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Under sensing problem

I had some complications because of  difficulty accessing the vein during initial pacemaker placement 4.5 weeks ago. As a result, the ventricular lead is under sensing my natural heart rate. A few days post-op, the pacemaker clinic said the lower lead was only sensing at 40% "sometimes". They reassured me that it is not dangerous and can be resolved a few different ways  but that they will recheck at the 6 week mark. They confirmed that the pacemaker is...

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Pacemaker cost

Does anyone know of a Medicare plan that would cover the 20% cost above plans A & B?

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Pacemaker

I've had my pacemaker for a while and really love it.   I have so much energy and feel like I am 10 years younger.   I do have a problem that I am looking for suggestions.   I am a side sleeper and it doesn't matter which side I sleep on because my shoulder eventually collapses and the pacemaker really pinches.   I'm concerned about possible injury and also asking if anyone also has this problem and what do you do to make sleep a little easi...

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Icd tomorrow

Hi everyone. I am due to get my ICD implanted tomorrow. I've been crying all day, I've had my pre-surgical check up. Just can't seem to get my emotions under control. I have no symptoms what so ever so to me it makes it tougher to accept.  Hoping I don't slip into depression even though I'm not normally a depressed person. I am choosing to get mine implanted under the muscle. Yes for cosmetic reasons because I am a 55-year-old woman. The healing process will...

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How to Advocate

I'm 37 F and have a pacemaker for vasovagal syncope. During and after I exercise or if I do anything strenuous my heart will hurt. It's a deep inside isolated pain (top left or bottom right) accompanied with nausea, arm/back/shoulder blade pain. The arm/back/shoulder pain doesn't go away. I have been told it's probably anxiety/stress or an anxiety/panic attack. I feel I am being dismissed because of my age and the fact I do suffer f...

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Shrooms with a pacemaker

I was born with Transposition of the great artery physiologically corrected, I got a pacemaker about 7 years ago due to 3rd degree heart block. I currently smoke marajuana and drink but no other drugs. I was considering tripping on shrooms soon and was wondering if anyone has any expeirinces or has any incite on the negative affects on taking them?

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Pain

I'm only 21 and had my pacemaker put in 6 months ago. I still feel lots of pain around the site and am extremely itchy. Is this normal, or did anyone else experience this? 

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Pain

I'm only 21 and had my pacemaker put in 6 months ago. I still feel lots of pain around the site and am extremely itchy. Is this normal, or did anyone else experience this? 

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Triumphant Return

Today I returend to the Racquetball Court -  I had hit the ball by myself a few times but had not played a match. 

I was definitely apprehensive and did not know what to expect.   The guy I played is of simiklar skill level.... we go to all out war when we play.  

He said you set the pace..... we will go as hard or as easy as you feel appropraite. 

I had imagined us gentlemenly hitting the ball around......

It didnt take long until it...

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Complications

I am post 6 weeks after implant and at times heart flutters feels  like skipped beats and I get a weak feeling. This happens when I ramp up my activity working in yard climbing stairs etc.   perfectly fine in the morning and at night, seems to be tied to activity. I was wondering if anyone else experienced this. Was wondering if it is just my body getting used to this device.

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New pacemaker

I have had. My pacemaker about 10 days.  I hadn't expected the amount of anxiety and depression to follow. 

Has anyone else had this  ?

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AIR TRAVEL

Has anyone ever been asked to obtain a letter from their doctor for fitness to fly, because of having a pacemaker.

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Thanks for comments for further information I have booked a holiday 24/1/20 to Tenerife from Cardiff. This will be 6th time since June 2017, same hotel. I can't do aircraft steps  due to arthritis, knee and hip replacement and waiting for further knee replacement. Also have 12 stents fitted. Ve...

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Stents

Hi everyone, just a question for all of you out there. I got my PM on 30 September so two months now. Before getting this done I had to have two stents put in due to the blockage in blood vessels. I was just curious if any of you also have both? Stents and a PM

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EMF

Is there anybody out there that goes deep sea fishing I was kind of curious about the EMF  due to too big diesel engines and generator radar sonar all that  just wondering if anybody goes out and has had any problems 

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Closed Loop System

I am 57 and just had a Biotronik Edora 8 DR-T implanted on Oct 11th, 2019. I am very active and was enjoying running, biking and swimming when all of this unfolded. It all started about a year ago when on a run I felt like I was going to pass out. My legs felt like they were encased in concrete and I had a feeling of impending doom. At first, it only happened when I ran, but then started happening when I swam. It was intermittent for a few months but then in September, it began to happen more...

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Had my first experience today ......

I went to see Hamilton today .... got there and the had the security thing to walk through and a guy with a wand. 
I decided to check it out .... pulled out my plastic mediatornic card and said ... no can do.

it was a Sunday matinee performance so not a lot of threatening lookimg folks filing through. I look pretty harmless myself.

i went around the device and the guy with the wand said ...."you got anything on you?" 
I said "nope&...

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ICD seems to be getting hot

I received my ICD 5 weeks ago as a preventative measure.  I have CHF with EF of 25%  I have been healing very well but the past 2 weeks i have felt burning around one end of my ICD.  I chalked it up to possibly nerve pain. But it is now getting hot to the touch, and will swell quite a bit.  Its gotten so uncomfortable that ive put ice packs on it. I also get quite strong palpitations when this happens. My electrophysiologist said he has never heard of this and wants me to...

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My ICD has moved.

My ICD is  2 to 3  inches lower than when reimplanted 1 year ago. There is no pain and everything seems to be working properly. Should I be concerned?

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battery replacement

Hi, I need a new device and I have a few Qs that I should have asked the pacing clinic.  Wonder if anyone could help?

Does anyone know whether there is a particular device/model that the NHS tend to implant for sinus node disease/AV block - dual chamber pacing? The clinic mentioned Medtronic / Boston Scientific.  

Also I have an existing Sorin device and it is over ten years old. Will the old pocket be too large for the new smaller devices manufactured now and...

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Lead replacement

I am getting close to needing battery replacement. It looks like this time I will need my leads replaced too as they are 26 years old. I pace 100% and this will be my 4th pacemaker. Can anyone tell me what to expect with lead replacement. I know what to expect with the pacemaker replacement but not with the removal and replacement of the leads. 

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You make store alarms beep.

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