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Are Hot Tubs A Problem For People With Pacemakers
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
Pacer: Go see the doc, need first to be sure pacer is working properly. ...Read more
There are many: Early: bleeding into the pacemaker pocket / infection, lead dislodgment, perforation, arrhythmias. Late: infection, arrhythmias, pacemaker malfunction anytime: pacemaker syndrome (also known as av dyssynchrony syndrome) symptoms may not improve if the indication for pacemaker insertion were soft or not really present. This is not uncommon. ...Read more
Yes: You need to be hand screened -- and remember to tell them when you arrive. It will set them off -- and that will just delay you. You will be hand-screened or searched. The microwave technology does not do a good job determining what the pacemaker is, although it is getting better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Risky: It's risky and should only be attempted by centers with experience doing this type of replacement and with emergency capability if there are complications. ...Read more
I had a pacemaker put in in 08..But sometimes ir feels like I have another heartbeat? I have problems breathing...But pacemaker is working good .
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I have a pacemaker (icd) can I saftley make a tattoo? The machine can cause problems for the icd if I do it on the same side as the pacemaker?
Caution: The tattoo machine is quite unlikely to cause electrical problems for your device. I would avoid tattoos, however, especially near or on the same side as the ICD because this increases the risk of infection. I would generally advise people not to do this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers