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“Lead placed High”

  Had an appointment 2 days ago with the Pysicians assistant. The easy part was increasing my HB rates to 160/50 vs 130/60. 

  When I asked if the second lead had been placed in the HIS bundle she told me "we have not had good results with that, so he placed it high." What does anyone think of that?

  My exercise objectives are ideally facilitated, now it's a matter of avoiding LV remodeling. I told the technician that my EF wa...

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Bell’s palsy

Well  I just received my pacemaker yesterday morning and when I woke up from the anesthesia my lower lip did not work correctly. The doctor said I have symptoms of Bell's palsy. Has anyone else had anything like this happen to them? If so how long did it last? 

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Digita Scale's

Hi, can anyone recommend a good digital scale that does NOT interfere witha PM?

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Battery replacement

I am 100% pacemaker dependant and my battery is to be replaced in 26 days now, but the estimated remaining longevity of my battery is only 1 month as per the last check up. Therefore, I am little bit worry as nobody knows exactly when my battery will be down. I would like to have your advice on this matter because I would like to continue to exercise before my next operation.

Thank you in advance

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Anyone ?

I am a baseball coach at a high school ....implanted in October.

baseball coaches like me hit thousands of fungos through out the season. 

Our 2020 campaign is rapidally approaching .... tonight I was at a training facility and picked up a bat which got me wondering.

hittimg a fungo is a rotational movement .... on the left side where my PM is my bottom hand will grip the bat and the swing path will finish at full extension.

has anyone out there ever done thi...

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New pacemaker “kicks in”

I had a PM inserted two weeks ago today. I was told there would be a period of adjustment as my body became accustomed to it. I don't feel I received as much information as I needed and was happy to find this site to answer some of my questions as I was experiencing things. By way of information I have a dual chamber Biotronic PM to address Bradychardia as a result of second grade AV heart block. Besides minor intermittent twinges and the flutter of the PM working when my HR goes too low....

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Exercise Intolerance/Shortness of Breath/Palpitations

Hello everyone!

Ever since I found out about my sick sinus syndrome back in October I feel like my health has gotten so much worse!!! I was hospitalized from 11/8 to 11/15. On 11/7 I could take my dog for a walk, exercise and do anything I wanted. I even have this HUGE hill by my house that I could climb pretty easily. I wouldn't dare attempt it now. I feel that ever since I got out on 11/15 I haven't been able to do much of anything. Today for example I took...

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icd

I HAVE A HOME MONITOR. HOW OFTEN DO YOU GO INTO THE DOCTOR FOR A CHECKUP ON THE COMPUTER.I GO TWICE A YEAR NOW.

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Can I go to UK for Implantation from USA

I posted for the first time last week.  I was supposed to get a pace maker yesterday in california.  My insurance is a pain in the arse and I'm being told facilities are in network but when my provider calls she is told the opposite.  It is going to cost a fortune and I feel so out of control and helpless from that point of view.  Can I go private in the UK. I am a UK and USA citizen. 

SSS with AV Block.  I'm told pace maker is my only option.

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I don’t want my pacemaker anymore

I have now been given a chance from a division 2 Coach to play quarterback at the University, I love football so much and I have always loved it. I did have a problem with my Pacemaker not being paced high enough heart rate that my body needed it to, but every since I have felt much better, the doctors fixed that from 180 to 210. I can actually run again and do things I couldn't do when I first got the pacemaker, I feel much better. I occasionally g...

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Anyone else out there had a Junctional Rhythm?

As much as I try to connect with people, it seems hard to find other people who have had Junctional Rhythm or even know what it is.  Is this not a common thing?

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Still Tachy after all this time

I have sick sinus with a healthy splash of tachy-brady. This comes after three ablations for afib and double valve replacement. My heart has always been an overachiever. :) Since they put in a pacemaker to help with the brady part, I am still dealing with the tachy part. My heart rate will zoom up to 115 while I'm sitting still. Super uncomfortable and makes it hard to breathe. My doctors keep patting my hand and acting as though none of this is a big deal. It feels like a big deal. Has a...

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Headphones

I have just had a pacemaker implanted. I use headphones with a cable lead to listen to my my CD player or my TV so not disturb the neighbours. Will it interfere with my pacemeker and how about if I  get new headphones with Bluetooth and listen wirelessly? Thanks for any advive....  .  

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Magnet in Joule Sous vide cooker danger to pacemaker

I purchased a Joule Sous vide for cooking but there was a warning in the instructions about keeping the magnet in it away from pacemakers. How far away? Should I return it. How dangerous is this if I use it in the kitchen while my husband with a pacemaker is there?

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Now for the questions

The echo cardiogram came back essestially normal. Moderate tricuspid regurge but normal ejection fraction.

However, since I am clearly symptomatic to being paced in the ventricle Dr. D____ is ready to go forward with His bundle pacing. I mean ready. He wants to schedule Jan 30.

1. So now the questions. I"m familiar with HBP what is does, how it works etc., but I don't know much else. Like what is the power source? How long does power last?...

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VR Video Games

Hello, fellow miracles!

I have an interest in video games. When they came out with

virtual reality games, I had to get one. I hadn't even thought about it until now,

but does anyone know if I can still use my headset?  It's the Play Station

helmet of sorts. Will all the restrictions and cautions we have, is this one as

well?

Deborah

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EMI measurement

my manual from Biotronik speaks to electro magnetic interference and care to avoid.  Airport scanners both walk through and hand held and the chain saw???  Does anyone have any experience with quality EMI measurement devices that might be worth using to measure the amount of EMI present?

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New Pacemaker

Hi everyone.. I just had a pacemaker implanted 2 weeks ago and I'm a runner.. my resting heartrate during the day normally ran between 43 and 55... at night it would drop to as low as 38.. now with my pacemaker doctor has it set at 50 during the day and 40 at night.. the problem is I cant sleep or relax because my heart can't get where it used to be.. I cant sleep during the night and cant get relaxed after I run during the day.. has anyone else experienced this?  Your input woul...

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Update

  Swam a mile tonight. Wasn't any reason to go less than usual. First time in six weeks, so I went more slowly and broke it up into 4 quarter miles with a walk up and back in between quarters.

  My PM setting of 130 BPM needs to be higher; yet I just slowed down as I swam. I wasn't that fast before. I just swim to stay in shape.

  Felt a lot of stretching at the PM site; yet it felt like I needed it. It's sore now; yet all my muscles are.

&nbs...

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Medicine before icd surgery

my file says no med holds before surgery but I’m taking aspirin which I stopped 1 wk ago but forgot about the multivitamin still taking - problem? Kind of irritated that I’m having to look this up and remember from my bypass

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Yesterday was my first day mountain biking after my implant. I wiped out several times and everything is fine. There are sports after pacemakers!