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Consistent Chest Moderate to Sever Pain and Shortness of Breath 2 years after surgery’s

New to the form. Sitting in hospital room trying to figure things out. I am having a lot of issues almost 2 years after ablation and PM installed.

I am 61 with history of Rheumatoid arthritis as well as fibromyalgia type two diabetes and AF.

in 12/2017 they did a ablation for AF and have had continuous chest pain and shortness of breath since that time they install a pacemaker in December 2018 due to slow heart rate and the pain and shortness of breath still make my life mise...

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Still have pain around Pacemaker

I had a pacemake put in 4 months ago and I was slowly starting to feel better. Did some gardening and did a sudden twist  when my cat jumped on me. Afraid I may have done some damage to the area around the pace maker hope I did not pull it out of its pocket. This happened a few weeks ago and I am sill having pain. Guess I will call Kaiser. 

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Hematoma

I have a hematoma. My surgery was july 2nd. For pacemaker/ debribillator. Today I asked to see nurse becuase my incision is still not healing duetdue weeping ever so slowly. The nurse said I have a pocket hematoma. Im on cialis  blood thinner. They told me to stop it for 7 days. To help with clotting. Also started me on clindamycin to prevent infection.Im worried about the next seven days. They told me it could start drying up on its on. Or they may have to due somthing else. ( I...

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lightheaded

I had a Medtronic 2 lead Pacemaker installed on 07/16/2020. The first few nights of sleep eluded me. I was to afraid to sleep. I am now able to get 5-6 hours of sleep. I've been getting lightheaded quite often. Is this normal. I also have Asthma. I've noticed after using my Nebulizer with Albuterol I seem to be getting a fluttering feeling in my chest. Is the Pacemaker trying to compensate for the temporary increase in the heart rate caused by the Med. Any help will be...

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Extreme shortness of breath

I have had a pacemaker for since 2015. It served me well for several years. In the last 2 years, I have had increased shortness of breath. This summer I was to the point of hardly functioning with super fatigue and weakened muscles and dizzyness and lack of balance. I also have mild muscular dystrophy. (I was not officially diagnosed until I was 67). I thought the muscular dystrophy was developing quickly and severely. I went in for a scheduled check of my pacemaker and had a different n...

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Infection Question

Hello,

Has anyone ever had an infection after the implanted that was cured with antibiotics and didn't require surgery?

My incision appears to be healing well three weeks after surgery, however a few days ago I began experiencing pain in my glands in my neck and armpit on the same side as the ICD. I called my Primary Care Dr. and she prescribed antibiotics. She said if the pain isn't better in two days call my cardiologist.  I felt relief the first day. On d...

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biotronic pacemaker

I wonder what the average bpm setting is. my setting is 60 bpm. Since the implant I have zero energy. Did anyone ever have the same problem?

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Feeling various Problems after CRT

Hey guys! I am new here , i got my Crt pacemaker implanted in May 19,2020 Due to weak heart and my lv was drop to 45%. But after having crt im still having lot of complications. Short of breath , dizzy and feel like pass out. I went to my dr he checked the pacemaker and also adjusted the setting and said pacemaker is working 100%. But it still worst and im curious what should i do now 

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Defib

I'm not posting this to concern anyone because I' sure it's rare, My defibrillator shocked me 8 times a little over a week ago duueto a malfunction. I'm having a very hard time calming down over this as it was very traumatic sitting there knowing it was going to happen again and again. It has since been shut off so I was told but my anxiety is still very high and the doctor has put me on medication to calm me but I still cry a lot. Any advice or anyone who has been throug...

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CRT pacemaker

In January I was fitted with a dual lead pacemaker as I had a very slow heartbeat. All was well until May when I collapsed. In hospital they discovered that the left side of my heart was out of synchronisation with the right side.  I was then fitted with a 3 lead pacemaker( CRT)This happens in 1 in 100 cases. I wonder if anyone else has had this experience?

 

 

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Corlanor

I had been on Corlanor after a cardiac arrest/shocks from my ICD in Dec 2019.  I had complained about vision problems after starting the med, but my EP didn't say much about it and I didn't make a big deal of it, as it was listed as a side effect and I figured it was more important to take the med for my heart.  He called me recently and told me to stop the drug immediately.  If you are having vision problems on Corlanor, or if you are taking Corlanor, please speak to y...

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Views on Antibiotic prophylaxis before surgery or a dental procedure

Hi there

I just wondered your views and experiences on using antibiotics before surgery or dental procedure as a precaution to prevent bacterial infections with PMs to reduce risk of infective endocarditis? 

With my PM op they used antibiotics, with my loop recorder insertion they didn't. I've been told by a dentist that it's not normally recommended for teeth extractions, root canal, filing teeth to create space (part of orthodontic treatment) etc, but...

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having problems with newly installed dual chamber Biotronik Edora pacer

i am new to this group and just had my pacer installed thursday July 2nd. I thought everything was ok but a few times during recovery i felt this weird rumbling feeling, i told the doctor and staff about it but they said it was probably normal and was making adjustments... so i went with that, i got released and home friday and contunued to experience the weird feeling events, so on saturday i created a log and started recording when i had the event and low and behold it quickly became obviou...

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Problems with pain and pulsating after pacemaker install

My daughter pointed me to this site after doing a little research to help me with a problem that i have been having since the installation of a pacemaker. After wearing a heart monitor my Dr. contacted me and indicated that I needed a pacemaker.  I had regulalrly missed heart beats and he said that the results were definite and without the pacemaker I was at risk of passing out. I had the pacemaker installed about two weeks ago, and everything seemed to be ok. After o...

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Problems with pacemaker

Hi All had mine fitted 9 weeks ago during worst of Covid.  Was done within a week of being told I needed it without any prior discussion.  Worst experience of my life as surgery was both brutal and barbaric.  Went home same day only to be on way back in two hours with chest pain and difficulty breathing.  Back to theatre as vent lead had moved and punctured wall of heart.  Pain was worse than b4 (sedation didn't work either ) pain was worse than day before as I wa...

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New pacemaker

Hi guys...I'm a 77 yr old man and until recently a fairly healthy old man. About a month ago everything changed! I had a Medtronic pacemaker implanted after my doctor noticed a low heart rate during a monitoring exercise. To quick, too fast in retrospect. But here is where the water gets muddied...whithin a VERY few days of the implantation I started throwing up blood (I know, I know...not connected). But spent most of the next month in and out of hospitals ( three admissions) with low&nb...

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High Heart Rate

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I'm nearly three years in with my Medtronic Dual Lead Pacemaker - August 2017 for total heart block which lasted 20 seconds in the middle of one night whilst I was asleep and only picked up because I had been feeling faint at times and had a Reveal Device implanted a year before with nothing startling until this! 
 

I wear an Apple Watch which I know some cardiologists say are not reliable for recording ECGs or heart rate reliably. I've be...

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Anaphylactic shock and pacemakers

Hi all I suffer from a severe food allergy to pineapple I am a very new recipient of my pace maker ( I'm 11days in ). I am very curious to see if anyone has experience with this as the 1st treatment for anaphylaxis is huge doses of epienefrin which raises your bpm dramatically ( I have seen mine go north of 200 before being intubated ) the upper level set on my dual chamber device is 140. Not sure I want to have my pacemaker working that hard to keep my heart inline just curious if anyone...

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Post op complications

Hi, I'm very new to this site but I was recommended to come on as I've had a rough 3 months and just need to hear from other people in my situation 

i have had a pacemaker for 10+ years and it has helped me massively. Just before lockdown started I had to have my battery changed and since then I have now had 5 surgeries and been admitted to hospital 6 times (twice was via ambulance). Long story short I was diagnosed with a prevoked DVT in my right arm which runs across to m...

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Hair loss

Has anyone lost Hair/have alopecia after placement of their pacemaker? 

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