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Do I need surgery to have a pacemaker put in?

Do I need surgery to have a pacemaker put in?

No: I would not refer to it as surgery, more like a simple procedure. Very small incision is made by somebody who has done this 100 if not thousands of times. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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White string coming out of incision? I had a pacemaker put in about 3 weeks ago. They didn't put stitches in, they just glued it shut. Today, i noticed a little piece of what i thought was glue, so i pulled on it trying to get it off. Then i realized it w

White string coming out of incision? I had a pacemaker put in about 3 weeks ago. They didn't put stitches in, they just glued it shut. Today, i noticed a little piece of what i thought was glue, so i pulled on it trying to get it off. Then i realized it w

It's : It's most likely the end of a stitch that was put in under the skin. Keep it clean and get back in to see your doctor as soon as you can. You could also put some neosporin or other triple antibiotic gel on it and cover it with a bandage until you see your doctor. ...Read more

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I had a pacemaker put in in 08..But sometimes ir feels like I have another heartbeat? I have problems breathing...But pacemaker is working good .

I had a pacemaker put in in 08..But sometimes ir feels like I have another heartbeat? I have problems breathing...But pacemaker is working good .

Check something else: If you have had a regular pacemaker clinic and everything is working properly and no evidence of pacemaker mediated tachycadia then you need to look into other reasons for the shortness of breath -- please talk with your doctor! ...Read more

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I had a pacemaker put in last year and had a ablation done also. Now they want to do a atrial ventricular node. How would this help me?

AV node ablation: AV node ablation prevents the fast heart rhythm in the upper chambers (such as SVT or atrial fibrillation), from affecting the lower chambers. If the fast rate of the lower chambers can not be controlled, it could damage your heart. The concern is that the AV node ablation, leaves you dependent on the pacemaker for life. Continue discussing with heart rhythm specialist, to answer all questions. ...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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Can the cold weather bother you after you get a pacemaker put in? It use not to bother me at all. But now some time it makes me sensitive at my heart

Let me explain: When you have the pacemaker done (which is metal) the metal dose not react like the normal skin. This why you feel over the pacemaker area. Good luck. ...Read more