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Bandage removal

I just got a pacemaker replacemnt today. Everything went great.

My concern is having bandage taken off next week. My first pacemaker bandage, was quite painful ,when   removed.

Any suggestion's of what I can do ahead of time?

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First follow up appointment following implant

I have managed to get a date for my first follow appointment and it's Monday. They said it is with the technicians?

Thanks to the people in this club I have been able to put together a list of questions

Do you think these are reasonable questions or do you think I am being a bit overbearing?

What sort of blocks did have during my time in hospital?
Did I have mobitz 2 or mobitz 1 as thought mobitz 2 was not associated with a lengthening PR interval? and I had a lengt...

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Let me Add to my last Post

One of the things that bother me most is sometimes I can be ok for a day maybe two, then something small will trigger it. For example when I'm moving too fast around the house or if I stand up too fast, I immediately feel OFF. I feel this almost anxiety in my chest mixed with being winded. Its like this immediate state of stress. It's not In my head. I know what I'm feeling. The other morning I walked up a small incline going...

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2nd opinion and disappointed

Hi all, 

Went to a 2nd EP for another opinion.  The answer I got was "settings are right out of the box, in the middle. I don't want to change anything.  Your heart needs to get used to pacing."  By the way, what is meant by that?  You're heart needs to get used to pacing??

I asked if he could put me on a treadmill to see what I'm feeling...he said your cardio may be able to do that?  I am SOB doing basic things like walking or g...

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Plasma Cutters

Hi Everyone

My employer is getting ready to bring in a plasma cutter to cut steel.

Is there any problems with me being around it or running this cutter and or doing repairs to it.

If this plasma cutter is a problem i feel i may have to find another job which is sad since i've had this one for 12+ years.  people like us have enough to worry about last thing i need is forced to find another job with insurance.

 

thanks for the info guys.

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Christmas Tree Lights

I was fitted with a pacemaker 10 months ago for bradycardia.  In the last couple of weeks I have begun feeling much like I did pre-PM (low heart rate, dizzy, faint, etc).  On Sunday it all came to a head and my heart rate went down to 37 and stayed in the area of 37 - 40 all afternoon (the PM has a lower threshold of 60bpm).  After seeing a number of ER doctors, I was finally able to see my pacemaker doctor who prescribed and fitted the PM.  He asked if we had any new elec...

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Heart rate remaining high after walk will not drop below exactly 100bpm

Hi all I hope you are all well, I've just got back from a walk and my heart rate will not drop below 100 BPM. I suppose it feels like palpations if I was to describe the sensation.

I've had no caffeine and I normally rest at 60bpm (lower but my pacemaker is limited at the moment as I've not had my first check up)

Any idea if it could be something not working correctly with the pacemaker?

It's very strange it is pacing /beating at exactly nothing less then 100...

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Nervous of ramifications

Hello Everyone, I am a reluctant new member to this club. I am due to receive a Pacemaker for Christmas, on 23rd Dec, and am trying to get my head around the change to come. I am 69 and have always been very fit, a regular gym goer for 35 years and runner. Apart from Sick Sinus and AFib arriving earlier this year I am otherwise healthy. Now I am worried that I will be opening a can of worms by having a PM. Will I ever be able to attain my previous existing weight training and aerobic ability?...

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Thera gun

Hi guys.,

I purchased a Thera gun massager, it feels great however it is quite an aggressive action.

of course I avoid my implant area but I'm still concerned even when I work my neck and trapezeuas   Spelling ?. Area it could dislodge my wires.

anyone have experience with this?

thx Finn

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Can i go back?

A week ago I was happy and relatively healthy. After my implant on 12/10 my happy life ceased to exist. I expected some issues like getting used to having a machine regulate my heart. I was prepared for some pain. My EP told me I needed a PM for bradycardia and I stupidly and naively went along with the suggestion. The procedure itself wasn't too bad although I did feel more pain during than I anticipated. But it's the after effects that nearly killed me. A reaction to Vancomycin. My...

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Need a cardiologist in San Diego area

If any one has a cardiologist they would recommend in the San Diego area I would greatly appreciate the information.  I have SSS and CI with dual-lead pacemaker.  

UPDATED 12/26/20:  I noticed I have received a lot of "views", but no comments.  So sharing my story.  Before my PM I was working six 10-hour days, running 1-2 flights of stairs, doing a very physical job.  I have now been put at a desk job, have to use the elev...

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Pacemaker dependability

Hi everyone so I had a check up with the EP today and he said that my heart depends on the pacemaker by 2% and 98% is my heart working I just don't get it what's the point of having it then? 

Ps. I've been diagnosed with a 3rd degree heart block and I've had the pacemaker for 2.5 months now

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Longest time - pacemaker dependent

Hello everyone,

So I was wondering if there is anyone who has been a pacemaker dependent for more than 32 years on here? 
I had my first one implanted when I was 5 and I am now 37...

curious I suppose...

thanks and hope everyone is doing well 

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Unnecessarily rapid pulse

            I am 81 years old and in pretty good shape. I had a PM installed on Nov 13, 2020 because of afib/Bradycardia. That brought on a very high PR condition (120) with chest pain when I tried to walk 100 yds. Then that resulted in 3 stints for 99% blocked arteries. Now I can walk 20 minutes slowly with a PR of 100. Before any of this, I could walk a mile with a 78 PR. I climbed 3 flights of stairs today which resulted in a 159/88 BP...

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CRT-D and EF

I'm having a CRT-D in January and just wondering if others have seen much improvement in their Ejection Fraction afterwards. My EF is down to 15% from 30% 12 months ago, probably from several episodes of Atrial flutter and just getting back to 30% would do me.

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Old Pacemaker leads

Hi everyone! 
I would like to know if anyone has experienced what I am. I have old leads that were left in my abdominal area from when I was 10 years old. I am now 37. The pacemaker was moved from my abdominal to my left side by then shoulder when I was 12 years old. 
So I sometimes slouch or maybe I just twist my upper body... I am quite thin now than before and I feel this slight pinch or little pain around where the leads are. The thing if I slightly press down by...

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Possibility of change from pacemaker to icd

On October 19th of this year i had a Medtronic azure pacemaker implanted.   This past Friday after i woke up I had a v tach episode.   My pacemaker captured it at 205 for 15 minutes.   I am not at the hospital waiting.  Echocardiogram tomorrow and not sure what other tests.   My EP Dr is talking of replacing my current pacemaker with an icd.  If surgery can not be done soon He is also saying i will be given a Lifevest until surgery.  They...

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Facebook Portal

I bought my Mum a Portal a week ago and she had a dizzy spell which led to a fall. She is now in hospital due to her oxygen levels being low. I’m so worried that the Portal interfered with her PM and caused this as I have read it emites radio waves that can effect them. I am currently totally blaming myself for what has happened to her, has anyone else had an experience like this with a Portal? 

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Pain

Hello everyone.  I am a newbie with a Medtronic 2 lead PM that was put in 3 days ago.  I have stage 2 heart block, Morbiz II.  I'm 67 year old female that is a little over weight.  With the onslot of the heart block I have had very little activity  because my pulse would drop so low and I would be exhausted. Since I have gotten the PM, I feel great with a normal, non erratic pulse. 

My question is with the pain I am experiencing in the incision site.&nb...

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New PM

Hi everyone. Just got a 2 lead PM put in on 12/10 for bradycardia. Went home after 12 hours in surgery center. Couldn't get comfortable all night with severe neck stiffness. Called my EP next morning. While waiting for response I developed shortness of breath and went to ER, then admitted to hospital. Long story short I'd developed pneumonia. Covid test negative. After 2 days in hospital im being discharged today. Here's my question for you: im having twinges right over the PM imp...

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