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Defibrillator implanted in right side of chest

A 78-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
39 years experience Cardiology
Dyspnea: This is abnormal and needs IMMEDIATE attention ,if necessary go to the ER
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Norman Knee
64 years experience General Practice
Get second opinion: consider an evaluation by a different physician. It is not usual for an implanted device to be a source of continual discomfort. If an adjustment in ... Read More
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Talk to your doc: Best will be to talk to your doc, your PCP, who made the referral to the cardiologist. Based on the exam he or she will make a decision either to tre ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
48 years experience Cardiology
Most in left side: Because the electricity to defibrillate flows between the electrode that is positioned in the right ventricular floor and the defibrilator generator ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Caution...: Any chest pain could be worrisome for a heart or lung problem... Depending on your risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, d ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Depends on cause: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Need exam.: Any fever, cough, other symptoms? How old are you. Are you a smoker? Short of breath? Leg swelling? Sounds like you should see an md.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Highly unlikely: Heart attack pain occurs at the left and not the right side. Thus the pain is likely from elsewhere (gallbladder?).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Gallbladder: Can be related if have a retained stone in common bile duct. Pain can also be from the incision sites.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: It's always important to be evaluated for such a serious concern. Maybe make an appointment with your primary care provider. It happened to me once, ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Conti
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
CHEST PAIN: Sounds like musculoskeletal chest wall pain. If you are a healthy young man with no known history of cardiac or lung issues, I would not be concerned. ... Read More
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