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Can You Have A Heart Attack With A Pacemaker
Myocardial Infarction means some of the heart muscle dies because of insufficient oxygen supply. Most often this occurs because the coronary artery is blocked by plaque & clot. Other causes include tears in the artery wall, extremely high oxygen demand (eg, rapid arrhythmia, heart valve disorder, or severe systemic illness.) Prompt treatment can minimize heart damage & ...Read more
Yes: But very unusual. Congenital anomaly with atypical origin and ischemia. Dissection of aorta with coronary obstruction by flap. Coronary embolism with atrial fibrillation, or septal defect and paradoxical embolus. Cocaine, other cause of hypoxia ( and also usually damages brain. Trauma with tear of heart or stab etc whew that' s enough bad news! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Both of these problems are due to issues not addressed by the pacemaker. A heart attack is generally due to a blockage and a heart artery, and cardiac arrest is usually due to an exceedingly fast heart rate where the pacemaker only fixes slow heart rates. A defibrillator is the device of choice to treat cardiac arrest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A murmur means we can heard blood flow through your heart with a stethoscope. This may be a normal heart, or may be associated with a heart valve that is either narrowed or leaking. This is not related to heart attack, which is caused by obstruction in a coronary artery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm just wondering, if you have a cardiac pacemaker, can you have a heart attack or go into cardiac arrest?
Yes: Catheter ablations for cardiac arrhythmias are now well-established procedures. The specifics in terms of likelihood for success and/or complications depends on the exact nature of the dysrhythmia. You should see a heart rhythm specialist called an electro physiologist for more information. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: pacemaker helps to control or regulate the rhythm (electricity) of the heart. Heart attack is related to blockages of the arteries of the heart (plumbing, if you want the analogy). Pacemaker will prevent the heart beating too slow but will NOT prevent blockages from developing or producing heart attacks ...Read more
Yes: Critical aortic valve stenosis. Severe mitral regurgitation and some others. Yes, sudden death and heart failure are causes. Embolism to coronary or poor flow in he presence , or rarely without, coronary disease.Complex situations need cardiology to help pick the significant murmurs and treat or refer to cardiovascular surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible for a person with no heart disease have an attack that leads to a heart attack if they have multiple sclerosis?
Any level: From low to normal to high can occur with either heart attack or stroke. With very high 150and greater systolic and 100 or so diastolic a number of bad things can happen: aortic tear-dissection, and heart attack or stoke may evolve. With high pressure intracranial aneurysm may burst, o r the brain may bleed. Complex sets of diagnostic issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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