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walking

Have not be able to walk outside more than 2 houses from me either direction for over a year now.  Tried to walk to the end of the block  the other day, but am still shaky and off balance when walking.  Can walk from parked van to inside box stores without that problem. Then pushing a cart around without any trouble walking.

Thought the pacemaker would help that, guess not .   Implanted Aug 21,2019.

mary

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pacemaker

had pacemaker fitted a week ago christmas eve have done3 walks of 1&1/2miles and felt slight tightning of chest when starting out but diminished on way back.Is this normal after the pacemaker operation,Martyn.

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Sleep

I am 67 and had a complete heart block and had pacemaker put in Oct 8, 2019.  On Oct 28, 2019 I was at emergency room sitting with my mom when I had dizzy spell. They rushed me to a room and was determined my heart rate was 30-40. I had to have the procedure redone. A lead was bad.  I'm having a hard time sleeping in a bed.  I definitely can't sleep on my left side where it's at under my collar bone. I'm short and surgeon had a hard time putting it in. ...

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First Device testing

Happy New Year all.  
 

On 12/11/19 had CrT-d implanted.  I had no symptoms prior, worked our regularly,  age 67, EF% 34, LBBB - QRS 174.  Docs suggested CRTD, so leap of faith, we did it.  Before device, my standard resting heart beat52 to 54. (Meds, ie Metoprolol 25mg, keep it low) I noticed post implantation it rose to 60ish.

Yesterday at first device check, they said one of the leads moved a bit but was still in "safe zone"., n...

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Joined too soon

I won't be posting for a few months now. My primary concern isn't related to considerations related to a new PM, it's about whether or not the PM will solve my medical issues long-term. A PM may have little effect on Cardiac Sarcadosis long-term. If my  outcome is positive after various tests, I will post again and try to help others when I know more. If not, best wishes to everyone. 

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Life expectancy

Hi everyone! My name is Huzaif and I've had a pacemaker for almost 15 years now since I was 5, which is when I received my first one. I was implanted with a pacemaker because of a complete heart block. I am 19 now but the question of will I live long enough to see my own kids or grandkids always pops up. I always wanna have a chat with my doctor about the life span of someone with a pacemaker but I get too scared. I thought maybe this forum could be it. I have lived an extremely normal li...

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Norvasc as a blood pressure med?

I was on Liprinosil, but the side effects - especially that dry hacking cough - were making me very uncomfortable and so my doc suggested I try a channel blocker called Norvasc.  Anyone have any experience with this prescription drug?  Reading online about it is kind of nerve-wracking.  I know everyone is not the same and not all will get the side effects, but one that is listed as 'common' is swelling of the feet and legs, which I would not like at all, since I am a ru...

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My AV Block

  I did a lot of posting yesterday regarding concerns related to my Pacemaker and LV remodeling. 

  I was on a family vacation just after my Pacemaker was implanted and I deliberately didn't think about the situation much until the vacation and holidays were over. 

  Today, I realize LV modeling isn't my first concern. I was diagnosed with RBBB in 2010 during a routine stress test and because I had a history of pulmonary Sarcadosis in my...

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Sensation in neck/collarbone area (leads?)

Not sure if this is the best place to idenntify this topic, but does anyone else have an odd sensation in their neck/collarbone area? I'm guessing it's the wire running through my subclavian vein area and over to my heart. It's on the same side of where my pacemaker is implannted. It's hard to describe the sensation - not really a pain but more just kind of a discomfort...maybe slight dull ach or awarenness of presence that's right where neck meets collarbone area. 

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Buzzing and vibrating

I have a Medtronic Azure XT imppanted since August of this year. In early November I started feeling some  buzzing and vibrating sensations on my left shoulder , area near the pacemaker , arm and down to my foot. Basically almost my entire left side. Also started to feel dizzy lightheaded and off balnce at the same time.  EP did not seem concerned , said checkup was fine.  Told me to make an appoinmenrt with a neurologist... Has anyone had a similar problem?

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Last Question for the day (I promise)

The PM rep told me I was being paced 7% in the upper chamber and over 90% in the lower chamber. 

I remember my EKG pattern after the PM was implanted and it was definitely a Atrial pattern. I just Googled it.

 Does this mean I do not need to be as concerned about LV remodeling, or am I completely off base. I have a Dual Chamber Assurity PM 2722.

  I do not know if I am Atrial paced, ventricle paced, or both. Which of those approaches offer the g...

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Maintaining my Ejection Fraction and Hearts Condition

Hi, this is my 4th post to this forum. I am very pleased that this site even exists and I have a lot of questions. I presently know enough about my PM to be dangerous, lol.

  From my earlier posts you will see that I received what I think (not certain) is a Dual Chamber PM roughly 3 weeks ago. It is a Saint Jude PM.

  With the holidays and all the confusion, I haven't had much time to analyze my situation. I know I feel a lot b...

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Maintaining my heart muscles Ejection Fraction and Condition

  Hi, this is my 3rd post to this forum. I am very pleased that this site even exists and I have a lot of questions. I presently know enough about my PM to be dangerous, lol.

  From my earlier posts you will see that I received what I think (not certain) is a Dual Chamber PM roughly 3 weeks ago. It is a Saint Jude PM.

  With the holidays and all the confusion, I haven't had much time to analyze my situation. I know I feel a lot...

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Pacemaker

Hi. My name is Jill and I’m 66 years old. I had a pacemaker implanted on December 23, 2019.  It wasn’t a surprise, but it’s stll difficult.  I have been in more pain and discomfort than I expected.  The first few days I was on pain killers. I’m off them now.  Luckily, I have an incredible support system with my husband, daughters, siblings, and sons-in-law. My grandchildren are FaceTiming me to see how I’m doing.  Even with this supp...

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Why do I feel sick again if I was fine 2 weeks a go?

Ok my friends , the pass 2-3 weeks I was feeling so good I even forgot I had a pacemaker , till yesterday I was feeling light headed , palpitations but not as bad , weak , felt like I was also dizzy and almost pass out had to lay down  ... so I checked my heart rate was normal rage 80s what is extrange looking at my app looks like my fast heart rate most 144 for what the app saying my heart was working hard big time ? 
why will this happening ?

i have a pacemaker since Ju...

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Tender again...

I had my CRT-D implanted March 2016, while for the first 4-6 months it was more sore and painful than I bargained for, it had settled down.

Just about 10 days ago I went for an ultrasound and as part of the examination I needed to hold my arms above my head for 10 mins or so. 2-3 days after I started to feel a little tender where the leads dive down beneath my collar bone. It continues to be sore.

I guess I've just pulled the tissues where my leads are attached, but wonde...

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Has a Pacemaker weakened or strengthened your heart muscle?

I have been reading various posts and I feel like I know very little about the effects of a Pacemaker on the heart muscle itself. 

From my first post, members will see that the implementation of my Pacemaker evolved very quickly. I was going from 2nd to 3rd degree heart block back and forth and there was a consensus that I needed the device. I was told my heart muscle itself was very healthy. 

  I am feeling much better now. What I am wondering is what sho...

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Cardio or specialist physician? Possible infection...again!

Hi all

So..here I sit 11 months post-implant of second PM (first removed due to staph epidermidise infection 6 years ago) feeling suspicious....and fed up.

I have not been feeling great for a good 6 months but do not do well with Doctors and make like an ostrich!

I finally went to my GP and was diagnosed with pleurisy just below the PM site. Have completed the full set of Augmentin bombs and still little relief, though pain is better. Still feel oxygenless and...

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Pacemaker repositioning

Hi everyone I went to hospital recently after being called in as I've been in pain with my pacemaker since having it implanted in April this year  they did an x ray a while ago and have finally confirmed what I thought that my pacemaker moved out of position I've now been told that they might either reposition it or take it out and place it under a muscle has anyone else been in this situation and if it's placed under a muscle were about on my body will it go I'm worried...

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Pace feeling?

Good evening!

I earned my dual-chamber pacemaker January 2017. I've grown accustomed to the evening checks that I receive: 11:54pm and 12:24am.

However, 3 times today I had a similar thump sensation in my chest, during the day. I've never had that happen before. The first time it occurred sent me into a full-blown panic attack. The other two occurred a couple hours later and only a few seconds apart. No pain at any time and I didn't feel dizzy (except for when I had my...

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It is just over 10 years since a dual lead device was implanted for complete heart block. It has worked perfectly and I have traveled well near two million miles internationally since then.