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pacemaker precautions post surgery

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 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

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Hematoma: Is it hematoma ? Is it bleeding in there ? You need to tell the cardiologist now.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
18 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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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pacemaker: Pacemaker implantation is a surgical procedure but it is minor surgery. The surgical part is minimal, the electrophysiologic part of getting the devic ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
35 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
20 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
In general no: you need to discuss this with your physician. There are a variety of chiropractic therapies, but there are some that I'm concerned about that have el ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
48 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Pacemakers are located more medial and more superficial than the rotator cuff. It would be very unlikely that will present any problem to the surgeon. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Lewis
35 years experience Neurosurgery
Skin rash: The skin rash could be a sign of underlying infection from the stimulator lead. See the surgeon who implanted the stimulator to evaluate the rash as s ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. John Hakim
28 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
ICD: It is not unusual for transient depression after such a procedure. You should realize that the icd is a device which should help protect you from sudd ... Read More

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