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Can a pacemaker be put in the lower abdomen?

Can a pacemaker be put in the lower abdomen?

Yes: Yes, it can be placed underneath the skin of the abdomen (but not inside the abdominal cavity). This is typically done for children, especially with icds which are bigger than pacemakers, since their chest wall isn't big enough for the device. It is not commonly done (anymore) for adults. ...Read more

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Pacemaker (Definition)

A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more


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Very sharp/cramping pain in far upper rgt part of my abdomen usually after eating? Im 33/m with a pacemaker for arythmias. No other medical probs

Very sharp/cramping pain in far upper rgt part of my abdomen usually after eating? Im 33/m with a pacemaker for arythmias. No other medical probs

Gall bladder?: Pain in that area after eating suggests a gastrointestinal cause, especially gall bladder. You need some x-rays and ultratrasound testing to pinpoint the problem. You are also pretty young to need a pacemaker but i doubt if that relates to your current complaint. ...Read more

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I had a pacemaker inserted into my abdomen later it was removed and healed I have scar tissue and am now pregnant and in pain what can I do about it?

I had a  pacemaker inserted into my abdomen later it was removed and healed I have scar tissue and am now pregnant and in pain what can I do about it?

U can take: Tylenol (safe in pregnancy unless u have liver disease) for pain. Follow up with ur oby because ur pain could be related to pregnancy issues and not to the scar tissue. Take care! http://www.Babycenter.Com/0_abdominal-pain-during-pregnancy_204.Bc. ...Read more

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Can a pacemaker expire?

Can a pacemaker expire?

The battery runs out: The battery runs out after years and the whole unit needs to be replaced. ...Read more

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What is a pacemaker?

What is a pacemaker?

Heart device.: A cardiac pacemaker is a device that is implanted in the chest to permanently regulate heartbeat rhythms. The pacemaker monitors the heartbeat to make sure it is not beating too slowly, and when necessary transmits electric pulses to the heart to increase the heartbeat pace. Pacemakers are periodically replaced every several years when the battery runs out. ...Read more

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How to test a pacemaker?

Pacemaker clinic: You need to go to pacemaker clinic at a hospital where they will "interogate" it. You cannot do it by yourself. ...Read more

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What people need pacemakers?

What people need pacemakers?

Slow heart rate: The typical reason to get a pacemaker is slow heart rate *hr), say, below 40 beats a minute. Some people get pacemakers because their hr won't increase with exercise. The most common reason is atrial fibrillation, which can often lead to slow hr. Slow hr causes fatigue or out of breath with exertion or passing out. Some people get special pacemakers to improve heart function if the heart is weak. ...Read more

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