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Skiers w pacemaker

Hi.

Just had a biotronik edora dual lead implanted due to bradycardia. I am a serious skier, and while ski season is wrapped up until winter I am wondering if there are any pacemaker skiers out there, anything special you do to condition off season or any advice ahead of next season. My cardiologist said ok for me to continue the sport. (Of course!)

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Pacemaker

Hi. So, I have vasovagal syncope. Needles are very upsetting to me. My pulse goes down to 30 and then I have experienced a heart pause. The one they recorded on my tilt test was 3.2 seconds long. I am struggling with the recommendation for a pacemaker because I don't experience syncope episodes outside of triggers. I have not had the best time getting my questions answered by the doctor. I think I would feel better if I could understand WHY the recommendation was being made. 

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Sick Sinus Syndrome

Been dealing with fatigue and light headedness with onset of nausea, for several years. It comes & goes, some episodes last, days, weeks, months. All doctors and tests suggested allergies since they really couldn't pinpoint the cause. A month & a half ago I had a serious blood pressure drop, 80/50 pulse 40, nauseaus, really dizzy, and extreme fatigue. Went to cardio doc first time in 5 years, wore heart monitor and the diagnosis was Sick Sinus Syndrome & A-Fib. Waiting for pac...

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Update

I currently may have a temporary pacemaker and possibly a deactivated one. No idea on the status of the old wires. Will ask the transplant surgeon tomorrow. Had my transplant on Wednesday. Awake yesterday and talking. Sitting up in a seat all day. Apparently I'm doing well! 

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Beta Blockers

I am on 40 mg of propanolol for hand tremors, not bp.  My docs reassure me that this amount is small, and with a PM will not affect my heart rate.  While it has been effective in reducing my hand tremors, I do worry about it affecting my HR.

I am on a single lead Accolade and 100% paced.

Thanks,

Mike

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ar_vin

May I respectfully remind you that this is supposed to be a support group.  Any openly hostile, ridiculing remarks made by you towards other members in the future will no longer be tolerated and will always be removed.  How another member’s “genuine” distress can cause you such “hilarity” beggars belief.

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Pacemaker now set at 70

I am a 68-year-old male with a fib but also had a three lead pacemaker inserted about six months ago. I got Covid,eventhough I was vaccinated, and some doctors think that it blew out my electrical system.  I have Complete heart block I am I am 100% dependent on the pacemaker.

My pacemaker was orginally set at a low end of 80. And my heart stayed  that way pretty much all the time unless I try to exercise it'll go to 115 120 which the a fib makes difficu...

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blurry vision in right eye

Get short bursts of blurry to no vision in right eye.  Is not always connected to fast heart beat.  Only lasts a couple of seconds.

Had the Carotid ultasound done still the same for the past 6 years at 45%.  The Echogram no change since this past July 2021.  This morning was called as the Cardiologist wanted a current pacemaker check.

Did have 2 blood tests done Sedimentation rate-Westergren 43 out of range 0-30. the other was C-Reactive Pro...

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5 years after implant:

In 5 years I have had two incidents causing my defribrillator to fire and re set my pace. The first time, I was driving, I had little response time as I cried out to my wife: I am passing out........................ I woke up to the car careening to a stop with mahem all around. I passed out at the wheel and  was struck by a motorbike speeding down the wrong side of the road. I easily could have avoided the idiot, but whammo. The car was totalled, but I was alive. The 2nd time was 1...

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Pacemaker expectations post surgery

I am 7 days post surgery with Medtronic dual-chamber pacemaker.  Having issues with fatigue and dizziness when up doing most anything.  Seem to have to sleep a lot.  My post check-up isn't until next week.  Noticed I do not pace below 60 anymore, so appears to have taken care of Bradycardia but having issues with Tacs upon activity.  My diagnosis is Sinus Node Dysfunction.  Anyone else experience this upon recovery?  My expectations must be a little too...

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Settings

Can someone explain the settings for AV block please. The EP was going to set mine to atrial only but when I explained my symptoms she set it to atrial and ventricular pacing at 60bpm. Not sure what this means and why? It certainly has got rid of all my previous symptoms so must be working. 

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Golf

How long did it take you golfers to pick up a. Club after your op? 
How did it feel initially?

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Diagnoses

A little frustrated here.  My mother is 85 and has an enlarged heart.  She has a left bundle block and some leaky valves. She had shortness of breathe last year so her internist did an echo and ekg.  They saw abnormalities and started her on meds and said maybe crt.  What is normal procedure to diagnose this.   She saw a cardiologist who said he wants to figure out what caused this, probably ischemia.  Another Dr. said leaky valves....

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3500 Ram Dually

I love to camp and in order to do so,  we use a 3500 Dodge Dually.  I'm not worried about getting in because I'm short and have a stool ... but should the " rough" riding present a problem 15 days after surgery?  

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Had my CRT-P fitted 9th May 22

I have paroxysmal AF which has become resistant to drug therapy and I am at the beginning my Pacemaker journey and wanted to send my thanks to all on this forum. The practical information is really useful as I was starting to think I was being a total hypochondriac regarding my pain levels. I do not have mild discomfort. I feel like I've been stabbed, which of course I have. It's sore. My heart feels like I've been kicked by a horse and It's definitely more than discomfort! Ap...

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Crt

My mother is 85 with stage 3 heart failure. HFrEF She also has a left bundle branch block with some leaky heart valves.  I was looking into crt for her.  She has shortness of breath mainly and is starting to get more tired when she walks.  I was wondering if any one has a similiar condition and had CRT.  I was trying to see how successful the procedure is in improving symptoms, and how difficult going through the procedure is, and if there are complicat...

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Tired

My pacemaker was installed in 2018. So I have had it awhile.  I am on a monitor checked every 3 months, in which I am charged $$ to have the monitor say its doing its job.  I don't think it monitors me. 
I am totally dependent on my pacemaker.  Recently I get warn out, where I just feel exhusted and would want to sleep.  Is this something I should concern my doctor office of? 

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Beta Blocker for One Episode VT

So I'm really new to all of this and need some advice. I had my pacemaker placed March 27th for a complete heart block. I use an app for home monitoring. Yesterday I received an alert that I'd had one episode of VT lasting 30 seconds but heard nothing else about it. It also doesn't state the time it occurred. Today I get a call that I need to see a regular cardiologist because I've been started on a beta blocker by the doctor that inserted my pacemaker. No one ever called...

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trying to join this club

I will be needing a pacemaker soon and am trying to become more educated about how it will change my life going forward.

I never received a confirmation email so have not been able to complete the joining process.

Can anyone help?  jimc1849@gmail.com

Thanks

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This One is Interesting!

Hello PMC!

I hope you are all doing well! I have something interesting to share with all of you and hopefully you can provide some feedback. I will start by saying that I have an appointment 6/9/22 with my Cardiologist to discuss same. I've been experiencing leg weakness daily and sometimes my thighs burn when I walk as if I was doing intense exercise at the gym. I've noticed that my legs (thighs mostly) have trouble doing anything really&...

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