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Could someone please define noise reversion in terms that I can understand?  Is this safe?  Do I need to make a change?  Are there symptoms with this problem? 

Thank you.  I've had the problem since last summer.

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NSVT and Exercise

Hi everyone I hope you are all well,


Just looking for some reassurance really, today I went to the hospital for my pre-op admission tests ready for my procedure next week. During the treadmill test in October I had a 7 beat run of non-sustained Ventricular Tachycardia. My surgeon/doctor has said this is not a big issue and something they will monitor. He said he is not worried by it but I have had a few short runs of NSVT on my pacemaker interrogations, lasting between 3...

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St Jude abbot PM2272

I am a active 53 year-old male and had a pacemaker installed in August 2020 with an AV node ablation. My condition is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy that I did not discover until my 40s. The first medication I was on after discovering it through arrhythmias was Verapamil. I felt the best I ever did with my condition while on that medication. As Time passed heart problems began to increase including atrial fibrillation. After four extensive oblations and numerous cardioversions (too many to count...

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Pacemaker due for renewal

Hi I've had my pacemaker for 12 years now , I'm 52 , I was told last checkup I have to have it changed so have to be checked every 3 months as in waiting list now to have it changed , for last few weeks I have felt it kicking in alot more and having terrible headaches not sure if this is connected any help or advice would be greatly appreciated 

many thanks 

 

Moira 

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biotronik anticor 7vr-tdx

i had gotten 7 inappriopriate shocks a day after this pacemaker/icd was installed. The icd/pacemaker was programmed too low and when i had afib it thought it was vtach and kept shocking me.

Now i have a choking sensation as if i can't breath and unexplained gastric problems. Anyone have an issue like this? I was given amiodorone to stop the irregular heart beats and then the device was reprogrammed but i was continued on amiodorone for 14 days which caused me to get nauseous and sha...

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Mobitz I and Mobitz II

I understand the descriptions for Mobitz I and Mobitz II grade 2 type heart blocks.

What I am struggling with is what would the explanation be for having both in the same person.

I know I have a long PR interval and I know the EP said that sometimes my heart would drop a beat after increasingly lengthening PR intervals. That makes sense and would come under  Mobitz I and suggest I have a problem with the AV node.

However I also at one point was in a 2:1 block. So this s...

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Very interesting article

<https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-01-iphone12-implantable-defibrillator.html>

Sounds scary to me.  The author didn't seem to be very concerned about it (or know much about pacemakers in general).

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Pain around icd

About 6 months after my icd was installed I started experiencing soreness and pain around the unit. Has anyone else had this? Does it go away? Is there anything you can do about it? 

Thank you 

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PM placement change..how soon?

Hey all, 

I'm still only about 3.5 weeks into life with a PM and I'm really struggling with how enormous it seems. I'm super thin/boney and I talked to the doc beforehand about potentially placing it in the muscle...he was reluctant and said they usually only do that on people who are so thin, they barely have enough skin to pull over the device...now, being in this group it seems to me that thats not so true, and plenty of people have it in the muscle. Not to ment...

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Exercise

Hello 

i need some information on weather or not exercising on  a power plate would affect my pace maker, any information would be helpful.

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What to ask?

So I visited my doctor that handles my interrogation of my pacemaker(I dont know if they are called EP)last week and advised me not to do upper body exercises like push ups and pull ups since they flex and extend my shoulder and could make leads bend and cause wear and tears on them, my doctor said it would cause the leads to be dislodge, it isnt a high chance but theres a possibility. Though people in these forum encourage me not to worry and its ok to do these and I'm grateful and happy...

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Sleeplessness

Has anyones PM caused them to lose sleep? If so what did you do about it?

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Risk factors

We've had several posts questioning if having a pacemaker constitutes a risk factor for Covid19.

Since I am in the age group to be vaccinated now, last night I made a vaccination appointment through our local health department. After the ususual data collecting questions about age, DOB, and address, the form listed risk factors and asked me to check off all the conditions I had.

What intersted me most about the list** was what wasn't there

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SVTs

Hello all, what is everyone's experience of SVTs and how a Boston Scientific responds to same?

thank you

Lisa

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Elevated heart rate after eating

I guess this has nothing to do with pacemaker but was just wonder if anyone has had this experience, I noticed after I eat a heavy meal or food with high sodium,ill notice that I get bloated quick and full with burping followed with a elevated heart rate. I'm going to Bering up to my doctor and cardio soon they have checked heart a lot and everything come back normal to them I guess but I have not checked my gut,

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Iam sad

So My pacemaker was implanted for more than a year before I started working out. I was happy and gain more confidence in myself when I started because never in my 20 years of life I would be doing exercises for myself, in the past years all I do is sit or lie down playing games and whatnot and I was happy to make a change for myself. Months later I started seeing progress especially the gains of muscle. Sadly after my next check up on my doctor advised me not do to push and pull exercise with...

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Boat raydar

Hi all first post. I have  a 6 mt boat and was thinking of adding raydar . Would appreciate any experience of boat users .Thanks Bob.

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Lead voltage

I went to my ep yesterday and during the appt he discussed the RV lead in my icd/pm. The voltage was 1.4. He ran some tests using the device computer and my voltage jumped all over the place. He called the Medtronic rep and spoke to him, as he had already left fthe office for the day (I was the last person of the day with a device). We went on to other things. His office called me about 5 and said they need to Schedule a NIPS procedure. 
Has anybody had voltage issues...

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Monitor

The monitor beside my bed runs on WiFi and could alternately use a landline.  These options aren't always available or convenient.  Is there anyone with a app on their smartphone which satisfies the device manufacturer's requirement?  Is it necessary that we be monitored?    

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Feeling better

I would like many of you to answer this. At what point did you feel better after your implant? One month? Two months? Longer?

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You know you're wired when...

You can shop longer than the Energizer Bunny.

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Yesterday I moved to a new place in my mind and realized how bad I felt 'before' and the difference my pacemaker has made.