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Advice needed. Heart rate accelerating with very little movement!

Hey all,

Need some input/advice!  I have CHB with a Medtronic dual chamber atrial sensing rate responsive pacer.  The last few weeks, and with increasing frequency my heart rate has been rising up to 120-180 plus (measured via pulse oximeter) when barely moving or even just standing. If I am laying down I am ok, car rides seem to activate it as well.  I get shortness of breath and major palpitations when it happens and upon laying down it will take up to 30 min to fu...

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Incision

I had pacemaker surgery 3 1/2 weeks ago & I was stitched inside then steri strips & glue on the outside, they just came off, on one side it looks like it is way too open, the rest still has glue, should I put antiseptic on & keep it covered, since it's Saturday & I can't reach the Dr until Monday.

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CardioMessenger Smart

I am going out of town.  Can I unplug this Biotronik CardioMessenger and take it with me and plug it in when I get to the beach house.  Forgot to find out yesterday.  Biotronik help desk not there on weekends for messenger.

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Pacemaker

I have had my pacemaker for 3 weeks. I have had it checked 3 times by my team at hospital. They insist there is nothing wrong with the pacemaker.

so, why am I still so dizzy and having palpitations? I just don't feel any better.

i am now being monitored at home with a at Jude box by my bed.

i just wish I felt better. I even feel dizzy sitting down.

Any ideas I would be very grateful. 

 

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Leaving detached lead in?

Hi. I Have had my pacemaker for three years now. I have two leads, one has detached and the doctor has determined that it is too risky to remove it. But what are the risks to leaving it inside and unattached to anything? I'm a little nervous about this. He has not talked about replacing it although my pulse has lowered again. Because that would be too much hardware inside. Can leaving it cause any problems?

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Feeling worst-CRT pacemaker

I too have a CRT pacemaker( following complications after having a dual lead pacemaker ) causing the left side of my heart to be out of synchronisation with the right.         Mine was implanted almost 3 months ago.         I agree with Gemita, go back to your doctor because you should be feeling well.                Are you on any medication that could cause lightheadedness? You shouldn’...

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Feeling worst

Hey guys! I Born with the third degree heart block and    Implanted my dual chamber pacemaker in 2013, i was doing great untill 2020 when i start feeling little short of breath. I went to the my cardiologist he did echo and said everything looks fine just ef drop to 45% its just little low. Since i was feeling symptoms my dr advice me that they can upgrade to CRt pacemaker. On 19 may, 2020 implanted crt device, I was having complications after the surgery I still having shortness of...

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Can a defibrillator move?

I had mine planted about 3 weeks ago and the "box" was directly below the incision but it seems to have dropped about an inch. I've left a message at the clinic but 12 hours later I've not had a response and I'm getting anxious about it. I went for a really gentle run yesterday so wondering if that caused it. No one said I shouldn't.

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High Blood Pressure

I am new to this group and I appreciate the information and advice.
Had my PM for a month. Is anyone's blood pressure higher than usual? 

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Diet

My husband recently has had a CRT-D implanted 2 days ago. He is aged 38 and is a bit of a foodie. Just wanted to ask about the dietary restrictions/requirements post the device implantation. Thanks! 

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Are hiccups changing my rhythm?

Hey, a bit of back story! I am a 27 year old female and have had my pacemaker for 3 years. I had SVT which was ablated twice, then I developed a third degree heart block and went into ventricular standstill - mainly at night. So the pacemaker went in! It's dual chamber, set at 50-150 and is only on demand. 
I am new to this group and have many questions about all your experiences! But my question today is... I get a random hiccup/burp type thing and then have...

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out in four

Like your post says, I didn't get all that info the first time 8 years ago. They had me checked every 15 minutes and i had a private nurse keep a eye on me. Everything was good on my checkup but the person from Bocton Sceientific was in the room whhen they put my pacemaker in and thats when they check them, it worked fine for me the first time and I hope it works as good this time. I have a check up next week and will post the outcome. Have a nice day.

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After effects of pacemaker procedure

I have found that I am more breathless now,even walking short distance on level ground since pacemaker,cardiolgists cant find reason for this,has anyone else had this problem

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Pocket Hematoma

Asking for my husband.  He got his first dual chamber PM about 5 weeks ago, then Lead Replacement/Revision about 9 days ago.  He now has a pocket hematoma that is being "watched."  How long do they take to reabsorb?  Thanks for any advice -- this is all new to us!

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Mobile app

MYCARELINK HEART MOBILE APP

This Medtronic app was mentioned on an afib forum and I would be interested in knowing if anyone on this forum uses this app to send their pacemaker checkup information by smart phone to the Doctor or has information about it?

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Micra AV Next Week

Cardiologist and EP say I have Sick Sinus Syndrome although I've never fainted. I'm 71 and EP study 6 months ago didn't reveal any problems. I do have a Linq monitor. Recently my heart paused once for 4.7 seconds. It happened at 10AM, I was awake and felt nothing. Cardiologist said that once was too many times and wants me to have a pacemaker (Micra). If I had fainting episodes I'd be onboard. But I don't. Sheduled for surgery in 7 days, reluctantly.

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Question -- about sports with a pacemaker

Hi All

I'm totally new to this site and could use some advice if you have time to share.  

I just turned 60.  I will need a pacemaker.  I never passed out but did get ligh-headed a few times in the last year.    The doctor monitored me for 14 days a Zio patch and my heart stopped 3 times for 1 second each.   My normal beats were around 49-61 beats per min.    I avoided all sports  during the monitoring period.  &...

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Dual lead pacemaker replaced with CRT pacemaker

I wonder if anyone else has had the same experience as me? I would like to hear from you. In January due to a slow heartbeat (36-40) beats per minute I had a dual lead pacemaker implanted as emergency surgery. All was well until May when I collapsed at home. My pulse had risen,so I went to A and E and I was taken to Cardiology. It was discovered that the left side of my heart was out of synchronisation with the right. I now had LVSD and RWMA. I was also told I had heart failure. 

I...

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pacemaker replaced today

It seems to bother me more today then when I had my first pacemaker put in 8 years ago. The Dr has done more the 5000 pacemakers in his time , and I know he's a good Dr. But they told me it should take about 45 minutes so I know it should be over fast. They told me if all goes well I should be able to leave in 3 to 4 hours. Well here's hoping all goes well and this will last as long as my last one. 

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Boston Lattitude

I recently had my Boston PM replaced, same model as before, with my old one i was using Lattitude, if i plug my Lattitude monitor back in will it work with my new device or does it neef to be reprogramed? My dr was going to get someone to call me as he wasnt sure what needed to happen but i am yet to hear back.

Just wondered if anyone else has had any experience with this? 

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