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Hi. My surgeon has mentioned a stomach pacemaker could be an alternative if they find my problem is delayed stomach emptying. At the moment I am down for a nissen fundoplication, subject to results of my endoscopy which I ham having this week. I have already had the Nissen down once and then reversed but my stomach and gullet are so damaged now and do not know whciah way to go. Is their any advice about this pacemaker please.
I have recently had an AV node ablation and permanent pacemaker implanted for uncontrolled atrial fibrillation. Now I am totally pacemaker dependent and it has a VVIR pacer settings. What happens if the ventricular lead would fail? Will there be an intrinsic rhythm to sustain me until the lead is repaired? or is it true that once one has been pacemaker dependent for a year or more, there would not be an intrinsic rhythm?
I had a pacemaker implanted in 2008, I have since had angioplasty because I also had a port and it caused my superior vena cava? to be blocked. Now they have told me that there is scar tissue on all my pacemaker leads and my blood is having to re route so to speak. I have just started having chest pains around my pacemaker and this time they lasted almost 3 hours.. They are trying to decide whether to remove the scar tissue with laser? Should I be concerned about the new pain?
I had a pacemaker put in November 2010. It was the most horrifying experience I have ever gone through as the lidocaine had absolutely no effect and versed does not work on me so I had full feeling of surgery from the initial incision to the creation of the pocket into my muscle and placement of the pacemaker. My heart rate and blood pressure had been dropping to critical levels. A BP of 60/40 at night and a heart rate in the low to mid thirties was commonplace.
Becuase of multiple failed medication trials for afib and my junctional rhythm my EP had planned to put in a pacemaker last Fri. and then bring me back to the lab in a few months time to do an AV-Node ablation. So, I checked into the Brigham at 6am and was told to wait in the family center in the brand new Shapiro Center for Cardiovascular Excellence until the cath lab was ready for me. A short time later a man came to escort a group of us to the basement for our procedures.
He also insisted that I immediately be transported to the hospital for a pacemaker, that day - before the evening. Once or twice a month, I do feel a bit lightheaded but usually after just standing up quickly, No other symptoms than that. here is what the Dr. noted on my chart "1st deg Blk w/episodes of 2nd deg and 5 Multifocal VE beats & SV beats. Included in the SV Beats were 8 couplets. There were 64 episodes of Bradycardia & 1,763 pauses. Longest pause @ 6.3 secs.
The pain didn't subside and she started to vomit and was unable to eat, 3 days after the procedure she was back at the hospital (warfarin clinic) and she told them of her symptoms, they told her it was indigestion and she should get herself some Zantac. The following morning - 4 days after the procedure- she complained of the pain and light headness then she collapsed and died at home. She didn't have any pain before the procedure, do you think something has gone wrong during the replacement?
Pacemakers will continue to function for approximately six months after the ERI is activated, allowing ample time to schedule an elective replacement procedure. Your symptoms would depend on whay you had the pacemkaer implant and how dependant you have been on it. Do you know to what % your heart is being paced?
I did read on this board of one fellow feeling terrible and it turned out his pacemaker was set too slow following a procedure. He was thinking it was the procedure and it was as simple as changing the heart rate to get him feeling okay again. I'm not saying this is so in your case, just thinking you deserve some information to help you understand what's going on and what might be causing your symptoms.
Meds are coumadin, metoprolol, atorvastin and ASA. Today he had a significant TIA, symptoms took 6+ hours to resolve (right facial droop, slurred speech, word salad and right hand"clumsiness") was treated in ED with LMWH and increase in coumadin dose (INR 1.6). His cardiologist had previously stated he was a poor risk for ablation and would insert a pacemaker instead, although he also has let him remain in AFib for 2 + years!
I did forget to mention that we did turn the pacemaker off for a week to see if symptoms did improve and they didnt. EP from Loyola says it most likely isnt the device but they cant deny the timing and that it is probably attributable to the procedure or something they just cant find with the device. My battery has another 4 years, do not know where else to turn.
He told me that part of this procedure involved implantation of a permanent pacemaker, which surprised me - first time I ever heard of that. He was given a booklet that stated the follwing NEED FOR A PERMANENT CARDIAC PACEMAKER After a successful AV node ablation the ventricles will no longer respond to the electrical signals from the atria. In other words, although the atria may continue to fibrillate at up to 800 beats per minute, the ventricles will be "doing their own thing".
swelling in the face and neck, extended veins on the chest, etc. I was in the hospital for several days and the symptoms above subsided. I was told the blood clot had been there for some time because colaterial paths were forming. I believe I can feel the blood clot and moving my left arm certain ways can cause a minor pain. I am now on a little higher dose of coumadin to get my INR a little higher, i.e a higher number in the theraputic range 2.5-2.75.
It would be reasonable to repeat the monitor to determine what is causing your symptoms, especially if the symptoms are different. I usually wean people off beta blockers unless I am starting another agent or similar class of medication. I hope this helps. Thanks for posting.
The cardiologist there said that he needed to replace his 8 year old pacemaker. Obviously, the operation would require transportation to a hospital. Does this make sense? Is the risk of an adverse outcome outweight the risk of not having the operation performed? Thanks for your thoughts on this.
DR WANTS TO DO A PACEMAKER. RESEARCH SHOWS SOME ASYSTOLE IN MOST PEOPLE IS OK. HOW MANY SECONDS OF ASYSTOLE IS SIGNIFICANT ENOUGH TO WARRANT A PM? THE 1ST EPISODE WAS ABOUT 5 SECONDS WHEN I ASKED THE LAST TIMES HOW LONG THEY WERE I WAS TOLD "LONG" I WAS FREAKED OUT SO I DIDNT ASK AGAIN. BOYFRIEND WILL GO WITH ME NEXT TIME. DONT WANT A PM UNLESS ABSOLUTLY NECESSARY. WHEN THEY IMPLANTED LOOP MONITOR THEY GAVE ME MRSA SO IM PRONE TO GETTING IT AGAIN.
Some people have symptoms for pacemakers and if you are one of them and you are pacemaker dependent from the AV nodal ablation, there is no way back. 3. My EP also suggested doing an ablation for the PVC's. Is this any different from the ablations I had done for the SVT? Very different. SVT ablation carry a very low risk of stroke. PVC ablations on the left side of your heart carry a 1% risk of stroke and the success rates are modest, not great.
Dear joeyboy42, The symptoms of chest pain with positive cardiac enzymes and normal coronary angiogram that happened during the first admission is consistent with the diagnosis of Tako-Tsubo syndrome. The second echo in July casts some doubt over this diagnosis. However, it might have been too early for the changes of Tako-Tsubo syndrome to revert. You have not mentioned if a third echo was done subsequently this month.
But, since then, I have passed out while walking into my home as well as while doing dishes. I don't really remember having any symptoms prior to the incidents occuring. My primary has done a complete workup- everything is normal. She believes that my HR or blood pressure could be dropping suddenly causing the fainting spells. She also suggested that a pacemaker might correct the problem. My medications include Advair, Toprol XL, Terazosin and aspirin.
And when I tell them this, they check the pacemaker and say that everything is just fine, they see no problems with the pacemaker at all. Is it normal to have depression after something like this? I am on depression meds but they do not seem to work at all. I've had my pacemaker now for almost 4 years.
I’ve had A Fib since 9/11/02 3 years ago I had a pacemaker installed and was to receive ablation but suffered a heart attack and had to have 6 bypasses. As of the first of May this year, 3 years after the bypass I have gone into almost continuos AFib this has made me very weak and sick most of the time. The pacemaker does not seem to help. I am 75, was very active physically and now am an invalid. Is it possible to have the ablation to stop the AFib rogue heartbeat, given my history.
my complex ablation to do away with Junctional ectopic tachycardia had ended up with ablation of another arrhythmia found during the procedure; a very Atypical AVNRT. in the past few years my symptoms were really bad, and sometimes I would end up getting shocked by my device cos these arrhythmias would trigger the VT and the device had to intervene to save. Now that the mentioned tachycardias have been done away I wonder how confident I should be, if there will be chances of recurrence??
I also coincidentally had my av node just start to function again. I was in third degree heart block for the last three years from an ablation. The pacemaker pacing full-time and my av node working were giving me really strange symptoms, and since they've turned the pacer down, I'm feeling better. My question is, do you think that while the pacer was working along with the node that these two things could have caused these echo results?
Because of worsening of the numbness on my left side and i felt that i will pass out anytime then i told them i want to be confined in the hospital for monitoring then they put me on the telemetry floor for heart monitoring then following day my cardiologist arrived and told me that im having intermittent heart block and to be sure he wants to do the pacemaker implant asap then i agree with him with the thought of after the 2 lead pacemaker implant my symptoms will go away and get back to my no
I recently had a pacemaker implanted and during the procedure I was required to keep my head turned to the right for about 90 minutes. I have previously had a C4/C5 anterior bovine fusion (8 years ago). Since the procedure I have a severely stiff neck with pain radiating down my left shoulder. It is 6 weeks since the pacemaker was implanted and now I have tingling in both of my hands and at the back of the neck on my left side.
So my question is this, has anyone else had similar symptoms or know what could cause such symptoms? Any input would be much appreciated, and I thank you for the time you take to respond.
Having said that, I would hesitate to tell you that medical therapy should be bypassed in lieu of a procedure, ie pacemaker. Although a pacer does seem like a valid option, recognizing that a pacer carries risks, including infection, vessel thromboses, pacer wire fracture. Have a detailed conversation with your cardiologist after he reviews your test results. Keep an open mind and trust that staged therapy is often the best option.
The way a gastric pacemaker works is that is helps the symptoms of nausea and vomiting that go along with gastroparesis (slow emptying of the stomach) but it doesn't actually speed of emptying of the stomach. So I don't see how a colonic pacemaker would work, if it used the same means as a gastric pacemaker.
Are you saying the pacemaker is not pacing properly when rates go over 100? That sounds like a problem with the pacemaker then.
That is where I would send afib ablations that weren't working for a second opinion. I had a pacemaker put in early October. I am in continous AF/flutter and many of the symptoms that I had before. I am trying to work, but it is getting more difficult to do so. Is it possible for me to email Dr. Natale about my situation before I travel to see him? Thank you for your assistance.
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