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What is the cost for pacemaker implantation?

What is the cost for pacemaker implantation?

It Varies.: In a study from 2005, during the first four years, the cumulative cost for a patient with a dual-chamber pacemaker was $27, 441. This price did not distinguish between what was patient costs vs. Insurance costs. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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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


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What is the typical cost for pacemaker implantation in the u.S.?

What is the typical cost for pacemaker implantation in the u.S.?

It Varies: In a study from 2005, during the first four years, the cumulative cost for a patient with a dual-chamber pacemaker was $27, 441. This price did not distinguish between what was patient costs vs. Insurance costs. ...Read more

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What possible hazards can be expected from pacemaker implantation?

What possible hazards can be expected from pacemaker implantation?

Few and rare: Complications are few and rare. The commonest is soreness and a black & blue mark at the implantation site. Infection is very rare. Occasionally the pacing lead position is displaced and needs to be re-positioned days later. Extremely rarely, the lead can injure the wall of the ventricle or atrium. Irritation from the lead can sometimes lead to rhythm disturbances early on but settle down. ...Read more

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How long can I expect positional pain and discomfort to last after pacemaker implantation?

How long can I expect positional pain and discomfort to last after pacemaker implantation?

A couple of weeks: Should not be more than a couple of weeks, if it is, you need to see your implanting physician. ...Read more

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What is the typical cost for pacemaker implantation in pakistan and which centres are doing in rawalpindi / islamabad?

Don't know: A cardiac surgeon, working in pakistan and doing these procedures, would be able to answer this. Although, the price also depends on the type of facility involved in pacemaker placements.Thanks. ...Read more

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How do you learn pacemaker implantation programming?

How do you learn pacemaker implantation programming?

Pacemaker programing: Pacemakers are usually implanted by cardiologists in a special procedure room and there are often technicians that assist with the implantation. These individuals have some background in cardiology and cardiac procedures, or electrophysiology. Pacemaker companies usually recruit technicians or nurses with a cardiology background to train for pacemaker programming. It is a very specialized field. ...Read more

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What is thachy_brady syndrome?Is it the cause of pacemaker implantation by the kind of pacemaker used? Single or dual chamber.Thank you

Fast and slow!: Tachy-brady means sometimes the heart goes too fast and other times too slow. We need a pacemaker to prevent the slow beats so we can more safely give medication to control the fast beats. The type of pacemaker depends on what type of rhythms are involved. Usually it's dual chamber unless someone is in atrial fibrillation all the time. ...Read more

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Risks during the ablation and pacemaker implantation?

Risks during the ablation and pacemaker implantation?

Risks of ablation: Mostly the risks are the same as for other procedures, including infection and bleeding, but also rhythm disturbances of the heart and the development of fluid around the heart. In addition, the risks for pacemakers include pneumothorax or the presence of air around the lung. These are usually safe procedures which are performed by trained cardiologists. ...Read more

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Would a delay in performing pacemaker implantation cause permanent complications?

Would a delay in performing pacemaker implantation cause permanent complications?

Why do you need it?: If you're passing out with long pauses in your rhythm, delaying implantation could be lethal. If your symptoms are infrequent and mild, delay is acceptable. It all depends on the indication. ...Read more

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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 more

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Implantation (Definition)

One common meaning refers to the process by which an embryo attaches to the uterus of a woman so that she is pregnant. Many think of it as 'sticking.' implantation in humans always occurs when the embryo is between 6-7 days old. A very popular concept on the internet now in 2012, 'implantation bleeding, ' is speculative ...Read more