year old male, consider my self quite healthy and very physically active. I got my pacemaker implanted on july 16. It went really smoothly with absolutely no pain around the incision or the left shoulder area.

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dislodged atrial lead

I had CRT D device procedure on 1 July 2019 for LBBB and heart failure following viral myocarditis couple of years ago.

i had my first follow up appointment today and i was informed the atrial lead ia dislodged and migrated to the Rt ventricle. The device was switched off and a provisional date of 7th August was booked for lead replacment.

i am really worried and need to know what the outcome could be. 

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Rate response

At my 6 week check my PM was lowered to 70bpm, and also my rate response, after I demonstrated that touching my toes 5 times resulted in a very fast pulse.   Now, for other reasons my base rate has been raised back up to 80 for the time being, and I am having this very fast pulse when I do hardly anything.  Does the rate response have to be tweaked every time the base rate is changed?  

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Pace,maker

Had pacemaker installation last Wednesday.  Before this I was experiencing fitigue.  Since installation I continue with fitigue, with a heart rate range of 60 to 133.   Is this normal?  Heart rate stays in the 60 range and suddenly it goes up to  130.  

Wally

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Thoracic outlet syndrome

Has anyone experienced "thoracic outlet syndrome" as a result of or possible pressure from their pacemaker or ICD?
I am now experiencing this and the pain mimics a heart attack or severe angina.
Pain in the armpit, d9own left arm, across the chest and back of the throat.

 

I was rushed to the hospital twice in extreme pain only to discover that the pain was not cardiac related.

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Electric Shocks

For about 7 months I suffered from, critical elecrtric shocks in my heart at night.  They came in a series.  I learnt later that the trigger for this was rolling on my side when I slept. I ended up building a box to sleep in to keep me lying on my back only.

Felt like the shocks brought me to feel like death was imminent. The shocks were like constant electric thrusting into my heart and lasted for an average of about 5 seconds  then a break until the next one.

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Pm leads

I am 1 month post pm surgery and yesterday I went to a physical therapist and tried to pop my upper back..so I had to do a bit of twisting and I’m pretty sure my leads are in between my device and my collarbone and it is uncomfortable to say the least. I did have some pain but has anyone else had something like this??

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Superior Vena Cava Syndrome

Anyone out there have Complete Superior Vena Cava Obstruction due to Pacemaker leads?  I'm trying to decide whether to do nothing & live with the symptoms or try Angioplasty + Stent Placement.  Any advice would be helpful

sam

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Pandora's Box

Hi everyone - I had a pacemaker implanted in February and an AV node abation in March.  This was because I have suffered from Atrial Fibrillation for 20 years and it was getting worse.  Admission to A&E every few weeks because my pulse would exceed 250 plus.  It was a difficult decision but I felt I could not go on as it was.  

All went well and for about 2 months after the pm took over, I felt really well for the first time in ages.   At this time...

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Sharp Pain in Heart/Chest area - pacemaker 3 years old

Hi there,

I am 29 years old and have had my pacemaker in since 2016, I had a condition from when I was three years old that when I laughed too hard or hurt myself (bumping my elbow, etc) I would pass out and my heart would stop, this was only diagnosed beginning of 2016. I am left handed so my implant was put on my right side it is a K187 Boston Pacemaker. I have had one complication where a cluster of blood clots formed last year and I had to be on blood thinners for 6 months, thankful...

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Cardiology Appointment This Afternoon

My pm discomfort has become more intense in the past five weeks.  I've had it for 27 months, the pc and the pain.  Today, I'm going to advocate for myself in a "bully" fashion (maybe)  They don't believe me, don't want to do anything.  Today I'm going to ask for percentages, probably won't get a satisfactory answer but here I go.  How many have pain for this long?  What is the % of infection?  What symptoms accompany infecti...

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Pacing with pain

I had a Biotronik pacemaker implanted on April 18, 2019. 3 weeks later on May 9, 2019 one lead came out and I had to have surgery  again. Ever since then I have a terrible, sharp pain in my back behind the pacemaker. I have seen my cardiologist 2 times since then. They say it is not related to my PM but it is so bad I can't sleep. Has anyone else experienced this. I have Bradycardia and sick sinus syndrome. I am 57.

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