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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 an very deconditioned. I have a biventricular pacemaker. Would it be better to walk at a slow pace for a longtime or short time fast paced?
Slow: Conditioning should start at a slow pace for a period that will not cause exhaustion or fatigue. This may take a while before increasing the time duration. In patients with significant cardiac impairment duration of exercise rather than intensity is better in improving functional status ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on the biventricular pacemaker I was told its put under collar bone, Where are the other ones put?
Pacemakers: Pacemakers are preferably placed on the chest wall just below the clavicle(collar bone). They are all placed in about the same place regardless of single, dual or more chamber pacing. ...Read more
I had an biventricular pace maker fitted 11 months ago. Due to heart failure . But would like to know if thatwill stop me having another TIA ?
I hve had an bventricular pace maker fitted with an ablation, but now develop a dry cough with lots of white mucus. Tried all differnt tyes of inhalers nothing works?
Get evaluated : Talk to your cardiologist asap as you may be having chf. ...Read more
Bi-Ventricular?: Ideally you have or will have a biventricular pacemaker. This type of pacemaker, pm, is designed for cardiac resynchronization therapy. It has 2 or 3 leads positioned to make the left ventricle contract at the same time - or in synchrony - as the right ventricle so that the heart beats in a more balanced way. This therapy has been known to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for some pt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can my dad who is 92 and has a pacemaker and defibulator still die from heart failure his arteries are beginning to clog up again?
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