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I am coming on a year post op having a pacemaker placement for bradycardia. I would be interested in a support group with the same concerns. I think a support network would be so beneficial.
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I just had my pacemaker implanted last month (6/21). The pacemaker has been a slight irritation but no real problem to-date. Monday (7/23) I will have a NV Node Ablation procedure done to control my irregular heart beat (it could not be corrected with medication or cardioversion).. Has anyone had this Ablation procedure and what were your results, experiences following same?
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I was wondering how you're doing after the procedure; did the ablation work in controlling the irregular heartbeat?
I have a 100 percent dependent pacemaker and have had a AV node ablation. The Ablation was completed 9/2718. I am feeling well. Had been allergic to all afib meds due to a blood disorder. Some problems having to go slowly reducing the predisone I was on, but am dealing with this well.
hello! I would like to know, if other PM recipients (dual chamber PM) take beta blockers. I tried to find hints in the medical journals, so far without any result. I got a PM nearly one year ago. It was twice adapted by the cardiologist, without a positive effect. I get tired after maybe 100 meters (bicycle). .this should not happen.I think my medication with the beta blocker (bisoprolol) might be the cause.
before I will make an appointment, ,it is important for me to know if other people also take this medicine. + a pacemaker.
.bisoprolol reduces the heart rate, in contrast the pacemaker activates, . maybe the beta blocker prevents a quick adaptation, when I start cycling.
I have bradycardia and pacemaker
I just woke up this sumer after five years
There are triggers that will set it off u should read the afib info on Mayo Clinic lt has lot help I have found that being sure to not agrivate them . My last one about three months ago was my five o’clock glass of wine o was having arythims about one on the morning left me tired during the day and a little short of breath this all stopped when I stopped the alcohol now if I don’t break another trigger I fee really good
I am unsure whaat is meant in your post about just woke up.
I'm glad you found one of the things that trigger your Afibs. Those are difficult to deal with. I have Brady and refused a pacemaker due to it being a foreign object in my body. I get my HR up by moving around. I also found that even though I get a drop in my HR at night and it was very bothersome to the point of waking me and causing restless sleep when I changed my BP med to splitting the dose I sleep better and my HR is not so very low at night.
Doc finally agrees I don't really need the pacemaker.
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Had a pacemaker installed the day after Thanksgiving-Checked 2 times. Seems to be OK but I still am fatigued, tired, huff & puff after 2 steps! So far, the pacemaker has done NO GOOD!!! I’ve run the gammit from cardio inversion, medication, Etc. Step in pulmonogolist:Got a slew of inhalers , cpap, nebulizer, breathing exercises, nasal inhalers, Etc. So far all have failed-still waiting for a cure since 4/2/16!!!
I should read Mayo Clinic info on pacemakers they are life changing things
There are triggers that set the afib off u will need to pay attention to them I have had mine for five years and just woke up this summer And payed attention to them.my shortness of breath is gone and I feel like my old self
I can be having arythems while asleep and not know it
It is good you learned about your triggers. I don't have Afibs, just PVCs which Mayo Clinic has finally recognized as very dangerous.
Hi, @markjones — I thought I’d move your post here to introduce you to other Mayo Clinic Connect members who have mentioned pacemakers. Though I recognize not everyone’s situation is the same, I thought these members might have some insights for you as you are looking into the possibility of having a pacemaker for life and what that might look like. @hopeful33250 may also have some thoughts for you.
Had my pacemaker 5 years and it has changed the way I live but i still do most of the things but maybe in a different way
I have only had my pacemaker for 4 months, so it had been challenging to know what is “normal” versus what is to be concerned about. I have experienced a very rapid loss of battery power, and now need battery replacement in 4.5 years. Doctor has confirmed His Bundle lead has not moved. At times, I have a sensation of pain, almost a feeling of electrical shock around my incision site, especially when sleeping on my left side. So I don’t! And at times, dull pain in my upper throat area. Feeling great otherwise and back to running 5 days a week (3-5 miles).
@lacudia Hello – I was wondering how you are doing after the AV node ablation and pacemaker implant. I find that most pacemaker recipients have it because of bradycardia or some sort of heart block. I am particularly interested in dual chamber PMs meant for Afib and flutter and how it all works. My EP is advocating it as a last resort should all the other options – 3rd ablation, propafenone, amiodarone, etc. does not work. Thanks.
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I am a 53 y/o female in excellent health. Former college athlete and marathon runner. Always had mitral valve prolapse, PVCs, but onset of new systems this past Sept. Diagnosed in February with exercise-induced VTac, and then Bradycardia, and then total heart block shortly thereafter. HR dipped to 27 as I awaited results of Lyme disease test. It was negative, and His-pacemaker implanted. Now new issue with AFib event, and more adjustments needed for more voltage. Battery life of my 3 mo old pacemaker is now 4.5 years. Is is common to have so many different things all at once? I am on no meds and never have been. Looking for guidance before considering potential ablation and potential move of pacemaker lead. Everything seems so sudden, especially after losing my mom in August.
I have dual chamber PM for bradycardia as result of my EP wanting to put me on Sotalol. That part works fine.. no exercise restriction( treadmill). But as for PM intervening an aFib episode, so far it hasn’t. It’s a low % success rate & I am one.Disappointed but Sotalol seems to help self convert me.. so that’s good. Sotalol is safer than Flecainide for structural heart disease ( valve issues). Hope this helps answer your concerns.
Hi @colleenyoung . I am 80 years old play tennis 3-4 days / week for 1 1/2 hours (doubles) and have a personal trainer for 2 days/ week. I don’t have shortness of breath and am not fatigued. However my rating pulse is about 50 and sometimes in the 40s. I had an Echo Cardiogram and a TEE. They showed a significant murmur and left branch bundle block. My mayo cardiologist is suggesting a pacemaker. My local ( Honolulu) cardiologist agrees the results are poor but says that tests are tests and since I feel well and am active I shouldn’t have a pacemaker unless I want too. What do you think?
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