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How long can a person live with pacemaker?

Indefinitely

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The pacemaker is a very reliable way to maintain a normal heart rate. The device and the wires that connect it to the heart do require replacement infrequently. With appropriate follow up these procedures are electively planned and do not entail a high risk.
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Dr. Mark J. Stern answered:

How long following a myocardial perfusion scan should I wait before visiting a person with a pacemaker?

No need to wait

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No need to wait at all. Avoid having infants on your lap for 24 hours.
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How long can one live after pacemaker?

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Longevity with a pacemaker has to do with the underlying cardiac and systemic disease processes. The pacer itself is compatible with long term life.
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How long can someone live with a pacemaker with chf?

No one knows

People can live a number of years with CHF and pacemakers. There is just no way to know.
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How long will I live with pacemaker?

A long time

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A pacemaker helps ensure you will have as close to a normal heart rhythm as possible. The pacemaker box (known as a generator) and the wires that connect the generator to the heart do require replacement periodically. There is some risk involved with these procedures, but it is not high. Also some patients who are paced can develop a weakened heart muscle. You doctor can watch for this.
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How long can I expect positional pain and discomfort to last after pacemaker implantation?

A couple of weeks

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Should not be more than a couple of weeks, if it is, you need to see your implanting physician.
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Dr. Steve Drabek answered:

How can I get my heart doc to listen about the placement of my pacemaker? I have x-ray's that show its moved & my quality of life is no longer there.

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You dont say how your quality of life has changed by the pacer moving. If its a vanity issue they may not listen because it is not a simple procedure to "move" your pacemaker. It may also not be covered by your insurance and the cost could be significant, it would have to be a medically indicated reason to move it and again it is not a simple thing and still can move next time also.
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Dr. Narendra Singh answered:

I have always had real bad migraines. The thing now days about getting them is I have a pacemaker for my heart. I can't keep on like this much longer.

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I am not sure why you have a pacemaker at such a young age but the device should not be contributing to your headache. In addition many of the drugs used to treat migraines have warnings about the heart. That is not related to pacemakers. It more for people who have blocked arteries. Migraine drugs can cause spasm of the artery and result in some chest pain.
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How long will a pacemaker last?

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Pacemakers function lasts depending on battery depletion and decay. The more drain on the battery the shorter the battery life. The average pacers last 4 years if discharging constantly, 7 years if not on constant drain and up to 12 years on minimal drain. The newer battery technologies should last longer in theory.
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Dr. Hanan Morcos answered:

How long do I have to wait to drink alcohol after getting a pacemaker?

Moderation

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There is no set rule to having a glass of wine after undergoing pacemaker insertion. The only thing that we recommend is moderation in everything you do, including alcohol. A glass of red wine is usually ok. Discuss with your Electrophysiologist.
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