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biventricular pacemaker defibrillator

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
CRT: Also known as cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker, this device has 2 or 3 leads positioned to make the left ventricle contract at the same tim ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
BiV pacing: A biventricular pacemaker is designed to keep the two heart ventricles in synchrony. Some CHF patients benefit significantly from having this type of ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Walking: Start out slowly and over time slowly increase your time and distance as tolerated.
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Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience Cardiology
Slow: Conditioning should start at a slow pace for a period that will not cause exhaustion or fatigue. This may take a while before increasing the time dura ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pacemakers: Pacemakers are preferably placed on the chest wall just below the clavicle(collar bone). They are all placed in about the same place regardless of si ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Heart Rhythm: Pacemakers control the rate of the heart's beat. Defibrillators deliver shock(s) to try to return the heart to a normal rhythm.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Rashba
28 years experience Cardiology
No: Pacemakers just treat slow heart rhythms. Defibrillators can act as a pacemaker but can also treat fast dangerous heart rhythms by speeding up the hea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Probably normal: Check with the rep or your doc but many of the new ones do this as a check. It's probably normal.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
What they do: Some pacemakers include defibrillators and some do not. A "regular" pacemaker simply sets the heart rate or helps to control the rate at which the he ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Rashba
28 years experience Cardiology
Noisemakers: Anything that creates electrical noise in the environment- strong magnetic fields, security scanners, cell phones directly over the device, cautery us ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
??: We can't be sure -- but the person may have poor quality of life when the pacemaker run out of its power.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Invisible fencing: I have seen no literature on this type of device interfering with pacer/icd function. I doubt it would be a problem but it shouldn't be a problem stay ... Read More

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