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Today I had my 6 month check up echocardiogram with my ICD. 6 months ago, I had an efraction rate of 10. I only take carvedilol. I was so excited and happy to see what my rate was now. It was only a 15. Has this happened to anyone else on here? I don't want to cry. But I am an emotional mess. I have to take my meds now three times a day instead of two. 3.125 is the dosage. My hopes were for a higher rate. I need some uplifting, please?
question---at the start of my problem( asymtomatic bradycardia) . pvc count 22,000-- EP did an ablation and pacemaker done on same day. Put on flecainide 50mg twice daily. In three months pvc count dropped to 4,500.
pacemaker was set at 80bpm at the start. I asked my cardiologist if 80bpm could be reduced to 70bpm. He said no with no explanation.
anyone have such a similar experience? I tried to condense this as best as I could. Thank...
I had my PM implanted Dec.11,2019. I go tomorrow for my first cardiologist follow up appointment (I have seen my PCP already). I am hopeful my driving restrictions will be lifted. I got a little anxious yesterday when I was lightheaded for about 15 minutes and my pulse went to 118 just walking, but it went away fairly quickly, but will mention it to my doctor. Much of the time I dont think about the PM and go about my day. Caught myself strecthing my left arm above my head a few times and wai...
Happy New Year all.
On 12/11/19 had CrT-d implanted. I had no symptoms prior, worked our regularly, age 67, EF% 34, LBBB - QRS 174. Docs suggested CRTD, so leap of faith, we did it. Before device, my standard resting heart beat52 to 54. (Meds, ie Metoprolol 25mg, keep it low) I noticed post implantation it rose to 60ish.
Yesterday at first device check, they said one of the leads moved a bit but was still in "safe zone"., n...
Does my pacemaker have buttons on it? I tend to touch it a lot and I wonder if maybe I should be mindful of buttons or settings that I could be messing with.
I'm in the EP clinic having a micro-adjustment to my PM's settings - one of which excites some interest from the EP tech (boring electro-physiology stuff). My box does a fantastic job for me, and I'm very happy with it.
'Oh,' says the EP tech, 'you have Minute Ventilation enabled. We normally turn that off,' he continues in a nonchalant way. And this in a centre where I had thought that they use a lot of BostonSci PMs.
Oh, good g...
Was called this Monday morning to see cardiologist, for an appointment for Tuesday which is tomorrow. Kept asking why she did not know. She finally asked the someone it is for an irregular heart beat. (Did think that might have been the reason,but wanted them to tell me). Shoud i be worried? First time called since implant Aug.21,2019. Which is one of the reasons for the PM.
Can think of a few times over...
I am 50 and two weeks tomorrow post pacemaker Check up 13/1 what should I expect from this appr? As new to the pm world !
Hi I really appreciate all the information I've got from this group
I've got left bundle branch block and right bundle block branch I just had dual chamber Biotronik pacemaker fitted..They have Set it so my heart does not drop below 60 just want to know what happens if my heart misfires at 100 ? Or higher when I'm training.
And how long must I keep the arm sling on to prevent me from lifting my arm
Hey guys I haven't been on here in a while, but I've enjoyed reading everyone's posts on their follow-ups and wanted to share mine...I'm glad to hear all of these success stories. I had a biventricular pacemaker defibrillator put in December 26th of last year. My EF was 20-25%...I've had two echos done with one a couple of months ago and one today. My EF is now 45-50%. Thanks to God, all my doctors, Entresto and my Boston Scientific ICD!! Also I will be turning t...
I need the help of all the techies out there to help me understand what I just did.
Last Friday my EP turned off the Rate Response (acclerometer) in m St. Jude Dual Chamber device. Since its implantation, I have never felt whole or even close -- labored breathing, tiredness etc. Almost immediately, I felt better, and I'm into my 5th day.
Even though I didn't have the condition for which a rate response was needed, the EP said turning it off would not improve my...
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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...
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 ...
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...
Does anyone know what it means to have output setting of 3.5 100% on pacemaker?
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. 😂😂😂Best wishes
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...
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...
Can a pacemaker tell the difference between PVCs and AF?