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Body Fat testing

So I was at the gym today and was going to test myself for bodyfat. They have this portable device that you hold on to and it sends a small electrical signal through your body to figure out your body fat. Anyway, I decided not to use it because I wasn't sure if it would interact with my ICD. Has anyone used one of these before with an ICD?

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Thanks to all of you guys!

Hello everyone. Number one thank all of you who were concerned over the traumatic episode that i experienced. This place is a blessing! Well saw the pm clinic yesturday and got a tune up...The dr said that my icd was being too sensitive so that turned the icd part down a bit so it wo't jump to the conclusion that i was having cardiac arrest. Like some of you said it was a good thing that i had it, but you have to experience it to believe what a feeling! I know now what it is like to be struck by...

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Ablation Update

Only time will tell if my ablation was a success. I traveled four hours from my hometown to the hospital on Tuesday and returned home Friday evening. The procedure was on Wednesday and took over seven hours. I was heavily drugged, but was not put to sleep. What a feeling! Even with narcotics, it felt like my chest was on fire.

Three bad electrical circuits were found. The doctors tell me two of the three are corrected, but only time will tell if the third will cause atrial flut...

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Official PM Member Now!

Hi Guys, Colleen Here
Last night i was at the bank and got the biggest shock of my life. The ICD fired off! I am soooo traumatized by this! My god what a feeling? Going back to pm clinic today to find out why this happened. Pray for me!

Colleen

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Happy birthday Peter !!

Hi Pete
Hope you had a great birthday yesterday.Sorry we forgot on the day!! Better late than never though!!
It sounds like you are all having a wonderful time together.
Say hi to everyone and have lots of laughs .
Take care and hope to hear from you again soon about your adventures-Regards from Kay

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Vasovagal syncope?

I've been searching for answers since receiving my pacemaker over a year ago. Even though the blackouts have stopped I am still not 100%. I experience the same strange feelings that I had before blacking out (just for a few seconds, as pre-pacemaker) and then I 'loose' a few seconds. After I 'come round' from this funny turn I feel confused for a few seconds (again, just as I used to feel after the blackouts).

I still haven't had a name for my condition. All that I know is that my h...

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETER! ;-)

Happy Birthday Peter, a day late!

Peter, Nina, Tim and I have been out for Peter's birthday dinner last night. We enjoyed some wonderful laughs and had a fantastic dinner!

Peter's birthday was yesterday and I didn't see the posting here. So for everyone who would enjoy sending birthday wishes... Now is a good time to do that ;-)

We are due home in Wichita on Saturday night. We have had a wonderful visit here in the UK. The weather has been very sunny and war...

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oops

my bad.

lol It's May?? All this time I thought it was March.
I meant to say....

~*~Happy Birthday Peter.Nash: May 24, 1939!!~*~

No wonder when I was posting my message to Bob, I was having Deja Vu.
Now, another apology to dear Peter!
take care,
~valerie

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HR of 380 bpm?? physiologically impossible?

Hey guys,
Sorry I haven't been around much - I've been focusing more on my neuro issues and have been focussing most on graduating on June 15 from high school (everyone said i wouldn't make it because of all the school i've missed and surgeries I've had) and then getting ready to move to Seattle to attend the UW. Anyways, I'm going on three years with my pacemaker as of two weeks from now (WOW) and it's pretty much completely helped my bradycardia. Now I'm dealing with tachy issues though....

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BLAST!

OH NO!
My deepest apologies to Bob (bowlrbob). I’m so sorry for not typing this sooner! Hopefully you were born in the western time zone; specifically anytime after 9pm. This way, I still have at least 3 more hours to wish you a

“HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!”
Bowlrbob: March 24, 1942
I hope you have (or had *sigh*) a wonderful day! I assume you like to bowl? If so, then let me restate my apology this way: Please excuse my gutter ball, lol
Take care,
~valerie

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chat room

I am going in the chat room if anyone is interested. 7:50 pacific time.

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Allergic to tape

I got my PM on Monday. After surgery the DR. covered my wound , and used a clear tape to cover the whole thing. Boy, within a few hours, I felt a burning. I looked, and the whole area underneath the tape was red and swollen. They removed the tape (which also removed several layers of sore skin, as well - OUCH!) I had to stay in the hospital 2 extra days due to the threat of infection. Who would think -- the tape? Barb.

P.S. The PM is doing find.

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Home from the hospital after PM.

As the PM was installed, I felt a warmth spread throughout my chest. I figured that it was the increased bloodflow. (My pulse was only 36, and now it is 60 -- some difference.) My PM is a CYLOS DR by Biotronik.
This site and the questions and replied of all you wonderful people helped me prepare for surgery. Thank you all from the bottom of my (now faster) heart. Barbara

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I'm new to the PM world...

Hi everyone! I am a 53 yr old woman who just had my first PM installed/implanted (?) on Tuesday, after going through 4 cardioversions, 3 Ablations, and 2 years of pure misery! I am still not sure I like being a Bionic Woman, but the humor I have read here in my first 1/2 hour on site, has helped tremendously! I feel lighter already.
My pacer is a St. Jude Victory 2 wire unit. I am paced 100% of the time right now, as my body tries to adjust to the device. It is smaller than I expected,...

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Pacer's in Boston

Hi!

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the start of summer.

So I was wondering would any Pacers in Boston, MA want to do like an outing! Such as a picnic near the Charles River or at a Park near Harvard Square. I think it would be cool to have a Pacers Unite thing...

Please let me know if you have any thoughts or suggestions.. Let's pass around ideas, I'll try and set something up...

Have a great day!
- Alexis

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Pain in armpit

Has anyone had pain under their armpit after having the implant? I have some pain there but I think it's because I just haven't been lifting my arm over my head since the surgery. Now that I can I'm guessing it's just sore from not moving that way for so long.

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Outings ;-)

Greetings Everyone,
Just a quick note to let you know what a fantastic time we are having here in the UK! Peter and Nina have been the most gracious host! We have been out to see the countryside today where we enjoyed a beautiful lunch at a wonderful English Pub. Nina and I have also spent some time shopping! We have also been to view some beautiful churches and the open air market in Great Yarmouth.
We are so thankful to be here, what a gift it is to be with such wonderful frie...

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Very discouraged

Hello Everyone,

A few weeks ago I posted looking for anyone else out there like me and no one responded with a similar situation. I am getting very discouraged and worried. I am back at Mass General once or twice a week because of problems with my PM. They just can't seem to get the settings right. My problem is my heartrate dropping dramatically when I exercise but this week, as I was exercising my heart went the other direction. I have a very high heart rate to begin with when...

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Pacer's in Boston MA

Hi!

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the start of summer.

So I was wondering would any Pacers in Boston, MA want to do like an outing! Such as a picnic near the Charles River or at a Park near Harvard Square. I think it would be cool to have a Pacers Unite thing...

Please let me know if you have any thoughts or suggestions... Come one come all and I'll try and set something up...

Have a great day!
- Alexis

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Pacers to best friends in less than a year

Hi All,
Just to say what a great time we are having here,
Susan and Tim are wonderful people,I still can't believe they came all the way from the States to see me......and thanks to all of you that gave me the encouragement to get fit again .I would like to say that I did manage to meet them on arrival in the UK so mission accomplished!!!!
Even the English weather has been kind to us it has been warm and sunny so far this week.
This has been an experience of a life time for m...

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