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Weird Pulsations From Boston Scientific Accolade

I had a Boston Scientific Accolade PM installed 4/2018.  A few months later I began to notice strange pulsations (throbbing vibrations) occuring randomly at the site of the PM unit in my chest. Later I realized they were not random ... they occured on even hours of the day, more often evening hours, and 14 pulses at a time.  They are not painful but noticeable.

My MD never heard of such a thing ... Boston Scientific babbled something about "self-tests" but begge...

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What can I expect....

I received my dual chamber Medtronic PM 2/28/2020 after being diagnosed with sinoatrial exit block which my cardiologist explained as being scar tissue in an area effecting my hearts natural pacemaker, this being the only way to correct the issue. Had my 1 week checkup, doc said all looks good, starting pacer clinic next week.  So going forward, what can I expect?  My doc said carry on as normal but would still like to hear member opinions. I understand there is a healing and adjust...

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I"d like your thoughts on this...

I just had my pm placed 4 days ago. We are booked to embark on a cruise to Hawaii on March18, 2020. Do you consider me having this procedure 4 days ago putting me at a higher risk of more sever complications should I contract Covid19? 

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Emergency ID while running or cycling

Hi all,

I'm a runner and cyclist, about 10 days into the pacemaker adventure.  So far, I'm pretty happy with it, that 33 bpm hr was getting kind of old.  I've  had a Road ID for about ten years, a handy wrist band with basic medical and contact info on it in case I should ever get hit by a car etc.  I'm just wondering, what do any of you active people use for emergency id?

Thanks!

John

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CDC Recommends staying home

So, the US CDC is recommending that high risk adults- over 60 with chronic health conditions stay home as much as possible and avoid crowds. 

Depending on age, and the heart condition you have, that may be many of us. 

My AFIB & PM probaby doesn't count, but for those with heart failure and/or other serious chronic conditions, are you staying home?

BTW, I've found it's almost impossible not to touch your face!

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2...

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Feeling surprisingly sad about all of this

  • by ckn
  • 2020-03-07 10:56:34
  • Coping
  • 180 views
  • 7 comments

Hi,

I'm in my early 30s and have been having vasovagal syncope with no trigger for the last 6 years or so, haven't been driving for about 4. For years I was told to just drink more water, eat more salt, that kind of thing (nothing workerd). However, this summer I got a loop recorder which showed that during my symptoms, I would have pauses of around 6-8 seconds. From the timing of when they happen vs my symptoms, they think that this is predominantly cardiac and not just BP (we...

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Anxiety/ Nausea

  • by Yaz
  • 2020-03-07 06:17:17
  • Coping
  • 111 views
  • 3 comments

Hi everyone! I'm 7 weeks post pm and had two visits to pm clinic for tweaking. Still feel so anxious and nauseous. Also still feel quite weak and still resting a lot, maybe too much! Anyone else similar time scale and feeling the same? Thanks for listening!

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When to life left elbow above shoulder?

What is the consensus of when you should be able to lift your left elbow above your shoulder again? 

Thanks, Tim

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CRT -P

Want to know the average battery life of a CRT - P device of Medtronik/St Jude/Biotronik as doctor recommended it for my father. Please answer ...

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Crt -P device

Want to know the warranty of a CRT -P device of some companies viz; Madtronic, st jude, Biotronik, Boston Scientific .

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How did you know you needed a pacemaker

Hi everyone I'm new here just got pacemaker on the 21th offer 2020, I went to er because of serious diarrhea was admitted bc of low potassium during the night nurse comes rushing into my room asking me if I feel ok I tell them yes they say my heartrate dropped into the 30s,so next morning a cardio dr comes in saying they are going to transfer me to another hospital bc I need a heart cath and a pacemaker so I allow them to transfer me so as soon as I get to the bigger hospital drs say I ne...

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Cardiac Rehab After Pacemaker Implant

Is cardiac rehab required or recommended after pacemaker implantation? I have had AVR's and found this to help tremendously. 

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Lifting Weights

HI

hope this is the right place to post this message.

how strong are the wires and thier connections?

i was thinking of starting to lift weights and get more active?

should i or NOT.

 

thank you in-advance

mike

 

 

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Waking up with weird feeling in chest

Hi All - I recently posted this on FB as well.  I have a weird question. I have had my ICD (pacemaker & defibrillator) for about 2 years. Since I have had it, I am woken up at night with a weird feeling in my chest. It's very hard to describe but I'll try. It's kind of a crawly, tingly, hummy feeling.At first I thought it was anxiety (considering I could of died : ), but after all this time I am just wondering if that is really it. I found out they only download/test my d...

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Transmissions

I had a pace maker put in 6 months ago I have a app on my phone from Medtronic can anyone tell me how often u send transmissions into your doctors office

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pain collar bone and fluid around heart and lungs

Hi,

(apologize if my english is not 100% accurate but hope you'll understand)

I had got my pacemaker summer of 2018 with 1 electrode and second electrode implanted summer of 2019. The latter one was not fully attafched and scratzed on the heart so it was replaced 1,5 month later. 

since then i have constant pain in my heart and it cramps/feels like a knife stabbing me when i've been to active. I also have pain below my collarbone that rays up on my neck, cheaks...

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Problems dealing with CardioMessenger Smart

I'm having a lot of problems dealing with my CardioMessenger Smart device. My doctor told me their equipment would monitor my heart activity regularly at 2 AM and would make any necessary adjustments to my pace maker. Unfortunately, most every night I wake up before the monitoring time and can't go back to sleep until sometime later. I'm having difficulty dealing with the monitor and it's causing me to loose sleep. 

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Pacemaker Implantation

I'm having my first pacemaker inplanted in the near future.  I am "freaked out" about them covering my face.  It seems everything I have read says you are awake during this surgery and given local anesthetic.  However, when I spoke to the cardiologist she said you won't remember anything.  Does that mean they will be giving me "general anesthesia? 

So two questions:

 Am I awake when they put this drape or covering over my face?...

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Blood Thinner

Just had call from doctor's office about my in home check.She said make an appointment to talk with him about taking a blood thinner. Do any of you take one? If so which one and any side effects. Took one years ago for blood clot in leg and hated it. Wondering if eating too much potassium caused the af

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Very low BP (77/44) while exercising

Hi Again,

I will try to supply you with as much info as I can. I had a cardiac ablation for reducing false beats in myheart on 06-10-19. Initial count was 22,000 per day.

I am down to 3,900 presently with the use of flecainide. I had a pacemaker put in on the same day as the ablation. Base of 80 , max of 130.

I was always athletic with hockey (35 yrs) , power lifting ( 500 lb squats) , tennis, softball, etc. I bring on this drop of BP when I start to do light exercise.<...

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