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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Pacemaker Rhythms

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Can I have magnetic field treatments if I have pacemaker?

Pacer: In general we prefer pacemaker patient to not be in intense magnetic fields. The pacers are shielded but magnetic fields can cause disruptions in the circuitry of the devices notwithstanding if the fields are strong enough. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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I recently had a nodal ablation and permanent pacemaker implant for afib relief. I still feel flutter, would additional drug treatment help?

I recently had a nodal ablation and permanent pacemaker implant for afib relief. I still feel flutter, would additional drug treatment help?

See your doctor: Sometimes it takes more than one ablative procedure to get it under control and often the medications need to be tweeked. Most importantly avoid alcohol as it can trigger a fib. If you are unable to do this seek help. ...Read more

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Can someone with a pacemaker, receive radiation therapy near the pacemaker?

Can someone with a pacemaker, receive radiation therapy near the pacemaker?

Atleast 5 cm away: It is not safe to be in direct field of radiation. 5 cm away usually offers acceptable drop of dose to make it safe for most pacemakers. At times we may ask to have the pacemaker moved out of the radiation field. ...Read more

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Life therapy of antibiotics for enterococcal endocarditis 76 male mitral valve and pacemaker?

Life therapy of antibiotics for enterococcal endocarditis 76 male mitral valve and pacemaker?

Endocarditis: The combination of ampicillen and gentamycin can be an effective treatment for enterococcal endocarditis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient with a heart pacemaker received antibiotic therapy for streptococcal bacteremia.?

What does it mean if a patient with a heart pacemaker received antibiotic therapy for streptococcal bacteremia.?

Infection prevention: Results of the present meta-analysis suggest that systemic antibiotic prophylaxis significantly reduces the incidence of potentially serious infective complications after permanent pacemaker implantation. They support the use of prophylactic antibiotics at the time of pacemaker insertion to prevent short-term pocket infection, skin erosion or septicemia. ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc. ...Read more

Rhythm (Definition)

Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more