Patient Comments: Pacemaker - Describe Your Experience

Do you or a relative have a pacemaker? In what ways has it changed your lifestyle?

Comment from: ChantalM., 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 25

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Comment from: Andy J, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: January 27

I have a CRT-D pacemaker placed in June 2010, in January 2014 passed out, a small defibrillation occurred. There was no other event till August 2014, I had device paced rhythm, and no shock. November 2014 I passed out with small defibrillation and had restoring. January 1, 2015 I passed out, had big shock, went to the emergency room, and device worked with restored rhythm.

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Comment from: Peglyn, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 15

The day that I had my pacemaker placed I felt better than I had in a good while. I was ready to get up and walk around! My doctor said no at that time but as soon as I could I started moving around. It was like having new batteries put in or a good cup of coffee.

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Comment from: fconzero, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 02

Only infrequently have I felt well with the pacemaker but they said, "seven days before you really feel right." I have had some good moments the last two days but evenings are tough. I was told I am seemingly cachectic. I have always been healthy and active but walked today and it made me sore.

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Comment from: JAQ48, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: December 06

I feel electrical pulses on my back area, especially on my sternum. My pacemaker is 2 years old.

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Comment from: Serene, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 15

For something that is supposed to be such a routine procedure getting a pacemaker was the most frightening experience I have ever had. One is made aware of the things that can go wrong but I did not expect to have to be blue lighted up to teaching hospital and end up in CCU for two weeks. Just remember nothing is just 'routine'!

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Comment from: Nelson, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 09

I never had a medical problem, heart or otherwise, prior to recent fainting episodes. It happened quickly (matter of days) and I was shocked when informed I required a pacemaker to help control my heart rhythms. Up until this time, I enjoyed an active healthy lifestyle. I have no family history of heart problems. I'm not overweight, and the only odd thing I have is low blood pressure and anemia.

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