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Pacemaker Can Get Tattoo
No: I'm not an electrical engineer, but I think it's a bad idea. If you insist, you may receive an inappropriate shock from your device. Even worse, it may be reprogrammed, so be sure to have it fully interrogated immediately afterward if you proceed to assure that you're fully protected. I'm in my 60s too so as one older man to another, consider discussing your self-image concerns with a counselor. ...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
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I want to get a permanent tattoo can you please suggest which ink should be used & what precautions should be taken to have a safe tattoo.
Do your homework: First go to a parlor that has an outstanding reputation is fully licensed and adheres to the policy of sterility, One needle one ink one patient. Also make sure they use only American made ink. Some use ink from china and these inks have serious problems. Make sure they prep you skin with a sterilizing agent like betadine before they start. If you do your homework you are much safer ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: As a plastic surgeon, I'm against tattoos in general but if you really must have one, I would make sure that you're antiseizure medication is on board, If anything like skin irritation has ever precipitated the seizure before. It might be sporting to mention your history to the tattoo artist although I doubt anything is likely to happen ...Read more
Red wolf: Lupus erythematosus literally means "the red wolf", though i've been puzzled for a lifetime as to why. I admire your courage in choosing a tattoo to stand for the challenge that you must fight. Stay brave and if this is truly what you want, then wear it with pride. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tazers: There have been recent reports of tazers causing cardiac arrest in patients without aicd's. I suppose it would be possible for a tazer to "trick" and aicd into "thinking" that the patient had an actual arrhythmia and deliver what we would term an "inappropriate shock". I am not aware of any such reports however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tattoos: The United States food and drug administration (fda) does not regulate tattoos leaving the burden of tattoo safety and regulations up to individual cities and states. Some of the risks that come with getting a tattoo are infection at the site of the tattoo, allergic reaction to the tattoo dye, the spread of disease such as HIV and hepatitis c, granulomas and keloid formation. Do not get tattoos! ...Read more
What possible hazards can be expected for my untreated bradycardia if I don't get pacemaker implantation?
Bradycardia: Bradycardia can cause dizziness, fatigue, near-fainting, fainting, shortness of breath, chest pain, and confusion. Some young healthy people have bradycardia but no problems related to it. For other people, the low heart rate can produce the symptoms mentioned and can require treatment, such as a pacemaker. You should discuss with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
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