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Doctors with PAcemakers

I'm trying to find a doctor that actually HAS a pacemaker. I literally cannot find one in the state of California.

Can anyone refer me to a GP (or Cardiologist preferably) that actually has one of these?

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newbe

new with a pacemaker  march 26but every few days and since i dont know anyone normal .    I am just new at this ...Can I still fishing  just a little scare that i am going to some and cause it to  to c somthing stupid 

and if you what can do and cant 

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Saying Hi

Hi I had my pacemaker fitted on 22 May 2020 and to be truthful I am a bit shell shocked.  
sorry this will be long..

In October 2019 after wrongly being told by one Dr that I had virtigo I had a 7 day heart monitor.  The result was that every now and then my heart would stop for 4 seconds so I was referred to cardiology at the hospital and was told it was an urgent referral. Finally after chasing up the appointment several times I was due to see someone on 31/3/2020...

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Surgeon literally runs out of building

Okay, this actually happen!  But there is more to the story.  I live in Tucson and there is a major "Bighorn Fire" taking place and the doctor receive notice that his house receive notice to evacuate.  
He had finished surgery with one patient and myself and another patient were waiting to go in for surgery.  No one was in danger and we were professionally taken care of and rescheduled.

Presently I am scheduled for Thursday June 18 for a pacemaker. I a...

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New to the Club

Just to say hello to everyone. I received my pacemaker three days ago. Brief history, passsed out and fractured my elbow in July, 2019. After surgery to repair my elbow, I had a 30 day external recorder followed by an internal loop recorder. It recorded a seven second cease of heart activity on May 9. Cardiologist recommended and after research, I agreed to my new addition.

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sun

Hi everyone.  I'm new at this. Had pm placed 6 mo ago.  I love the beach. Does anyone know of ill effects from the sun?  I was told that it could be very sensitive. Just don't know about the heat.    Thanks.   

 

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Sorin Eno device & Medtronic leads

Hi all..Just a quick question.

I have just had a new pacemaker fitted in the last couple of month . My new device is the Sorin Eno & my leads are Medtronic. My original device was a Medtronic and also the one before that..Had endocarditis on the last device which was only in 3yrs and subsequently was removed last April.

So now have this new device on the opposite side and just want to get some information and peoples thoughts on it..It was recommended by Doc for its smaller si...

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NEW MEMBER

I am a 69 yo male.  I have been in recovery from surgery for a little over an hour. I feel great so far.  Expecting to be released this afternoon.  
I joined this group a few days ago in order to learn what to expect during surgery, and long term.  I have read many comments by members of this group prior to my surgery this morning.  Thanks to each of you for sharing your experiences, and especially for your encouragement to newbies like m...

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First Doctor visit after PM

This site is really helpful and I hope I’m not “ overusing “ the information found here !

On June 30th I have my first doctor visit since my PM was implanted. The Medtronic rep will be there as well. My doctor said they would “tweak” and “ fine tune” the PM.

. What kinds of questions do I need to ask ?? Other than occasional high BP ( 164/88) I’m getting along great and feel so much better.

i have LBBB and I believe I have two...

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Pacemaker settings

Hi I think perhaps someone on here could help me if thats ok,I had a dual pacemaker out in November 2016 for complete hearblock and after a few weeks started to feel unwell again so over two years of going backwards and forwards to different specialists and being told my pacemaker was fine! they decided to do a scan and I was told I had severe lvsd caused by my pacemaker after making me feel like a hyperchondriac all that time,so they put a biventricular pacemaker in to put it right in March...

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Pain in chest & shortness of breath

I had my PM implanted January 2019 and during the summer months of 2019 it was pure hell.  Starting in June 2019 until around September 2019 I was constantly having chest pains in my left pectoral near where I had the PM implanted.  I would often get short of breath especially during the night  around 2 am.  Eventually it ceased and I felt pretty normal or a while. Then when the weather started to get colder in November 2019 the pains came again along with a very bad case...

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stereo systems with large speakers

I have a stereo system with large speakers and want to know if I can still safely play music on it without interference to my pacemaker.

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High Blood pressure

I’ve had my PM 2weeks today. At my wound check last week my BP was 160/84. Today I was back for a BP check and it was 163/94.

Here’s my question....

i realize I’m in an adjustment period but my cardiologist told me he had paced me high. Would that contribute to the higher BP ???

Thanks !

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Using a blood pressure monitor

Is it OK to use an electric/ Battery operated Blood pressure monitor ?? Only had my PM for 2 weeks so I’m still learning !! 

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Stretching

https://youtu.be/KBLsNbolr_c

https://youtu.be/SV7l1sfEmO0

 

So I ask my doctor about half a year ago about stretching like what you do on a yoga though Im not planning on doing yoga and they told me not do it or yet im not sure I cant quite remember but this was when I had my pacemaker for about 1 year and the doctor that told me this is my new doctor since my old doctor is for children and since I just turned 19 they put me with the new doctor. And I want to know if th...

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Upper back, collarbone pain 6 mo after pacemaker

Hello - 32 yo. 7 mo post op. I've been having back pain and pain under the collarbone for the last 3 days. I'd started out on my pacemaker side as a nerve ish type pain, but now it's extending over my whole back to where I can't get comfortable when I sleep and need Tylenol.

I'm in the hospital now because I had similar pain a week after my surgery. They sent me

home from the ER with a dx of pleurisy, but 2 days later I was back in the ER by ambu...

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Revivite leg massager

Hi  really appreciate all the information from members  Nice not to feel alone  Just received pacemaker May 5    Question   does  revivite foot leg massager interfere with a pacemaker      I enjoyed the revivite but am hesitant to use it   thanks   Trebla

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Pacemaker feels heavy after 1 year

I have had my pacemaker now 14 months and my lead revision 9 months. Now my pacemaker feel heavy, almost like it is pulling. I had an X-Ray and the Dr said it looked fine. What would could be causing this? It feels like it did after the orginal implant. I have not felt like this since 2-3 weeks after surgery, It doesn't hurt just more uncomfortable. Thanks Dave

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Pacemaker humming

When it's really quiet when napping or going to sleep at night I can hear my pacemaker humming in my ears.  It's no annoying or troublesome, just noticeable.  Is this normal and has anyone else had the same experience from time to time?

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New pacemaker and sleep test ??.

I’ve only had my pacemaker for about 2weeks and I’m still trying to get used to everything. My cardiologist wants me to have a sleep study. I’m not totally against the idea but told him I need to wait a while, maybe 6 months. I know lots of people who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, get all the equipment, only to stop using it after some time. 

I would like to hear from anybody who has been diagnosed, pro and cons on the Cpap and sleep apnea treatments.

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