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Up date with the results from pet scan and last remote transmission

Pet Scan was advised by the Cardio Doctor after a surprise remote transmission from Nov 27.  Not the regular one that was at that time scheduled for Dec 20th.   Was on shedule.   Because at that time was reported that i had 2 Ventricluar high rate episodes.  Thought maybe an artery was blocked going to the heart.

  Was surprised that i received the results so fast. When i was leaving after the scan asked the tech when i would hear the results, was told...

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Tinnitus

I was diagnosed with tinnitus last year! The sound I heard was a cricket noise! Just last week I developed another different noise in my ear, a heartbeat sound, it's a low whistling sound.  My ENT said it wasn't pulsitile  tinnitus and wants me to do a sleep study and allergy testing? My family doctor wants me to repeat carotid artery tests, I have an appointment on Jan 6 for carotid artery test.   Last year the same test said I was at less than 50% blockage a...

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Arm pain

I had a Pacemaker placed Oct 31,2021. Since then I've had 2 revisions, heart failure and recently, September 2022 had a new pacemaker with defibrillator placed. Throughout all of this I have had left arm pain. I thought it would subside after recovery from my procedures but it has not. One nurse told me it could be scar tissue. (Wouldn't that be near the incision?). I've mentioned a few times to different cardiology people and they don't seem concerned or know why I have...

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PM Location & Having it Re-Located

I am new to the group and 6 wks to the day of having my Bost Scientific PM implanted.  I am a nationally-ranked masters swimmer and have been out of the water this entire time + a week or so pre-implant as I was wearing a heart monitor and then had one implanted to better monitor my rhythm.

I feel the placement of the PM is too close to my left shoulder and am concerned that it will interfere with the free movement of my arm in the various swimming strokes.

Not necessarily sp...

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A Christmas Wish

Hello everyone, if you could change one or two things about your pacemaker, what would it be and what message would you send to your pacemaker manufacturer?

My message would be:

Dear Medtronic, My husband and I would both like to know if you could develop a pacemaker setting that could prevent a fall in our blood pressure like you have so successfully developed to prevent a fall in our heart rate?  We are taking blood pressure and heart rate reducing meds but very occ...

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Recent poll

Just curious who set up the most recent poll about the home monitor. I didn't participate because it didn't have my answer or anything close to my situation.

For future polls I think it should have included a response of every three months or less.

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Touch Lamp Interference

Had a call from the suppliers rep ... not receiving signal batch.

Was advised that Touch-lamp alongside bed was notorious for this problem.

All the best

 

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wishing all a very happy holiday

to all the wonderful people who i can call friends and the advice you offer may you never change. Your integrity and character that you employ has been a true blessing when i needed healing and advice, and for that i am ever grateful.  

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Update medicines

So I started taking cartia 30mg 3 times per day and been taking metropolol 25 half tablet 2 times per day . This is what i notice my heart feels more relax more slow is that good? I check my blood pressure before n sometimes be around 135/85 now is 118/80 just examples . The only complaint is this I feel weird in my head a little bit comes n goes like a lightheaded weird. Will I get used to it ..also can I drink a few beers ? Would it be better not to drink my medicine that day ? Or it don...

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Bradycardia

I have had a pacemaker due to Bradycardia. I still feel it when those episodes kick in, but the PM stops it going below 70 bpm. I think it happens sometimes whem I exercise because I feel tired and have to slow down. Anybody else with this issue? 

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Post Replacement Question

It's been over a month since my surgery.  All seems to be ok with the exception of soreness from where the leads are.  How long should I expect this area to be tender?  I don't recall this from my initial placement in 2013.

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Pacemaker replacement cost

I have an Adapta pm implanted in 2010 and coming up on my first replacement soon. Medtronic told me the battery is encased so it won't be a battery change, but a pm replacement, keeping the same leads. My big concern here is my current cardiologist, who is wonderful, doesn't take my insurance. I tried to switch, but they don't take any of the three insurance providers available where I live. I'm trying to get the medical codes and cost, but does anyone know how much yours cost...

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Really anxious and stressed

Hello

I am honestly very stressed about this change it will bring on my family. My mother means a lot to me, more than I can define and her health has always been very important for me. I have high functioning anxiety and it adds on it. 

Today I found out that my mother has ASVP of 98% and aerial pacing of about 4% and it just terrifies me that I won't be able to spend as much time with her as I had hoped. Is the percentage too much ? It's better I hear it?

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Repositioning complete!

My CRT-D was repositioned last Wednesday.  I was admitted by noon the day before for pre-op testing.  My nerves were through the roof....a normal reaction for me.  I was admitted into the CCU, and surgery was changed from 830 am to 11 am and then, 6 am Wednesday morning, they came to get me for 8 am surgery!  I was so nervous I didn't get much sleep and was ready when they came to get me, and staff seemed unaware of the schedule change.  The surgery turned out to...

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Returning to strength training 9 weeks after crt-d implant, but no reference about activities from hospital staff

Hi

I live in Thailand and had a crt-d implanted Mid November.  Before that in June I had a stent placed and leading up to that I was so darn tired that I did not excercise in 2022 at all..

Weight/strength training is not a real part of the business day in Thailand, the Fysiotherapist has no cue and the surgeon and cardiologist just listen to what I well them and then 'advise'.

I want to return to weigh training mid January and that was fine with them. I ask...

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Sleeplessness

I had my pacemaker procedure three years ago and it was a new life given to me then, I can do so much without running out of breath and am really happy about it.

Recently I found it very difficult to sleep at night, my quality of sleep has gone down dramatically and begins to worry. 

Has anyone had similar experienced before and what have you done to solve it, please?

 

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Best settings for running

I had a Biotroniks Edora 8 PM implanted almost 90 days ago.  I am an avid runner and triathlete.  I am having issues finding the correct settings for me.  Right now the sensitivity is set to high and the max HR is 130 but I hit 130 really quickly.  Does anyone have any experience with this?

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Redness after box change

My husband had a box change 24th November and rested for a couple of weeks before driving again and playing snooker,but he has noticed a redness around edge of where box situated (no temperature or any other symptoms).Is this where the edge of the device reacting to movement again (this ICD was slightly bigger and EP had to pop the muscle to insert)and nothing to worry about-any comments appreciated.Thanks 

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Chest infection and pacemaker refit tomorrow

I had a pacemaker fitted end of September. Unfortunately it didn't connect properly and one of the wires is not working. 

I am due to have this corrected tomorrow. However on Friday I saw my G.P because I have come down with a chest infection.The doctor thought it was adult croup.I am now on steroids and antibiotics The G.P didn't advise to cancel tomorrow's cardiac appointment,but since Iam not much better,should I still be having the pacemaker surgery?

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Bicycling

I have persistent atrial fribrulation and am scheduled to have a pacemaker implanted 1/20/.

I'm 68 years old and an avid cyclist. My EP doctor has recommended a Boston Scientific PM because of its ability to measure breathing in order to raise heart rate rather than Medtronic's motion sensor since upper body movements are minimal while.

I'm wondering if anyone in PM club has a testimony to  the Boston Scientific's ability to sense respiration?

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