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Doctor insights on: Bladder Pacemaker Implant

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Bladder (Definition)

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


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I just had surgery for the interstim bladder pacemaker and now I have a rash on my butt?

I just had surgery for the interstim bladder pacemaker and now I have a rash on my butt?

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

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I am in a wheelchair most of the day would this I qualify for bladder pacemaker?

I am in a wheelchair most of the day  would this I qualify for bladder pacemaker?

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

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When after a pacemaker implant can an individual drive a car?

Pace maker implant: Yes. You will be allowed to drive a car 1 week after the implant. It is ideal to wait until completion of device interrogation 2 weeks after implantation. ...Read more

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How long after pacemaker implant can my grandma travel(around 3-4hrs by car)? Is it safe for her to travel?

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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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


Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more