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Just had pm implant Dec 2/19.  Have 3rd degree heart block but dr. recommended only one lead.  Cardiologist who did implant said she would have put in 2 leads but for my dr.'s recommendation.  I still have same symptoms I had prior to implant - weakness, heavy legs, etc.  I will ask when I see people at post-op pm clinic next week but wonder if the # of leads would have made a difference or if this is a setting issue.  

I have spent a lot of time on this sit...

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Inching closer to right settings

I've decided to post everytime I have a setting change on my St. Jude dual chamber pacemaker/ICD witn an accelerometer. The reason is that I have learned more from the collecive experience on thie Forum than I have from my EPs/cardiologist. My hope in posting is that others can take a bit of information away or can contribute their experiences. 

Before yesterday, the PM portion of my box was set in the DDDR program. That is a setting that the four EPs I've gone to ...

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Not sure I understand this

Greetings to all. So here's a weird thing. I got the surprising info at a clinic appointment last January that I had complete heart block and needed a PM. In my infancy on the subject, I actually thought "oh, that's cool, level 3, good thing it's not level 1, that would be worse".  Lol--like I said, my infancy.

Since then, I've made my peace with it all, and know it's part of my reality. Seems like I've had it forever.

At an appointment...

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Settings

Does anyone know what it means to have output setting of 3.5 100% on pacemaker?

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First pacing check

I had my first Pacemaker check after 8 weeks on the 29th Nov , my lower rate was increased from 60bpm to 65 bpm & a DDIR mode was enabled (Complicated stuff to explain what it does) but I reckon it's a Sports/Turbo setting because I sure feel like I've got more "Get Up & GO" & hope it lasts. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Best wishes

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Rate Response

I'm hoping for some help here. In my effort to get my dual chamber pacemaker/ICD working for me (it hasnb't for 17 months), I'm going to ask the doctor to try turning off my rate response. I have read posts here and listened to PM engineers on the subject. Based on the information and my symptoms, it may be the answer.

What I really need is the ICD because I have had  ventriciular tachycardias. But the beauty of having a pacemaker as part of my ICD is that if/when...

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Follow up Appointment

Hello All, I have just joined this club it looks very encouraging and supportive to me. I have received my pacemaker on July 29, 2019 after suddnly collapsed at home with a complete heart block and a heart beat of 20. Now the doctors has mentioned that my both branches are not working and I am 100% relying on the pacemaker. I have two leads 362701 Siello S 53 & 362702 Siello S 60 with  device Biotronik 407145 - Edora 8 DR-T.  In my first device clinic appt they said that my pace...

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Pvcs and AF

Can a pacemaker tell the difference between PVCs and AF?

Liz

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Pacer info.

I sent in to the pacer clinc this afternoon, the information on my pacemaker, they told me that they didn't think the pacer was getting all that it should.  Is that possible and how would they know this?

Liz

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The Clinic

Question ..... I am using the Medtronic app on my phone. 
 

Is my data available 24/7 to the clinic ? They have told me they monitor me 24/7..... how do they do that ?

can they only see my data if I send a transmission ?

if I send a transmission does it send a snap shot for just that moment ?

i want someone to look at my activity on a specific day at a specific time last week .....is that possible ?

i have heard people mention some box they give pe...

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Pacemaker settings

I have a few questions about my pacemaker settings and alerts.

1. What is a high ventricular alert? 

2. What is an AMS entry?

3. Under the diagnostic summary what is the AP and VP % mean?

Thank you so much!

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Dual Chamber Pacemaker Boston

What type of Pacemaker report can i request directly from my PM Phyisican when i have a device check up or report from my remote reports transmitted by phone.

What is the Name of the report.

 

 

 

 

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Is my Pacemaker Lying?

I was diagnosed with A-fib in 2004 and have an episode about every 1-2 months. My heart converts back to normal sinus rythm in about 12 hours. I am, and have always been, aware when an episode begins and when it ends.

My last two PM checks I was told that my A-fib is less than 2 percent. I mentioned that I had two episodes since my last check and was told that I hadn't had any. When I gave the dates of the episodes, the technician said "no" there was no A-fib activity.

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My doc got a big hug today!

I had my first annual device check and checkup with my EP today.  He was thrilled I'm doing so well! And so am I.  I know not everyone has had smooth sailing after PM implant, so I count myself very fortunate.  I struggled for years with disabling AFIB/Aflutter, and I know my EP was disappointed he couldn't cure me and had to resort to, well -- the last resort:  an AV node ablation and a PM 100% paced.  I cannot feel the AFIB anymore and have gotten my life ba...

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fluttering more frequent

hi i had my pacemaker fitted 11 years ago i am 51 so still young and quite active , I had pacemaker fitted due to left bundle branch block , I am just getting over  bug which last a week, but unfortunatley i have now have a bit of dizzeness , and fluttering from my pacemaker, when i try to walk up a hill I can feel my pacemaker kicking in , unsure if maybe my battery may need changed although last year they said everything was fine and life in battery .  Anyone else had this when Il...

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BioTronik Edora 8 DR-T

Hello, I got my pacemaker BioTronik Edora DR-T installed about 4 days ago 10/17.  I think they may have some settings messed up.  I have heart block 37yo Male healthy and active.  

Anyway before my resting BPM were 40 - 50 but now post procedure my resting heart rate sits at 80 - 90bpm.  I called the doctor's office and they said the threshold is set to 60bpm.

Also BioTronik uses something called CLS to try and mimic your natural responses to increase...

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lightheaded

Hi everyone,

i had my pacemaker fitted 6 weeks ago a dual chamber set at 60!  I can feel the benifits for example less fatigue, less sweating colour not so high etc! It was fitted because of second degree heart block, but my question is this why why am i so dizzy and lightheaded?

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6 week check up

Hard to belive  that i have now had this pacemaker for 6 weeks. now.  Saw the  PA for the EP  and pacemaker tech this morning.  Said healing well(do have a rash from the glue that was used.)  And a little scar tissue which i hope to work out using accupuncture and movement.

Since the last checkup 4 weeks ago have paced 40%  of the time, 8% afib, and a rate of 68-70.  I of course have not noticed or  felt anything.  Was told some fee...

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Boston Visionist CRT

Hi Guys,

I,m back to pacemaker clinic tomorrow. I'm hoping they can sort out the issue I'm having when running.

All is good till my heart rate goes above 142 - no matter how fast or slow i'm going the Breathing doesn't match the effort and I get tired after a few mins of this.

I'm asking them to put me on enduracne setting. Current ly on athletic setting.

Also I'm goign to ask about "smoothing the rate response.

Anything els...

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99% VP and 47% AP - significance

Hi! I am an 80y old male, and had a Dual chamber STJ Endurity Core pacemker implanted in June-19. My condition was diagnosed as a intermittent heart block. 

At implant the VP was >99% and the AP% was 7.5%.

At my first follow up at 3 months, my VP% was >99% and AP was 47%. My doctor has indicated that these metrics warrant a further investigation. 

Other settings/parameters are 

DDD, Base rate 60bpm, paced AV Delay of 170ms, Sensed AV delay of...

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