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For Gemita to answer, or any woman

How do you females do housework?  Vacuum, dusting, windows, trash, And dishes. I mean since getting a pm i imagine your routine has changed.

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Pilates, Advanced Reformer Exercises

Hi All, I could use some guidance and advice.  I've had my St. Jude for about 6 weeks.  It was placed over, and the leads tied to, the left pectoralis, very near my axilla (arm pit).  I have serious ortho issues (alignment, posture) that I've kept at bay with Pilates and after years reached a very advanced level of Pilates (reformer and chair) with amazing results.  Today I showed my doc pics of typical moves and was told I shouldn't do them as I could rip the...

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Biotronik PM Edora 8 DR-T

I had a Biotronik PM implanted yesterday(Edora 8 DR-T) I hope this message finds Mark. I was reading a post by Mark (by darmaggi 2020-11-10  16:14:11) Mark, I read in your post that you found a good Technician to adjust your PM . Would you mind sharing his name and how to reach him? How did you find him? I'm a serious runner and hope to maintain or improve my level of performance. I'd appreciate your help.

Woody

 

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Golf

I am a healthy 64 Golf fanatic with a very active lifestyle that had a Pacemaker implanted 31/2 weeks ago.  My cardiologist suggested that I could return to full Golf activities after 4 weeks.  So far everything has gone well and I have been able to swing 1/2 speed with no issues.  I am a 6 Index Golfer with a near 100mph driver swing speed.

My question is does anybody else have expierience playing Golf after 4 weeks?  Most of the posts I see on this Fourm seem to su...

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Left arm

This question is for anyone. When were you able to raise your left arm above your head?

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Bio Oil Use

Good afternoon all.

I had my pacemaker fitted on December10th. 2020 and my 1 month check on January 12th. 2021 was perfect. I still have a small scab on the scar, can I now start to use Bio OIl on the scar to help to remove/clear/minimise it? Any thoughts and advce would be appreciated. Thanks Ronboy

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defibrillator/pacemaker

I'll be getting a defibrillator soon. Can a person get a defibrillator AND a pacemaker?

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Re: my posting of 21-01-04

Thanks to everyone who responded, and read my posting of 21-01-04. I am assuming that all who are reading this will be able to access that posting for background information. Please let me know if this is or is not the case. More questions:

swelling and darkening of skin in the lower legs. This is been gradually increasing over the past few years.has anyone experienced improvement in this area after PM is implanted?

I have "mild to moderate" sleep apnea. I've been us...

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Starting Flecainide

Hey everyone! I was wondering if anyone could tell me their experience with starting Flecainide? I am going for a consultation on Monday and am looking at having to start this medication for symptomatic PVC's. I have sick sinus syndrome, NSVT, and a pacemaker. I was told that I will have to be hospitalized for at least 3 days to start the medication. Any advice is welcome! And any experiences are welcome...good or bad. I like to be prepared going into things! 

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Rate response.

I'm two months post implant on a Biotronik Edora 8 DR-T for SSS from taking metoprolol for AFib with resulting bradycardia. I'm actually Brady/tacky. I acknowledge I still know very little about the pacemaker settings. I tried to ask as many questions as I can but at an interrogation yesterday, I noted the device nurse didn't really seem to know a lot. I do get a printout every time.

I learned most from the posts and researching previous posts. I noted in the archives that t...

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Mobility

Has anyone here have trouble with mobility after their PM implant? What did you do to fix it, if possible. I find it a little harder getting around these days, as if i have been slowed down. It has been 2 months and 16 days for my PM.

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Check ups

Just a general question my husband is due to have routine check up on his ICD next week,and we assumed it would be cancelled as we currently in Lockdown here in the UK and he has a home monitor and Bev did attend an appointment last July.The hospital telephoned him and said still come to the appointment as they need to get a ‘broader picture ‘-anyone any idea what this could mean ?

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Pacemaker

Could someone please define noise reversion in terms that I can understand?  Is this safe?  Do I need to make a change?  Are there symptoms with this problem? 

Thank you.  I've had the problem since last summer.

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NSVT and Exercise

Hi everyone I hope you are all well,


Just looking for some reassurance really, today I went to the hospital for my pre-op admission tests ready for my procedure next week. During the treadmill test in October I had a 7 beat run of non-sustained Ventricular Tachycardia. My surgeon/doctor has said this is not a big issue and something they will monitor. He said he is not worried by it but I have had a few short runs of NSVT on my pacemaker interrogations, lasting between 3...

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St Jude abbot PM2272

I am a active 53 year-old male and had a pacemaker installed in August 2020 with an AV node ablation. My condition is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that I did not discover until my 40s. The first medication I was on after discovering it through arrhythmias was Verapamil. I felt the best I ever did with my condition while on that medication. As Time passed heart problems began to increase including atrial fibrillation. After four extensive oblations and numerous cardioversions (too many to count...

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Pacemaker due for renewal

Hi I've had my pacemaker for 12 years now , I'm 52 , I was told last checkup I have to have it changed so have to be checked every 3 months as in waiting list now to have it changed , for last few weeks I have felt it kicking in alot more and having terrible headaches not sure if this is connected any help or advice would be greatly appreciated 

many thanks 

 

Moira 

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biotronik anticor 7vr-tdx

i had gotten 7 inappriopriate shocks a day after this pacemaker/icd was installed. The icd/pacemaker was programmed too low and when i had afib it thought it was vtach and kept shocking me.

Now i have a choking sensation as if i can't breath and unexplained gastric problems. Anyone have an issue like this? I was given amiodorone to stop the irregular heart beats and then the device was reprogrammed but i was continued on amiodorone for 14 days which caused me to get nauseous and sha...

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Mobitz I and Mobitz II

I understand the descriptions for Mobitz I and Mobitz II grade 2 type heart blocks.

What I am struggling with is what would the explanation be for having both in the same person.

I know I have a long PR interval and I know the EP said that sometimes my heart would drop a beat after increasingly lengthening PR intervals. That makes sense and would come under  Mobitz I and suggest I have a problem with the AV node.

However I also at one point was in a 2:1 block. So this s...

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Very interesting article

<https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-01-iphone12-implantable-defibrillator.html>

Sounds scary to me.  The author didn't seem to be very concerned about it (or know much about pacemakers in general).

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Pain around icd

About 6 months after my icd was installed I started experiencing soreness and pain around the unit. Has anyone else had this? Does it go away? Is there anything you can do about it? 

Thank you 

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