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METRONIC PACEMAKER

IT'S BEEN QUITE AWHILE SINCE I HAD A PROBLEM.  I HAD MY PACEMAKER INSERTED 12/2018. IT TOOK ABOUT A YEAR TO 5/2019 WHEN MY SURGEON. CORRECTED MY MEDICATION AND TWEEKED MY PACEMAKER TO A LOWER PULSE.  I THINK I'M SET AT 80.

I WENT TO CA. FOR A YEAR AND GOT A CARDIOLOGIST OUT THERE AND IN DEC. OF 2019 I HAD AN EKG AND ECHOGROM ALL OKAY.  I RETURNED BACK TO NH IN JUNE. WHEN I GOT ON THE SCALE I'M UP ABOUT 12LBS,SWELLING OF STOMACH HAS BEEN MY CONCERN (GROTESQUE)&...

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Pm settings

Is there a way to access Medtronics web site and check what your pm is set at.

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Blipping Arlets

Good day friends im planted  device in 2009 re implted again in 2015 from 2019 October started giving me arlets ,re tuned and setted again have 3 this year last one 20th been to the cardiologist in our counrty stated he has picked up erythimia adjusted blood pressure treatment is there perhaps someone who ever found her/him with same problem like mine ? 

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Thankful for this group

I am so thankful I found this group. Learning so much & it helps to know that there are others who are walking this path of a new normal. I am 59 was active & healthy until 2020.

I got my Boston Scientific CRT-D which I have named "Josie" (my grandmothers name she lived to be 91) on August 3, 2020. Never had any heart issues until March of this year.  After 2 negative COVID tests & 1 negative antibodies test, 4 months with a life vest, 4 mo...

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Pain after 3rd pacemaker replacement

I am a gal who is 78 yrs. old and on July 28th I had my 2nd pacemaker replaced with a Medtronic MRI Surescan pacemaker.  After my 1st & 2nd pacemaker surgeries, I had minor incision pain for only a few days.  This third surgery has been very different.  I have extreme pain that feels like something is tugging on the incision.  The first two pacemakers used the same vertical incision, but this third one is horizontal and located adjacent to the previous incisions. ...

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St. Jude Defibrillator and pacemaker

Hello everyone, I had a St Jude Defibrillator and pace maker installed in Nov 2014. Never had a issue until yesterday. I was just at the cardiologist last week and checked my Defibrillator and stated I have a year/year and a half of battery power left. Yesterday I had a vibration when I sat down and thought it was the phone I sat on. Today it went off twice. Lasted 6 seconds and then after 2 seconds it vibrated again for 6 seconds. Called my cardiologist and he just told me to come into his o...

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Day 3

What a year, 2020.  Day 3 with my new pacemaker.  Bradycardia.  Bundle blockage.  Still not sure what that means.  I have 2 leads.  I'm feelling pretty good.  I felt a little light headed and dizzy yesterday but today I'm feeling pretty good so far.

I'm glad I found this forum because I suspect its going to be a good resource for information about my new normal.  Sounds like there is a lot to know about this device and my health.

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Post PM op

  • by Abs
  • 2020-08-30 09:40:57
  • Coping
  • 179 views
  • 5 comments

Hi

Im so happy I have found this group, this is truly amazing 😉 

I've had a CRT-P fitted 12 days ago and have notice these last 3 days that my heart rate is pacing up 120bpm on basic walking around without strenuous activity. My device has been set to 70bpm so when I'm walking it does feel uncomfortable as I can feel my heart pounding away.

is this normal?

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Fourth Day Pacemaker

I am not sure if what I am feeling is real or not. I seem to have a lot of tightness in my neck muscles mostly on the side of the pacemaker. A hollow sensation in the middle of my chest, headaches, and I have no energy.

I have expressed these concerns to my physicians's nurse, not sure if the information is getting to the doctor. the nurse doesn't seem concerned. Should I be?

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Nuwave induction stove top Electric magnetic

Anyone have any info on the Nuwave oven as being an issue to a pace maker?

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Changing Drs.

I have Bradycardia and have lived with afib for more than a decade.  So far, I've had two ablations and two cardioversions, the latest about three years ago.  I'm now in afib again, and all I know at this point is that my PM is prompting the ventrical to beat.  My current cardiologist (not an EB) concealed from me this fact when a remote download showed it.

I've no idea what my resting HR is, as we set my PM to prevent rates lower than that.  When I...

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bra

What kind of bra is recommended for dual pacemaker for a small frame person?

 

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PM and AV node ablation - will I still need anti-arrythmics?

Hi All, 

Please excuse the waffling.

I had my PM on the 10th of August and after a call with the EP yesterday I realised I'm to have an AV node ablation at some point.  My next (phone) appointment with cardiology is on 14th September, which will be a year and a day since my first AF diagnosis.  

The Gizmo and I are getting settled, but I don't feel that wonderful and I think I'm still a bit overwhelmed by the journey so far.  It has...

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New to this

I had three episodes, over three months, of what my cardiologist labeled, "heart pauses", I blacked out. With the third episode, I decided to go to the ER. As I was already wearing a heart monitor my cardiologist officer was alerted. They called just after I arrived at the ER. They said I had a pause of 8 seconds. To me, that is a long time in heart time. My cardiologist met me in the ER and said "We need to do a PM" I said "When", he said "Now" I went...

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Relocation?

I spoke via Zoom with my cardiologist this past Monday. One thing he expressed concern over, and yes I've had some problems with this, is how high up my device is. In truth, I can feel it hit my left collar bone when I am at work. I have had my device about two months now and am getting used to it being part of my life. However, when I move my left arm, there is some discomfort. My cardiologist suggested that perhaps we should consider having it moved down and little more to my left. Has...

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Hyperbolic oxygen therapy.

I had a biotronic P.M. implanted about four years ago and have had no issues. Recently had some other medical issues where I need hyperbolic oxygen therapy. To my surprise Biotronic does not recommend this treatement with their devices. Was wondering if anyone in the club has run into this issue and what they did about it. I am considering changing the device to a company where this treatement is acceptable. Any information would be helpfu.

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Medtronic Settings for athletes with Sick Sinus tachy Brady?

Hi I am a 51 year old female who loves to run, lift weights, bike and do Pilates.  I am confused about the rate response setting and wondering if there are any other settings that might help someone who is very active? After the first day having my PM I felt great but didn't like that I would go to 110 just causally walking a hill so they said they could turn that of RR and they did.  Well today I don't feel as much energy and more tired and thinking I made a big mistak...

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Contemplating AV Node Ablation and Pacemaker

Hi everyone.  I'm new to the group.  I'm 78 and active, but have had 3 unsuccessful ablations and am just sick of feeling my heart do it's continual acrobatics.  My little circus is a lifetime of Afib, extra beats and tackycardia, and also brady and longer qt intervals at other times with HR in the 50s.  It all seems to be diet related, because I have so many food and chem intolerances that set it off.   I also feel like I'd go down quickly w...

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SSS/ vasovagal syncope without atrial lead attached

Hi,

This may be a bit long so please bear with me. Does any one have expertise with Sick Sinus Syndrome, sinus pause and vasovagal syncope without the atrial lead hooked up?

i got my third pacemaker implanted 3 weeks ago, I'm 34 years old. The plan was to get the new PM along with remove the old leads. The old leads had been in 15 years and we knew at least the atrial lead was very damaged. When the surgeons got in there it turned out it was much more complicated than they exp...

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Vibrations

Hello,

My name is Santiago and i've had a pacemaker (Medtronic) for a while now but i still don't fully understand the limitations that this implies. As my cardiologist always told me, i have to keep my cellphone away from my chest and on the other side pocket of my pants, i don't know why is this but i do it anyways.

Today i've bought a fitbit that tells me my heart rate all the time but it vibrates with notifications, i wear it in my left hand and i'...

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