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Leads

Had leads replaced in Aug because two ventricular leads malfunctioned. Got pocket infection. Still treating w/ antibiotics. After surgical healing a very thin membrane was apparent and lead could be felt. 2 days ago lead became exposed thru the tissue. Any idea how long I can go before lead has to be extracted. All cardiac units closed because of weekend and holiday at the hospitals. Nearest center 2 hrs away and don't have appt yet. As stated- still covered by antibiotics

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Humming

Good morning, I was wondering can anybody else hear their ICD humming? I can only hear it out of my left ear and  it just has recently started since my implant on July 3rd. Thank you for sharing.

cheryl

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Battery change

Hi all I'm due my first battery replacement 5th of dec 2019 I'm scared as had a bad experience when first fitted!!im a painter and decorator at the moment in a factory which is very dirty so worried about infection!!work want to no how long I will be off !! Any ideas don't think I'm having the leads changed but not 100%!! Any ideas from people who have had this done thanks Carl 

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Next step for third wire

My Ep tried for a third time to add a third wire to my icd. Long story but he could not place it because my vein he had to go through was at a 90 degree angle so he did not succeed. Also tried His pacing but it did not work 

Has anyone had a wire placed surgically? I was told the wire may only last 5 years and is hard to replace. Any other alternatives I should condider or do I live without a third wire?

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How do I know if I've pulled the leads out

I had my first PM installed seven days ago and I have to say, it's been uncomfortable since about day three. Runs of tachycardia (about 10-15 per day) - and I was bradycardic before the PM! I may have stretched my arm up a little high. How do I know if I've pulled the leads out?

Thank you in advance. 

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RV Lead Perforation

Has anyone been diagnosed wtih lead migration, lead perforation?  I'm having issues with RV pacing/performance with my BS Accolade L301 (put in 2018, which replaced my first PM, a St. Jude, which was put in 2011), which uses my original St. Jude leads from 2011.  Have always had issues with SOB with exercise and condition has worsened in past year (SOB with minimal exercise).  Current EP has reviewed my case, trying to adjust PM settings to improve performance during aerobi...

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Battery Life of CRT-D

I am going to have my third wire placed on Thursday in my CRT-D. They are going to try for the third time to do this.

Do you know if adding the third wire will shorten the life of the battery?. Not sure if the third wire continuously paces the heart thereby using more battery power  of if it does it periodically.

 

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PM under the muscle but where are the leads placed

Hi All,

For thoes of us , can you please help where the ;leads are placed if the PM is placed under the muscle, My mother had hers placed under the muscle but the wires were not, now she has infection in the wire sleevs and the  docs are suggesting to place it on the right side under the muscle and the leads under the muscle too, wonmdering if this is a good idea.

 

Regards

 

 

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Battery Life with 100% pacing

I am scheduled for a PM with an AV node ablation in a few weeks.  How does the battery life vary if the PM is going at 100%?

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From where to get smarwatch?

Greeting to all,

Actually I need help from you guys.

I am looking for a smartwatch for my father because by using this watch I can easily track his heart rate, sleep, activity and overall fitness level.

I saw many on www.reecoupons.com/view/frost-nyc but I am lil bit confused to buy from there or not.

Does anybody have any experience to buy from this specific store? and you guys can suggest me other options also. 

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Gettting pacemaker

I'm 22 years old..diagnosed with complete heart block..40-42bpm..i haveno symptoms and no other heart diseases and My cardiologist advised me dual chamber pacemaker 

I'm afraid of the surgery.. replacement of leads and battery over the life

How many replacement i will need and how long one can live on pacemakers?

 

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Lead dislodgement

Hello just got a dual chamber pacemaker yesterday.  Question so I was putting on my shirt this morning.  As I was doing it I noticed a pain sensation around my chest.  I then felt my heart beating so I checked my pluse and it went up to 130-140 bpm.  It quickly lowered and I am at 80-90bpm. But could this be a sign I dislodged my leads? 

 

 

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New biventricular lead misplaced

I just got a new St. Jude biventricular pacemaker to replace the dual lead Medtronic due to worsening ejection fraction(40%).   The doctor told me he was able to place the new LV lead in the perfect place.  After the implant, while I was in recovery, the new LV lead became displaced.  Two hours later I was back in surgery.  The doctor tried to reinstall the lead in the same(best) location but was unable to due to clotting in that area so he placed in in another locati...

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HEART BEAT WHEN SLEEPING

I have a pacesetter, St Judes, implanted in 1999, 

According to my cardio, I very seldom use the pacemaker.

My last check up was in May 2019.  According to my cardiologist, all working fine.

My concern is that a few nights now, my heart rate drops to 40bpm, my pacemaker is set at 45 bpm.  I cannot feel it when it kicks in..should I feel it.   At times when it does kick in I cough and I can feel it, but this usually happens during the day, for a secon...

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Pacemaker replacement possible electrode replacement

On the 28th of this month new pacemaker, incision and new pocket on the menu. But a little worried about electrode replacement? Any info?

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Possibly a lead problem

Just wondering if anyone has had a constant vibration in the left breast? It's approximately 20 seconds at 1 minute intervals. The vibration is faint and no pain or discomfort. I've made an appointment for a pacemaker check for Tuesday (soonest available). I've had no trauma at the pacemaker area. I have Afib and have had the floppy fish thumping last week. I have good days and some thumping days.

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Changing battery

Hello, anyone knows if the ICD lead will be change when you changing battery? 

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Bi-V/AICD change out

So quick question about a generator change out. So I went to the dr back the 1st week of August and they said I had 3 months left on my battery and it will be singing either any day now or months from now. Here we are over a month later and I'm still waiting. I'm just confused because I thought your device gets changed out at 3 months. My last one went unexpect. into EOL after 2.5 years due to a defective battery so this is very much new to me. Any advice would be appreciate...

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Biotronik pm

I'm extremely petrified. I have a dual lead pm for a third degree cardiac av block, after an overnight, get the hell out cuz you don't have insurance, hospital stay, I was told that I have a displaced lead. My cardiologist office set an appointment for post release, but it was one day outside of the grace period. I can't get insurance, or any other kind of help to get it fixed. Has any one had this issue!? Is it dangerous!?  Thanks in advance for anyone who has any info

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BLOATING SENDSTION

Hi,

I have a question if anyone could help?.

Does anyone have or hsve had a bloating sensation in the diaphram or solar.plexis area and if so is this likely to be a PM.lead.that has moved.

I keep getting this.feeling / sensation.which doesn't give me.shortness of breath, pain or enhanced heart rate but is a worry.

I have discussed this with my doctor.and.there isn't a concern; the PM is working fine.

Any experiences.or advice.would be welco...

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