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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
Artificial pacemaker: Artificial (implantable) pacemakers are mostly regulated by a sensor that recognizes motion. It's similar to the sensor that changes your phone/ipads display from portrait to landscape, based on the direction of the device. There are other sensors, such as ones that measure the density of blood in the heart and chest motion (simulating breathing). Get your routine pacemaker maintenance checks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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