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The chat room issuppose to be open right now for casual chat. I think I'm the only one there and solitary confinement in the chat room is boring. What vcan we do to populate the chat room?? Surferman

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vehicle motor interference

I just wanted to let you all know that we have found the culprit causing the sensation from my Medtronic PM. It is so simple, I should have thought of this first. It turns out that the sensation was caused by the seat belt crossing over my PM. The Medtonic PM is so much more sensitive that the ones I have before. Just the least little touch or tap causes a vibration of sorts. With the seat belt crossing over it, there was a constant interference the whole time I was driving. I am so glad t...

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confusedi wan

i want to thank everyone for answering my questions. i would like to know what you would do in the following situation. i have always had a high heart rate because i jog and play alot of tennis. it was usually 70 to 90 beats. three years ago i did too much and hadarrythmia and my heart was going too fast and went to the doctor . he put me on digoxin the cardiologist gave me alot of tests which i passed and put me on 25.mgs of toprol eve rything was fine for 3 years. the digoxin slowed m...

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new to the club

Hi everyone,
I do not have a pacemaker yet, I am schedualed for the implant in 10 days and feeling a litttle anxious.Can anyone give me their imput
Thanks

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transseptal ablation??

does anyone have any experience with this procedure?? i have been through alot, but i am jumpy about this one...thanks,mom123

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MRI & PM? No, here's why not

MRI is currently contraindicated in patients with pacemakers and ICDs due to a variety of safety concerns related to potential adverse effects on the device from the strong magnetic and radiofrequency forces generated during the scan. These include the possibility of erratic and inappropriate device functioning during (or after) the scan, over-sensing that can cause high rate pacing or thermal damage to the device, and induced voltages on leads that can cause over- and under-sensing. Moreover, c...

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I THOUGHT I WOULD POST THIS FOR THE NEW MEMBERS (OLD POSTING)

SIX YEARS AGO AT THE AGE OF 28
Posted by ChristMMPace on 2007-01-29 15:35

Six years ago I remember being at work with a Holter Monitor strapped to my waist and the guys telling me I looked like a science project. We laughed and carried on about it all day long. The next day I return the monitor back to the Doctor's office and resumed life as normal. A few days later I was at work and over the radio I heard of an airplane that struck the World Trade Center. Everyone paused for a f...

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new to the club

thanks everyone,
your comments made me feel normal...I guess a little worried goes with the territory. Hoping this procedure helps..fainting is not a lot of fun as some of you know and maybe this pm will give me my life back. Once again you are terrific to share your experiences.

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MRI didn't hurt me

I needed an MRI for my lower back -- a lumbar scan -- and got it. You need to be persistent, you need to know your facts, and you may need to be prepared to feel some pulse changes without freaking out. But it can be done.

I managed to do all three. The pacemaker was undamaged, according to pre- and post-MRI pacemaker diagnostics. I am not recommending this procedure, just saying I had one and suffered no ill effects. I'll get to that in a couple of paragraphs, but some background fi...

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PVC's Info Needed Please

Hi All.
It's been a long time since I've posted but have been reading with interest. I had a dual chamber Medtronic P.M. implanted in 2004 to help me cope with SSS caused by medications for A-Fib. Although recovery was slow all has gone well until the last 2 or 3 months. I have been experiencing a feeling that I am going to pass out along with what the Pacemaker Clinic is calling PVC's. My cardio. prescribed Warfarin and has gone on holidays for a month. (which by the way he has every righ...

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Just a quick question

I just wanted to ask whether it is normal to have a pain in your pacemaker site even nearly a year after surgery. I have been experiencing a pain, like a dull ache, on and off during these last few weeks. It's worrying and just reminds me that I have a pacemaker! I wonder if it could be just because I'm tired?

Thanks, I have nobody else to compare experiences with!

Morlew

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Experiment

I'm curious if anyone could help me understand something. I recently put up a post "Told I need a pacemaker" and I am scheduled to see an EP specialist on Tuesday 17th. I was told on the 4th of april that I need a pacemaker.

Since then I have completely stopped any physical activity, of which i used to do at least 5 days a week. Since then I have not felt any dropped heart beats, feel much more rested after a nights sleep and just feel overall mentally better.

My confusion...

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Thanks

Thanks for fixing the problem!! I can now read the comments again~ thanks for all you do!!

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chest pain/short breath after pacemaker

I am 60 yr old female with dual lead pacemaker implanted Feb. 20, 2007. During surgery I felt pain, (same pain I experienced with cardiolite test). I spoke up, they said it was just them testing the pacemaker and NO, I would not feel that again - BUT I do - It is the same pain I feel when they test it. I feel it and it causes me to stop walking (rest) only after walking accross a parking lot, next door to the neighbors, or even the vibrations when riding in the car. It will stop when I stop...

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ATLANTIC CARE SUPPORT GROUP

Hello everyone!

Atlantic Care offers free information for people who are in need of cardiac support. These seminars are held every month at the Life Center on 2500 English Creek Road, Egg Harbor Township NJ, 08234. For more information on up coming events and seminars please call 1-888-569-1000. Please come join us on April 26, 2007. Dr. Memara will be speaking on matters of the heart. I will be attending this Seminar so you'll get to meet me as well.:0) WWW.Atlanticcare.org

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infection vs. rejection

Hi. I am a visiting nurse. My patient, who became my friend, who became like my family, is back in the hospital to have her pacer replaced, again. Her first pacer lasted about 3 years and she went in to have it replaced last week and after 5 days it was not capturing and she needed to go back to the hospital. They opened her up and replaced it and found that either she has an infection from the leads or she is rejecting them. Has anyone else ever experienced this?
Thanks,
Debbie

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What to do?

I am 33 yrs. old and I got my pacemaker put in May 2006. Right after the sugery I felt chest pain and was told that I had an effusion. This went on for 6 weeks...they did an echo weekly and told me it would go away. I was very unfortable but hung in there thinking it would pass. Well it didn't, in July I had tampenade and almost died. They redid a wire that was loose and had to make a pericardial window in my heart tissue to drain the fluid, 16 oz.

I am writing this post because...

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atrial fibulatiom

does anyone know the answer to this question i have an irregular heartbeat and it skips. my doctor said i have atrial fibulation and need a pacemaker. will a pm make my irregular heartbeat beat regular. my doctor is going to set it at 50, does that mean it will not go on until my heartbeat is 50 if i have the pm put in and my heartbeat is still irregular and skipping beats what do they do. do they give you medicine for that.

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Fun in Vegas

I went for my 6 month pacer check up a week ago. The Doc was happy that I had no dizzynes or passouts for the last 6 months. I Have Vasovagal Syncope. So I asked him if I could ride a roller coaster while vacationing in Las Vegas. He said OK as long as the belting system did not hit the pacer. So although a bit apprehensive I tried the coaster at New York New York. It has a full loop and a barrel roll that turns you upside down. Well all went very well it was great fun and I had no problems. It...

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Carotid sinus hypersensitivity

My medical diagnosis is carotid sinus hypersensitivity. I'm due for a 3 month checkup next week and am compiling a list of questions for my cardiologist who is an EP. Still not clear on my diagnosis and wondering if anyone has information. My main symptom was a syncope. Any thoughts or comments that might help me focus my questions will be appreciated. Thanks. Bob

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You know you're wired when...

Your pacemaker receives radio frequencies.

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