Most Recent Messages in Complications

Covid vax

Hi all..its been a while since I posted as health has been fantastic.Does anyone know about arrythmia issues and the vaccines available for Covid 19..? Are pacemaker bearers happy with the vaccine and are there any various side effects at all for club members..? chrs Dave

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Pacer has dislodged!

I noticed a bulge near my left underarm area.  Felt like a large lump.  Felt silly going to my heart doctor but he said it was the pacemaker and that I could probably leave it there unless it starts flipping around.  Then another surgery.  NOT what I want at all.  I'm a 77 year old gal and have only had it for a year and a half.  Seems strange it would dislodge.  Anybody else have this issue?  Thanks.  

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Svc

I got PM in 2017 now 100% blockage. On the 16th they are removing the PM and leads and putting in a stint. I had trouble with head and hands swelling,breathing,headaches. I didn't know what SVC syndrome was. Has anyone had a lead extraction?

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diabetic

just had a pm last week. I am diabetic type 2. and my blood sugar count high. has anyone else had this  problem

 

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Touched pacemaker

Hi I just felt round my new recently implanted pacemaker I had a box change 3 weeks ago and it's still swollen and felt suddenly weired and my heart rate went up for less than a minute, it wasn't panic or anything like that I was just seeing if the swelling was going down. Did I mess with something?

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strange new situation...

hello everyone,

 

I am posting on here today as I always get and see lovely messages on here and everyone likes to help everyone, so i thought this is the perfect place to ask. 

Over the past 4 months i have been in and out of hospital for investigations and check ups for a run of non sustained VT seen on an exercise test back in november. 

For this i was given an Upgrade to a Dual chamber pacemaker, i previously only had single chamber pacemakers s...

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Home office /Electronics

Anyone experienced this? Weird feeling working at home office. A laptop, a desktop, a home phone and I phone in front. I felt my upper arms tightened if I stayed long. Something as if somebody's pushing my PM and gets heavy. Felt my head gets big and nauseous and head gets heavy. Yesterday I have to get out of the house stay on driveway  away from devices and my hands so cold. Gasping some fresh air. After an hour it went away except the heaviness of my pm and tightening left arm. An...

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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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