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CHB, Pacemaker and Discharged a day later

Hi Everyone 🤘😏

 

I'm a 48yr old Mum and a New Zealander living in the Waikato currently but relocating soon to Wellington.

Went to the Dr on Wed 13th November for some answers. I'd had a series of weird symptoms since the beginning of the year but the three other doc visits had them telling me that there was nothing wrong. This last Doc listened. Not only did she take my BP she actually listened. Even took my wrist to find my pulse... ordered an ECG and the pret...

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Lightheaded

I went to the ER on 10/19/19.

i went because I was feeling lightheaded .... had been for a week or so . I was also short of breath and felt generally unwell. 
 

by 10/22 I had a PM with what they called a Type or Level on heart block .... my resting rate was around 40.

so now it's 11/20.  I'm told my PM is functioning as it should maintaining the appropriate heart rate. 
 

I am walking coulple of miles a day and tonight got on...

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Pacemaker complete change

Hi

I recently had my pacemaker replaced after 10 years under local anaesthesia. 

However post the change, i started loosing weight and have lost my appetite altogether. Very recently the symptoms strated getting worser. And I have lost almost 5kg in one month. Doctors are unsure to why that might be.

Will very much appreciate anyones input on the matter.

Thanks

 

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Upper heart rate

My exercise induced 2:1 block has been fixed! I am so happy wanted to post this, because i have struggles so much with it with sports. My upper rate used to be at 175 but now it is a 210! I feel amazing!

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Battery replacement

Hi

I am booked in to have batteries changed early Dec.  Just wanting to know what to expect.  I have been told it is only a day-surgery procedure.  

Any info would be helpful.

Thanks

 

Dot

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New pacemaker visit it Disney world

Has anyone uses the Disney bracelets.  Do they interfere with the pacemaker  ?

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Airport scanners and more

Although my cardiologist warned me not to go through the scanners at airports or have prolonged contact with microwave ovens or certain other electronic equipment, I´ve been wondering if there are other devices I might come in contact that might not occur to me as being harmful. Obviously I´m not going into the innards of nuclear reactors or hanging out near high-tension electric generators, but are there machines a person might occasionally, or even rarely, come in contact with t...

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where are they now

For those wondering what happened to the ICD Support Group the new address and name is www.myicdheart.com/board

Not sure why they lost the domain name but don't be fooled the icdsupportgroup.org name has been sold to someone else and who knows what the content will be.

 

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Opposite arm and back pain...

Had pacemaker w/ two leads implanted 3 weeks ago on left side.  That side is fine, but over-using my right arm for things like putting on shirts and coats has caused unreal pain on the right side - from the top of shoulder, straight down to the middle of my back.  Anybody else experience this?  Thanks!

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New Pacemaker patient

I had a two lead Medtronic PM implanted on Nov. 7th. I feel great one day and exhausted the next. The days I feel bad my BP is erratic.

One night I could not sleep and I checked my pulse and it was 91 BPM!  I read that it takes some time for  your body to adjust.

Thank you for your insight. (I realize everone is different....to a degree)

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Pacemaker

It's been one week since my Pacemaker procedure. On 5 occasions I've had what I can only describe is a throbbing heart rate and sometime slightly elevated HR as well. After 30-60 seconds it subsides and goes back to a normal rate. After the first two episodes I went to the Dr for an interrogation and nothing was out of the ordinary. I had two tonight both within 1 hour of the other. Is this just the pacemaker doing its job? Above is the best way I can describe the feeling. Thoughts?

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Pacer info.

I sent in to the pacer clinc this afternoon, the information on my pacemaker, they told me that they didn't think the pacer was getting all that it should.  Is that possible and how would they know this?

Liz

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Running with a Pacemaker

I am a 63 year old man. 10 days ago I received a pacemaker. It went in me on a Friday. The next Monday (3 days later). I started to do a slow 2 mile treadmill jog. I jogged everyday last week for a weekly total of a very modest 14 miles. This week I am continuing the same 2 miles but slighltly faster. I do my best to keep bandages dry from sweat and when I shower (possibly getting the area wet was the only thing that seem to upset my cardiologist). In addition to the Pacemaker I was placed on...

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Lifting weights

Yesterday, i lift my cousin and felt like sth happened inside on the left side of my body. And now there is undefinable pain or kind of discomfort but not much. How can I understand if my leads (at least one of them) aren’t ok? 

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Traveling without PM monitor...

I have had my PM for almost 8 months now and haven't had any complications whatsoever.  My checkups have been great.  I am soon going on a little get away visiting family.  It will be a 3 night stay.  I know that I could take my bedside monitor with me but 1) I would rather not deal with it, and 2) I doubt that it will pick up the satelites where I am going.  No wifi and very poor cell reception.

Do any of you see any big issues with me leaving my moniotring...

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CONGENITAL COMPLETE HEART BLOCK FOUND AT 23

Well this is going to be a long story. My name is Thomas Watkins, I am a 23 year old male from Cambridge UK. About 6 weeks back I experience an episode of hyperventilation syndrome (A panic attack) at university and my house mates called an amublance.

Upon their arrival they calmed me down and hooked me up to an ECG and discovered a complete (third degree) heart block. I was taken to hospital and thats where I stayed for 8 days while they conducted several tests including multiple...

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CONGENITAL COMPLETE HEART BLOCK FOUND AT 23

Well this is going to be a long story. My name is Thomas Watkins, I am a 23 year old male from Cambridge UK. About 6 weeks back I experience an episode of hyperventilation syndrome (A panic attack) at university and my house mates called an amublance.

Upon their arrival they calmed me down and hooked me up to an ECG and discovered a complete (third degree) heart block. I was taken to hospital and thats where I stayed for 8 days while they conducted several tests including multiple...

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Bleeping in the night

Hi

I'm 43 years old and 5 days post pacemaker implantation with dual chamber DDDR for sinus node dysfunction and symptomatic bradycardia. I feel a lot better already apart from wound and anaesthetic effects, which are improving thankfully. 

I was woken by bleeping from the device last night. Should I be concerned?

Any experience or explanation would be awesome.

Thank you

Lesley

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Pacemaker

In August this year I have my pacemaker implanted because I fainted and was unconscious.

I was admitted to a hospital, and on the same night, I have another episode of chest tightness

and cold sweat.  The doctor found out my heat beat was 30 mins per second, I was hook on

to a temporary pacemaker for observation, subsequence nights that followed my heart beat was

normal.  However, the doctor decided to implant the pacemaker.  

Three months has...

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New type of bionic pacemaker

This looks interesting so I thought I'd share it:

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20191114/New-type-of-bionic-pacemaker.aspx

A new study published in the Journal of Physiology on November 14, 2019, reports the development of a radically different type of cardiac pacemaker which could change the prognosis of patients with heart failure.

This bionic pacemaker follows the natural change in heart rhythm that occurs with breathing, and causes a steep improvement i...

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You know you're wired when...

You play MP3 files on your pacer.

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