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LindaSo Diagnosed with HCM 4/07 no family history. Myectomy 4/08. ICD implanted 10/08 Find out more about LindaSo
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  • vibrating device

    OK, so here I am sitting at my father's bedside in the ICU and I start to notice my device vibrating. Yes, a very slight vibration for about 3-4 seconds, stops for about 10 seconds and starts up again. So, I nicely and quietly remove myself (I feel fine) as not to upset our already upset applecart. I call my EP and since I have a St. Judes and I still have good battery life, I am told to send a recording which I have done. The problem may be that the device may be trying to take a reading but can't because of an impedence issue. OK, so I'm clearly not thinking too straight today and I'm in no mood to google. Could someone please tell me what this may be all about. I was never real good at physics/impedence, etc.

    Many thanks. BTW, my dad is better today than we was yesterday, but my focus is definitely on him and not me. I don't have time for this stuff.
    Onward and Upward !

    Diagnosed 4/07 HCM with fixed & dynamic obstruction
    Myectomy with resected cordonae tendonae 4/08 CCF
    ICD 10/08

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    Re: vibrating device

    Of course I questioned this thread title! Impedence is similar to a hose with a leak - Its designed to handle 100% yet for some reason only 93% of the water is flowing.
    Could be a programming issue? Lead fracture? or perhaps something magnetic in Dad's room is affecting it? Hopefully its something simple so you can continue to focus on pops.
    Marc
    Diagnosed @ 48
    Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
    Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
    AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
    After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
    Quietly going insane . . .

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    • #3
      Re: vibrating device

      Linda - I can't offer any info on this, but let's hope it is something in the room. Did it continue after you left the area?

      Hoping Dad is continuing to improve.

      Linda

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      • #4
        Re: vibrating device

        Linda,

        I had two St. Judes pacemakers since 2009 until heart transplant earlier this year. I never experienced a vibration. I did a quick internet search and found this thread. Hopefully it sheds some possiblities on what's going on with yours. I hope you get to the bottom of it soon!

        http://www.pacemakerclub.com/public/...549/content.do

        All the best,

        Steve
        A/V Heart Block 2009
        Permanent Pacer 2009
        Dx non-obs HCM CCF 2011
        CRT-D 2011
        Listed for H/T UAB 2011
        Dx Cardiac Sarcoidosis 2012
        Heart Transplant UAB 2012

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        • #5
          Re: vibrating device

          I sent in a interrogation remotely (excused myself to let out the dogs ). It was normal and the impedence is just fine. All settings are as they were at the last interrogation. I have learned that when there is a problem my device will vibrate for 10 seconds ever 6 hours and then it will stop. They do not deny that I could have felt a vibration but after the interrogation and when I got into the room, it has disappeared. Go figure. Perhaps it was the room monitors?

          Dad is doing better and hopefully moved to a regular room tomorrow. Thank you for your thoughts.
          L
          Onward and Upward !

          Diagnosed 4/07 HCM with fixed & dynamic obstruction
          Myectomy with resected cordonae tendonae 4/08 CCF
          ICD 10/08

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          • #6
            Re: vibrating device

            So it has started up again today. Beginning to wonder if this little vibration/quiver could be a-fib??? Does anyone know if a-fib is seen on an interrogation?
            Onward and Upward !

            Diagnosed 4/07 HCM with fixed & dynamic obstruction
            Myectomy with resected cordonae tendonae 4/08 CCF
            ICD 10/08

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            • #7
              Re: vibrating device

              I think that you only have one lead, right? If that is so, then I am not sure they could see it. I think to see A fib they need an atrial lead as well.
              Daughter of Father with HCM
              Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
              Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
              ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
              Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.

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              • #8
                Re: vibrating device

                Didn't think about that Cyn but you are probably correct. Yes, only one lead. I will self treat with ASA this weekend and make a call on Monday. I'm sure whatever it is, it is stress related.
                Onward and Upward !

                Diagnosed 4/07 HCM with fixed & dynamic obstruction
                Myectomy with resected cordonae tendonae 4/08 CCF
                ICD 10/08

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                • #9
                  Re: vibrating device

                  Stress likely. Do keep hydrated, medicated & takes some breaks from dad & go for meditative walks. And yes, call!
                  Marc
                  Diagnosed @ 48
                  Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
                  Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
                  AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
                  After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
                  Quietly going insane . . .

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                  • #10
                    Re: vibrating device

                    Linda. maybe it is related to the stress of your dad being in the hospital. Hopefully the device recorded/did it's job if something was really out of sorts.
                    God Squad co-moderator
                    Nothing is as gentle as strength and nothing is as strong as gentleness

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