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Hello, I'm new to this site. I have a pacemaker. St Jude. I have Bailycardiac, slow beats. My question is can I use my land phone safely. Thank you, Karen
I just read the post about a defib / pacemaker can not make a sound. Well that is totally wrong they do emit a beeping sound for low battery or device problem. The person who said to get a hearing check should not be allowed to post to this site. Not a joke !!!
I have duel pm, same leads 5th PM since 2004. I am 76 years . Went to day for check up , don't know why but after check up, felt better than I have done for months. Nothing was said to me .
Do think they changed my settings??.
I am a basically healthy 73 year old and have a dual chamber pacemaker on my right side since I was 35, for sick sinus syndrome.
My pacemaker batteries last about 8 years and I have had 4 replacements and I still have the original wires.
I feel fine and my cardiologist had me wear a 30 day event monitor on suspicions that my leads were not working effectively. There were no critical events except there was a 3 second pause in my heart that shouldn'...
I have been in Safe Mode- pacing at 65- since August 15th. Met with the PM people yesterday. The schedule is so booked up I was looking at the end of Sept before I could have the surgery for a new pm. I elected to forgo light sedation - you don't feel anything and are conscious but in Lala land- and go for local anesthesia as that could be scheduled faster. Has anyone gone that route before? I will have an echo before then and they did the labs yesterday...
Hi folks! I have a dual- chamber medtronic for complete heart block. I am pacer dependent as my rt ventrical paces 100 percent. My last interrogation and 2 previous uploads show my rt atrial lead has "low signal amplitude suboptimal". Looking at my report my rt atrium paces 0.1percent of the time. Just curious others experience with this and is this considered a lead failure? My pacemaker was placed Nov. 2017 and at the moment have 3.5-4 yea...
I was on this forum a few weeks ago because I was concerned that I was at EOL on my pacemaker and was having serious issues. My cardiologist finally put a new Medtronic MRI Surescan pacemaker in this past Thursday afternoon. I feel a little weird and have been having kind of a tight chest with a lot of arrhythmias going on all day today. Is this normal? This is my first battery change for me. My first pacemaker was a Medtronic Sensia. But the doc wanted me to be able to have an MRI ...
My 12 year old Medtronic PM has been draining three months of power every month. My last remote report said that I had less than one month of battery life. I realize there is a built in safety and that you have to wait for "ERI". How do you know when the generator is at ERI? Does it say that on your report when you do the remote check at home? Instead of "3 months, or 4 years for example, it would say "ERI"? I happen to be leaving for Europe in one m...
I'm 2 months post Op from my first battery change! All went well. Got my first PM August 2018 for exercise induced 2:1 to high grade block. The first 9 months were a lot of pacemaker adjustments specifically for exercise. Then at about 11 mos post op my block got worse! I would only experience AV block if my HR went over 120bpm. Then suddenly it was happening at 100bpm then 90 then 70bpm etc etc until it was 24/7. 18 mos after placement the pacemaker was working 100% on demand. Scary to s...
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION PROPONENT MRI EL DR IMPLANTABLE PACEMAKERBack to Search Results
Model Number L231
Device Problem Premature Discharge of Battery (1057)
Patient Problem No Clinical Signs, Symptoms or Conditions (4582)
Event Date 11/04/2020
Event Type Injury
It was reported that the battery of this implantable pacemaker was suspected to be depleting prematurely. A request was m...
Hi i have a question about lead damage and dislodgement in a pacemaker.
Leads are made of CoCrMo-based alloy .
which in fact is tougher than stainless steel .
does this mean that lead damage mainly occurs at the base of origin which is the pacemaker unit .
would a stretch with heavy weights dislogde the leads ??? would a heavy blow away from the pacemaker unit damage the leads in the middle .
in other words would they break in ha...
I found out Friday that my pacemaker lead from my BIOTRONIK went from bipolar to unipolar on its own due to changes of impedance. I am having it switched back ( I believe) Tuesday.
Maybe coincidental but before knowing this happened I woke up Friday and my pacemaker area felt weird- not pain but sore.
My heart feels fluttery since Friday, which is not normal. Today I got super dizzy and had to go to the floor quickly, which is also not normal.
Hi all! I haven't been on pacemaker club for a few years now because my pm has worked without any hitches and because I have been experiencing many other health issues. I've had my pm for just over 10 years now. I keep asking my cardiologist how I will know I need a battery replacement. He is very vague and keeps telling me that he will be contacted when the time comes. And even the he can have it extended another 3 months (?). I saw him last in early June, 2023 and he told me I...
Two months ago I was told I have 11 months battery life. Does anybody know how soon the procedure for replacing the battery can been scheduled?
I got my 3rd pacemaker April 2023. It's slightly larger than the previous one and I feel little pings occasionally. The area is still sensitive to the touch. Is this normal?
Hi, I had my ICD placed Friday las week, having issues sleeping because I naturally sleep on left side, is it bad to sleep in that side now after 9 days?
I had a Medtronic Azure pacemaker implanted 2.5 weeks ago. At the 2 week checkup, I was told that the pacemaker is using more voltage than expected. They did an xray and compared it with the xray from the day of the implant. They found that the upper electrode has moved. In the meantime, I'm to wait and see and come back for another check up in 3 weeks.
Has anyone had this experience? How likely is it that the electrode will need to be repositioned? And if so, how soon? So far...
Has anyone seen Dr Bruce Wilkoff at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio?
I am traveling there from CA the end of the month to discuss possible lead extraction.
I have two 25 year old abandoned leads that caused SVC Syndrome (90% & 80% blockages) that I had diagnosed and treated with balloon angioplasty in March.
however because angioplasty is only a temporary fix I want the abandoned leads extracted before they can cause anymore issues. I am also due for a new...
Can I fly long distnce out of country with my pacmaker showing 6 months battery life.
My dad is past 7 years on his first pacemaker battery. Every week we get an emailing report from the hospital showing the complete health, status and events on the device. Around October 2022 it showed 6% battery, 3 months remaining on the reports. Since then it has slowly made it's way down to "Battery is at 1%, <3 months remaining". It has stayed at 1% for over 3 months. <3 could mean anything from 1 minute to 2 months and 29 days. The device rep that is responsible...
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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.