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Will i be feeling it when my two lead pacemaker is working?

Usually not: If you think you can feel when your pacemaker is functioning, mention it during your next pacemaker check and/or get checked earlier than planned. It's easy to verify or rule out. Often a minor adjustment is all that's needed to ameliorate it. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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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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I have a pacemaker, but I keep feeling chest pain. Is this nerve or musculoskeletal related?

I have a pacemaker, but I keep feeling chest pain. Is this nerve or musculoskeletal related?

Maybe - Be careful: Any person having a pacemaker by definition has an underlying heart condition. Chest pain in any adult should be treated as a potentially serious symptom, never to be ignored. Never assume a cause for any chest pain, it must be looked into by your cardiologist. While some patients with pacemakers can have muscle or nerve pain, in many others the chest pain may indicate a more serious problem. ...Read more

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I have had a very strange feeling in my chest for a few weeks now already had 4 heart attacks have 7 stents and a pacemaker what is wrong with me?

I have had a very strange feeling in my chest for a few weeks now already had 4 heart attacks have 7 stents and a pacemaker what is wrong with me?

Second opinion: You need to discuss this with your cardiologist. I assume that the procedures were all indicated. Consider getting a second opinion and treat your risk factors. ...Read more

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I had a pacemaker put in April 1 to slow my heart rate down and not sure how far he put it in feeling hard spots on my chest?

I had a pacemaker put in April 1 to slow my heart rate down and not sure how far he put it in feeling hard spots on my chest?

Pacemaker: Pacemaker is unlikely to cause any hard spots on the chest wall except directly over the pulse generator and lead(s). You can certainly ask your implanting physician about what you are feeling. ...Read more

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In 2010 was diagnosis with nonischemic cardiomyopathy, have low hr/bp. Now feeling electric impulse in heart. Pacemaker advised by doc. Any thoughts?

In 2010 was diagnosis with nonischemic cardiomyopathy, have low hr/bp. Now feeling electric impulse in heart. Pacemaker advised by doc. Any thoughts?

Cardiomyopathy: A patient with cardiomyopathy and very weak heart muscle function are often advised to have an internal defibrillator-pacemaker inserted. You are advised to see a cardiologist who is a specialist on cardiomyopathy and follow his/her advice. ...Read more

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I have a platelet count 580 is that high and I have a pacemaker my left arm have been feeling numbness and one of my finger at the tip feel like I bur?

I have a platelet count 580 is that high and I have a pacemaker my left arm have been feeling numbness and one of my finger at the tip feel like I bur?

Platelet arm pacer: The range of diagnostic considerations in you is vast and not able to be sorted out in the allowed 400 character limit in this forum. The 3 items in the question may be inter related or independent of one or all of the others ;details and examination are essential ...Read more

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here and there, I still can feel my "funny heartbeat" (made me want to cough) even after wearing a pacemaker. normal? implanted date 25/3/15 for HB.

here and there, I still can feel my "funny heartbeat" (made me want to cough) even after wearing a pacemaker. normal? implanted date 25/3/15 for HB.

ARRHYTHMIA : ARRYTHMIA : if you are experiencing the same exact SX prior to the PACER, SEE YOU CARDIOLOGIST ASAP. YOU NEED TO BE REEXAMINED HAVE LABS CHECJED /ECHO& PACER INVESTIGATED. THE PACER LEADS MAY HAVE MIGRATED/THE PACER MAY BE DEFFECTIVE OR THE BATTERY MAY HAVE RUN OUT EARLY. GET SEEN BY CARD ASAP OR ER IF SX WORSEN. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pacemaker?

Can you tell me about pacemaker?

Pacemaker: A pacemaker is an electronic device which uses a lead as an antenna to sense the heart's electrical activity. It uses the same lead(s) to deliver a small electrical impulse to the heart to make it contract if the heart isn't going as fast as the device was programmed to maintain. Pacemakers both sense heart activity and pace it to produce activity. They maintain heart rate. Other things too.... ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pacemakers?

Can you tell me about pacemakers?

Sure I can: They are used if the heart is beating too slow. Electrodes are inserted into the heart through a vein usually in the area of the clavicle. They are attached to a battery which sends an electric current down the wires. This causes the heart to contract. We can set the rate so that the heart will beat faster. Also the device senses if your heart beats on its own and is in that case inhibited. ...Read more

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How does the artificial pacemaker work?

How does the artificial pacemaker work?

Pacemaker: A pacemaker is an electronic device which uses a lead as an antenna to sense the heart's electrical activity. It uses the same lead(s) to deliver a small electrical impulse to the heart to make it contract if the heart isn't going as fast as the device was programmed to maintain. Pacemakers both sense heart activity and pace it to produce activity. They maintain heart rate. Other things too.... ...Read more

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Can a person with pacemaker swim safely?

Can a person with pacemaker swim safely?

Generally yes: Once the insertion site has healed, there is no reason why you cannot swim or particpate in other water sports, assuming your heart function is healthy enough. The pacemaker is not the limiting factor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when pacemaker is 6/81?

What does it mean when pacemaker is 6/81?

Need more info: Those particular numbers do not seem to reflect a status of the pacemaker or of pacemaker life expectancy. I would ask him again and perhaps write it down. ...Read more

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How can it feel after you get a pacemaker?

Pacemaker: If your heart has been too slow as the indication for the pacemaker, you will feel significantly better than with the slow heart rate. If you get the pacemaker as a precaution to protect against something that might happen, you may not feel anything different. The surgical wound will ache for a while but nothing severe. ...Read more

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Which medical conditions do pacemakers help?

Which medical conditions do pacemakers help?

See Below: The most common indicators for pacemakers are bradycardia, tachycardia and heart block: slow heart rate, fast heart rate and when the heart stops beating for several seconds. ...Read more

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What is a timeline for putting in a pacemaker?

What is a timeline for putting in a pacemaker?

Often nonurgent: The urgency of pacemaker implantation depends on the severity of the underlying slow heart rhythm it is aimed at treating. It's rare that slow heart rates are so profound as to cause dangerously low blood pressures, but obviously if that is the case it is an emergency. Many times the symptoms are mild, and one can schedule it electively within a few days to a week. ...Read more

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Can invisible fences interfere with pacemakers?

Can invisible fences interfere with pacemakers?

No: It is very unlikely that an invisible fence would interfere with a pacemaker. Normally, and this is generally true of the pacemakers that have been implanted over the past 10 years or so, not much on the outside of the body can affect their function with the exception of large magnetic fields (like that of an mri). Even then, the interference is not permanent and not significantly detrimental. ...Read more

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Will i be able to feel a pacemaker inside of me?

Will i be able to feel a pacemaker inside of me?

Probably not: A pacemaker is inserted during a minor surgery. You will feel it, of course, until the surgery heals. Most people after a few weeks are no longer aware of their device. However, a paced beat is somewhat different than your normal heart beat, and a very small percentage of people will be able to feel a difference in their paced beats compared to their normal hear beat. ...Read more

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Why are gait belts contraindicated with pacemaker?

Why are gait belts contraindicated with pacemaker?

Dunno: Can't see why. It's only magnets and electrical signals that can interfere with a pacemaker's functioning. ...Read more

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How involved is the procedure for removing pacemaker?

How involved is the procedure for removing pacemaker?

Pacemaker: Not much difficult. Usually its subtituted with a new pacemaker or upgraded to icd. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Tingling (Definition)

Tingling is a pins and needle like sensation anywhere on the body. May also be termed paresthesia. Can experience when elbow is bumped (funny bone), or even from frostbite. On its own, unlikely significant but may be part of nerve pathology from ...Read more