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pacemaker dependancy

I was born with a defect that resulted in me having a pacemaker at 18mo. Now that I am 29 years old, my original leads are struggling to perform adequately, resulting in me "using up" the battery life of most devices in five years. I have had about five pacemaker replacements and now I am having issues with scar tissue and my chest cavity being concaved where they have removed tissue. During my last operation, doctors wanted to move my pacemaker to my abdomen, but I was very sc...

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20% COPAY with medicare advantage plan- HELP

Furious and worried. I'm not sure which of these is worse for me right now.

 

After 4 years, both of my leads have failed. 

I'm on medicare advantage with no other insurance. 

it will be a complicated surgery to remove and replace both leads, and the doc wants to also replace the PM.

I have not been able to get a cost estimate of the surgery and equipment from anyone. Not Humana, not the hospital, not the doctors.

I live in Nevada. Ca...

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boston scientific crt-d device

my boston scientific crt-d device sometimes feels like it is turning in the pocket  - it moves a lot  anyone else have this happen

 

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One month post surgery isuue

AFter two years had to have lead replaced.  Battery replaced at same time.  One month after surgery area around battery-pacemaker still sore, including periodic aches in upper chest and arm. Battery seems to be protruding.

 

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Lead shorted out

Hi everyone hope all is doing well. My electrophysiologist’s nurse called me to make an appt. seems my transmitter has been showing somethings wrong with one of my leads, apparently one has shorted out. Has anyone experienced this? What happens now? I have tried to find out about this online but there’s really no real info out there that I am finding. Can anyone help a girl out here? Thank you

Bennie

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Leads off?

Hi everyone!

Its been 5 months since I’ve had my pacemaker placed in. These past two days I’ve had dizzy spells (no fainting, thankfully) and feel as if my heart is fluttering more. I’ve never felt this before since having my pacemaker placed in my chest. I’m wondering if this could be a lead that’s maybe moved? Has anyone else experienced this? I plan on calling tomorrow to my doctors office but wanted to get yalls opinion too. 

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Is the pacemaker extraction procedure done in India?

Is the pacemaker extraction procedure done anywhere in India?

Specially the one using laser?

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Crazy Symptoms

Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone ever experienced pressure/swelling in their temples and face upon bending? Its controlling my life I cant bend, I had to give up running due to this. Other symptoms include dizzy head and partial eyesight loss at the time of bending. I have read a bit on it and found out it can happen when the leads obstruct or other the superior vene cava. I have two sets of leads in as at my last operation (4 years ago)the leads had to be changed and the doctor d...

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Biotronik Pacer

I am having a very difficult moment. I am 46 and have had my Pacer for years. I saw my cardiologist six months ago, and explained that I was having numerous issues. A few of them being, severe pain in left arm, dizziness, and edema in limbs, accompanied by unbearable pain. My cardiologist never addressed these issues, spent a total of maybe ten minutes with me, said I needed an echo. I scrimped to Save for it, and was told two days before, the test had gone up $115.. I am self pay, denied ssi...

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Medtronic Pacemaker

Has anyone else had an early battery failure with the now recalled medtronic pacemaker? 

I am joining a class action lawsuit

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pacemaker lead broken

so my pacemaker lead broken andDoctor can't EXTRACTION 。so they put new pacemaker to other side.My question is how they take care  old pocket? put some Filler in old pocket? or  sometheing  else? 

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Pacemaker lead extraction

Hello all, my first post here on the pmc site.

I have been the lucky recipient of a dual chamber pacemaker since 2012 just after my second aorta valve replacement!  I am paced 40% on top and have a fully blocked AV node.   I was recently told after my pacer checks a few months back that battery life is starting to go down currently @ 2.89 and my upper lead the impedance number is changing and starting to go low if I understood that correctly, which they believe Is ca...

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Pacemaker battery

I seem to be the only one concerned that my battery depleted 1 year in 4 months.  My pacemaker is only one year old!  Seems strange to me.  Wouldn't you be concerned?

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FDA notice on Medtronic pacemakers

https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/safety-communications/fda-alerts-providers-and-patients-check-premature-battery-depletion-certain-medtronic-pacemakers-fda

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Hiss Lead Pacing

I'd appreciate a technical discussion with someone informed/experienced with Hiss Bundle Pacing.  I would be really interested in hearing from anyone who has had a Hiss bundle lead installed.

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Battery replacement UK

Just had appointment through for Uk battery replacement. Advise on recovery period please thanks. Appointment on 30th May and due to be on a fairly active school residential trip on 7th June.

also appointment taking place in Radiology dept, is that just an X-ray or actual pacemaker battery change?

 

Thanks in advance 

 

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Battery life

Hi! Has anyone ever had symptoms when they had 6-8 months battery life left on their device. I have a Bi-V/AICD by Medtronic. I’m 100% dependent and the Medtronic tech decreased my rate from 85 to 75 on my last check without telling me. I can’t tell if it’s the battery or his change that is making me feel bad and not being able to do some activities I was able to do before.

Thanks for any info you may have!! 

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Pacemaker Battery Life

I had a pacemaker fitted in July 2018 and I was told that it’s expected life span was about 9 years.  I have been for a check up today and have been told that, due it’s extra usage, the expected life style had reduced to 3 years.  The cardiologist I saw said that he was referring my case to my consultant.

Can anyone tell about the likely cause please?

Thank you.

John

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Generator replaced / or can as they call it

Thursday had my pace maker replaced , battery  low, 1 month left, had initial pace maker for 9.5 years.

i live in Carmel Ca., however I’ve kept my cardiologist in Scottsdale Az who I totally implanted my device in 2009.

They have cared for me the entire time, every 6 months I’d visit as well as use the home monitor. My insurance carrier, blue cross/ covered California day they will not cover the procedure since I was treated out of state.  Has anyone had a si...

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Can anyone else feel their pacemaker wires under their skin

Helloooo! Question, I can feel one of my pacemaker leads under where my scar is and can feel it travel up towards my clavicle. It’s very easy to feel, it even rubs on clothing. This is my second pacemaker and it has been this way for 2 years now. Was just wondering if anyone else has this as it was not like this with my first pacemaker. 

 

Eilish :) 

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