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life expectancy after pacemaker surgery

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Unknown: Previous studies haven't found an increase in longevity from pacemakers. BUT, defibrillating units have been found to increase life expectancy. BUT th ... 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience Cardiology
Pacemakers: It depends on the age of the patient, overall health of the patient, and probably most importantly, what type of heart problem the pacemaker was used ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Landers
30 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Life with pacemaker: Pacers simply replace the electrical system in the heart but do not shorten life expectancy. Other heart issues like significant coronary/valve diseas ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
19 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Need more history: The most common reason for a pacemaker is a heartbeat that slows to an unhealthy rate. A pacemaker resets the heart rate to an appropriate pace, ensur ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience Geriatrics
No: I would not refer to it as surgery, more like a simple procedure. Very small incision is made by somebody who has done this 100 if not thousands of t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
34 years experience Critical Care
Training: Pacemakers are inserted by thoracic and cardiothoracic surgeons. After medical school there is a 5 year surgical residency and 3-5 year fellowship. ... Read More
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Dr. John Hakim
27 years experience Cardiology
Pacemaker : Pacemaker is minor surgery. Recovery time is one day in hospital and a few days at home. It is not major at all.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Pacemaker: In general lifting the arm will not be a problem. We give patients the caution because if the position is initially tenuous, that lifting could move o ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Hematoma: Is it hematoma ? Is it bleeding in there ? You need to tell the cardiologist now.

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