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Atrium lead

Had my 4th box change yesterday on my dual PM, when I was in the recovery room I passed out 5 times, the Dr came out of theater to see me, the pacing team said I have. Noise on my Atrium lead ans is causing my ventricle to become confused so it won't pace, this is serious as I am 100 dependant. The Dr has turned off the atrium lead and they have reprogrammed my PM in DDD mode (I don't understand what this is) Dr says I should be OK with just the ventricular lead as pm was fitted due t...

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Symptoms with lead noise and PM end of battery?

Hi,

im scheduled for a lead extraction and new device on Aug 3rd, but I've been feeling crummy since around March and it just seems to be getting worse. My diagnosis is vasovagal syncope  and am on my second PM and leads are over 15 years. Lately it hurts in the left side of my chest to lift anything and randomly thorough out the day. Sometimes it's a heavy feeling and sometimes it's a sharper pain. I saw an EP in May and he said my atrial lead is basically just deterio...

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Symptoms with PM Battery End of Life

Hello, I requested an interrogation recently because I recalled that my battery was predicted to need replacing this summer.  Interrogation revealed that it was nearing safety mode and needs replacing.  Am having symptoms that are not listed when I google this situation:  sudden onset of a whole lot of yawning and extreme fatigue. No presycope or syncope episodes.  My cardiologist is supposed to be monitoring me but he is in self-imposed quarantine hiding. &...

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Battery use

Hi there, I’ve had a pacemaker since 2009 and was told on December 2018 check that I had about 18months left on the battery. I was due a check in May 2020 which was cancelled due to the Coronavirus. I started a couple of weeks ago to feel similar symptoms to those that I had experienced before having the implant. The clinic agreed to check my pacemaker yesterday and told me I had a year left in it and a further 3 months if it was to completely run out. She did some changes on my de...

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100% Pacing

I had a PM check this week and was told that the upper chamber is being paced at 100% and the lower at 40%.  Battery life is approximately 2 years but was told that it may have to be replaced in 6 months or so.  Should I be concerned about the life of the battery since I have no "wiggle room" if it dies.   Next check is in 6 months.

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Lead Increased OHMs

I had a device check today and the device technician said one of my leads had increased from 400 ohms to slightly over 1000 in the past year. She called and talked to the Medtronic Rep who told her to not worry unless it reached over 2000. It is the Lead to my lower chamber and it only paces .2% of the time. The Lead to my Upper Chamber paces around 8% of the time and must have been ok. She didn’t say anything about it. She acted like I shouldn’t be concerned, but I am. Has anyone...

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2 lead extractions

I have 2 leads which dont work any more and need to be replaced but got told can be risky due to being in for a long time say over 11 years due to fat etc how risky is it and how risky is it putting new ones in and sucess rate

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Pacemaker beep

I got told my pacemaker is low i think about 3 months left i got told my pacemaker might beep or buzz because its low can any one tell what it sounds like how loud and how often is it every 1hr once a day etc ?

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Pacemaker lead locations

Yesterday I found out where my pacemaker leads are located. One is in the RV Apex and the other is the RA Appendage. It also said “ Right ventricle model, and AV block with 2:1 AV conduction.

 I have googled this but would still like any input that anyone can share about the above information.

Thanks

 

 

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Sorin Eno device & Medtronic leads

Hi all..Just a quick question.

I have just had a new pacemaker fitted in the last couple of month . My new device is the Sorin Eno & my leads are Medtronic. My original device was a Medtronic and also the one before that..Had endocarditis on the last device which was only in 3yrs and subsequently was removed last April.

So now have this new device on the opposite side and just want to get some information and peoples thoughts on it..It was recommended by Doc for its smaller si...

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pacemaker replacement

I had my PM implanted almost 9 years ago. It was implanted for sick sinus syndrome (40) and Afib. On my last visit, I was told that I was 100% dependent. I have one yeat plus a few months left on this PM. I've had no problems, feel fine, swim 50 laps every day. Now I am nervoius now, how do they change batteries if I am PM dependent 100%. 

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Life of Battery

My pacemaker is six months new. I have just been told it is active 86% ofthe time. That seems high. I was told at outset that it would last about 10-12 years. Can anyone tell me if this is way off the mark?  My husband's PM is in use about 2% of the time...different reason, so I get that. Anyone?

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Complete Extraction Two Weeks

Found out in January that I never needed a Pacemaker at all. The doctor made a huge error two years ago (possibly a pattern and that is being investigated). The device has been turned off for a few months and I am going to the Cleveland Clinic to have Dr. Bruce Wilkoff do the lead and device extraction in less than two weeks.

There were many complications (incision came open, infection, pocket revision, etc.) with my original implant and I am having some anxiety about the removal. Does...

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Lead extraction advice

Hi all,

my name is Meg, I'm 34 and on my second pm. I've seen three cardiologist in the last few months and it's been determined I need both leads replaced due to noise and my pacemaker battery is wearing down, basically a whole new system. 
 

I was trying to go to UC San Diego for the surgery since it is their specialty area, however my insurance has denied my claim for network adequacy since I like in AZ and have an HMO plan.

im going to be inter...

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Echo scan

Hi Guys ,  been for my check up today I have a duel pacemaker it will need replacing in under a year not had it replaced befour i have complete heart block, I'm a bit worried as the nurse said they will book me for a echo scan befour they change the pacemaker in case I need a third lead  !!! Now I'm really worried I'm going to need another lead ,  is it routine or do they see a problem ,  can anyone advice pls .  thankyou 

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Lead less Pacemaker

I just received a leadless pm placed in my ventral.  Anyone with experience with this newer type pm?  Your thoughts please.  Bob

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Lead compromised/failure

Anyone have a lead malfunction/compromise right away? I had experienced shocking pains right after surgery. Sent home thinking that was healing pain cause no one understood what I was telling them & kept saying pain was normal. I had woken up while the caurterizing part of making the pocket for the pacemaker because the anesthesiologist didn't believe I wake up during procedures! ( stuff nitemares are made of!)  Dr felt I wasn't on top of the pain. However I had blo...

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One lead not "working".

Hello...so glad to find this group!

My husband had a dual lead Pacemaker installed after several fainting episodes, and then three 5 days later he was told to self isolate because of possible covid exposure at the hospital. But he was not recovering - feeling dizzy all the time. Fianlly he went to get checked out yesterday. One lead is not connecting (upper chamber). Now waiting for Xray and wondering if anyone can comment or speak from experience. Will the lead have...

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No replacement

Hello

I'm 60. My battery is running out in a few months. I had my first one at 42. My second one 51. I have alot of medical problems that cause extreme pain full body neuropathy plus muscle wasting. It started after taking antibiotics. I have seizure disorder controlled, neurocardiogentic syncope that's what the pacemaker is for. Plus sibo and Neurogenic bowels. My whole body has been effected due to toxicity. I also had a botched floroscopy epidural spinal tap which injured me...

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Leads

Hi

I have had my PM about 24 years just about to go in for my 4th box change just wanted to ask how long do the leads last will I ever need them changing is there a time limit? 

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