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exercise after a pacemaker

I had my dual chamber fitted 7weeks ago after a diagnosis of Bradi/Tachi. I haven’t been given a follow up appointment as yet and there are questions I need to ask. I Nordic walk for exercise but not sure how long I need to wait before doing this , a bit worried that the impact of the poles striking the ground might dislodge the wires into my heart.  Although I feel well and quite recovered I have the occasional sudden drop in blood pressure which makes me feel faint and breathless...

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Question about vaccine injection site

Hello all who've been fortunate to have received a COVID vaccine - did you opt for the pacemaker-side arm or the other arm?  I've read reports of localized swelling from some of the vaccines.  Thanks.

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my roomy is in place

Hello

 

My CRT-D Biotronik 3 leads was installed on Friday.

Today, on Monday, my skin is still sore, as is the muscle beneath.

I was hoping the device would be smaller, and less visible, but it is what it is.

I am happy to have found out that my strapless bra is mandatory for me. Having a large size, I feel relieve when I wear it.

After the surgery, I had a bad experience with the morphine they gave me. I had a local anestheasia. I had bad nausea and n...

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PM After Cardiac Ablation

Hello,

Thanks to everyone who commented on my initial message. I seem to be having some instability in the way I feel since my ablation and then my subsequent PM needed due to bradycardia. I can't help from feeling like I would rather still have my A-Fib incidents once every couple of months rather than getting the ablation because since then I became bradycardic and received a Pacemaker and I constantly feel nauseated or symtomatic, similar to how I felt whenever I had an A-Fib inc...

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Shew!

Hello and good day/evening/night. I am still stretching and it is helping somewhat. I can now wash my hair with BOTH hands now but that is as far as i can get without pain. I was thinking, could i have some nerve damage in my arm? After all it does have a tingling sensation and twitching. It has been 4 months now. I have to have a pacer check this Friday i hope two things, 1 my dr shows up and 2 i hope i don't have to cancel for any reason.

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Musician Question

4 weeks out from getting my Pacemaker put in.  Doing well and trying to adapt.  Question on interferences.  I am a musician and play digital piano, keyboards and electric guitar.  I've read that I should be able to wear headphones as long as I don't lay them around my neck when I'm not using them.  Is that correct?

I have not played any of my powered instruments since getting it.  Should it be OK to play electric keyboards and use amps and speak...

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Pacemaker

I am about 6 weeks in after surgery for my first pm. I got up on this wonderful Sunday. Made bed got dressed started doing some house chores. Then had to sit down thought I was going to pass out. I thought havi g a pm was going to correct this.can this still happen. I don't  see  my heart dr until March 15. Any help or tip out there

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Battery life towards the end

Has anyone experienced the battery life in their pacemaker accelerate more rapidly with time?. Initially I was loosing a year in life at my 6 month check ups and now I am loosing 1/2 year. Can I expect an even quicker deterioration in my battery life?  My pacemaker is 6 years old

                           Rodger 

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Ventricular Tachycardia

I had my medtronic PM for more than 6 years and no issues so far.Sometime when I send my transmission they used to tell me about an episdoe of A-fib for few seconds or mins but my EP said he doesnt see the need to put me on blood thinners. During my last check up they noticed a ventricular tachycardia rythm and he ordered an ECHO and MRI. The echo showed my EF dropped to 45% and MRI is scheduled mid-March. He also mentioned that they could replace my PM to an ICD to manage these rythms. Just...

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second dose Moderna, new cardilogist

The only problem that i have is a sore muscle in my left arm.  Thought that might happen again.  Since i sleep mostly on right side, thought left would be better.

Was a little  nervous about getting the shot before my checkup with the cardiologist the next day.  All went well.  Did get his permission to change doctors.  In fact he likes the one i picked.  Told him since he might be retiring soon. in practice by himself.  Would be good to do this n...

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Soreness

Can anyone speak to how long the pacemaker site remains tender to the touch.  It's been 3 months now since the surgery.  I'm a tiny person and am wondering if that has anything to do with it?  I've seen the doctor and now 2 PTs and an orthopedic and they all just shrug their shoulders.  

 

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Finally getting EP study/ablation

Today I finally got the call after waiting 9 months... i am having my EP study/ablation on 15th March! 

Feeling very nervous as I had a traumatic experience with my pacemaker surgery, but also hopeful that this will stop my horrible symptoms that occur daily! 

If anyone has had one, I would love to hear your surgery experiences/how you felt afterwards.

Hope you are all keeping safe!

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Home office /Electronics

Anyone experienced this? Weird feeling working at home office. A laptop, a desktop, a home phone and I phone in front. I felt my upper arms tightened if I stayed long. Something as if somebody's pushing my PM and gets heavy. Felt my head gets big and nauseous and head gets heavy. Yesterday I have to get out of the house stay on driveway  away from devices and my hands so cold. Gasping some fresh air. After an hour it went away except the heaviness of my pm and tightening left arm. An...

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Pain - thank you x86

Been quiet awhile was in the forum. It's 13 months now since my incision. I still cannot slept my left side so much so that I wanted to or it will sore the next day. Also when I do grocery's and lift, put a  a bit of weight on my left, my upper arms tightens and sore the next day. My nurse practitioner asst to my cardiologist as I complained about why it seems my pacemaker moved if I lift up my arms as if moving down to the side of my armpit now. He found yes it did moved up if I...

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Pacemaker And Nerve Stimulation device

Has anyone on here  with a Cardiac Pacemaker also had a Nerve Stimulation device for Chronic pain fitted? 

From what i gather the pain device looks similar to a Cardiac PM. 

My pain dr is suggesting it as an option at this stage,

i already have a dual chamber PM just wondering if anyone has any experience with such? 

 

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So good to hear from folk who know.

In January this year, I had a 2:1 partial heart block, which saw me taken to hospital, then an op (for a dual chamber pacemaker implant), very quickly performed. I had 3/4 hour notice; my heart rate had been 33 BPM.

I had complications and a further week in hospital (total of 9 days), due to vomiting and post procedure pericarditis/pericardial effusion (fluid around heart). I have made slow, but steady progress, but last night slept on my right side and awoke with awful pain i...

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New to this way of life

Hello,

I am new to this platform but since having a PM is a new way of life I guess I will be spending more time in this forum.  I am 63 and had atrial fibrillation 6 events in 3 years and I was stable on meds but a Dr. recommended I have a cardiac ablation to get rid of the faulty circuits that cause A-fib. I had it done on 11-6-20, and it seemed to be a success.  After about a month I started feeling lightheaded and felt faint a few times so I went to the doctor and I was to...

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AFib

Has anyone out there been diagnosed with AFib after their pacemaker and then been put on medication.  If so did they have any futher tests prior to the medication?

 

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General Advice

Hi All

I am hoping people maybe able to shed light on some issues for me. I have AV block 2:1 Morbitz & dual chamber PM (60/160) fitted July 2020.

I am new to this pacing game & very much in the dark in regards to pretty much everything, safe to say I know I have a PM & it’s seems to be working (according to the docs)

So, I have a follow up meeting with a Cardiologist tomorrow, following a sort stay in hospital last week due to some concerns, that appa...

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Rate Drop Response

Hello!

I have ADVISA DR MR SURESCA A3DR01 implanted 3 months ago for intermittent AV block.

About a month ago I had another post here complaining about sudden heart speed ups that went to around 100 bpm for a couple of minutes every time after my last checkup visit. That turned to be Rate drop response. So, some settings changed and that made me feel better. But I still get some episodes during night time and I was wondering if my parameters are appropriate.

So these are my...

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