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Heart rate

I'm in my 80's and am on my second pacemaker which is now in its 13th year. Consequently the frequency of my checkups have gone from one year to six months down to three monthls for the last two. In March I was told the battery had 18 months. My next check was delayed ( presumably due to Covid) until last Friday when the technician told me the Battery had one year remaining and they would see me in six months. Later that day I noticed on my Apple Watch that my heart rate was around 60...

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Micra pacemaker

Hello!

i had my micra pacemaker fitted nearly 6 weeks ago,at 44 yrs ol. I know it is a fairly new type of pacemaker.

just wondering who else has one & for how long,your experiences etc.

be good to meet fellow patients like myself!

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Post PM

Thanks to all of you who responded  I didnt say I was happy to be a reciperent of a Pm.  Like most of you, it is necessary    I got home today about 2 pm.  still have some dizzines but what concerns me is my fast pulse  Just sitting I run around 100-108 but it I get up for anything, it will go to low 120 s.  Pre pm I was 70-93 at rest.  I have to return to the Doc on the 26th.  The Doc said he will give me blood pressure med that slow the heart &nb...

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new to pacemaker

Good morning, all.  

Less than a week has gone by from diagnosis to implanting of my pacemaker two days ago.  I'm a 75-year-old woman in (otherwise) good physical condition, an avid walker and hiker.  Now I'm trying to process what's just happened to me and what it all means for my future activities and life style.  I'd appreciate any advice anyone has to share on adapting to life with a pacemaker, what to watch for, how to deal with the emo...

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Blood pressure

I posted yesterday about my HR being changed on my 90 day review from 60 to 70.  I had already been having what I thought was the most common form of syncope, though I hadn’t yet fainted I feel like I’m going too when I get up from my recliner just about every time and it seemed more prevelent after the change in HR.  Everything else has seemed to be better with the change to 70....I’’ve had more energy and my legs felt less fatigued.

I had a good...

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Pacemaker and mobile using induction

Hello,

I went to the store with my girlfriend earlier to buy an iphone 11, and the seller told us that all recent phones from any maker use induction... the last iphone without it is the iphone 7. I know that we have to stay away from induction stove, like at least 50 cm... but, what about mobiles with this new technology? If it is not connected on the charger, the induction is probably not working (and the mobile case use induction as well...!)?

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Bodybuilding with Pacemaker

Hello all,

I got my pacemaker on 07/06/2020. Prior to the pacemaker, I was an avid weightlifter and competitive bodybuilder. My doctor cleared me to exercise about a week ago, but told me I should avoid any intense weightlifting or repetitive movements ( which exercise is a series of). Has anyone had any issues with the device or leads when lifting? Also, if there are any bodybuilding competitors on the forum, how has this changed the way you prepare f...

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New pacer. Exercise issues

Thank you Crustyg. Since decreasing the ADL sensitivity my tachycardia with minimal exertion has resolved. I am still perplexed as to why my HR remains at 130 (maximum ventricular pacing limit) long after I crest a steep hill and then gliding for a significant amount of time. Today this occurred on road bike on smooth pavement. It eventually comes down but I do not need 130 going down a hill!  I wonder about the deceleration adjustment. I think it is set at 10 minutes. What is...

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Resume Biking

I'm post dual lead BostonScientific PM implantation device for 6 weeks now.  Been going well so far!  I'm very eager to start and try to reassemble my previous life to the PM. Cycling is very important, so I'm curious about how long it took others to resume this activity (mountain biker and road/gravel rider, serious about it but it's still all about the fun).  Some of the post-op directions/suggestions were no strenuous activity for 3-6 months. What have you be...

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Mobitz Type II Second Degree Heart Block

Hi all,

I've documented previously on here the problems I encountered post implant but I have a few things I'm throwing out as though I'm starting from scratch;

I was diagnosed with Mobitz Type II Second Degree Heart Block, I'm 57
I was fitted with a Medtronic Ensura PM on 10th Feburary 2020
It is a dual chamber unit but was set initially to single chamber pacing.
My recovery after the procedure was virtually non existent, in fact I...

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Upgrading to CRT-P

I'm new to the forum but have had an implant at 11, and I am now 36. Next week I am getting a whole new device after years of a low EF (45-50) due to 100% pacing from a dual chamber. I am curious if others have had this experience? I was told I it would be good at my age to get the CRT-P to improve my EF. Also,  was told if my EF isn't improved it shouldn't worsen because of the new lead. I'm pretty confident this operation will go smooth but do the same risks and complic...

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home monitor

I HAVE A BIOTRONIK HOME MONITOR, A CARDIOMESSENGER SMART 4G, RECENTLY I HAVE GOTTEN WHAT APPEARS TO BE AN OPEN BOOK SYMBOL. CAN ANYONE TELL ME WHAT THIS MEANS.  ALSO WHEN I SHUT POWER OFF AND TURN BACK ON THE OK SYMBOL BLINKS AND NORMALLY OK SYMBOL DID NOT BLINK.     

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Changes...

Ok..this forum has always reassured me.  It is time again.

Got up this morning and dizziness hit me as soon as I got out of bed.  

Worked in yard for 2 days and muscles are sore so was not surprised with that.

My pm is running down. They say the 3month window should occured in Oct. They have me calling in with the remote check every month. I am due to call this sat.  I have never been a fan of remote test but in today's world it is what Dr offices wan...

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Pacemaker

Well, I get my pacemaker the morning of August 21st.  I joined today cause I won't feel like it tomorrow.  lol  I can't say I am glad to be eligeble for this club but I am looking forward to meeting and making new friends.  lol  I certainly hope it makes me feel much better.  I know the stent (#5) I got on June 22 this year helped.   I am looking forward to hearing from anyone.  Bye

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heart rate

my dual chamber pm placed monday.  hr set at 100. seems lil high to me.  what was yalls set on at first

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90 day review

Still pretty new with my St Jude 2 lead PM installed for complete heart block...Bradycardia.  Just had my 90 day review...I think the tech just changed my HR with instructions from my Cardiologist from 60 to 70 BPM.  My cardiologist also wanted to make sure the rate response was turned on...the tech said it was already on.  I then asked if it could be turned to more sensitive which is what my doc had asked for.  He said again it was already on, so I’m not sure it tha...

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Post implant exercising

How long after implant can you golf as long as you swing very easy? My doc saying 4-6 weeks. I've also read several places 2-3 weeks, going at it easy.

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Boston scientific Accolade 301 pacemaker

My PM is 4 years 6monrhs old, and I'm being told that I only have 6 months more of battery life? Anyone else have similar experience. I've read that some  BS have accelwratwd depletion because of a "hydrogen" leak or something? I've never had any problem with it, have a few recorded episodes each 6 months but I feel nothing? I exercise moderate to vigorously. 

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Feeling Violated

On 29 July I went into hospital (in UK) for an ablation to treat palpitations, pre-syncopal events and angina - a one-day in hospital and take it easy for a couple more days before heading back to work kind of deal.

The 29th was a Wednesday, I did indeed leave hospital the same day, the following day was OK. On the Friday morning I went bat-shit crazy and was hospitalised locally. I was discharged a few hours later when they had decided I hadn't had a heart attack and went home.

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Digital bathroom scale safe?

Just bought a digital bathroom scale from Amazon, never realizing there would be a caution in the directions about using it if you have a pacemaker. I have a CRT-P, and this scale is just for weight, operating on two AAA batteries, not body fat or other sophisticated analysis. Anyone w similar experience have a recommendation? Thanks 

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A pacemaker completely solved my problem. In fact, it was implanted just 7 weeks ago and I ran a race today, placed first in my age group.