Pacemaker failure signs and symptoms

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//www.mayoclinic.com/health/biventricular-pacemaker/HB00084. Hope this help.
She has also described patients whose normal heart function (concerning their natural pacemaker) deteriorated, and the Pacemaker is active all the time. She said this condition is referred to as being "Pacemaker Dependent".
My father aged 100 has decided not to replace his pacemaker battery and in September was told he had 3 months life left in it. To date is is almost 4 months - can anyone give me the symptoms he will experience when the battery starts to wind down - will death be immediate or slow? He has no underlying heart rythym - can the doctors be wrong when they give this diagnosis? Currently there are no obvious signs of failure.
THEY ARE SAYIING THAT 3 OF THE 4 VALVES ARE SHOWING SIGNS OF DISEASE.( DEFECTIVE). I ALSO HAVE M.V.P., AND A HEART MURMUR. I ALSO HAVE COMPLETE BLOCKAGE, IN THE UPPER CHAMBER. I WAS LED TO BELIEVE THAT I NEED SURGERY TO CORRECT THE WHOLE TO STOP THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY HEART FROM GETTING ANY LARGER., IF THAT IS THE CASE, WHAT WILL THEY DO TO CORRECT THE VALVULAR DISEASE, AND SLOW HEART RATE.
Symptoms of lightheadedness or fainting could be potential signs of a Medtronic pacemaker malfunction, and patients have been urged to seek immediate medical attention if they experience any problems.
I recall my sister's need for a PM was bradycardia (a common reason I think) and in her case a failure in the PM would likely be displayed by a very slow heart rate and associated symptoms such as dizziness or worse. Please get you PM checked.
3)Are her symptoms consistant with mitral valve and aorta problems 4)she wants to know, is it normal for her leg to be sore two months after the echo. Thank you for your time.
A person who's had one or more TIAs is almost 10 times more likely to have a stroke than someone of the same age and sex who hasn't. Recognizing and treating TIAs can reduce your risk of a major stroke. If you've had a heart attack, you're at higher risk of having a stroke, too. What stroke risk factors can be changed, treated or controlled? High blood pressure - High blood pressure is the most important controllable risk factor for stroke.
If you are passing out immediately then it most likely is the electrical system affecting your heart. You may need a pacemaker. A pacemaker is nothing to be afraid of and is like a security net in which it will work when the heart does not. Most people with a pacemaker feel that it is normal (easy to get used to having). Google electrical system of the heart to read up on it.
Change in facial expression (staring, lack of blinking) Failure to swing one arm when walking Flexion (stooped) posture "Frozen" painful shoulder Limping or dragging of one leg Numbness, tingling, achiness or discomfort of the neck or limbs Difficulty with small motor functions of the hand (such as handrwriting, eating) Handwriting becomes smaller and increasingly difficult to read Softness of the voice Subjective sensation of internal trembling A tremor when limb is relaxed (about 25
Would that be an appropriate drug to ask his primary care physician? What signs/symptoms of end stage CHF should we be aware of? My father is alone at home during the day with my sister away at work. He is out of hospital now, feeling somewhat better than when he went in, however, has been readmitted because he was feeling weak, not eating, related to possible abscessed tooth. Your attention to this matter is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Digoxin, Isordril, Amiloride, Zaroxolyn (the dosages I am unsure of since he lives in Canada), and Lasix (500 mg). Yes 500 mg Lasix daily. He has a pacemaker as well. Cardiac monitoring shows an underlying A-fib. On this admission, his BP has been extremely low (e.g. 80/50, 70/46), however he seems to be asymptomatic. My questions are: Will his BP remain low as part of the end-stage CHF? Are there any new drugs that are indicated in such a case. I have heard of Coreg?
Can CM be reversible or am I looking at a progressive disease of heart failure, Biventricular pacemaker and a heart transplant? I can't find anything online besides this and a 5 yr mortality rate and know there must be more. I'd like to learn all I can so I can and would appreciate any help.
12:42: My father is 66 years old and has lived with CHF for 10 years (+) now. We recently lost our mother to cancer and we are now faced with losing our father to CHF. We have been told by the cardiologist that he may only have one year to live, with the most recent admission to hospital where they were considering ventilating him. I am a registered nurse but I work in rehab and I'm not sure what to look for in the months to follow.
In 1999 She had AV Node Abalation for constant botus of Atrial Fib and heart failure. When she had the Av Ab done she was very ill and when she came out of it she had a constant numbness in her left hand that never passed. They said not to worry about it. Then she began to become forgetful and mix things up, she almost burned the house down, flooded the bathroom etc etc etc, forgot how to cook the list goes on. I complained to the doctor he said Alzheimers possibly.
My cardiologist's nurse informed me that it wasn't and that it probably wasn't the cause of my symptoms. She thinks it is more a side effect of the metropolol. I talked to a cardiologist friend who said the same thing and that the dose was so low it might not be worth taking it if it's causing problems. He also thinks that exercise is simply masking my symptoms with endorphins and the increased pulse rate doesn't have anything to do with me feeling better.
Hi, For diagnosing heart failure, we initially need to know the signs & symptoms of heart failure. If the patient has got dyspnea (difficulty in breathing), cough, nocturia (passing urine at night), generalized fatigue, then heart failure should be thought of. Patients who have long standing hypertension or have had a history of heart attack/undergone bypass surgery are more prone to heart failure compared to the general population.
As I recently (3 months ago) had a pacemaker inplanted, her concern was that it was cardiac related (it is a sign of congestive heart failure) and I'm also a diabetic and there was some concern there on her part..though my blood sugar has been fine and my overall A1C number is right where it's supposed to be.
If it's ablated the heart's natural pacemaker would be destroyed and you'd require a pacemaker 100% of the time. Atrial tachycardia is premature atrial contractions happening in runs, all in a row. These are originating in cells that are not part of the SA node. They shouldn't be firing but they are for some reason. These can be ablated as-well if it's originating all in the same spot. 2. The pauses are probably PACs or PVCs, which I was talking about above.
I called my cardiologist and told him of the swelling issues I was having with my feet and ankles 2 weeks ago and told him I was concerned about heart failure. He told me not to worry about it because and I quote, " I see swollen feet everyday, I'm pretty sure you don't have heart failure because you do not have the other symptoms that go along with it, chest pain, excessive shortness or breath, etc." Well that was a relief , so I'm thinking perhaps it could be liver failure?
Some people, however, will develop right heart failure. Signs and symptoms of right heart failure may include bloating, water gain, abdominal tenderness, and fatigue. Determing which camp you will fall into is difficult to predict. Hopefully in the future we will have better tools to help us make this assessment. I would recommend that you establish a follow-up plan with your cardiologist, perhaps every 3 to 6 months at the beginning.
So, I worry that PVC's could be a sign of heart failure. But, then I come on here, and see how common they are, and maybe I should try to stop worrying about that, I'm sure it's anxiety about my Dad, especially since he was so healthy. And, Beth, thanks for the kind words about my Dad, I'm sure that does add to the stress of this. It seems like it gets worse with time, kind of like the numbness of it all wears off, and then it starts to sink in.
HAD LOWER LEFT WISDOM TOOTH OUT TUESDAY AND NOW IT IS SEVEN DAYS LATER AND STILL HAVE LEFT LOWER LIP AND LEFT SIDE OF CHIN NUMBNESS AND FRONT LOWER TEETH AND GUM ON INSIDE ALSO..GOING BACK TO ORAL SURGEON ON THURSDAY TO SEE WHAT HE SAYS..ALSO ALTHOUGH THERE IS THE NUMBNESS I HAVE PERIODIC ITCHING FEELING AND CRAWLEY FEELINGS IN MY CHIN AND LIP, DOES THIS MEAN I HAVE INFERIOR ALVELOAR NERVE DAMAGE..WILL IT GET BETTER IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN TAKE TO HELP THIS SITUATION..
Doctors believed that I was developing signs of diabetic neuropathy and my Vagus Nerve, which controls digestive function, was the culprit. After being referred to another specialist involved in a new emerging technology of a gastric stimulator (pacemaker) implant, and after almost 3 years of dealing with this every couple to few weeks, I had come to the realization that cannabis use would help to relax my stomach muscles and allow me to eat again.
If you had a normal EF and no symptoms, I would agree that there would be no role for BIV pacing (but such is not the case with you). Good luck. Dr.
I contacted a superior clinic and they did a photo-chem stress test, echo and full EKG - THis doctor said he saw no signs of any heart blocks - that my CHF was fine - EF of 44.
I do have a Medtronic Enpulse pacemaker since 2005 for a diagnosis of sick sinus. This is my 3rd pacemaker. I also have had a RNY gastric bypass and a partial pancreatectomy for nesidioblastosis which developed after the gbs. I am scared I have developed pulmonary hypertension. What are the chances that I have PH?
Recently,Due to overstimulation of phrenic nerve they turned off lead to Left ventricle. Now EF down to 31% and continuing symptoms of heart failure. My vital signs are all normal. My cardiologist/EP will not consider going back in to adjust/move pacemaker or leads. My question is where do I go from here? What can be done now? Is the Pacemaker/Defibrillator doing me any good now with the Left Ventricular Lead turned off?
The long-term effects are (1) the need for a permanent pacemaker (and risk of pacemaker malfunction / infection) and (2) potential negative effects that pacing might have on the heart. Some patients will have a decline in ejection fraction and worsening of valve leakage. Preventing further ventricular dilation and deterioration in EF can be achieved through a range of treatments.
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