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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

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Does life change after a pacemaker implant?

Does life change after a pacemaker implant?

It may: An appropriately implanted pacemaker improves the rhythm of the heart. It may improve the quality of life for the patient. ...Read more

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If a person has a gallstone will it cause gradual drop in his weigh. Was found out before pacemaker implant. Thank you..

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

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With a pacemaker implant and an AV Node ablation, why would you want to pace the atria but not the ventricles?

With a pacemaker implant and an AV Node ablation, why would you want to pace the atria but not the ventricles?

Pacing: AV node ablation requires ventricular pacing or atrioventricular pacing, atrial only is not appropriate in AV block. ...Read more

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My mother in law hd to implant a pacemaker before two months. Is there any chance for the pacemaker to dislocate?

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

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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?

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

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I recently had a nodal ablation and permanent pacemaker implant for afib relief. I still feel flutter, would additional drug treatment help?

I recently had a nodal ablation and permanent pacemaker implant for afib relief. I still feel flutter, would additional drug treatment help?

See your doctor: Sometimes it takes more than one ablative procedure to get it under control and often the medications need to be tweeked. Most importantly avoid alcohol as it can trigger a fib. If you are unable to do this seek help. ...Read more

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My brother had a pacemaker implanted after a had flatlining fainting spells. Apparently his heart is strong. Doctors don't know why this happens.?

Sure we do: If the pacemaker was implanted specifically because of the fainting spells, the docs are assuming (or have proved) that it was likely due to a low heart rate, or a pause in the heartbeat. Pacemakers fix both. ...Read more

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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?

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

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When is pacemaker usually implanted?

When is pacemaker usually implanted?

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

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Can I travel to the philippines in may 2012? I had a pacemaker implanted in dec. 2011

Can I travel to the philippines in may 2012? I had a pacemaker implanted in dec. 2011

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

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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

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Can someone have rotator cuff surgery if they have a pacemaker? The surgery would be where the pacemaker in implanted? Please help

Yes: 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

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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

Asystole?: Asystole is helpful but not sufficient. If you the cause of asystole was complete heart block, the pacemaker is a cure and you have no risk of recurrence. If you had ventricular fibrillation and received an icd, your risk is higher. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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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. Thomas Inwood
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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