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I am an avid runner ( always in good shape) and before I got a pacemaker my heart rate when I slept dropped to 35bpm.. I told my doctor before he implanted the device and he told me that it can be adjusted to 35 if needed.. it is set at 40bpm when I sleep..when I fall asleep about 3 hrs in it wakes me up.. since I have had my pacemaker I haven't slept through the night.. I have always slept before it was implanted.. now I wake up at the same time every night... please help
I have just been told that I need a pacemaker. I am waiting to hear from the doctor that will do the surgery. I just completed a study with a heart monitor for 30 days and my cardiologist called me imediately. I know very little about these devices and find that there are a number of brands available. How do I know if I am going to get the best brand or type of unit for my conditions? Where will I find the best info that is not from a manufacturer. They seem to be prej...
I’ve recently turned 19 and was fitted with a emergency pacemaker 8 days after my birthday after a complication from a different heart surgery, I was just wondering how old people were when they had theirs fitted and how long it took for it to feel not as uncomfortable while I sleep, mine is very visible & you can feel it easily through my skin.
Should I take amlodipine when my pulse rate stays 100 bpm or above all day?
I had a generator change this morning (my third pacemaker!) and this afternoon suddenly felt like the Energizer Bunny...I hadn't realized how much energy I had lost as the battery ran down.
I am thrilled to be feeling better but wonder if this is something others have experienced?
Thanks for any input
I am now 5 months into having a PM for Type 2 AV block and today was my second PM check. I am feeling fine and after making a few adjustments, the EP said that everything was OK, except that on 20th September last year (PM implanted 13th August), I had an episode of palpitations at 12.30 am. I remember waking up with my heart doing the fandango, but went back to sleep and didn't think any more about it. As far as I know this is the only time this has happened. The EP said I sh...
Many thanks to everyone's posts that provided so much great information about checkups and settings! Today was an 'extra' 12-week checkup to see how the 'problem' right ventricular lead is doing.
- the sensing of the problem lead is still at 2 milliVolts, but stable and not getting worse or better
- the brand new Medtronic pacemaker is highly programmable and has 12 different programmable sensitivity settings
- I am currently on the 3rd lowest sensitivity s...
I had a dual chamber Medtronic pacemaker implanted Nov 2019. IMMEDIATELY (a few hours) after it was implanted by normal blood pressure rose to 190/110. It stayed that way in the hospital until the next day despite intervenous BP meds. The hospital released me the next day when my BP went down to 140/90. Several hours later it went up to 160/110 and has remained very high , sometimes as high as 230/120. I walk for exercise 4-5 miles 5 days a week, watch my s...
I'm a long time scuba diver and have been pacing for 16 years. My surgeon says that I can go back to diving about 8 weeks after my lead extraction and replacement. Is that what you divers have done or did you give yourself a bit more time?
Hi I just wondered if anyone knew if sitting in a Karaoke booth is ok with a pacemaker?
I am due to have laparoscopic surgery to remove my gall bladder on the 19th February.
they have mentioned a possible need to switch off my Medtronic pacemaker due to electrocautery during the op. I find this worrying! I can't seem to find any information that would help.
Has anyone had similar please?
I am interested in how I can get access to my pacemaker data. I have paroxsysmal afib without symptoms. The only way I can check is to transmit to clinic or go there or go to doc with a readout, etc.
Does anyone have experience with fit it watches and or fibricheck app?
What is normal? Just had mine checked for the first time and technician told me is is functioning 65% of the time. Set at 60. I knew that as I wear an Apple Watch that is reading 60 most of the time. I was Bradychardia so I guess thats good....not sleeping all the time. But what is normal use?
I had a pacemaker installed 17 days ago. I am a 79 yr old female who plays golf 3 times aweek. I am healing well but am traditionally a slow, but thorough healer. My doctor says I can play in about six weeks from procedure, but that sounds scary to me. I am not young, but have full turning swing and (for me ) solid impact and follow through. ( love my EP but he is young, not fit, and does not play sports) Would love to hear from some golfers. Thanks.
My Biotronik pacemaker has been set to self test at 3:30 am. In the last year the time has been gradually getting earlier to the point that one month ago it was occurring at 2:30 am. In the last week, I experienced a light headed feeling each night about 10:30 pm. I had my annual pacer test last Thursday during which I told the technician of the recent events. He insisted that the pacemaker was set to test at 3:30 am and that I must be mistaken about what happened.&nbs...
Hello, I'm new to this site.. I would appreciate people's views on my dilemma! 30 years ago I joined a gym, and was told I should see my doctor as my pulse was very slow. I have been having check ups every year, and my consultant rang me this year to say it's very borderline, but half the team think I should have a pacemaker fitted and half think I should wait until I have some symptoms! I'm 63 years old and feel very well. I have never had any sy...
Hey all, Ive had pacemakers forever and a day... that adds up to 45 years. My atrial lead is playing up, has noise on it at my last pm check and I was asked to do a whole lot of movements. Putting my hands in prayer position and pushing hard made my atrial tracking go haywire but I didnt really feel it
We have scheduled a meeting with the surgeon and a replacement for the following day so its getting fixed.
Today I thought I was going to die - I...
Hi! Newbie here. Received my pacemaker on Friday. Where can I learn about what it feels like? Early I felt an odd pain and wondered if that is normal. It was a little jolt. When I left the hospital no one told me how it would feel. Any insight is appreciated.
7 weeks post dual lead implementation for 3rd degree heart block / bradycardia.
scar healing nicely had 6 week check last Monday. Estimated battery life 14yrs.
last few days pain when moving around incision site like stabbing pains feeling very tired am I right in thinking nerve regeneration? And this can last up to a year ?
am new to this and think am scared of doing any damage. Have gained over 8lbs in weig...
I keep having tachycardia episodes where my heart rate will spike to 109 and then quickly subside to whatever the rate was prior. This is happening from 10 to 30 times a day. The worst effects are at night when my heart rate will go from 50 bpm to 109 then back down to the 50's. I have 3rd degree AV block and my lower chambers are 100% paced with a medtronic device.
My question to the group - Does this sound like a device setting or just tachy...