Doctor insights on:
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fixed rate: I assume you mean fixed rate pacemakers. We don't use them anymore. The very earliest pacemakers just fired at whatever rate you set them, once a second if you set the rate to 60. That lead to chaos if the patient's inherent heart rate was not always real slow. So they made pacemaker's which sense normal beats and only fire if the rate gets slow. They are inhibited when a heartbeat is sensed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer