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Pain at pacemaker pocket

Hi, 

I was implanted with Boston pacemaker on the 26 February 2020, I am not sure if I still need more time to heal, I am experiencing an itching and pain at the pacemaker incision, sometime feel insect bite pain, which is irritating me and a continuas headache. BP 116/73 heart rate is between 60 and 85. my checkup date is on the 26 may 2020. Could please someone advice me. 

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What a past few weeks!

Hello everyone! 

Back again with some news. Boy these past few weeks have been rough. I've been to the ER 4 times in the past 3 weeks. Twice in the past 24 hours. I can't shake this dizziness, the lightheaded feeling, chest tightness, arms burning, weak, sweaty, rush feeling. It's driving me nuts! I took my BP last night and for the first time ever it said Irregular Heart Beat. It's NEVER done that before. It showed 158/73 and HR of 73BPM. That made me go back&...

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Hi folks

Hi everyone. I've just found this site after doing some searching for a problem I'm experiencing.
I had a PPM fitted on Valentine's Day this year for Bradycardia. It is set to AAIR<->DDDR.


I've had my 6 week check and the techies say that all is well and that my PPM will learn my lifestyle and rate response etc will react intelligently. Wow, methinks.
I've been taking my dog for a walk, probably about a mile at a time, a bit hilly but not mounta...

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Breathless on exertion - update

Update on my previous post due to being discharged late yesterday (Tuesday).

It never ceases to amaze me how many medics need to be present on discharge of a patient. I've been through a few surgeries and I have my own theory as to why the number varies, story for another time maybe. Yesterday I counted eight staff, ranging from healthcare assistant, to ward nurse, junior doctors and finally consultant. I'd swear there was a psychiatrist lurking in the background too.<...

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Pain at Pacemaker Site after 2 yrs

I have a dual chamber pacemaker placed about 2 yrs ago and I'm 53 yrs. In the past two weeks I have had increasing pain, tenderness, and slight swelling at and around the pacemaker site. I have no fever or redness. Has anyone else had this problem? What was done? I have sent a message to my Cardiologist and Electrocardiologist offices.

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Hematoma after two weeks

It's been exactly two weeks since implant.  Wound drained out the front and filled my arm for two weeks.  Still never met the doctor.  Went in today for the check up the nurse said, "oh hematoma" put a bandaid on it and sent me home.  But after two weeks I should not be stil bleeding right?

i think I need to shake this doctors tree but should I wait it out

omni

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Breathless on exertion after pacemaker

Hi all,

I'm wondering has anyone experienced a tightening of the chest post pacemaker surgery, as though you cannot get enough air into your lungs.

Particularly happens on exertion, even light exercise i.e. walking my dog less than quarter mile. If I ignore initially and continue to work my heart for example cutting a large lawn then the feeling becomes quite severe and I get an ache in the upper right side of my chest. It takes me a few hours to feel 'normal' again.

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Pacemaker pain

I am 44 and i got a dual chamber pacemaker in 2015.  I managed to displace a lead and while repositioning it my Doc screwed up big time. After 2 surgeries in 15 days I still had a displaced lead.I was suggested to have a 3rd surgery . After discussions with a few docs over the next 2 months, I decided not to go for a 3rd surgery. 

Anyways, I haven't required too much pacing and  the pacemaker has been working fine. But I keep getting this  pain all arou...

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Shoulder pain with defibulator

I haven't posted in a long time but just wanted to know if anyone has experienced left shoulder pain and swelling at the top of the shoulder. If you have was it connected to the implant. I am experiencing that and it is very painful. I have had my device since 3/2009 and next year and when my battery will be replaced.

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Dilated veins

Good night i had my device implanted two months ago and now i noticed the veins on my left shoulder and chest are getting dilated. I wonder if that is a common and normal ocurrence or not. 
Thank you so much

Vmazer

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DIZZY

I had pacemaker surgery at U of M 5 months ago  -  things were OK for awhile but for a long time now I've been dizzy, lightheaded, with low energy.     I went off the metoprolol they prescribed and things got a little better.   Still on profafenone and Eliquis.   Not getting any help from device clinic or doctor  -  I'm monitored overnight for 5 minutes with a unit next to my bed and they tell me all is good with pacemaker.     So it m...

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Svt

I had a successful ablation for svt in May 2019 & a PM fitted  in Sept 2019 for bradycardia . Over the past few weeks  I have noticed my heart attempts to go into svt again, all the old warning signs are there but so far the symptoms have lasted at most 20 seconds or so without  going into a full blown svt. Has anyone else experienced this. I'm getting  a tad breathless with little  exertion at times.es as well. A tad awkward to approach pacing team & GP i...

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85+ Heart Rate for 2 Days

Hey,

I was hoping to get some of your opinions on what could be going on. I am 20 years old and have had a pacemaker since i was 7 months so I am not new to this or anything, but recently I think my pacemaker has been acting up. My current pacemaker is a ST. Jude and i had it put in Nov. 2017. For the last 2 days my heart rate has been rouly 85-90. Normally my pacemaker keeps me in thw 70s and all the down to 55 at night. This almost 90bpm heart rate has been keeping me up, and waking m...

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Repeated self tests

Ive had my icd implant just over a year.  I still feel pvcs off and on every day.  The issued is from what i can tell is the self test.  The clunic tells me its set for 1:30 in the night.  a couple months ago i noticed a a pattern of very strong pvcs at 5:50 pm every day.  Clinic said that was the self test. Problem is i couldnt get into the clinic because its considered non urgent during this cironavirus pandemic. I sorta got used to it, even though it felt like my h...

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Phrenic nerve help

Hi there, 23 year old pacemaker recipient for CHB caused by ablation for SVT. Pacer installed (Medtronic azure mri) late January in the his bundle position. Since the procedure, I have had irritation which at first felt like palpitations but now I think it's my phrenic nerve. This irritation, which feels like a flutter right below my heart, is only when I am in certain positions like bending over or when I yawn, laugh or do anything strenuous. It is really taking a damper o...

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Abdominal Pacemakers, pregnancies and water births......oh my?

Hi!!

Noob and former message board lurker here! I've found a few posts about pregnancy and pacemakers but not quite what I was looking for. I have 3 questions and any opinions would be great. I had a plan to discuss with my doctor but given the current situation with the coronavirus my appt has been postponed to TBD...and I'm super curious about getting SOME idea of people's experiences. Ok, background: I have full heart block and am 100% pacemaker dependent. I had the first...

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Malfunctioning Pacemaker?

Hello all! I am having issues with my pacemaker that was implanted in December 2019. 

A little background on me: I was diagnosed with a complete (3rd degree) heart block in August of 2016 during a sports physical EKG. I was generally asymptomatic other than a low HR (resting at about 50, max about 120). I am a 21 year old Division I athlete, and had no prior issues completing vigorous workouts such as weightlifting, interval training, and long runs. 

After the pacemaker...

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5G and pacemakers

is there any danger with the new 5 G and pace makers being off line while switching to 5G ?

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Corvid 19

Don't want to be alarmist but we need all the info we can get!

We need to look after our own health first  & isolate wherever possible!

This truly is a nasty virus which targets no one in particular, by passing some & killing others so very quickly!

https://khn.org/news/mysterious-heart-damage-not-just-lung-troubles-befalling-covid-19-patients/

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Sudden Sore Pain in SubPec Pacemaker Implant after 1 year?

I had my first pacemaker placed in March 2019. I am a 38year old female. I woke up last night with a dull soreness at my pacemaker site. I thought I had been sleeping on it funny, so adjusted. The pain continued and this morning, it still is sore, and definitely noticed the pain when changing my toddler's diaper. Could this be something I caused by sleeping on it wrong? I have been fully recovered for a while now.

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