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Return to Pilates

Had pacemaker installed March 18th 2019. I would like to get back to pilates when I have recovered from the implant, but I am very concerned about dislodging the wires as there is a lot of lengthening and stretching with this activity. Has anyone returned to this activity after implant.

 

 

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Leads

I got my PM 5 weeks ago. At 4 weeks I was released to raise my arm above my shoulder.  But i have ire dit so much in fear of pulling a lead. So my shoulder is stiff, not frozen shoulder but stiff and still sore if I sue my chest muscles. Sp thsi morning I woke up stretching mg right arm above my head, like reaching for the stars.  Is this concerning. Hiw hard is it to dislodge leads?? My pacer feels low in my chest, but always has and I feel my leads up under my scar, always have. N...

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Pacemaker

Just found this site and have readseveral of the postings hoping to find answers to my questions - but not yet.

When I had my pacemaker implanted 4 years ago, I was told the battery life was about 15 years.  In the last 4 years that has dropped to 3 years remaining.  With so much used up in 4 years, my concern is how fast the remaining time will actually last and how I will know when it's winding down in time to do something about it rather quickly.  Anyone have any i...

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Anyone experience Problems with lead displacement

I had intermittent bradycardia into the 20’s with dizziness went to the ER 3/18.  Had a PM placed 3/20.  Came home and still had the dizzy spells.  Went for my wound check, they interrogated PM, sent me for a chest X-ray and BOTH leads had moved.  Had a lead revision 3/27 and felt great- for 3 days, now having the dizzy spells again and feel the same  as last week.  Has anyone had multiple lead movements?  Do I return to same EP doc...

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Pacemaker "overheating" reduced pacing rate

I had my pacemaker implant on 01.30.19 I have had a positive recovery until this weekend; following a brisk walk the pacemaker and area around the PM were warm to the touch and the heat only subsided later that day. Saw the pacemaker team today and they felt the unit was overworking as my natural heart rhythm has improved. Thay reduced my right atrium pace from 100% (70bpm) to a lower amount (they didn't say how much!) I'm now feeling quite lethargic and more breathless. Has anyo...

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Battery life

how do you know when your battery is getting low what signs do I need to watch for 

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Voltage on the leads

I had an AV block resulting in a low hearth rythme of 37 during sleep. I now have my two lead Medtronic pm for one month and everything seems fine. Today during my control visit however the doctor told me that the upper lead uses 1 volt and the lower lead is using 3 volts and that they prefer to move this lead into another place in my heart to get to a lower voltage. My question, is this really necessary? Is the lead not well attached or is it not my heart t...

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Lead Revision

So, I had my second pacemaker implant on January 7th of this year for my type two av heartblock and all has been well until now. I went to my second follow up appointment today and now my lower ventricle lead is out of place. Im only 17 and I had my first device implanted in 2009. When I went in for my surgery in January there was also an attempted lead extraction but it was not feasible. So now with the two capped leads and this lower ventricle lead out of place im just ready for all this to...

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Capped off leads

Does anyone else have old leads that were capped off and left in place?

ive had a pacemaker since I was 12. So I now have capped off leads on my left side (pacer is now on my right side) that are 21 years old and have been giving me some concerns.

seems there’s not much research on how long leads are safe to stay inside your body...?

 

thanks!

Amy  

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Leads

Hi , I’m a newby and I have a question about the lead wires moving around above my device . They seem to move pretty often causing discomfort . Medtronic tech acted as if it was all normal but I’ve not seen any posts on this . Anyone else experiencing this ? 

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Lead wrapped around heart

Hi there. I had my ICD fitted in January 2019 to replace my old pacemaker after it was discovered that I’d had changing symptoms. What a nightmare it has been.  I was admitted back into hospital in March 2019 after having a heart rate over 190 on a couple of occasions, without my new ICD registering this.  One of the things that worried me during this recent was the news that since the surgeon had trouble attaching the leads during my initial implantation, due to...

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Lead Displacement

Hi my mum recently had a pacemaker op in Jan , she went in for her 6week check up and the dr could'nt find a rhythm. So she had to stay in hospital to find out whats wrong . She had an xray done and it turns out that the lead has ended up in a vein in her stomach . My question is , is it normal for a lead displacement to end up in a vein in her stomach ? Its vital that she has the operation soon as at the end of the lead there is a sharp point and because she is on war...

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additional leads vs extraction

The subject of adding an additional lead versus extraction of the current one before inserting the new one has come up from time to time. I know extraction is not to be taken lightly, especially if they have been in a patient for a long time  I know there must be enough room in the vein for an additional lead but does blood flow in the vein enter into the decision of adding versus extraction?  Just wondering as my original leads are going on 20 years old and chances of lead pro...

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About pacemaker implantation

I have been implanted with DDDR pacemaker in Jan 2019. During inplantation one lead can not be fixed due to change in heart structure during heart operation which was done in 19th July 2018. Dr. said that actually i was requiring single lead pacemaker maker and where it requires is properly fixed.

Now my question is whether DDDR with single lead can work properly. 

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About pacemaker implantation

I have been implanted with DDDR pacemaker in Jan 2019. During inplantation one lead can not be fixed due to change in heart structure during heart operation which was done in 19th July 2018. Dr. said that actually i was requiring single lead pacemaker maker and where it requires is properly fixed.

Now my question is whether DDDR with single lead can work properly. 

Except the problem of uneasiness during travelling in car my heart works properly.

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Please help. Lead interference when moving my left arm

Hi everybody. 

I’ve got a dual lead Medtronic pacemaker. I’ve had it since 2014 and have had it moved under the pectoral muscle three times since... 

anyway the other day I went into atrial fibrillation, or so they thought. They interrogated my pacemaker and they noticed whenever I moved my left arm - it caused “extra signals” or “extra impulses” aka interference. They think that this is what is causing my heart to beat in a funny rhyt...

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Battery End Of Life (EOL)

Hi,

I recently went for a check up which I had requested as I had been feeling breathless and exhausted for afew weeks. I was told my pacemaker battery was showing EOL and had to be admitted as an emergency, and after a stressful 15 hour wait and ambulance transfer to another hospital with a cardi lab I was given a shiny new pacemaker. I have had it for a month now but still don't feel 100%. I am slightly breathless still and falling asleep on trains which I...

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Leads

I had a pacemaker implanted two months ago.  It worked fine (set at 60-69) until this morning when my heart rate went to 102 and it has stayed there all day.  My cardiologist and the rep for the device saw me and they say that the atrial lead is dislodged or not working properly.  Since I have no symptoms and are quite active the choices are to go in and "revise" the lead or do nothing.  I'm not crazy about another hospital stay, but neither do I like se...

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replace pacemaker

Hi,  Not sure if I want another pacemaker after my current one runs out.  I should have 6 years of life left on it and that will take me to 70.  I had a complete heartblock do to Sacrodosis which has gotten better yet left me with a lot of scarring.  I would like to see if I can finish my life without one, should I try to let it go in end of life mode and see how I do? Anyone out there made this decision?

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Replacement

Hi everyone,

i have 0 to 3 months for replacement , after this I was told there is two months built in:

when willthe insurance company approve it?

an amo Robyn was used, R—?

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I'm 35 and got my pacemaker a little over a year ago. It definitely is not a burden to me. In fact, I have more energy (which my husband enjoys), can do more things with my kids and have weight because of having the energy.