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OK to skip a device check?

I'm due my second annual device check on Monday, but am in the 'at risk' group advised to 'stay at home' here in the UK.  Various other imminent hospital appointments have been cancelled of changed to telephone consultations, but obviously this one has to be face-to-face.

I'm not having any issues with the pacemaker, so reckon I could safely skip this. Can anyone think of a reason it HAS to go ahead?

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In November, 2019, before surgery I had an echocardiogram. I had a St. Jude Pacemaker inplanted. It had two leads, one to the lower right chamber and the second to communicate to the upper chamber. I was placed on blood thinner. Upon return to the hospital in December, I was echocardiogramed again and cardioverted. In late Feburary I had one of my follow up medical appointments. I was removed from meds. I don't know why the doctor did not say anything before but during this...

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New Boston Scientific pacemaker

Hi

i just got a new Boston Scientific pacemaker implanted today. Once I got home and started walking around I got a strong burning sensation in the middle of my chest. I think it is coming from the wires. Does anyone know what this means or have you experienced this?

jfbuffy

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New pacemaker

Hi 

  New Boston Scientific pacemaker placed today burning in center of chest, think it's a wire issue have ice on it now quite a bit of pain suggestions ? Anyone else experience this ?

jfbuffy 

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Bundle of HIS Pacing - Lifting Weights

I know there is alot of discussion on weight lifting but I was told today that I have to be extra careful because the bundle of HIS lead is more likely to dislodge?  Anyone have any experience with this?

I am 7 months post bundle of HIS lead revision, and about 12 months post pacemaker.

Thanks 

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Surge feeling

Hi everyone, just had pm settings check 9 weeks in. I explained to tech and doctor I can feel like electrical surge in my stomach/chest almost like a quick wave, not painful but strange and some days more than others. They said it wasn't the pacemaker and leads are ok so my question is has anyone else had this. Doctor thinks it could be anxious feeling, which I know I am! Also a nurse mentioned nerve endings knitting together can feel like this. Thanks for any feedback!

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How does one find one?

Most common suggestion here is: "Find the best EP you can.....you only want someone with expertise to lay their hands on you."   So..............how does one go about this? An outfit like TCAI supposedly has a top notch Doc., Andrea Natale.  There is also a bottom notch Doc at that same location named Bailey. Unfortunately, that is who (mis)treated me.  Maybe members here can throw names around of who treated them successfully.

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ST JUDE PACER AND STRANGE VIBRATION IN MY CHEST

I am updateing this post in hopes that I get some feedback on thisx subject.  Regarding this situation, I was recently advised of an incident where one wire lead had come detached and was causing similar sensation as what I have been feeling, yet since the problem was not inside of the pacer, there was absolutely no indication on the pacer reading to reveal the problem.  Of course that leaves medical caregivers to beleive there is no problem when in reality there is...

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Coronavirus

Just a thought   Nhs have tonight said they are cancelling non urgent ops. Surely a battery change isn't classed as an no urgent op?

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Does anyone know where I stand ..covid-19

I've complete congental heart block, a heart murmur, long qt and high blood pressure and I've been fitted with a dual pacemaker paced at 60bpm. How much am I at high risk with these possible new guidelines of 12 weeks self containment files that could be issued by the weekend. My son attends high school and if he goes to school he could bring the virus home or catch it with out knowing being a carrier so the oscillation I'd be doing wouldn't be any use. Can anyone help me out....

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Normality

Hi everyone,

I am 26 years old and had a duel chamber pacemaker fitted in January for 3rd degree heart block that was causing intense dizzy spells and light headed ness. 
 

I have been struggling emotionally in the run up to the surgery and had a bit of a break down a few days before the surgery. 
 

Since the surgery I have not been having the same lightheadedness and dizziness so I know the pacemaker must be doing it's job but I constantly...

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COVID 19

My husband is 67 and has CHF and after today is taking the decision to shield himself from everyone for 12 weeks by staying st home.I know he will really struggle mentally if I move out for this time as I still work and we have bills to pay etc,so I am considering isolating with him to keep him sane but just wonder where I would stand with my employer.We live in U.K and I work for a well known chemist but would they expect me to take it unpaid?-is the government offering help in a s...

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Pacemaker? Leads?

Kind of a summary of my recent Cath Lab event with my EP and his assistants;

Indications:  Left ventricular dyssynchrony

Conclusion: Unsuccessful attempt of LV lead implant or His bundle pacing from the right subclavian vein. Consider epicardial LV lead placement.

 Procedure: "Attempt LV lead implant. Patient was taken to the EP lab. Venogram was performed which demonstrated patent right subclavian vein. Patient was prepped and draped in sterile fashion. Vanco...

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Covid-19 & Self Isolation

I am extremely worried. I am only 30 but have had major underlying health conditions from birth. I am due to have a heart and lung transplant soon and will be put on the waiting list within the next month or so. My immune system is poor - it takes me six weeks to fight off a chest infection with antibiotics. I can't afford to get this virus because I'm sure it will kill me off. I'm just not sure whether to self isolate now or try and wait even longer.

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Stretched my arm overhead in my sleep one week after surgery

The pain at the site woke me up. Could I have pulled my leads out?

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What is the role of an ISO consultant for an ISO certification!

Question itself suggest the role of the consultant and process of complete ISO certification is to provide the consultation for the organisation in each and every step-in order to become ISO Certified company. The fundamental qualities that a consultation must possess are particularly specified based on the implementation of different types of ISO standards. ISO is a Non-governmental and non-profitable organisation established on 23rd of February 1947, by a group of delegates across the count...

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checking icd

HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE YOURS CHECKED

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Wired 2/2/20

Just got wired 2/2/20.  This is all new to me.

I'm male, 67, 5'10", 185lbs  diagnosed 3 years ago with partial heart block.  Asymtomatic - HR resting 30-34.  new HR 60.  Doctor said at my regular cardio appointment it was time.

1) How do I know if a "lead" is damaged, lose or not working?

2) Exercise - been told to hold off lifting my arm above my head for 4 weeks.  I like to do eliptical 30 mins 5 times a week.  Can...

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www.paceguard.com

paceguard

Found this from a 2011 posting!  Anyone know of other GOOD sites to buy pacemaker supplies from?  Is there a vest you can buy/wear temporarily to protect your pacemaker when you are operating a chain saw or working on a car to protect you from Electromagnetic fields ?

by ZoieS - 2011-09-19 03:09:13

There is a product out on the market specifically for pacemaker protection. It's called Paceguard. It has been used for sports or...

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Coronavirus

Am three months post pacemaker and this was done for bradycardia and 3rd degree heart block. Concerned re what is classed as an underlying health condition. The government is talking about the elderly and those with conditions may need to isolate... does anyone know ? Thank you 

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But I think it will make me feel a lot better. My stamina to walk is already better, even right after surgery. They had me walk all around the floor before they would release me. I did so without being exhausted and winded the way I had been.