Most Recent Messages in Complications

shortness of breath

i just discovered this site and i have a question for the members. i had a valve replacement in june of 2015. it was planned and we had been watching the valve for years. i had no blockages or other heart problems. 10 days after replacement i collapsed in my kitchen and had to be airlifted to Lubbock. i woke up 2 days later. the docs never could decide what happened. i just went into vfib. to be safe, they decided to give me a pacemaker/ defib device. it has never had to do anything , it is t...

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ICD combo

One day in 2011, I fell down on my kitchen floor, the EMTs took me to the hospital and I was diagnosed with Bradycardia ( slow heart rate), they implanted a St Jude’s PM and discharged me next day. For almost eight years I didn’t have any problem until in October of 2018 when I almost blacked out sitting in the passenger seat of my car. I called my primary physician and he told me to go to the ER, there they interrogated my PM and found that I have Tachycardia (fast heart rate). D...

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Pacemaker

I was to my surgeon today 4/30/19 after having a previous complaint that my pacemaker had moved. Well it did not stop moving and it is now, you might say approching under my arm. I am 4 months out from my surgery, which was an emergency. I did not pay much attention to some syncope episodes I was having which landed me in the er where I continued to pass out. After an overnight temporary placement on my neck, got me ready for the next day surgery. There were no options or much conversation.

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Veins above PM have changed.

I have had my PM for 3 months and lately the veins above the PM toward left side have become very dark and more spread out.  Anyone else had this happen?   I really appreciate the help and advice I have received on this site,  thanks.

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Pericarditis

Hi again, a biotronik pacemaker put in May 21, 2018 for SSS as well as fainting and flatlining.  I was diagnosed with pericarditis with effusion end of July but thinking back may have been symptomatic earlier.  My pacemaker is working fine, however my local cardiologist felt the lead had micro perforated and needed to be replaced stat.  My EP disagreed so I left it as is.   I received steroids for the first round of pericarditis and the fluid went to low but was there...

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SamP

Does anyone have the problem of syncope since av node ablation?

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Battery golf ball

Help, please.   I had my battery replaced sub pectoral in October.   Everything has been well since healing until this week.  Felt a minor shift but then nothing on Thursday.  Today, out of the blue, the device popped out of my chest bigger than a golf ball.   After about two minutes it went back in and is now just swollen and sore at the site.  Anyone have this happen and what do I do??

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Risk Information

I sincerly hope your doctors told you aboiut risk factors. <https://www.heartrhythmjournal.com/article/S1547-5271(19)30295-4/fulltext> 

Google His bundle pacing, or see www.His-pacing.org

Terry

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SUDDEN BPM INCREASE

I had a duel lead pacemaker fitted in 2006, replaced in 2012, and now has 15 months battery life left. Since 2017 I have suffered with AF controlled by medication.

After feeling unwell for sometime and a pacemaker check up I have now been told that between 2nd February, 2019 and 24th March, 2019, my pacemaker intervened due to detecting a reaction bewtween my two upper heart chambers and set my resting pace at 120 BPM.

I naturally felt dreadful due to the fixed setting,...

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Scar tissue

Is it normal for scar tissue around the pacemaker pocket to continue to grow (or begin growing again) almost eight years post implant?

About six months ago I noticed that my bra strap had begun to irritate the spot. Until then, my bra strap had never been a problem because the strap didn't touch the pacemaker. Feeling around, I realized the strap wasn't over the pacemaker. It was rubbing a raised area just to the left of the device.

I saw my EP about it...

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Vibrating Boston scientific pacemaker

Has any one ever had the feeling like your pacemaker itself is viberating?  almost like the things they give you at pizza places to tell you your order is up viberating!! I've had mine since 2015 and all the sudden it feels like it's viberating all the time, It drives me nuts. If so what were your Dr,'s findings? I have an appt. to wear a harness for a day, thanks all

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Anyone have MRI after pacemaker, and have symptoms

Hi. I have a Medtronic HIS bundle pacemaker for almost a year now. Yesterday I had an MRI for a pituitary problem and a Medtronic Rep put me in what they called was “safe mode”  I didn’t seem to feel a difference until after the MRI, the rep was no longer available (scheduling issues)  and I waited another 1 1/2 hours for another rep to put me back to my doctors setting. During the wait I started having upper chest pain and pressure that I assumed was my esophageal...

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symptomatic af with pacemaker

I had a medtronic dual lead pacemaker and av node ablation a year ago.  Just recently I feel as though I am in af, feeling very symtomatic.  No meds other than warfarin.  I assume that this can happen do I cross my fingers and wait for it to pass - stupidly I am abroad and have left my pacemaker monitor behind in London - not returning to UK for another three weeks and am fairly certain that the little island I am on will be way out of their depth.  Just advice or reassura...

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pacemaker feels like it is plucking my heart

I am 8 months post op  i developed hb bc my electrical system of my heart was severely damaged during surgery. i have chb requiring a pacemaker.  3x a day i can feel my pacemaker "pluck" my heart 4 beats quite strong.  it happens at 5:30 am, 1:30 pm and 9:30 pm like clockwork.  i hate the feeling.

went to my ep today and he said there is nothing he can do and he has NO idea why it is happening.  i think it is stemming a nerve.

hard...

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Pins and needles

Has anybody had any problems with their pacemakers whilst using a flymo lawnmower?.It would have been the 1st time i had mowed the lawn after having a pacemaker fitted some 5 weeks ago and i could have sworn that i was getting a sort of extreme pins and needles sensation and the pacemaker seemed to be a lot more prominent at the site.Anyone any ideas?

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Feeling unwell with a pacemaker

My first post so hello! I had my pacemaker 9 months ago then an ablation procedure 3 months ago. Also had a flutter corrected late 2016. I was mostly  well before the ablation 3 months ago but now having regular spasms of feeling faint (but not blacking out). Had a change in medication last month too. See my cardiologist next week but feeking increasingly anxious. Any views out there?

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symptoms association with lead moved

What are some of the symptoms you will experience if one your lead wires have moved.  Im concerned that I might have used my left arm too much.  I had the pacemaker inserted April1 and have had the feeling that Im having today.  It is like indigestion and a slight ache in th back under my scapula.

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Device Migrated

Had my first ICD placed in January and have been experiencing a lot of pain around it and feel like its mving around. Just left the doctors office and he's pretty sure the suture holding it in broke becasue its' definitely migrated and in a different place now.  I have to go in Friday and have it put back in the righ spot. (Mine is sub pectoral).

I'm assuming this wont be too different than when you go in to have a new one put in after the battery life is out of an old...

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PM Interrogation

It's me again. It seems I come running home almost every time I'm due for another interrogation. I've read SO many posts that people generally feel nothing when their PM is interrogated. Me? I nearly do a face plant onto the floor every time. I also have anxiety disorder so just the thought of this tomorrow has me in a fizz. What I need is honest answers vs soothing words if they don't exist. My fear is whatever my doctor does during this that he won't respond fast enough...

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Need to be Syncronized

I was very lucky to be in the right place at the right time in November 2017.  At hospital for unrelated procedure found out that I was in bad shape and if I had not been at hospital would probably have died quietly at home alone.  My blood pressure was very high and my heart rate was very low so within a couple of days I had a Pacemaker to take home with me.  Was of course a big surprise but happy to have it.  

The day after leaving hospital I was getting what...

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My eight year old son had a pacemaker since he was 6 months old. He does very well, plays soccer, baseball, and rides his bike. I am so glad he is not ashamed of his pacemaker. He will proudly show his "battery" to anyone.