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I read several people's questioning of the need to have fluid monitors. Fluid build up is a sign the heart ain't ticking too well..in fact the worse it works the more fluid you have and eventually you become short of breath, are tired, have no energy etc...sound familiar?
I take Aldactone for fluid retention rather than lasix. My monitor went off for the first time since September 2007...scared the s..t out of me...I think it is the fluid monitor because I have been short of breath lately.<...
I had my pacer replased about ten days ago . My old one lasted seven & half years - Medrotic Kappa.
My new one listed above,I had my settings already changed twice & it may be tweaked again. I get a little short of breath. My old one worked so perfect from the begining.
I am aactive person & would like to hear from others that has this type.
Well, I go in for my two week follow-up today. I plan to let my cardiologist and my electro-physiologist both know about this website and recommend that they tell people with and getting PM's or ICD's about it. Also, I can feel my PM when it starts beating for my heart, I presume that this is nor normal and will be asking them about that as well. I will let everyone know how things go.
Hi all, well I have had my PM 4months now. Had my settings changed 2weeks ago, they put it in passive mode.That helped with the heart beat in my throat,probleming I was having.My PM was put nearly in my armpit so they had already turned the movement censor off. My arm was doing so good ,pained only now and then if I moved a wrong way.I am left handed so my PM is on the right side,I know this sounds crazy but since the settings change 2 wks ago, my arm gets like a bad cramp in the upper part and...
I just finished my checkup and all is great. The current prevarication is that this pacer should easily last another year.
While I was there and the cardiologist was in a talkative mood, I ask about the replacement procedure. This was at 9:00AM and he said if I had needed a replacement today he would have ask me to skip lunch and meet him at the outpatient clinic this afternoon. He figured it would take less than an hour. I ask him about how he handles the issue of my being 100% depe...
So glad to find someone to talk to about the issues that come with having a PM running my heart!
I am a 48 y/o female who has managed to lose 90 lbs over 3 years simply by determination, exercise, sweat & tears. I am an avid spinner, spinning a minimum of 4 days a week and doing cardio/strength on off day. I was diagnosed with AF in 2000 and have undergone 3 ablations; the last being in 12/08 with a successful flutter elimination. I felt GREAT! . While being cleared to have...
hi all me again just to update you all we have a appiontment on friday with the cardioigest at hospital to talk about hubbys pm being re sited sp will update you all after
i have a question though
on hubbys pm reead out it says
arteral lead impadance 566 on last visit it was 624
and on ventricular lead it says impadance 405 last visit was 395 can somone tell me what these numbers mean and why the change since lastvisit 3 months ago hope someone can help as all very confu...
Hello, people. I have both sinus tachycardia (Afib) and bradycardia so I had my pacemaker put in in October (13th)for the bradycardia. I had complications of a collapsed lung so was in the hospital 9 days. About 2 weeks after I got home, I felt like a shocking sensation one night and the next day I bent to reach over the side of the chair and felt a worse shock. I suddenly saw my pulse that was usually in the 60's go into the high 80's and 90's. Apparently, I pulled out my lead, but no one seeme...
hi all well ive managed to get a ptint out of hubbys pm check and i dont under stand a thing it says so here goes hope someone can help
atrial lead impedance 566
ventricular lead 405 impedence
voltage 2.78 base rate 60
rest rate off
a pace on pvc
pmt detection rate 110 min
im trying to understand it all
I am 8 weeks post pm and have yet to see a cardiologist. I had my first pacer checkup 2 weeks ago and mentioned that I still wasn't sure exactly what I had, although reading up about it and having advice from this site I think I have AV block, but my pm tech said it mentioned SSS in my notes, and I heard at one stage Wenkebach mentioned but that was just before I was rushed in to have the pm fitted.
I was just curious how long others waited to see someone after! I know that things are done...
hi everyone wishing you all well ,well we have my hubbys pm check today ,and am dreding it if its the same tecnition as last time ,we asked her questions as it is all new to us and didnt get any response off her ,so today im gona upset her even more as im going to ask for a copy of the print out as have been told on here im intitled to ,i no she will say u dont need one ,so lets hope i get more info today than last time ,fingers crossed may come bk to you latter to ask you all what it means lol...
Thanks Tracy E , Hot heart, Mary Anne for the response about the very fast HR form just getting up and walking . Yes The rate response setting must be on. Before I got the PM I was doing the eliptical trainer at level 10 on the difficult setting for 40 mins. 3 - 4 times a week and my HR would stay around 130 - 135. Now just after getting up my HR shoots up within 10 seconds to fast to count. So.. ...tomrorrow I'l call the doc about this rate response setting . Thanks Y'all. You are the best!! Wr...
I learned, at my latest pacemaker clinic visit, that when initially installed in 1996, my pacemaker was working over 20% of the time.
My latest check-up revealed that, TODAY, it needs to kick in 1.8% of the time--a HUGE drop in 13 years!
What I want to know is: in a few years, if this trend continues, will i even need a pacemaker at ALL any more?
I know that such things have happened. i hope it happens to ME!
It will be 5 weeks since I had my Medtronics dual chamber Pm. Today I went to do a pacer check. They changed my rate from 60/130 to 50/150 because I was occasionally getting lightheaded and shortness of breath. Now I notice when I get up and begin to walk quickly , my heart will immediately begin to beat very fast . After I stop the rate will begin to slow down after 30 - 45 seconds. Is this normal for the heart "race'' like that when I begin to walk quickly? Thanks for your help..
I am pretty new to all this, I am 3 month post pm. Since the time change my pacemaker wakes me up at 4:39am and it didn't before the time change. Do they do some kind of reset or maintenance to itself during the night? I don't see my clinic for quite a while since I just had a check and forgot to ask. At that time it had only happened once so didn't make the connection. It only happens for a few beats but I can feel it almost "test" the chambers and then it is gone....
Had my 2nd battery check and given a printout. I do not understand the printout. Can anyone explain what it all means? I am still getting weak spells but all technicians know is that it is working when needed.
First, thanks to Electric Frank and JoelyM for their answersto my previous question. I have another from a couple of years ago actually. I was doing a telephone check and when I got to the part where you hold a magnet over the pacemaker, I heard a series of strange noises from the transmitter for a while, then it settled down to the normal. rapid pulse.
The technician said, do that over and hold the magnet still, you are moving it all over the place.
I did do it over, and the resul...
I have had my St Jude Pacemaker since December 2005, and have not been much concerned about it. But I went in for an "in-clinic" check a few days agoand was surprised by something.
I guess I have had about a dozen of these tests since i got the pacemaker, this last time I was tested I was seated in a chair and could look over the technician's shoulder and see the monitor. Before I was always lying on my back. My normal resting heart rate is 60, I can get ti over 100 by walking for 10 min...
Hello fellow pacers!
Boy oh boy, do I have some good news to share. Today was my interrogation of my St. Jude Dual pacemaker. Seems the battery was running low prematurely. The new EP greeted me and I was awe struck! 6'4" and handsome! he he... ok, ok... I'm being serious now.
He asked a ton of questions and then he began to work. He actually lowered the rate response to like 20 to see how my heart would react. I felt very weird.... and then an amazing thing happened. My own heart...
hi my husband has a pm check the end of this month are we allowed to ask for a copy of the results as last time we went they seemed reluctant to tell us anything or even answer any questions we asked and its still all preaty new to us and we still trying to understand it all ,thanks bullseye