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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
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
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