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What is the role of a pacemaker after aortic valve replacement surgery

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
Support heart rate: Occasionally after aortic valve replacement and possibly, more commonly, with mitral valve replacement, the conduction system of the heart gets damage... Read More
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
If needed: A small percentage of patients require post op pacemakers after aortic valve surgery. It usually does not cause any problems.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Control pulse rate: Pacemakers are electrical stimulators used for bradycardia-slow pulse rate. After some cardiac operations, as well as spontaneous dysrhythymias-, slo... Read More
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
Synchronization: Allows for optimal heart function in the presence of complete heart block, sick sinus syndrome, chonotropic incompetence, symptomatic bradycardia to i... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Marijuana: If you are asking can you inhale marijuana with those diagnoses, ... Not smart.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Moderation is always suggested.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not recommended: Not recommended, but you have personal freedom still.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 29 years experience
Pacemaker and AVR: After an aortic valve replacement the pacemaker works the same way to keep the heart from going too slow. Sometimes with aortic valve disease the con... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Not concerned about: Valve replacement , however, as far a pacemaker goes want to make sure the harness is not putting pressure on pacemaker ...Talk to physician who put i... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Crabbe
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Need for pacer?: Assuming your father had aortic stenosis, the need for a valve replacement is totally separate from any need for a pacemaker. A pacemaker's function i... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Depends: Much depends upon the status of her heart muscle health as determined by an echocardiogram or gated blood pool scan.. If her left ventricle has good s... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
None usually: Valve replacement in a young person usually means a mechanical valve with lifelong anti coagulation with coumadin (warfarin). Therefor, alcohol usual... Read More

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