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Are there contraindications with pacemakers

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 35 years experience
No: Virtually no one is allergic to a pacemaker. There are really no contraindications to pacemaker implantation. Rarely, access to a blood vessel to plac... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Pacemakers: Anyone who needs a pacemaker can generally have one. The implantation procedure is quite benign and the devices are generally tolerated very well. The... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Cavarocchi
Surgery - Thoracic 44 years experience
Pacemaker are safe : Pacemakers re not a contraindications for kidney transplants. Acquired heart disease increases the risk of a cardiac event with the stress of surgery.... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
Cardiac Electrophysiology 29 years experience
Depends on AF??: Ask your doctor what kind of atrial fibrillation you have. If dealing with paroxysmal atrial fib. and your doctor recommended pacemaker then dual cham... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Not high risk : Generator exchange is not a high risk procedure. It is usually done with sedation and local anesthesia. Risks are mostly local e.g. Bleeding or infect... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
Speed up heart: If your heart is beating too slow, a pacemaker sends a small electric shock to the heart making it beat faster. There is a batery and some electronic ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 years experience
Heart device.: A cardiac pacemaker is a device that is implanted in the chest to permanently regulate heartbeat rhythms. The pacemaker monitors the heartbeat to make... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Battery life: Pacemakers have a battery or generator life. The device does not 'expire' but it does come to end of life and the generator or body of the pacemaker ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Pacemaker clinic: You need to go to pacemaker clinic at a hospital where they will "interogate" it. You cannot do it by yourself.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 55 years experience
Minor surgical proce: Pacemakers are placed in a cardiac cath or surgical suite with the visual guidance of fluoroscopy (x-ray visualization). A pacing lead is placed int... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
Fixed rate: I assume you mean fixed rate pacemakers. We don't use them anymore. The very earliest pacemakers just fired at whatever rate you set them, once a seco... Read More