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2 days ago · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

No, Mayo did not do this. My surgery was in Buffalo, NY. I was told that I could have MRIs before they left the dead lead in. Then they said I couldn’t. I hate those tests anyway. Best of luck to you.

3 days ago · Pacemaker recipients. in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I wish I had had your advice before I got my pacemaker. My heart rate dropped to 20. I was told I needed a pacemaker. Not much was explained to me. I am hard of hearing so pretty much rely on my family to inform me. Had I known what I know now I either would not have had it done or gone to a large hospital. My second surgery was done in Buffalo, N Y by a surgeon who specializes in pacemakers. But even with that I am not happy with the outcome.

3 days ago · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

The first lead was too close to the phrenetic nerve and was causing pain and burping. They left the old lead in and told me because of that I cannot have an mri. The pain is gone but I still get the burping.

4 days ago · Heart Rhythm Conditions – Welcome to the group in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi, I am Ryman. The first I really noticed my palpitations was back in the summer. I was kneading bread and my heart just started pounding. In October my heart rate dropped to 20. So I received a pacemaker. Actually, I have had a lot of trouble with it. They replaced the lead in January. The last two weeks while grocery shopping I had pain and a pounding heart. They checked my heart and the pacemaker and said they were both fine. I am having a stress test tomorrow. I have a daughter and two grandsons. My husband passed away 4 years ago. So I live with my oldest grandson.

Nov 14, 2017 · Esophagus issues in Digestive Health

Thank you for your reply. I have been concerned about Barrett’s esophagus but this extreme has only been for a few days. I have had swallowing problems and esophageal cramps for sometime. I am afraid it may be awhile before I can see the doctor. I wish you well with your problems.

Nov 14, 2017 · Esophagus issues in Digestive Health

No, I haven’t. I was in the ER for over six hours yesterday. They did an EKG and some other tests.

Nov 14, 2017 · Esophagus issues in Digestive Health

I haven’t posted on Mayo Connect for some time. I had some issues and had a pacemaker put in 5 weeks ago. had some complications, not with the pacemaker but other things. I am still not doing so well. Lately when I get up in the morning I have very excessive saliva, nausea and pain in the chest. Around noon it clears up. What is going on? Has anyone else experienced this? Through all of this I have lost at least 10 pounds and I was already underweight. I have been referred to a gastroenterologist but don’t have an apt yet. Thanks for any info or help you can offer.

Oct 1, 2017 · Pacemaker recipients. in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thank you for the reply. It is very helpful and encouraging. I was thinking if I had to be awake, I would not do it. I was awake for a cataract. That was like 5 or10 minutes, not hours. It really scares me. But I am so extremely tired and so sick, I think I will have to have it done. I have known the surgeon for a long time. Just not sure about this type of surgery. Plus, we had a slight falling out a few years back over lung surgery that my PC chose the surgeon. I am told this is the only surgeon in this area that does this. I appreciate prayers and all the info I can get. The whole thing terrifies me.