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Pacemakers ability to detect Artrial Flutter

Hello, 

In sept 2018 I got a Biotronic Enitra 6 dual lead PM because of Sick Sinus Syndrome. I also had Artrial Fibrillation and Artrial Flutter that both now have been solved with ablation. 

The Afib was obvious but to detect the Artrial Flutter I was asked to wear Holter and also Thumb-ECG at a later stage.

Afterwards I wonder why I had to do this since I wear a Pacemaker?
 

Have I missed something here or Is rea...

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Is Yoga safe for people with pacers?

Does anybody on here pracrtice yoga. I was wondering how safe it is to practice yoga and if there are some positions I need to aviod diong. My pacer is just above the left side of my chest near the clavical.

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Random question about multi vitamins and asprin regimen

Are multi vitamins ok to consume assuming I am not getting enough vitamins in my diet. I am only on an 81mg aspirin regimen every morning as directed by my cardiologist because of my mitral valve repair surgery. I doubt they would in any form affect my pacer for bradycardia in any way, but would it have any interactions with the baby aspirin. Would call the office to ask a nurse but they are closed right now. I just want another opinion.

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upcoming 6 month interrogation

When I had my 3 month interrogation I wasn't given much information other than my battery has 15 years left on it and I had no problems recorded/detected. I asked for a copy of everything they were doing but they said it was against the law to give me that information. I got the impression the tech felt superior to me, which is the same way I was treated by my doctor. When I made my next appointment which would be for 6 months, the tech told me at my next visit they would be &qu...

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Pacemaker and a loop recorder

Does anyone know if a person that has a pacemaker can also have a loop recorder? My EP told me my pacemaker wouldn't have any effect on my pvcs or pacs but it would keep my heart rate to at least 60 because I have a bad sinus node as well as taking Sotalol that slows the heart rate down. I am used to, but certainly don't like, pvcs/pacs but I am getting some real disturbing erratic rhythm runs that kind of get very worrisome. Of course, when I see the EP the problem just seems to hide...

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Pain

I have my pacemaker 5 years ago and I am still feeling discomfort around the area and in my arm. My Dr left and idk anyone else who can help me

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Posture correction brace for kyphosis and upper back pain

Has anyone with a pacemaker required a brace for upper back pain, slouching, kyphosis? S/P anterior cervical four level disc fusion  and need to find a brace for shoulder slouching since surgery. All braces I find strap goes over the pacemaker pocket at left axillary area. Anybody know of anything different.?

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Tingling in my left shoulder

I'm new here and the whole PM is new to me since having it implanted in Nov. 2019. Before I go any further, I will say I feel the best I have felt in 3 to 4 years since getting my PM. Before, my heart rate would stay in the mid 30's to low 40's and after several times of passing out, my Dr. decided I needed a PM. I've had several discomforts but nothing I felt was not part of the healing process, until several weeks ago. I have developed a tingling in my left shoulde...

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walking update

Want to  thank all who had commented  my previous thread about walking.

Saw the acupuncturist  on Friday morning who did the "Jaffee-Melnor Technique"  to remove in my mind the words "this is too long a walk".  Friday afternoon looked down the block and it did not  seem long.  Then walked to the corner and back.  No problems.  Saturday did the same plus  to the next block and back, again no unsteady gait.&nb...

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Understanding my settings

I have been so grateful for this group and have found many answers here so far. My pacemaker was placed in early December for vasovagal syncope. We are still trying to find the right settings. It seems like my heart rate has been much higher than it used to be. Resting heart rate before was probably mid 60s. Now, simply walking down a hallway at work it will easily jump to 130. In addition, there are times that my heart feels like it is pounding, and sometimes when it is pacing me my chest fe...

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New recipent

Hello, any information on  Azure S Dr MRI just had it inplanted Dec 20th 2019. What to expect having a pacemaker. Everything is new to me.

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Moved

8 weeks after a PM inserted it feels like one corner worked its way out of the pocket somehow. I can feel the whole corner. Are they insert to move around? Does anyone else have this?

Thanks as always

-joe 

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Depression after inplant

Is there any known connection between pacemaker implant and onset of depression?

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Optimizing settings

I will actually see the EP doc in two weeks, 5 1/2 months after implantation. I plan to ask my settings be optimized for exercise. I have also started running, and will be cycling when the weather gets better. I have a BiV CRT because of persistant bradycardia and an EF of 50%. The rate settings are 60-130, which Ipresume are the default settings. When I run/jog, my HR gets to 130 and my Garmin watch is calculating my VO2 max at 28, which gives me a fitness age of 69. As I am only 62, I would...

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Has anybody experienced this?

Hello it has been a while last interrogation in September yielded me more time for my heart to think on it's own due to intermittence. I was wondering if anybody has experienced a vibration like sensation the day after working out. so I had my scheduled pacer remote last month which was fine after I called to explain my episode. I started going to the gym more after that and twice after I used the treadmill the day after I felt a on and off vibrating sensation was kind of faintl...

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First check up

I am nearly six weeks post pacemaker implementation. Have first check up next week. Concerned that some on the forum say that when the technician placed the wand over the site that you feel "funny". Is this purely noticing a difference in heart beat?  Thanks to all  

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Micra

Have the Micra since March 2019, just had an adjustment to rate, finding the correct setting is a work in progress. Any one else with this device having symptoms of neck pressure intermittently?

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Help

Received biotronik dual chamber pacemaker Dec 3 2019 because of complete heart block. When I'm laying in bed I feel good. When I  start moving  I'm out of breath going up and down basement steps, both feet are numb, bottom low lip and chin are numb and I'm lightheaded.  My pace was set at 60 with aggressive censoring, then they moved me to 70 with aggressive censoring , now back to 60 pace with basic censoring. Still having same issues. Has any else experienced...

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Meditronic pacemaker

My Medtronic pacemaker app has been working fine until Jan 1 it now is not recording my physical activity what could the problem be

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Primary settings and optimisation

Hi Jerry,

I too am 80 and I think you may have suffered the same poverty of information I have in the past.  Your letter is dated and I hope what I tell you is is out of date but if not I suggest to you that your 130 top and what I 'guess' is your 60 bottom are 'primary settings' awaiting optimisation.  Cardiologists don't always mention it but you need 'optimisation', hopefully to something higher and something lower.  My top pulse is 160 bpm...

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