Most Recent Messages in Checkups & Settings

Boston Scientific Accelerometer /Minute Volume Exercise settings for exercise

Dear Friends,

I am due to have a pacemaker change to a Boston Scientific (thank you NHS). Just waiting for a date.  (" Please phone if you have not had a date in the next 6 weeks").

Do you guys  have any advice re. Settings  (RR & MV) for swimming, cycling, table-tennis, dancing? 

I do find my St Jude Verity PM is not so good for lifting weights, stairs,  ballroom dancing, and getting going for swimming and cycling... though I...

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Right Ventrical Pacing in AAI (R) mode

Hi,

I have a Medtronic Azure S pacemaker working in AAI (R) mode.

During last check I got printouts with the following information: 

AP (Atrial Pacing) 90.4%

VP (Ventricle Pacing) 0.1% (MVP ON)

Is it normal the PM to pace in the right Ventricle in AAI (R) mode?

What is the meaning of MVP, how it works?

Thanks

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Just some information

Biotronik dual chamber pacemaker since 2019

Resting heart rate 35.

left and right bundle block branch. 100% paced 43 years old male

im still working my same job as I did before, at a car manufacturer company.  a lot spot welders  which causes alot  EMF around me.and I do stick welding and co2 welding now and again. 

pacemaker has never recorded or reported any 

problems.  I would not recommend any else to &nb...

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How common is this situation in your experience?

Hi all,

I started life with my pacemaker with a 2:1 block and around 45% pacing. 

I struggled a little bit with exercise and they performed a treadmill stress test which showed that whilst my atria could beat at 180bpm, my pacemaker was needed to match that. As such my upper rate was adjusted to 180bpm.

All good, everything felt fine with my heart but.....I was pacing 100% now in the ventricles.

To treat another issue (autoimmune disease) I have been injecting wit...

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pacemaker

Hello, I just received my pacemaker on Dec. the 1st. should my hospital have a way to check on how it's functioning/battery life etc. Thanks! 

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Ear phones/Earbuds

Hi, I'm knew to all of this so sorry if my question has been asked before. I'm 6-weeks PostOp pacemaker placement. I am trying to learn as much as I can so I do things right. I'm wondering if I can use ear phones or the wireless earbuds? Or if I can't I was thinking would it be safe to just put the right one in away from my pacemaker site. It's sounds like a silly question but I just want to be sure it won't interfere with my pacemaker. I'd appreciate any advi...

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VVI 40 from DDD

Hi

I have 2:1 heart block and a long PR interval

For most of this year I have been on DDD with rate adaptive AV.

the rate adaptive setting appeared to be the only way of me getting 1:1 pacing when exercising. This also included an upper tracking rate of 180bpm. Everything seemed fine no symptoms of anything even during my limited exercise events this year.

But this has meant I now pace 100% in the ventricles.

Last week after an appointment I was mov...

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Bi Yearly testing in 3rd. World Country

I have a St Jude pacer/Dedefibrillator installed early 2017 . I moved to Philippines 3 months later. I go to a cardiologist at Makati Medical, in Manila.  I get tested every 6 months to keep an eye on my batteries, and to check for any events. I have a leaking Mitral valve (moderate) and I have to time my return to the US for battery replacement & valve inspection (probably time for repair). My point: The Cardiologist charges me: $37.00 for the test, shares the results on screen and...

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Check-ups

Hi everyone,

Just wondering has everyone had regular check-ups with there pacemaker? 

I have had none and am concerned about that. I had my implant 20/10/20.

Cheers Wendells

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heart rate increase

has anyone else noticed that they are able to increase heart rate by applying pressure to pacemaker site.  I have a medtronic dual lead that was placed in December 2013.

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Update on PMT and PSVT

I communicated my concerns to my EP that some settings had been "accidentally" changed, and that I might be having PMT and sent a Merlin transmission. They have assured me that the PVARP is correct and the pacemaker mode is DDIR--which I had forgotten. So no PMT.

Thanks again to all who replied to my post and to this forum in general. When questions come up, it's so comforting to have knowledgeable, sympathetic people to talk things over with and figure out what...

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Crtd

I get checked every 6 months and I have a latitude communicator to transmit information to the EP lab for them to check the pacemaker all the time. Find what is going on with doctor. No one should ever be discharged from your doctor. 

 

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Sticky CLS (Closed Loop Stimulation)

I am posting this message for member Desmodrome who has left the following comment on an old thread dated 2013-07-01 and the link is:

https://www.pacemakerclub.com/message/10738

START MESSAGE FROM DESMODROME:

"I have a Biotronik Rivacor 7 HF implanted in September 2019. I have used the CLS mode with different setting. I have experienced what Biotronik themselves call “Sticky CLS”. I get abnormal high rate of pacing when I’m not supposed to (n...

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Pacing a lot

So August 16 2021, I was pacing atrial 34.7%, ap-vp 0 and as-vp 0 

Then on August 2oth, I started having a weird pause feeling. That was my ventricle lead which is a his bundle lead, pacing and the delay was pretty long.  Had my settings changed with mvp shut off. That was August 31st. Interrogation from that day showed atrial pacing 78% ap-vp 0% as-vp .01%. So now I feel these beats that feel like pvcs. Check kardia ecg and have a wide qrs. Settings changed again so on Sept 7...

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CRT D hard copy settings not given to patient ?

When my CRT D was placed I was told that my HR wouldn't go below 60 so I was concerned when I saw it at 51. I called the hospital and asked for the settings on paper so I knew what they were and was told they are not given to the patients? I find this very strange. I was told a similar thing when I had a Holter monitor in June so I have no idea of the results. 

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Biotronik pacemaker monitor

Hi everyone,

I'm monitored every night and so is the data being sent when I have about 30 seconds sensation of slightly elevated and thumping heart beats? 
If so then this is getting slightly earlier every night and at this rate in a few months time it'll be happening when I'm not even in bed 🥴

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ICD

Had my 3rd ICD implanted in 2019 and recently underwent 3 heart procedures in the past 6 months. Today was an ICD check. The technician/RN Nurse turned up the ICD really high to the point I was begging her to stop it because I was getting so dizzy. The next thing I knew, she was shaking me asking me if I was okay. My head had fell backwards and hit the wall. It was obvious I had passed out and she tried to tell me I fell asleep. Knowing I could not have fallen asleep under such a painful...

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most recent update and new medication for HF

Hello co pacers

So I had my 6 months check (after having had a severe cardiomyopathy dilated left ventricule diagnosed in November 2020, and became the CRT-D recepient in Feb 2021)

I was very pleased with my last check in June, and was rather optimistic about the outcome of this one. But after the echography, they told me my ejection fraction was "stable" at 40%. Bummer... I was hoping for a 55, or maybe even 60% after 6 months. The doctor said I should not take into acc...

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ATRIAL FIB

Hi there ! I ama 67 year old who has had a pacemaker for 7nyears. My PC check shows that I am in afib 97% of the time . This has increased faience last February . My new cardiologist took me off Propafenone then >.I am only taking a beta blocker and a anti coagulant. I am toltally a symptomatic.  I am seeing my cardiologist tomorrow. He is reluctant to start Amiodarone because I am symptom is. Any thoughts ? 
 

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ICD Settings

Hi All,

New here. Got my ICD 3 days ago. Not sure if this is the place to ask about ICD settings, sorry if not. I've got myself a dual chamber Abbott Gallant DR and sometimes I feel a short electrical pulse in one of the leads. It doesn't hurt, it just sort of feel like a very slight vibration. Is that normal to feel ?

Here's my settings-

Lead Info

Atrial Lead:
High output stimulation did not result in diaphragm stimulationSensing: 2.8 mV Pacing I...

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Member Quotes

I've seen many posts about people being concerned about exercise after having a device so thought I would let you know that yesterday I raced my first marathon since having my pacemaker fitted in fall 2004.