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Ecg interpretation states ventricular pacemaker no other interp. Possible. How would you diagnosed?

Ecg interpretation states ventricular pacemaker no other interp. Possible. How would you diagnosed?

Ecg: When all the ECG complexes are caused by an electronic ventricular pacemaker, there isn't much else you can read into or get out of the study with any degree of reliability. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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What to do if I have had an echocardiogram and an EKG done would they have been able to tell if I need a pacemaker through that?

What to do if I have had an echocardiogram and an EKG done would they have been able to tell if I need a pacemaker through that?

Usually: If the EKG shows a severely slowed heart rate and certain types of other electrical abnormalities, it would suggest the possible need for a pacemaker. Other cause of the these abnormalities need to be excluded, though. Echocardiogram is less helpful in answering this question. ...Read more

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Can someone explain telemetry monitoring? What is a telemetry floor? My mother was a cardiac patient with a pacemaker and type 2 diabetic with an abnormal EKG and elevated cardiac enzymes. She was found unresponsive and cold and had suffered a m.I. She a

Can someone explain telemetry monitoring? What is a telemetry floor? My mother was a cardiac patient with a pacemaker and type 2 diabetic with an abnormal EKG and elevated cardiac enzymes. She was found unresponsive and cold and had suffered a m.I. She a

Monitoring technique: Telemetry is the constant monitoring of the heart by automatic transmission of data by wire or radio to remote sources. On your mom case from room to monitoring room. Use in high risk patients while in the hospital to monitor for complications. ...Read more

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What does it means when ECG stated : atrial-ventricular dual-paced rhythm? Is it abnormal? I'm wearing dual chamber pacemaker.

What does it means when ECG stated : atrial-ventricular dual-paced rhythm? Is it abnormal? I'm wearing dual chamber pacemaker.

Interpreting hard: It is hard to interpret an ECG once a pacemaker is implanted. Your electrophysiologist (EP - or cardiologist who implanted the device) wd b a better source of information. In general, A-V dual-paced rhythms on ECG mean that both wires on the pacemaker r working or firing. Thereafter, interpreting the pattern of 'squiggles' on the ECG requires knowledge of ur pre-implant ECG & ur specific condition ...Read more

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My father's heart rate is more than 70 but ECG report is showing some blockage even after 8 days of AVR Surgery. Does it still require pacemaker?

My father's heart rate is more than 70 but ECG report is showing some blockage even after 8 days of AVR Surgery. Does it still require pacemaker?

Blockages: It will depend on which blockage are found on EKG. Sometimes, after surgery some patients develop bundle branch blockages that might be considered normal but if they develop high grade blockages pacemaker might be needed. ...Read more

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Went to er with panic attack, EKG normal. Had panic attack again, this time I saw automatic interpretation say abnormal EKG. Is this very bad?

Went to er with panic attack, EKG normal. Had panic attack again, this time I saw automatic interpretation say abnormal EKG. Is this very bad?

Not necessarily: The automatic printouts for EKG indicates "abnormal" for many reasons including tachycardia (increased heart rate) which is a major symptom of an anxiety attack and not bad in and of itself unless persistent ...Read more

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Can a pacemaker expire?

Can a pacemaker expire?

The battery runs out: The battery runs out after years and the whole unit needs to be replaced. ...Read more

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How do pacemakers appear?

How do pacemakers appear?

Small implant: It usually appears as a small implant in the left or right upper chest area --. ...Read more

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How does a pacemaker work?

How does a pacemaker work?

Artificial pacemaker: Artificial (implantable) pacemakers are mostly regulated by a sensor that recognizes motion. It's similar to the sensor that changes your phone/ipads display from portrait to landscape, based on the direction of the device. There are other sensors, such as ones that measure the density of blood in the heart and chest motion (simulating breathing). Get your routine pacemaker maintenance checks. ...Read more

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Who should use pacemakers?

Who should use pacemakers?

HeartRhythm or block: Pacemakers are most commonly necessary for patients with bradycardia- slow heart rate, tachycardia - fast heart rate, and heart block - when the heart stops beating for several seconds. ...Read more

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How do pacemakers function?

How do pacemakers function?

Pacemaker: When the heart rate slows down to a certain level the the pacer senses this then puts out an electrical impulse to cause the heart to contract. ...Read more

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When do you need a pacemaker?

When do you need a pacemaker?

Be seen: See your cardiologist to stratify your risk and possible need for a pacemaker. ...Read more

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What exactly does a pacemaker do?

What exactly does a pacemaker do?

A pacemaker: Is a small device that's placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. ...Read more

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What happens with two pacemakers?

More info needed: What do you mean? We never leave two pacemakers active in the same patient. Each would sense the others' activity and abnormal behavior of both would result. ...Read more

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When were pacemakers introduced in people?

1958: The first pacemaker implanted in a human was in 1958 by dr. Senning in sweden. The first implant in the United States was in 1960. ...Read more

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How many people have pacemakers in the us?

How many people have pacemakers in the us?

Pacemakers: Difficult to know for sure, over 100, 000 pacers are implanted/year in the us; chances there are well over a million patients and likely multiple millions with the devices living in the us. ...Read more

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What is involved in putting a pacemaker in?

Pacemaker Implant: A pacemaker is about the size of a small pager, but 1/2 as thick. It's implanted, under the skin, through a small incision, just under the collar bone. Two wires are threaded through a vein that travels under the collar bone. The wires follow vein back to your heart. Procedure takes about an hour and overnight hospital stay is common. Mild sedatives are and local pain control is usually used. ...Read more

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How to change battery in pacemaker / buying?

How to change battery in pacemaker / buying?

Pacemaker: In a permanent implanted pacemaker the battery is an integral part of the can. When we change the battery we are changing the entire device leaving only the leads in place. The battery is not installed separately from the device. ...Read more

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What are the ages that people can have pacemakers?

Any age: Pacemakers can be implanted at any age including the first few days of life. In babies and small children the wires from the pacemaker attach to the outside of the heart in contrast to most adults where the wires are passed through large veins to the inside of the heart. ...Read more

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Could I have pacemaker syndrome? How would I know?

You cannot know: The diagnosis of pacemaker syndrome can be difficult and complicated. There is no single easy test for you to determine on your own if you have this. It requires a careful determination by your cardiologist or electrophysiologist who implanted your pacemaker. If you disagree with their assessment, you can always seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pacemaker?

What is the definition or description of: pacemaker?

Rhythm Support: 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 types of heart failure. ...Read more

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Do you have to recharge the batteries in a pacemaker?

Do you have to recharge the batteries in a pacemaker?

No: The batteries in all current devices are lithium based and operate much like duracell (alkaline) batteries. They cannot and should not be recharged, and are in fact welded into the pacemaker device itself. Rechargeable devices are on the horizon but will not likely be available in the next 3-5 years. ...Read more

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I have a pacemaker do I need to be concerned during storms?

Pacemaket: There is no problem unless electricity directly comes in contact with the pacemaker ...Read more

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What should I do if I need a pacemaker but I don't have insurance?

Talk with your dr: Perhaps you can discuss it with your doctor and make some financial arrangements -- and get the pacemaker. ...Read more

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And two EKG abnormal?

And two EKG abnormal?

See you doctor: You have to go over these with your doctor. ...Read more

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What does an EKG show?

What does an EKG show?

Electrical activity: Ekg is a graph of the electrical activity of the upper and lower chambers of the heart. Electricity travelling toward an ekg electrode records a positive deflection and away records a negative deflection. It offers a clue into various heart problems including heart attack, ischemia, heart rhythm disturbances, enlarged or abnormally thickened heart and electrolyte abnormalities to name a few. ...Read more

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How do you read an ekg?

How do you read an ekg?

Can't explain easily: That's what medical school & residency is for. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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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