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Can people with pacemakers be shocked back to life with an aed?

Can people with pacemakers be shocked back to life with an aed?

Yes: And i would imagine that if that patient had developed an arrythmia, the patient would be reevaluated in case it was appropriate to replace the pacemaker with a defibrillator. ...Read more

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Dr. George Yang
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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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It happens that a pacemaker recipient be shocked continually by the leads?

It happens that a pacemaker recipient be shocked continually by the leads?

Pacemaker: When the device is pacing it is delivering small shocks to the heart to stimulate contraction, if its pacing continually it is shocking continually, this is well tolerated. ...Read more

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If you have a pacemaker and you go unresponsive is that any way they can bring you back ?

If you have a pacemaker and you go unresponsive is that any way they can bring you back ?

Maybe: There is always hope, I believe. The question is how much. Unresponsive is vague, but many conditions causing it are reversible. A pacemaker does not necessarily preclude recovery. ...Read more

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Why does a pacemaker shock you while having sex?

Pacemaker: Pacemakers don't shock defibrillator do the reason for a shock during sex from a defibrillator is because of the hr reaching the trigger for shock if I have a pacer and feel a shocking sensation that is usually muscle stimulation from one of the wire and the device needs to be rest call your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I know someone that has a pacemaker / defibrillator, and i was wondering if they got shocked would it stop it from working? What will happen if they do get shocked?

The : The device will continue to work unless there have been so many shocks which may drain the battery. The battery level can be detected by a simple noninvasive test. ...Read more

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My friend has 6 stents a pacemaker defibulator and the back of his heart is dead. How can someone live with their heart half dead?

My friend has 6 stents a pacemaker defibulator and the back of his heart is dead. How can someone live with their heart half dead?

Slowly: The heart is a muscle, and uses electricity to generate the "squeeze" necessary to get blood to the whole body. Stents keep blood flowing to the muscle, and a pacer/defibrillator keeps the electricity on and timed right. When part of the heart is dead, patients are less active. They also may develop congestive heart failure, with fluid backing up into lungs. Pills can help. ...Read more

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What to take with sevenre back and lower hips pain.Person has pacemaker.Inability to move and walk?

What to take with sevenre back and lower hips pain.Person has pacemaker.Inability to move and walk?

You should: Make it easy and just see your doctor for evaluation and appropriate exams. At 57 with heart disease (pacemaker) back pain needs to be evaluated by a physician. Not all back pain is the back. See your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Grandpa has CHF and an icd pacemaker. Has hurt his back. Can he use a lidocaine patch? He takes heart meds also. Thank you.

Grandpa has CHF and an icd pacemaker. Has hurt his back. Can he use a lidocaine patch? He takes heart meds also. Thank you.

Start with: Something simple, like rest and intermittent icing or heating pads. If he doesn't improve, first make sure you are only dealing with minor muscle tenderness and not something more serious. If it is more serious, consult with his doctor to get the right diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more