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Heartbeats monitors

Hi I would like to know if the smart bands are reliable for HR monitoring while exercising or resting such as Samsung Fit and its equivalent 

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Heart rate during exercise

Hello! I would like to ask if anyone knows why during exercise when my heart reaches 138 beats the pulse drops sharply and after a few seconds returns to the previous level. Also 138 is the maximum to which the pulse rises. Once it gets there it falls sharply. This was not the case with my previous pacemaker. The replacement was made 2 months ago. 

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PM for an 86 y,o?

Hi everyone,  I'm a 57 y.o male, received an implanted PM in February.  I'm as happy as can be with it.  I don't really think about it, I run, cycle and go about my day.  My mother is 86, she's been having some issues lately with tachy-brady.  The docs are still sorting out just why this is happening for Mom.  My question (really hers) is, is 86 too old for a PM?  She has had an angiogram, there are no blockages, she is relatively speaking, f...

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Heart rate

Almost 4 months since implant and on my 3 month checkup doctor noticed my resting heart rate was in the low 100's. I guess my watch and BP cuff were not reading my pulse correctly. My struggle is that I cannot seem to be very active cause I top out around 145-150 and the doctor said that's correct. I've called the office to see about other options but I'm shocked that my resting rate is so high since I was given a PM for 2nd degree heart block and a HR in the 40's. Ha...

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Medtronic care link app

So this is to all The Medtronic pacers.  I'm not fully understanding the transmission part.  I have a Medtronic azure and have sent in Manual transmissions.   But upon reading about it ..I'm confused.   Does it also send a report without me knowing (which is totally fine) or is the only time is when i send it out?  I am due to go to the pacemaker clinic on Tuesday and will be asking them a bunch of questions I'm not understanding.... but was hopi...

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getting rid of pacemaker

Has anyone ever heard of curing the need for a pacemaker after having one implanted?

I wonder if I can do it with diet changes.

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Great site!

Hello,

I just wanted to say hello. I had my pacemaker "installed" 5 days ago. I found this site while researching PMs... as the saying goes, I guess I am battery operated now!

I really appreciate all information, and the people that contribute to this site.

ttyl

Thank You 

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responding

how do I respond to a msg that I have started?

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statin rx after pacemaker implant

Before the pacemaker implant, I had good  cholersterol readings, was not on any prescription. After the implant, my cardiologist automatically prescribed a statin drug.

I did not understand the logic and asked my primary doctor if I could stop taking the statin. He advised me not to do it.

I'm still not convinced and am thinking of doing it any way.

Iv'e changed my life syle of eating habits and have tranformed my body. any one else faced with this delema?

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Anxiety

I'm hoping someone can answer my question.   Has anyone experienced any anxiety and/or Panic attacks before their first Pacemaker setting adjustment.   My surgery was on October 19th, 2020.  I'll be just sitting and do nothing and go into a anxiety attack.  I feel like I'm going crazy.  

Any advice or suggestions will be appreciated. 

Also ...i go to the pacemaker clinic this next Tuesday.

 

Just to be clear...

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Work place electromagnetic interference - Medtronic

Hi all

I am back at work today (working from home still). 

I normally work in an industrial environment, with large transformers, lots of EMF signalling and 25,000 V uninsulated power lines.

Have any of you managed to get a more detailed document from the pacemaker manufacturers on how my employer can conduct a risk assessment on my safety at work?

In addition, if for whatever reason my pacemaker did go into a safe mode or worse - other than symptoms would the pac...

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Subdermal vs Subpectoral

Fairly new to this site and I've seen subdermal & sebpectoral mentioned. Is this something decided between patient and doc or not ? I'm on a waiting list but no idea if there will be a pre op chat as there wasn't for my ablation back in March.

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Food tasting bad. Pacemaker put in 9/15/2020

Food is tasting bad . Having trouble cooking . Anyone else with the problem

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911

After thinking I had pulled a lead loose I spent several hours in the ER. When sitting up on the sofa last night, I felt a quick stabbing pain in the middle of my chest. I called my physician's nurse line and they advised me to go to the ER. My chest x rays showed the leads were in place. The ER doctor told me I had pericardial pain from the pacemaker and that it may continue. He have me a prescription for pain. Has this happened to anyone else?

Thank you for your comments. Thi...

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Breast augmentation

So I'm getting breast augmentation surgery in a few weeks (i've already been cleared by my EP), but I was wondering if anyone here might have gotten subpectoral breast implants while having the pm subcutaneous. Both doctors, and myself obvoiusly, are concerned about placing the implant subpectoral and then having the pm show even more (like that the implant might make the PM rise), when part of the reason why I'm getting the implants is to hide the battery since I'm...

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Confused

Hi I'm 5 days after pm fitted, and confused about the do's and don't

Microwaves mobile phones security at airport's having a drink 

Any advice 

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Leads

Hi

I am going to have a replacement lead at 8am tomorrow and just want to thank everyone who put up with my question since June when I became unwell, a very special thank you Gemita who gave me the confidence and knowledge to converse with my EP to get the outcome I needed, so a big hug to you Gemita from me.

It 11am so I need to get some sleep god bless all zzzzzz

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CRT pacemaker leada

How easy is it to pull a lead out of position in your heart? I had my pacemaker surgery on Friday. Today I twisted my right arm around to put on a sweater (pacemaker is on left side) and felt a very hard, sharp pain in the middle of my chest. I'm wondering if I could have dislodged a lead?

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Broken Lead ??

 Several night's ago  I rolled from my left to the right side. Instantly I had a sharp stabbing pain from my pacemaker area in fact I thought something had penetrated the skin ( PM is on right side) . Right as that happened my heart rate slowed way down and I felt like passing out. It was not going away so I thought ok sit up and see how that is. Still the same thing. I laid back down and still I felt like passing out and my heart rate was slow.. Still everytime when I move my r...

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Why do we have SA node pacing if the issue is only with heart block?

Hi 

If we have a heart block what is the reason for needing to also be paced from the atrial lead?

I see that some of our members on here have sinus node issues as well as certain blocks so I assume in that situation both of the electrical messages are managed.

In others I see that they have only conduction problems from the SA node and the ventricles are paced. If the ventricles are paced in this situation does this not automatically restore the heart/paced rate t...

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