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can you have a heart attack with a pacemaker

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Pacemaker does not protect against heart attack or cardiac arrest.
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: The pacemaker will keep functioning with electrical stimuli when the detected pulse is below set rate. Heart attack- muscle death can happen. If it h ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
47 years experience Cardiology
Yes: pacemaker helps to control or regulate the rhythm (electricity) of the heart. Heart attack is related to blockages of the arteries of the heart (plumb ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Both of these problems are due to issues not addressed by the pacemaker. A heart attack is generally due to a blockage and a heart artery, and cardiac ... Read More
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Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Pacemaker: Pacemakers are intended to address cardiac rhythm primarily if to slow. Not protective from ischemia so yes heart attack still possible and arrest pos ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pacer: A heart attack usually doesn't affect an electronic pacemaker. The device will help prevent the heart from slowing excessively and usually won't be af ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pacer/MI: The pacemaker electronics will not be affected by a heart attack. The muscle damage in the heart could change threshholds for sensing and pacing and c ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Very few: The indications are for slow heart rate which can be dangerous- even lethal. There are risks of implantation, but those are past. Some wire or batte ... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Torosemide: is a diuretic used to eliminate excess excess body water or edema/
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pacer: A heart attack usually doesn't affect an electronic pacemaker. The device will help prevent the heart from slowing excessively and usually won't be af ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
He probably was told: that he needs a defibrillator not a pacemaker. A weakened heart muscle places him at significant risk for sudden cardiac death. He could feel just fin ... Read More
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A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Niel Venter
Specializes in Family Medicine
Diuretic doses vary: Unat is a diuretic. Diuretic doses vary depending the condition and fluid overload and the heart s pumping ability. We sometimes have to adjust dose ... Read More

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