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Cost of lead extraction in the US

I live in East Europe, and my doctors are considering changing my leads of almost 7 years. There is a chance that my leads had some production problems and there is a good chance that they may malfunction at some point 

My doctors do not want to take that chance as my icd has fired and saved my life a couple of times in the past

Although my doctors repeatedly told me that leaving the exsisting leads inside my body will not cause major risks, ...

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Popping feeling inside my heart

I had ICD implanted 2 weeks ago . Occasionally I had episodes of popping feeling inside my heart with short of breath. Anybody had any similar experience?

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Lead replacement recovery

Hi all, 

I'm new on here and relatively new to the pacemaker deal. I just have a couple questions and I wanted some opinions. I just had my pacemaker placed this year at the end of July, and I guess there was something wrong with where the lead(s) were placed or they have moved and so I have an appointment coming up to go in and move or replace them. I was just wondering what the recovery was for this type of thing. I know the recovery after getting the actual pacemaker, a...

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battery reading

Looking at my Interrogation Report for my Biotronik device and it says Battery: BOS.  Wondering what that means?

 

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Feels like wire is shorting out

This is my 3rd defibrillator.  This one was implanted 2016. It is still very uncomfortable. I can fill the wires just under the skin. Everything has checked out ok. I saw my former doctors in Oklahoma and was told that the generator might need to be reset or the pocket sewn up more. Any thoughts? It was implanted in Alabama .

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Scar Tissue build up on leads

Hello, I have a dual chamber pacemaker for a type two av heartblock. It has been working well for the better part of 9 years. Until recently. Last year after one of my tracings the doctor called and said I needed to come in because one of the leads wasn't working correctly. To sum it up he found out that scar tissue had built up around the lead causing it not to work so he bypassed that lead. Fast forward to last week I did another tracing and was called in again. Sure enough my second le...

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New pacemaker running through battery at lightning speed

I got my first PM in March if 2011.  Two weeks ago I got a new generator. Which I think is a new unit.  Today I got a call from the manufacturer to get set up for remote monitoring. A few hours later I got a call from my cardiologist’s office telling me I had to come in ASAP because my device was burning through it’s battery like crazy. Today’s transmission shows the current battery life to be just 4 years!  What could cause it to be using so much of...

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CRT LOWER E/F PART 2

Well here's a chance to learn something...  at least for me...  Cardio responded to my complaints of extreme fatigue by comparing a new ekg with one before the new crt pm was implanted last feb.INTERESTING RESULTS!!!!

the qrs sows up at 15.5 miliseconds higher than the previous ekg in feb where it was 218miliseconds.. said it was "leakingmanagement " issue and not ideal. He wants to change to bi-ventricular from multi point pacing on this st. judes crt pm....he a...

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CRT LOWER E/F PART 2

Well here's a chance to learn something...  at least for me...  Cardio responded to my complaints of extreme fatigue by comparing a new ekg with one before the new crt pm was implanted last feb.INTERESTING RESULTS!!!!

the qrs sows up at 15.5 miliseconds higher than the previous ekg in feb where it was 218miliseconds.. said it was "leakingmanagement " issue and not ideal. He wants to change to bi-ventricular from multi point pacing on this st. judes crt pm.. ...

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Mitral Prolapse

Hello all. 

I wanted to pass along what I think is very important information to consider when getting a pacemaker. Apparently the primary way doctors attach leads for dual chamber pacemakers and/or ICDs can, in some patients, cause mitral prolapse or mitral regurgitation. This is significant because if you’re one of them, you will begin exhibiting signs of heart failure.

i began researching this because over the past two weeks my breath has diminished and seems to...

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leads

had a great Doctor Garvey at St Vincent Portland OR. burn out the two leads and set in two new ones, I feel great and have to see him in another week at the incision, Took 3 hours hardly any scar tissue around the leads and was in for 8 years. using a restraining belt to keep left arm to be raised about the shoulder so electrodes can build scar tissue to build up around them. He used the old 2 year device which has over 8 years of battery life and it operates great, no more dizziness from lay...

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Normal to feel wires under left clavicle?

4 days post op. Chest sore but improving. Noticing  tugging sensation, pulling sensation under the left clavicle. Can feel wire under the skin both under the clavicle and  under the clavicle superiorly. I assume this is normal routing. Almost feels like someone has their finger on my neck or throat to a certain extent. Not sure if this is normal or something that you get used to. Any thoughts appreciated thanks 

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Getting your wires crossed

About 6 months ago,  I was at work and kept feeling a little itching feeling where my pm is (I have mine on my rightside) I kept working I work as a cook,  anyway,  it kept itching then it started shocking me so I told my boss that you need to call 911 something is going on with my pm,  I get to er,  they admit me in hospital, a tech came in to check.my pm he said my pm was up higher then normal,  and was causing the little shocks,  tthey had to callobrate m...

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new crt pm lowers ejection fraction

Hello all, this is Philman with some serious concerns.  had a stroke in

June of 2017 working on good rehab through feb of 2018 when i needed a new pm to replace my duel lead medtronic ... it was decided that we implant a st. judes bi ventricular crt. I believe it is called quadra allure mp.  I was told it would give me more horsepower and smoothr pacing with the extra lead.HOWEVER...  had my first echo in august and my E/F was lower than it has e...

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Crt leads

I was just told that I will need surgery to place my third wire after 2 attempts.

Has anyone had their lead inserted via surgery?

 

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what type of battery being used in at crt=d

I really don't care which vendor. But what kind of battery being used in those unit. 

Lithium-ion(Li-ion)

Nickel Cadmium(Ni-Cd)

Nickel-Metal Hydride(Ni-MH)

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Pacing Problem

Last month I fell twice within an 18 hour period and went to the ER. The doctor ordered an EKG and found that, during it, my heart had stopped beating for five seconds (because I had twitched). He called the pacemaker rep who came and checked the device which worked perfectly, but at the insistence of the ER physician, retested and had me move my left arm and found, as the EKG had shown a five-second stoppage.  

The problem was a loose wire, and it had been...

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Repositioning of PM chamber/battery

Hello. My mother recently has a PM inserted. It seems to have located itself close to her armpit and is very uncomfortable. Does  anyone know whether just the chamber/battery can be relocated!I think it’s gone in under the muscle as it’s hard to feel unlike mine which is above.

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Gastric Pacemaker

Hi 

I have had a gastric pacemaker for 10 years now and at my last yearly dr. visit I was told that my battery is dead. Has anyone out there had their battery replaced? How intensive was the procedure? Any problems?

Thanks for your info

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Need new Wires

I went in Kaiser sunnyside mt. Talbert Clinic to be consulted for new leads for my pacemaker which was installed Nov 2016.  Dr. Farnando Tondato was very informative and gave me options of the problem of bad insulation on the wires to upper and lower chambers. I choose to have the wires changed out 3 days later. I was then refered to Dr. Garvey of Providence St. Vencient , according to my acceasment at Kaiser my leads are in critical need of replacement which needs to be done ASAP. ...

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