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Restrictions after pacemaker surgery

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
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

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
Geriatrics 18 years experience
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
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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
Critical Care 35 years experience
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 member asked:
Dr. John Hakim
Cardiology 28 years experience
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 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
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
Cardiology 48 years experience
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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Talano
Cardiac Electrophysiology 56 years experience
Av node ablation: You might have atrial fibrillation with a rapid ventricular heart rate. The pacemaker can support your heart when it is slow but will not be helpful f... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Cardiology 20 years experience
The veins.: The veins under the skin in the upper chest are accessed to place the pacemaker/icd leads. These are the axillary or cephalic veins. The leads are t... Read More

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