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Chest ache 2 days post surgery

Hello all. 

I'm 50 and had my implant two days ago after a diagnosis of 2nd degree heart block (strangely type I and II have been mentioned on paperwork 🤔). I was given the impression that post-op the only pain I would suffer would be around the Surgery site. Today I had to go into hospital for a separate, unrelated scan and had to do some walking. 
I had chest pain akin to what I would imagine a heart attack to feel like, my lungs ache and I find it pa...

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Heart rate spikes -no symptoms

Hi All,

I'm 77, with pacemaker since Aug 2020 due to a right bundle branch block. Otherwise, healthy and active. Recently noticed my fitness tracker recording occasional brief spikes in hr, up to 168. These occur during my morning walks, but only occasionally. No symptoms. Doc is monitoring.  Anyone experienced anything like this?

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Battery Low

I have three leads on my PM and after only 4 years, I was told my battery is low and need a new PM. I have Medtronic and I am just sadden that my battery didn't last very long. Now they keep bringing me in to check when they need to do the surgery and the readings keep saying, it's not ready. I am truly perplexed about the whole situation. I guess I just have to keep getting it checked. If anyone else is having the same problem, please let me know how you handled the situation. Thank...

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Cruising

I want to take a Cruise with my husband. I was wondering how did you feel while on it. Did you feel dizzy or did your Pacemaker function properly? I am really worried. I took Cruisi's all the time before Pacemaker was installed, this will be my first experience with it.

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Golfing after 9 weeks of pacemaker surgery?

Can I golf after 9 weeks after pacemaker surgery?

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110 BPM sustained for 30 minutes whilst asleep.

Hi all

In August 2017 I had a dual lead Metronic pacemaker implanted for a 20 second pause during the night discovered by the Reveal Device reading implanted previous year for dizziness and actual near fainting spell. It was a shock but I'm well used to having the pacemaker now

Recently, For a year or so probably since Autumn of 21, I had been experiencing what I thought was indigestion. It was very intermittent but did get worse during this Summer. Often i...

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data transfer technic like Bluetooth, a risc of interference?

...what is about the data transfer technic from all the stuff, we use, like bluetooth or other? Are the monitors, chest straps, headphones, watches, handys really passiv?

Bosoton says:

Use precautions: As this wireless technology usually uses Bluetooth, maintain at least 
a 6 inch (15 cm) separation between the activity tracker and implanted device due to 
Bluetooth technology. This is a device or application that may track steps taken, 

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I’m so young

I will be 30 Saturday. I've had my PM for one week today. I'm also 20 weeks pregnant and a mom of two. I'm very emotional which can be in some part from pregnancy but I just can't believe I'm so young and had to go thru all of this. I'm doing well physically BUT emotionally I'm afraid, embarrassed, and scared of the unknown in my future. Just looking for some coping mechanisms. 

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Etoricoxib

I live in Guatemala, 3 year user, that medication is for pain, not aproved in USA, anyone knows about side efects? My phisiotherapyst recommended. 

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Update on Shingles vaccine

As some of you may know from my earlier post on November 8th, my GP practice asked me to attend for a Shingles vaccine recently.  I explained to the practice nurse that I thought I had already received the vaccine but she said there was no trace of this on my records.  She also said she couldn’t give me the vaccine if I had already received it, so she suggested I contact my old GP practice for further information.  I did and they confirmed I had had the Shingles vaccine i...

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Nitroglycerin

Cardiologist prescribed nitroglycerin for emergency use at my last visit. I have sick sinus syndrome which pacemaker addresses. Wondering how many others are carrying nitroglycerin around. 
 

Thanks

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MinimeJero5

Hi Jer , a while back you mentioned that you were having some  family problems.  Was wondering how you are coping?  Also hope it is not creating anymore health problems, for you.

new to pace

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Burning Near Pacemaker Incision

I had my first follow up checkout Friday Nov 18. All is ok with pacemaker working. Today I still get that burning pain not at the incision but above it where the arm and shoulder connect. I take Tylenol and it helps a little. Anyone take anything stronger. I use ice also.

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New Pacemaker

Hello everyone.  I am new to both this site and having a pacemaker implanted back on October 5, 2022. Let me first introduce myself.  I am from Kentucky, retired military and retired from the Federal Prison system.  I am new to the pacemaker world and to be honest with you I am scared to death.  I know many of you are saying that heck I have been involved in several wars and this pacemaker scares you.  Well the answer to that statement hell yes I am.  War is abou...

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Stroke - Magnesium - Questions

I have had an eventful week since having an ischemic Stroke. I had a sign of it (numbness in my right arm) a couple weeks prior. I went to the emergency room then, but it passed and althought they did a CT on my brain, they could not find anything (my wife would say that was no surprise). I mean nothing abnormal. Then most recently I was watching TV and felt a little dizzy and suddenly was unable to see the entire picture on the screen. I immediately felt a bit detached from the story, s...

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Latest Update (Long Post SORRY!)

Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve been on here so I wanted to provide a rather lengthy update regarding my current health status. These last three years since my heart issues were discovered have been disheartening to say the least. I’ve gone through so many tests, scans, hospital visits and still have no answers. I am getting close, but I am still in the testing phase with my new doctors. I started with the VA, then used my private insurance (Optum) and now...

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Swimming

Hi, I had a pacemaker fitted 8 weeks ago when can I go swimming? Thanx in advance

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Metal Detectors

With a pacemaker do I have to be concerned with stadium and airport metal detectors?

 

Thanks.

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Heart rate monitor, Aktivity tracker, Chest strap and pacemaker: bostons information; what is your expierence or knowledge

Boston technical service:

As you may see from our online EMI Guide*,

https://www.bostonscientific.com/content/dam/lifebeat-online/en/documents/BSC_Electromagnetic_Compatibility_Guide.pdf

...the recommendation for “Activity Tracker” or "Heart Rate Monitor" devices is to “Use Precaution” and keep minimum distance of 15cm from implanted device.
For any device in which the recommendation is to “use precautions”. Check with your...

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Pacemaker and ice auger

Does anyone know if a battery opperated ice auger can effect a pacemaker?

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Member Quotes

I had a pacemaker when I was 11. I never once thought I wasn't a 'normal kid' nor was I ever treated differently because of it. I could do everything all my friends were doing; I just happened to have a battery attached to my heart to help it work.