Most Recent Messages in Checkups & Settings

Pacemaker setting

I was just at the ER over the weekend thinking my settings needed to be checked as my heart rate was fluctuating.   It ended up being my anxiety.   I am so frustrated.   They said that my Hearts own natural pacemaker has been taking over and that the interrogation report shows my pacemaker working as it should.   I have seen my heart rate drop to 45 on the pulse oximeter and thought the pacemaker had kicked in.  But they said no.... it hadn't.&...

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medtronic azure s dr mri w3dr01

Evening all

I would like to go to my first check-up fully up to speed with what options I have on my medtronic azure s dr mri w3dr01.

I was fitted due to bradycardia, a 2:1 block and I think temporary evidence of a mobitz 2 block. I am 45 very fit with no other heart issues.

Before this acute issue my resting heart rate was high 50s.

During running my maximum heart rate was 190. Cycling a fair bit less.

Clearly my aim is to ensure the pacemaker allows me to...

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Interrogations

I have a Boston Scientific CRT-D Device that I have had since 2005.  When I go in for a check u[ and my device is interrogated it is very uncomfortab;e - it makes me feel like I am fainting or going to faint.  Then the rest of the day I am throwing PVC's like crazy.  anyone else have this problem

 

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Medtronic transmission

Question.   I was feeling a little off today (heart rate in the low 100's while resting...headache).  I called my pacemaker clinic to see what they said.   They said everybody's heart rate is different and saw no cause for alarm over it being there.   I asked them about sending a transmission and they said anytime I feel "off" to go ahead and send one and no need to call and let them know.   And that if they saw anything they woul...

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Can a device clinic wipe out a PM’s data?

- I have a Medtronic Azure that was implanted 2 months ago. Three weeks later I was called to EP's Device Clinic because a lead had failed. My EP said it was my fault and he was 100% certain it was my fault because I volunteered that I quit wearing the sling two weeks after surgery. Did this because the pacemaker juts badly into my underarm and that with the sling caused a bad rash (I have atopic dermatitis) and not being able to move my arm (a very tight sling contrap...

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Interrogation reaction

I know I’m sensitive but my doctors tell me no one else has this (?j. 

When I go in to the office for the interrogation the Pacemaker doc puts the magnet over my pacemaker.  It only takes a few minutes for him to check things.  Then I begin to feel a heavy ach in that area, and this has happened every time. (Since 2012)

Becuase of the Covid pandemic we mutually decided I should do the remote monitoring.  After getting it set up, the first night I awake wi...

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Is it my Heart or my Watch.

I had a checkup of CRT-P with EP two weeks ago.  My Echo in May was great and all seemed promising, but I was not feeling as great as I was earlier.  I had complained to GP a few times on phone (no face to face since January) that I was getting SOB and tired again.  So two weeks ago I finally got to see EP for a once cancelled scheduled visit.  Find out that my left ventricle lead is not doing anything, had moved.  After a lot of testing they found the best positioned...

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CHB pacing

I'm just curious.

Currently I have a CHB without a PM.

Without a PM, the AV node is pacing itself at a lower rate, hence the 30-40bpm bradycardia commonly found in CHB people.

My understanding is that a pacer will "follow" the SA node to trigger the AV node, with an appropriate delay .

So when a PM, would the AV node continue its original independent pacing in addition to the one induced by the PM? Does the PM wait for the AV self-pulse to occur and...

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Update on first Medtronic transmission

Today I went for my device check in my EP’s office following my first data report. His office had called and wanted me to come in today while the Medtronic rep was there. So pleased to hear that my VP rate is 12.3% and the AP 18.1%. There were no arrthymias and the leads are stable. He said my high VP of 93% on June 30th were just an adjustment period for my heart. The rep told me it’s called Intermittent Heart Block. My intrinsic heartbeat is working 80% of the time. I’m fe...

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First Appointment at Pacemaker clinic

I had my first Pacemaker clinic appointment along with the Nurse Practioner for my EP Dr.   Found out my Settings are 50 for low and 130 for the high.  NP said that i have only had to use the PM for Maybe less than 3% Since i got home.  She also said that my incision is foing good and told me only air now...no bandage.   

Now... if I can only relax and learn to rely on my PM.   

I had issues with fainting and dizziness for so long that i hav...

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Pace Maker

I got my pacemeker about 14 months ago.

Heart rate was set at 60

These dayes I have been feeling COLD FEET,  SOME SHORTNESS OF BREATH AND LOT OF FATIGUE  EVEN THOUGH I HAVE BEEN SLEEPING WELL.

Have several times requesed my EP to increase setting on my pace maker but every time he says it is not because of PM. It could be something else. 1st he asked me to talk to my cardialogist which I did.  This time he suggested to see my Family doctor

I am real...

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Follow up to: Long term effects of more sensitive rate response PM settings

 

I posted an update to my original post; since it doesn't show up on recent posts I thought I'd post a pointer here.

Check the original post at link below.

https://www.pacemakerclub.com/message/37482/long-term-effects-of-more-sensitive-rate-response-pm-settings

Hope it helps!

 

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Remote transmission frequency

How often are you scheduled to send remote transmissions?

My EP suggests that I send a transmission every 90 days.

Do you send transmissions more frequently than scheduled?

 

 

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First Transmission continued...

On 9/30 I got a phone call from my EP’s office saying that after reviewing my first device transmission he wants me to come in for further checking on 10/27 when the Medtronic device will be there. 

My question is this. I was told that there is a problem relating to “ capture “ with my PM. Since I have complete heart block it seems to be if my PM isn’t working right I would experience symptoms like I had before the PM. SOB, fainting or near fainting and fati...

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Simple Adjustment

Why does my doctor's office make it such a pain in the rump to make simple setting changes?  I tell them I'm uncomfortable or feeling a little off pacer wise, but the exchange ends up like brain surgery.  In my case, it was the response factor setting being too high and my heart working too hard for the level of activity.   Doc says "well the numbers don't support the move" but then reluctantly allows it.  Jeez man I'm the one...

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UK annual check-up postponed

Tomorrow I was due to have my sixth annual device check at Barts hospital in London, but they have phoned to say they are postponing it until the Spring.  Needless to say it is because of reducing the number of people seen in a hospital clinic during the Coronavirus situation.  Last year's check showed at least 2 years battery life expected, and I know these are usually underestimates, so am not worried about the delay but thought other Brits might be interested.

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Need advice regarding settings - again

I posted before and your suggestions given were increase base rate and turn on rate response.  

Saw the doctor in June, who noticed I was straight pacing at 60.  He turned on my rate response but did not seem to want to change my base rate.  2 weeks later got a call I had a pacemaker clinic appt, at  that time they changed my base rate to 65.  From that day on my nights have been perfect.  Sleeping through the night, no waking up and no...

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Wondering if I need a rate adjustment?

I've had a PM since 2010 due to bradycardia. My current PM is a Boston Scientific, the low setting is at 60 bpm. and has been forever. I am very active and walk a brisk 20-minute mile every morning with no side effects, no SOB, etc. and have a lot of energy for my age -- 85.

This started a few  months ago..... After eating dinner I normally sit down a watch a little TV or read. Within a very few mintes I find myself sound asleep... actually cannot keep my eyes open or hold...

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First Medtronic transmission

Anybody else have a dickens of a time trying to post a message ??? 

Trying again...

Pacemaker since 5/28/2020. Due to LBBB and complete heart block. First device check showed Atrial pacing at 5.9% and Ventricle pacing at 93.7%.

Today the nurse at my clinic called to say all looked good. No arrhthymias and my atrial pacing was 18.2% and Ventricle pacing at 13.0%.

I asked her to recheck the numbers and she did. She noted the high percentage in the RV last time but s...

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Problems with Settings

I received my last pacemaker Boston Sci L321 Model  in January 2016.  I'm paced almost 96-98% of the time.  When I first received my this device, I had a problem with my heart racing when I rolled over in bed or moved my body a certain way.  Almost like the pacer was too sensitive to body movement.  Basically they turned the sensitivity on the device way down and for a long time, I kind of chalked up being tired and SOB when exercising and doing stairs as being ou...

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Member Quotes

At age 20, I will be getting a pacemaker in few weeks along with an SA node ablation. This opportunity may change a five year prognosis into a normal life span! I look forward to being a little old lady with a wicked cane!