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I'm now a little over a month post-implant (dual lead Boston Scientific L331) and have to say it's not going very well. My EP has been great, very responsive, etc., but to this point he's basically programmed 4 different modes with whatever their default settings are "guided by how I feel". And I'm a cyclist so I'll include that in how I feel below.
The modes thus far (for those who are familiar with BS PM's) and the results have been:
Had pacemaker 2018. ( All Good )
Just purchased a heated eye wand to try and cure my dry eye condition.
On receiving purchase have read the instructions which say don't use with pacemaker with cardiac defibrillator . I haven't got defibrillator so would this be ok if I keep it six inches away from my pacemaker
I know that the Medtronic MyCareLink relay transmits data to my care providers, but is there a way that I can also receive those reports directly?
Hi, I have had my pacemaker for 4 years now, and am still finding it painful to walk upstairs and hills. Is this down to the device, as my cardiologist does't seem to think so. However the pacemaker technician says it could be.
Has anyone ever taken the anti arrhythmic medication called amiodarone? I was prescribed 200mg , 2x a day?
I just had my pm surgery yesterday is it normal to have pain in my right side constantly?
I have been in Safe Mode- pacing at 65- since August 15th. Met with the PM people yesterday. The schedule is so booked up I was looking at the end of Sept before I could have the surgery for a new pm. I elected to forgo light sedation - you don't feel anything and are conscious but in Lala land- and go for local anesthesia as that could be scheduled faster. Has anyone gone that route before? I will have an echo before then and they did the labs yesterday...
I am noticing a signal interference in the bluetooth devices when I use them. I do have a CRT pacemaker that uses bluetooth signal. Do you all think the pacemaker could put out a signal that interferes with a bluetooth signal? I did try to research this myself but all the results focus on the bluetooth affecting the pacmake which is more important of course. I am mostly just curious.
Below I've pasted what I've been told. My own research suggests altering the pacemeker to prevent sensing the retrograde P wave. Any suggestions/
Yes, we received your transmission which confirmed that you are still experiencing some of these PMTs, although these are being caused by ectopics (premature atrial beats), rather than VIP which has been explained before). I have spoken to the manufacturer of your device and confirmed some setting recommendations, which we...
In April, I received a new ICD with 3 leads due to an episode with tachycardia! After new medications and new device my ejection fraction improved from 30% to 50-55%. I started exercising and have been feeling great! Then, out of the blue, I had another tachycardia event! Luckily, my ICD did its job and my rhythm went back in 6 seconds! Has anyone had reoccurrence of VT after ICD implant? What triggered it? I did exercise that day and ate a chocolate bar, which I genera...
When you have a pace maker does it cause a drop in energy level?
Someone recently asked what happens if a magnet is place near a pacemaker.
check the link
Now this guy worked at Medtronic for 14 years .
I urge everyone to watch all his posts
He is a member here.
I had a pacemaker fitted about 6 weeks ago and had my first check last Thursday. The technician apparently made some changes ( that became clear after) but said nothing to me. In and out in about 5 to 10 minutes. On the walk back to my car I felt lightheaded and a bit breathless. That evening it was worse. Fortunately I have a cardiograph app and it showed my heart rate going quite high. I got back on to them the following day and after checking the data they called me back...
This is for my Sick Sinus Node Syndrome friends with pacemakers.
I've had my pacemaker two years now, I often feel symptomatic like I did pre pacemaker install. Before install, I could feel my pauses coming on...hot flash back of neck, pressure build up in chest, gut pressure. A lot of physical feelings before a pause.
I still feel those symptoms now, even with a pacemaker. However, instead of passing out, or getting di...
any input please, I have a couple of tattoos over the years before my ICD and pacemaker was fitted and they are fading and need touching up,,, but I've asked a few artists and I kinda get a blank expression on there face where the tools they use are magnetic. One of the tattoo is about 10cm from the pacemaker and the other is on my back opposite the pacemaker,, any thoughts would be appreciated,,
This is a toughie to describe .
Almost overnight I started getting extreme indigestion and heartburn .
Horrific acid burning all the way up to my throat, occurs middle of the night .
My stomach is now bloated as well .
This all in the last 3 days .
My procedure was 4 weeks ago and the wound and area surrounding the pacemaker still fee very tender
And now I have noticed the tenderness upwards near the collarbo...
I have had my pacemaker since 2019. I have total heart block. I just purchased a high end professional sewing machine. When I took it out of the box, it had a warning label for a strong magnet. I don't know if I can possibly allow proper distance from the magnet while sewing. I am also concerned with the amount of time I would be close to the machine while sewing a project. Do we have any sewers in this group that may have any information on if this type of magnet is strong enough to...
I had a smart meter installed when I wasn't home . Later the next day I called the local power company to have it move to a pole near the street.I was given a thousand reasons that the smart meter posed no threat to my device. Actually, I had to get the local newspaper reporter to help me. My guess is that the power company did not want the bad press so they moved it from my house to a pole near the street about 150 feet away from its previous location. I have researched Sma...
I have read something about the alternator being located under the seat on a lawn tractor. Most alternators are located at the top of the engine also known as a stator .I do not know of any mowers that have alternators located under the seat. if you could give me a model of the lawn tractor that has one under the seat please do so,I am always ready to learn something new. Geo
Why not turn the PM off occasionally and see if healing of the heart enervation tissues has occurred? If there is any existing information about this idea I'd appreciate hearing about it.
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I can bike a 40-50 tour with no trouble.