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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?
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
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
When do you send someone to hospital with CHF, pacemaker, defibulator, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy? Symptoms are worsening with diretics already taken
Cardiology: You don't. You have them see their cardiologist who is responsible for their care. ...Read more
Can my dad who is 92 and has a pacemaker and defibulator still die from heart failure his arteries are beginning to clog up again?
What they do: Some pacemakers include defibrillators and some do not. A "regular" pacemaker simply sets the heart rate or helps to control the rate at which the heart beats. An implated defibrillator, usually is also a pacemaker, but constantly monitors the heart for dangerous heart rate types and delivers an eclectric shock to try and return the irregular heart rate to normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Both defibrillators (icds) and pacemakers can treat slow heart rhythms. Some pacemakers can perform anti-tachycardic pacing, which can terminate some upper-chamber tachycardias. For the most part, however, tachycardias can not be treated by a pacemaker - and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When i get my pacemaker/defibrillator changed. Am i supposed to be awake? The nurse said i won't feel anything but will be able to answer questions.
Sleepy: You'll be given medications that will make you drowsy and take away nervousness (such as versed and fentanyl) but you will be awake enough to answer questions. The pacemaker site will be numbed with local anesthetic so all you might feel after the numbing is a bit of tugging but it shouldn't hurt. If it does you'll be awake enough to tell the nurses who will give you more medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you suggest if my husband has a pacemaker defibrillator can he get close to invisible fencing?
Yes: Not a problem.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Could you tell me is it safe if my husband has a pacemaker defibrillator can he get close to invisible fencing?
Invisible fencing: I have seen no literature on this type of device interfering with pacer/icd function. I doubt it would be a problem but it shouldn't be a problem staying away from the proximity to such devices to be safe. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my pacemaker/defibrillator is vibrating 4 days after being in the hospital for a new battery?
Probably normal: Check with the rep or your doc but many of the new ones do this as a check. It's probably normal. ...Read more
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