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Previous heart failure Doc was an ace.  New guy? I'm not sure. He went over the pulmonary function stress test I went through a month ago, and I have a replacement PM as of Nov 30.  His conclusion(s): my lungs are fine, my heart is compromised (cardiomyopathy). His answers, and explanations were accompianied with lots of eh, er, cough, runny nose, etc.  It didn't seem he had a handle on his explanation.  Altho he's not an EP, and let it be known he is not one,...

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Tachy brady syndrome and five 4 second pauses

Is tachy brady syndrome and five 4 second pauses( in the same day) with symptoms a reason for a pacemaker? This happened to my friend and the pauses were caught on her loop recorder and her doctor diagnosed her with tachy brady syndrome. However all her doctor told her to do is push her symptom button for her loop recorder. That’s all he wants her to do. 

What do you all think? I honestly think she should have a pacemaker. 

I have SSS and AV block and have a p...

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melanoma results

great news!  surgeon called today to say that he "got it all"!  phew......

again, many thanks to donr, grateful heart, and ian for their comments, advice , support...and of course, humor!

now on to christmas....

 

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CBD oil ?

Anyone try CBD oil and how has it affected you positively or negatively ?

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Nuclear stress test order due to recent 6 second heart rate

 I had my year office pacemaker check on Monday. The tech told me that everything looked perfect...no episodes! Today I received a call to schedule a nuclear stress test study due to an episode found on my recent “perfect” check. It seems like the episode took place on November 17 at 4:30 pm. I am almost sure that around that time a car came close to hitting us. I remember freaking and my heart beating fast. But I can’t be sure this was what cause this episode.....

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Compete AV heart block

So im a 23 year old female pregnat with my 3rd baby girl. I'm 23 weeks pregnat and we found a few weeks ago she has complete AV heart block. And a heartbeat of 60-64 bpm. I was wondering if anyone here has the same thing and they could share their stories so I can understand better what life is ahead for my daughter.

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Svt

I have been told that ablation is really safe. My doctor is pushing for this, I suffer from supra ventricular tachycardias, my doctors concern is that my icd will mistake this for v-tach and shock me. I am looking for input.I appreciate everyone's comments. I originally presented by dying at the movies. Being cardioverted back by being dropped, coded the next day at the hospital. Had my icd implanted, happy to be alive. Have had about one episode a year since 2012. Lots of pacing, sv...

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Inr

This a question for anyone out there who is on warfarin I’ve noticed since the weather has turned cold my inr levels have been getting lower is this normal ?

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atrial fibrillation with rvr

anyone out there on antiarrhythmic medication? i also have an ICD. 

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12 lead ECG

ECG 1 hour after PM replacement.  EP may have explained things, but I don't recall (still in LA-LA land)      Anyway:

PR Interval :    *

QRS Duration:  162 ms

QT/QTc: 504/562 ms

P-R-T axes:  *  16   211

Can someone explain these numbers?

Thanks!     --Dave--

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Feeling a gentle current in heart

Hi there,

I am 70 years old and overall in a pretty good condition. I have my pacemaker installed 3.5 years ago. On Monday, Nov 26 2018, I started to feel gentle current going through my heart. It happened during the yoga class. The frequency of the symptom was every two, three minutes. These symptoms stayed there until 4PM next day. I called the pacemaker clinic and on Wednesday, Nov 28 my pacemaker was checked. I was told that it works just fine. But, I had no chance to see the cardio...

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Lisinopril - Can cause allergy symptoms

I had been on Lisinopril (sp?) for a couple of years and had a constant cough, hay fever type symptoms.  Finally the doctor determined the med was the issue and switched me to Lostartan.  Now they have also added Metopropil.  Cough and allergy symptoms disappeared however my blood pressure is all over the place.  I try to check 3 times a day.  It is nothing to be 146/126, then 88/44 or 111/44 all in one day.  Now I learn that there is a recall on L...

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Icd

I have had my icd fitted for over a year now. Had it done in Spain when I collapsed playing golf. I am suffering badly with dizziness and nausea ever since. Does anyone else have this problem?

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Tachycardia

While cruising the Medtronic and other manufacturer's sites, I noticed this:  Under "Causes of Heart Failure."  No mention is made of "TIC." - Tachycardia Induced Cardiomyopathy.  A heart rate of even 105 for a period of time (months, usually) can lead to heart failure.  If you have a cardiologist or EP who ignores this symptom, DUMP HIM!!!

--Dave--

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Sensitive to sensing and threshold test

Hello all after 2 years I thought that I had stopped having the anxiety and panic attacks and had finally adjusted to having a PM. Recently however I had my yearly device check and when they did the sensing and threshold tests I felt I was about to pass out. This brought back the fearful memories of going into asystole that I had in hospital before the PM was fitted under emergency. It was not helped by learning that as well as being pacemaker dependent and 100% ventricular paced I&...

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Entresto Part 2

I visited our locally popular and busy pharmacy today to pick up a couple items.  I asked to see the pharmacist regarding if she has seen others having side effects with Entresto use as I had before I stopped its use.. Her reply: "To be honest, we can count on one hand the number of Rx's for Entresto we've filled this year." HMMMM.......interesting!

--Dave-- 

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Carvedilol

I have a history of heart problems going back 14 years. I have three stents and have had an ablation for atrial fibrillation. I also had a pacemaker fitted, as I had developed bradycardia and this allowed me to function well and live a full life for several years. As I had had a bad reaction to a beta blocker (bisoprolol fumarate) I was put on to verapamil which I tolerated very well.

One year ago at the time of a checking of pacemaker data I reported feeling well and I was very active....

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Amiodarone

I had a pm implanted on August 31 and recently was told my upper chamber was beating at a 4:1 ratio. My pacemaker was adjusted, and I am taking Sotalol and Diltiazem. I immediately felt better, but still suspicious. Recently my doctor has mentioned amiodarone. From past research I’m somewhat reluctant to try this medication.

Any thoughts regarding amiodarone? Benefits? Side effects? I have a follow up appointment on 11/28.

Thanks in advance.

 

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Bend over

Does anyone experience skipping beats and residual symptoms of light headed ness when bending over to say put something in a cabinet or picking something up? It has been happening a bit more frequent and has been a bit of an annoyance.

when it happens, the symptoms seem to linger for a while.

Any thoughts out there and as always thank you.

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Is this Normal?

I had an AV node ablation and dual chamber pacemaker in 2014 since when my life has improved considerably to the point where I forget I have paroxsysmal very symptomatic atrial fibrillation and just take my meds.  My last checkup showed no AFib at all.  However, lately I have woken in the night a couple of times with a rapid drumming in my chest which lasts for about 20 seconds and feels very alarming.  I know palpitations etc can be experienced by those who have pacemaker...

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