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Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


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What is the process of getting a cardiac pacemaker like?

What is the process of getting a cardiac pacemaker like?

It's quick: When you come to the lab, out give you some Lidocaine in your skin which stings and burns for a moment. After that, you'll feel some pressure and pulling as we make a space for the pacemaker. There will be a little bit of pressure as we put in the sheaths to attach wires to the heart. You may feel your heart race as we test the wires, and after a few stitches, it will all be over.

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What is it like to get a cardiac pacemaker?

What is it like to get a cardiac pacemaker?

Pacemaker: In the or the chest is prepped and the patient receives light sedation. The implant area is numbed with local anesthetic and the pacing wires are introduced and passed under fluoroscopy to the heart, positioned and tested. The device is attached to the leads and placed in a pocket under the skin. The pocket is closed and the patient is monitored before going home.

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How has the cardiac pacemaker changed in the last twenty years?

How has the cardiac pacemaker changed in the last twenty years?

Pacemaker: Yes - it is very sophisticated due to advancement in electronic technology and in making things smaller.

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If somebody install a cardiac pacemaker, how to avoid exclusion from immune system?

If somebody install a cardiac pacemaker, how to avoid exclusion from immune system?

Pacemakers: Electronic pacemakers are not organic so aren't bothered structurally by immune response. Inflammatory reaction in the area of the leads can change sensing and pacing thresholds.

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Is my gas pacemaker interfering with cardiac pacemaker? It is placed on the same side as the cardiac pacemaker and I feel some cardiac abnormalities.

Is my gas pacemaker interfering with cardiac pacemaker? It is placed on the same side as the cardiac pacemaker and I feel some cardiac abnormalities.

They are not: Suppose to interfere between each other. I do not know what cardiac abnormalities you referred. But, call the cardiology clinic to check the pacemaker. They can do that from your home. Good luck.

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I have had severe pain in my right shoulder for about 9 months. Xrays were taken and revealed nothing. Can't do MRI (cardiac pacemaker) but ortho su?

CT arthrogram: If you can't do mri, you can try ct arthrogram. This is done with injecting a contrast/dye into the joint before the ct scan. If done right it can be useful in diagnosing rotator cuff tears.

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I'm just wondering, if you have a cardiac pacemaker, can you have a heart attack or go into cardiac arrest?

I'm just wondering, if you have a cardiac pacemaker, can you have a heart attack or go into cardiac arrest?

Yes: The pacemaker will keep functioning with electrical stimuli when the detected pulse is below set rate. Heart attack- muscle death can happen. If it happens at site of pacer contact to heart, the pacer can fail to stimulate.

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What are heart pacemakers for?

What are heart pacemakers for?

Enusure that: Heart rate does not go below a certain rate by paving the right atrium or right ventricle or both (in general).

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Are there alternative welding methods that can be used by people with heart pacemakers?

Are there alternative welding methods that can be used by people with heart pacemakers?

Not usualy: We really don't think of OCD as contagious in any sense. However because it can be very intense and powerful to be around someone with OCD it can seem very compelling. Sometimes people over accommodate to be supportive or agreeable.

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Can a bluetooth receiver mess with a pacemaker?

Pacemakers: Bluetooth is a different technology and is unlikely to interfere with the devices programming functions or sensing and pacing. The device is shielded from most electronic interference except for very strong fields.

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Can planting a permenant pacemaker cause cardiac tamponade?

Can planting a permenant pacemaker cause cardiac tamponade?

Yes: If a pacemaker lead perforated the right atrial or ventricular wall....If suspected echocardiogram should be ordered immediately.

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Is there any maintenance involved with cardiac pacemakers?

3 to 6 months check: Routine checks every 3 to 6 months which often can also be accomplished remotely from home.

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Can Bluetooth antennae in a car audio system affect an implanted pacemaker?

No: Modern pacemakers are well shielded and not susceptible to low level electromagnetic waves.

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How often do cardiac ablation surgeries result in complications requiring pacemakers implantation?

How often do cardiac ablation surgeries result in complications requiring pacemakers implantation?

It depends: It depends on the ablation type: almost never for wpw, atrial fibrillation/flutter or ventricular tachycardia; 1% or less for avnrt (atrioventricular nodal reentry tachycardia). In avnrt, there is an extra 'lane' in the av node that conducts electrical impulses leading to tachycardia and the ablation can unintentionally damage the whole av node resulting in heart block and need for pacemaker.

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more