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Bladder Pacemaker Implant
What is the recovery time after you have a bladder pacemaker put in? I have ic and I am just wondering what to expect as for the healing process.
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Skin rash: The skin rash could be a sign of underlying infection from the stimulator lead. See the surgeon who implanted the stimulator to evaluate the rash as soon as possible. ...Read more
Bladder pacemaker: The definitive answer to this question will be decided by your insurance company, and I would give them a call. I suspect some degree of urinary incontinence would need to be documented by your primary doctor, and a lack of response to treatment. A urologist may be able to help. ...Read more
Usually one night: In the hospital & some activity restriction for about 1 month ...Read more
How long is the procedure to implant a pacemaker? My husband is scheduled for surgery to have a pacemaker put in. How long is the procedure typically?
Short: Typically the procedure takes less than 2 hours, . ...Read more
No: The main indication of implanting a pacemaker is symptomatic bradyarrhythmia. ...Read more
How long after pacemaker implant can my grandma travel (around 3-4hrs by car)? Is it safe for her to travel?
Safe.: Unless your cardiologist says otherwise should be safe once she is discharged from the hospital. ...Read more
Is there any side side effects of implanting 2 chambers pacemaker? What is the advantage of a single and dual chamber? Thank you
Dual: Chamber preferred if sinus rhythm present...No difference in potential complications. ...Read more
If a person has a gallstone will it cause gradual drop in his weigh. Was found out before pacemaker implant. Thank you..
No: No. Gallstones that do not cause pain, nasuea, or vomiting should not cause weight loss. Gallstone that do not cause symptoms generally do not require treatment. ...Read more
With a pacemaker implant and an AV Node ablation, why would you want to pace the atria but not the ventricles?
My mother in law hd to implant a pacemaker before two months. Is there any chance for the pacemaker to dislocate?
Lead dislocation: Pacemakers generators generally don't move once implanted. The leads however can sometimes move at their contact/attachment to the endocardium. Generally if the leads have been stable for 2-3 weeks, they aren't going to move in the future unless there's some form of traction in the generator pocket such as caused by people 'twiddling' with the generator. ...Read more
Does cash price of a brain MRI changes if I have a dbs implant? I heard a special procedure need to be followed for patients with such pacemakers.
1 wk post op pacemaker implant, now experiencing for 2 day sharp pain in upper right quad. Of chest with deep inhale. Pluerisy? Urgent, or wait a day?
Need to see MD!: I would see your cardiologist. Most likely from healing tissue but could be something worse. A good exam is needed and sometimes a chest xray as well. Sometimes complications will occur days after a procedure. Call and talk to your cardiologist or md who placed device. ...Read more
I recently had a nodal ablation and permanent pacemaker implant for afib relief. I still feel flutter, would additional drug treatment help?
8 day post op pacemaker implant in upper chest, now 3 days sharp pain in upper right quad. Of chest with deep inhale. Pluerisy? Urgent, or wait a day?
Chest pain: This is urgent and you should call your doctor to report this asap. ...Read more
Dad just had pacemaker/defibrillator put in. Immediately after implant seems to have very laboured breathing, lots of chest stomach movement. Causes?
Dyspnea: This is abnormal and needs IMMEDIATE attention, if necessary go to the ER ...Read more
Post-pacemaker implant, and still having cardiac symptoms of jaw pain, chest pressure, breathing difficulty...Lasts 2 - 5 minutes. Pain 8/10.?
Get to doctor: You should be evaluated asap for your symptoms. ...Read more
I am fixing to have a gastric pacemaker placed next week. Will this interfere with the cardiac pacemaker that I currently have implanted? Thanks!
No: It will not interfere but make sure your doctor knows. The batteries need to be separated by some distance. ...Read more
My brother had a pacemaker implanted after a had flatlining fainting spells. Apparently his heart is strong. Doctors don't know why this happens.?
Any idea what my brother can have? Spontaneous fainting (flatlined 5 - 30 seconds!) apparently his heart is strong. A pacemaker was recently implanted. He is 51. Any idea what is causing these spells?
Cardiology issue: Flat-lining by definition can only be detected while recording heart electrical activity. This implicates the heart as the primary bad actor. Which in turn gets this problem out of neurology land and into cardiology land. People with neurologic causes of cardiac arrest are extremely ill and their disease (if neurologic) is not subtle. ...Read more
Pacemaker: A pacemaker is usually implanted when the patient's physicians find a problem or problems for which the pacemaker is the indicated treatment. An example would be for complete atrioventricular conduction block in the heart. There are other indications also for pacemakers. ...Read more
Assuming: Assuming all went well with the implantation and followup has been normal, you should be perfectly safe traveling to the philippines as far as your pacemaker is concerned. ...Read more
Is it crucial to have a pacemaker implanted for SSS? If the patient does not want a pacemaker, what are the options?
A pacemaker: Implantation is a simple, fast and nearly painless procedure that will restore the heart beat to a normal rate. SSS results in periods of excessively slow heart beats that can result in passing out or severe dizziness and can affect other organs from poor perfusion. There are no significantly effective medical therapies. Without treatment life expectancy may be shorter. ...Read more
Can someone have rotator cuff surgery if they have a pacemaker? The surgery would be where the pacemaker in implanted? Please help
Pacemakers are located more medial and more superficial than the rotator cuff. It would be very unlikely that will present any problem to the surgeon. Let him know you have a pacemaker.
You also need to find out from your cardiologist if you are pacemaker "dependent" because if you are, there are a couple of precautions to be taken. ...Read more
8/13, I had fainting dxd asystoli, a pacemaker implanted & told I could drive in 30 days: are there any % data on my increased risk driving? M, 80yo
I am implanted with a pacemaker in feb 2012 but still now am having some itching and some times mild pain at the place the machine implanted. What to
Healing or infection: You need to see the implanting cardiologist -- to make sure that the wound is healing properly. ...Read more
No: Modern pacemakers are well shielded and not susceptible to low level electromagnetic waves. ...Read more
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