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Lead and Tricuspid valve

About 3 months ago my EP heard a murmur and after a TEE said my tricuspid valve was leaking high moderate range and borderline of needing surgical repair.  I see my EP every 6-8 weeks to monitor the cardiomyopathy and ventricular arrhythmias and make med changes. I had a 3-month followup echo yesterday and the cardiologist that shares his office came into the room where the tech was doing the echo and said that the lead looked like it was twisted and may be causing a problem wi...

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I sound like a bomb after sex

Alright, I can't be the only one that experiences this. M/33. I brought it up to my EP once and he shrugged it off.

Post sex after being on top, I can really feel my (dual chamber) Pacer going to town but what trips me (and my partner out) is that if I open my mouth we can very loudly hear my heart beat. I sound like I have a ticking bomb in my throat. It only ever occurs after sex in this specific position though.

Does this happen to anyone else?

For details sake, I'...

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Possibly a lead problem

Just wondering if anyone has had a constant vibration in the left breast? It's approximately 20 seconds at 1 minute intervals. The vibration is faint and no pain or discomfort. I've made an appointment for a pacemaker check for Tuesday (soonest available). I've had no trauma at the pacemaker area. I have Afib and have had the floppy fish thumping last week. I have good days and some thumping days.

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Abnormal heartbeat

Hey guys, 26 been dealing with heart issues, rundown real fast,born with tof got valve replaced in Jan 2019 then in March...had to have pacemaker for slow-fast heart rate... past two months.... we still trying to figure out what's happening....long story short in June is when I first noticed my heart rate was beating to fast over little things....walking to long.....working out.....sex....getting nervous.....it would be fast then slow down from 130s then drops to 60-70 beats for a while t...

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Swelling on icd device after a week

So my name is CJ, I’m 25 years old and I had to get a ICD installed In me. I had the surgery last week on Tuesday and was released from the hospital on Thursday last week. I’m getting worried because I didn’t notice swelling until yesterday, it may have been gradually swelling over the days but it’s been over a week since the surgery so why is it swelling now? Any advice please.... thank you

P.S. I started icing it today

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Pacer bouncing during exercise

Brand new here. I have had my pacer since 8/18 and new pulmonary valve 6/19 (was born without one and made it to 66 with few problems) . I have been a fitness instructor most of my adult life.  Now that I am all healed and have been back to exercise since 7/19 I am exercising like I did years ago.  My problem is that my pacer bounces when jumping or doing other high impact moves and it gets a little painful.  I'm sure others have experienced the same and wonder what solutio...

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pacemaker electrocutions

My dual lead pacemaker, i believe imported into the UK was first programed to activate  and deal with high or low heart beats. The pacemaker and leads moved back and forth in a long pocket  with every movement of my arms and shoulders which i thought was obviously intended.  I believe a lead was put through a vein straddling a valve and pulled tight.

After the node ablation i was soon being awakened at night. always on my side with symtoms of Tacy...

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Upper rate limit

Hello all

Question on upper rate limit. For someone with a pacemaker (Medtronic), is the upper rate limit in effect their maximum heart rate? Secondly, does rate response allow the heart rate to exceed this limit? I ask because I think my limit is set at 150 but when jogging, it goes up to 170 (readings from chest strap monitor). Cycling is of course a whole different story, settling at 80-85 regardless of terrain or effort.

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AV NODE ABLATION + PVI AND HAVE GONE BACK TO AF

As I posted before I now have returned from seeing my EP who confirmed that I am in irregular heartbeat.  He said that although I have had extensive work done on his two previous procedures he has one more he can offer me, but no more after this one.  He said it would be an extensive procedure done under a general aneasthetic and would take between 3-5hrs. He wants me to see if I can tolerate Solotol at a low dose to control these irregular beats as he told me quite straight that no...

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Scared PM is scheduled for 10/24

PM is scheduled for 10/24 as well as loop recorder removal and I am so nervous about it. Scared how it will change my life and put limitations on my life. I am 43 and was told my bradycardia has gotten to the point I need a PM. My heartbeat just randomly drops and I get lightheaded with shortness of breath. Heart issues have taken my brother, sister and most recently my mother. I have been very proactive with my heart health but coming to the realization that this is happening has me que...

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Third lead being added

Just wondering if anyone has had a third lead added to their two lead pacemaker at all please and what your experience of this was/is. My Husband is having this procedure on Thursday also a generator change. Thank you. 
 

Sue

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Questions

Hello all

I just got my pacemaker put in two weeks ago. I found

this site by total accident. I was diagnosed the end of July with an AV block type 2 and received a stent due to a vessel that was 90% blocked. Not long after that I developed the dangerously slow heart rate, and lost consensus twice. No problems eep since, all working well thanks to the new pacemaker. My question is this, I have been working out for many years now, and realize there will be many changes. I keep seein...

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lightheaded

Hi everyone,

i had my pacemaker fitted 6 weeks ago a dual chamber set at 60!  I can feel the benifits for example less fatigue, less sweating colour not so high etc! It was fitted because of second degree heart block, but my question is this why why am i so dizzy and lightheaded?

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questions

 I have a low EF ( 15-20%) and my cardiologist is recommending a pacemaker. i have no blockages, never had a heart attack. i have hypothyriodism and they think that is the root cause of my heart issues. i have been only taking medication for 2months for the heart ( basic/low level meds) and just started 2 weeks of thyroid meds. i seen a drastic improvement in my thryroid but no change in my EF.

I feel like i could run a marathon or play golf or do the things i used to do before hav...

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pacing percentage

I am 80 years old and my pacemaker is set at 75 beat - it is pacing 80% of the time I am told.  Does a pacemaker keep you alive indefinitely?  LOL  sorry - just wondering - I really dont want to live to 100! lol

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Left Bundle Branch Block

So, I have a pacemaker because I was fainting due to Heart Block 2 due to LBBB.  What happens if my Righ Bundle branch fails?

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Golf?

Just went from dual lead for 21 years to a CRT-P. Told I can't play golf for almost four months, perhaps because of incisions on both sides of the chest and third wire funneled horizontally across and down to left ventricle. Any similar experiences? Thanks 

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AV NODE ABLATION + PACEMAKER AND A PVI ABLATION.

I posted previously regarding the fact that even after these procedures I am come out of sinus and are picking up arrythmias on my BP machine.  My BP is all over the place and I am breathless most of the time especially after eating.  I know when I have an arrythmia as I feel really ill and breathless and when it goes away I feel better and can go shopping or do my housework.  This is done at a slow pace otherwise I come to a fullstop.  My pacemaker is working as it should...

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Tachycardia for 30 min after masturbation in prone position

I had dual chamber pacemaker(Medtronics) implantation 5 months back for complete heart block on table while doing radio-frequency ablation of  abbernt pathway in heart.m 28 yr old.settings of PM=lowest heart rate 50/min.highest 130/min.

I had tachycardia of 130/min which was for 30 min while doing masturbation in prone position.after 30min it returns back to normal.i had same episodes for 3 times.nd both time it was for 30 min nd return back to normal.rate of 130 is ok but why it s...

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ulta Fitbit measuring low heart rate readings

My ultra Fitbit has been registering a low heart rate reading of 59-64 lately. I wear it loose on my wrist. This is a low resting rate for me. Do you find that your fit bits are not accurate with readings?

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