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Painful nipple

Had my Defribilator in last August. About 3 months after that, I noticed pain around my nipple. I do not ordinary feel any pain unless someone or something touches it or when I lie on it. It is most on the nipple. 

Has anyone noticed such? Sometimes I wonder if it is due to the implant because the pain is about 2 inches away from the nipple.

Suggestions or experience sharing please.

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Warfarin

first off forgive me I’m a horrible speller can I get a vasectomy while on warfarin or how’s that work

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Second pacemaker installed

Need help. Spouse is 77 and had the second pacemaker installed because the first went bad. Is struggling with swelling on the feet and very painful and water around the heart. Was doing good but primary dr saw some changes to her kidneys and wanted to reduce some of the meds. This created a tailspin and for the last week has been hardly able to walk due to swollen and painful feet. The heart dr had her put back on the regular meds and she is doing better but it’s been a slow process. Sh...

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Lightheaded

New to this forum and could really use some help.  Three months ago my husband had a pacemaker implanted and hasn't been the same since.  It seems that with any small exertion he becomes lightheaded.  This lasts for about a minute and then he stabilizes.  It is almost as though his pacemaker isn't able to keep up with him.  We are so new to this device and I am doing everything I can to be supportive.  We have seen the cardiologist along with the Abbott p...

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Continuing Pain in left chest

I am not sure whats going on here.  Pacemaker implanted Feb 2019 after going to hospital for 3 days for Tikosyn for tacycardia.  Last day there EKG showed sick sinus node. Hense, pacemaker the next day.

All was going well, until this past week, dull aching pain in left chest.  Blood pressure dropped 90/83; 96/81 and 85/71. Weekend...called dr. because of dull pain suggested ER just to check,.

Nothing irregular on chest xray, blood work fine, no heart damage...they h...

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Pain in deep left chest after Pace

Has anyone ever experienced dull ache in left side of chest after pace (2/8/19)

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Returning Symptoms

Morning All

I’m seven months post dual chamber pm and generally it’s been fine, it’s set low and for infrequent as it seems I’m sensitive to the pain when it paces, but generally seems OK. 

Except, 4 weeks ago I started getting similar symptoms to those which caused me to head to the doc, fatigue climbing the stairs, lightheartedness, short of breath, poor sleep, waking up exhausted, sweating after little effort. 

I’m back se...

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Unusual case of right heart failure

Hello everyone. Several doctors, including a couple at UCLA, have told me my case is highly unusual, so bear with me while I explain. In late 2017, I contracted a common virus. For some reason, it attacked my heart (myocarditits) and I went to the ER with bradycardia. The virus disabled the electrical system of my heart, so I had a pacemaker installed. From the onset, one lead, the one in my atrium, has not worked. For the past 18 months, I've struggled with fatigue and shortness of...

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Triple heart pacemaker increase in pain from legs,Claudication?

I recently joined  the Forum,and shared my experiences from Dec 2017 when I was informed out of the blue that I was suffering from severe left venticule block .In Feb 2018 I had stents fitted,followed by a multitude ot tests,next came a 3hr operation in October 2018 followed by another 3hr opertion New Years Eve 2018,and finally another 3hr opeation in January 2018 which finished with the implant of a triple  heart pacemaker.

prior to discoverinbg my heart problems I was plaug...

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Pacemaker movement

To: Red Rock Girl, 

Thank you so much for sharing your story with me and us here. I have found this information to be so helpful, it has truly calmed me into a more rational head now and I am thinking more clearly. I have so much to be grateful for I must remember that. I came thru the first time and don't want if I don't to go thur another another surgery. 

I will see a friend of family who is a fine plastic surgeon which somone suggested I see that may be...

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Still having pain

Good afternoon. I had my PM implanted 10/26/2018. I am still experiencing pain around the PM is this normal. I am not sure if it is because of my job or not. All of my doctors say that it is workin just fine. I am a School Bus Attendant, the streets in my county is very bumpy and sometimes i can feel it move a little, my doctors wont,n give me anything for the discomfort but told me to takeTylenol. Does anyone think that maybe I should shorten my hours or work 4 days a week instead of 5 days....

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Pacemaker movement

Saw my Doctor this past week and he said it was up to me if I wanted repositioned. That has scared me as I made it thru the first surgery happily. I don't think that I could put myself thru it again. I don't think that it is happy where it is but looking at the long view, I had a blood clot after the surgery which I a still battling so I am going to take a back seat for a while till I get some things ironed out. However that having been said I thank you all for the kind information. T...

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low blood pressure

Hi,

I haven't been on here in quite some time now.   I received a pacemaker over 2 years ago (still love it) but am having low blood pressure lately.   Last night it was 87 over 56.   I checked it for about 15 minutes on and off and the highest it got was 96 over 64.   I went to the ER last week over this and they sent me home after watching me 6 hours and told me to followup with my EP.  But they can't see me until May 14th.

An...

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Pacemaker

My pacemaker has moved from my collarbone to approching under my arm. For 3 months after placement it has steadily moved but now it is hurting, sort of this low level kind of pain. Is there enough slack in the leads lines for the pacemaker to move around and this far without getting detached? 

Thank you, 

rvcJoan

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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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