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I am eight days post-Pacemaker implantation and was doing fine. This morning I put my bra on, which involves using both hands behind my back. Felt like I pulled a muscle and has been hurting today. Now I am wondering if I could have pulled a lead out or moved it. How do you know if a lead has moved or is displaced? No redness or swelling, just the soreness above and to the left of the implant incision.
New to this life. Had pacemaker installed 6 days ago. Scared. I reached for a bottle of water and forgot not to reach. Should I be concerned?
Thank you for this forum as I have a lot of anxiety.
Well I had posted before my procedure in October 2019. Had it done but taking more time to recover than first implant. This time my cardiologist (NOT the doctor who had implanted my pacemaker previous to this one) found that the pacemaker implanted before had the leads draped over the front not in the back. Surgery took longer than expected as he had to remove tissue between the leads to remove the pacemaker. Anyone hear of this?
This pacemaker lays much better than the other. Had surge...
Had implant November 2017, instant success felt really good, Went for an eight week after implant exhamination, was told I had used up approximatly seven and half years of expected life of the battery. Devastating news, consiquently the device was turned down to conserve the battery life, On later follow ups the device was turned even more, As a result for the past approx two years I have been having Heart Pauses when at rest this happens constantly when the&nb...
Wire came loose after 12 days. Happen to anyone else? Had it reattached Monday. Hope this one holds
I am getting close to needing battery replacement. It looks like this time I will need my leads replaced too as they are 26 years old. I pace 100% and this will be my 4th pacemaker. Can anyone tell me what to expect with lead replacement. I know what to expect with the pacemaker replacement but not with the removal and replacement of the leads.
Can anyone suggest a good EP for ICD lead extraction in Texas. Lead is 17 years old. Thanks
I am booked in to have batteries changed early Dec. Just wanting to know what to expect. I have been told it is only a day-surgery procedure.
Any info would be helpful.
Yesterday, i lift my cousin and felt like sth happened inside on the left side of my body. And now there is undefinable pain or kind of discomfort but not much. How can I understand if my leads (at least one of them) aren’t ok?
3 weeks post op and the leaves are building up in my garden, so I've attached a second belt to the buckle in my trouser belt. The other end is attached to my wrist. See photo in gallery. I filled the wheelie bin in half an hour and never once lifted my arm too high.
Haven't posted in a long long time. 4 years ago took minocyline for 28 days and started burning. Diagnosed with neuropathy. From there got ecoli probably throughout body but no doctors found until simple gyno swab test. Bowels didn't work and stomach. Gyno gave me antibiotics call avelox which causes nerve damage. Anyway lost 35 pounds cannot gain weight and now total body nerve damage. I'm in pain 24 hours and skin and bones in ribs and back. I'm suppose to get my...
Had leads replaced in Aug because two ventricular leads malfunctioned. Got pocket infection. Still treating w/ antibiotics. After surgical healing a very thin membrane was apparent and lead could be felt. 2 days ago lead became exposed thru the tissue. Any idea how long I can go before lead has to be extracted. All cardiac units closed because of weekend and holiday at the hospitals. Nearest center 2 hrs away and don't have appt yet. As stated- still covered by antibiotics
Good morning, I was wondering can anybody else hear their ICD humming? I can only hear it out of my left ear and it just has recently started since my implant on July 3rd. Thank you for sharing.
Hi all I'm due my first battery replacement 5th of dec 2019 I'm scared as had a bad experience when first fitted!!im a painter and decorator at the moment in a factory which is very dirty so worried about infection!!work want to no how long I will be off !! Any ideas don't think I'm having the leads changed but not 100%!! Any ideas from people who have had this done thanks Carl
My Ep tried for a third time to add a third wire to my icd. Long story but he could not place it because my vein he had to go through was at a 90 degree angle so he did not succeed. Also tried His pacing but it did not work
Has anyone had a wire placed surgically? I was told the wire may only last 5 years and is hard to replace. Any other alternatives I should condider or do I live without a third wire?
I had my first PM installed seven days ago and I have to say, it's been uncomfortable since about day three. Runs of tachycardia (about 10-15 per day) - and I was bradycardic before the PM! I may have stretched my arm up a little high. How do I know if I've pulled the leads out?
Thank you in advance.
Has anyone been diagnosed wtih lead migration, lead perforation? I'm having issues with RV pacing/performance with my BS Accolade L301 (put in 2018, which replaced my first PM, a St. Jude, which was put in 2011), which uses my original St. Jude leads from 2011. Have always had issues with SOB with exercise and condition has worsened in past year (SOB with minimal exercise). Current EP has reviewed my case, trying to adjust PM settings to improve performance during aerobi...
I am going to have my third wire placed on Thursday in my CRT-D. They are going to try for the third time to do this.
Do you know if adding the third wire will shorten the life of the battery?. Not sure if the third wire continuously paces the heart thereby using more battery power of if it does it periodically.
For thoes of us , can you please help where the ;leads are placed if the PM is placed under the muscle, My mother had hers placed under the muscle but the wires were not, now she has infection in the wire sleevs and the docs are suggesting to place it on the right side under the muscle and the leads under the muscle too, wonmdering if this is a good idea.
I am scheduled for a PM with an AV node ablation in a few weeks. How does the battery life vary if the PM is going at 100%?
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I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.