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Does life change after a pacemaker implant?

Does life change after a pacemaker implant?

It may: An appropriately implanted pacemaker improves the rhythm of the heart. It may improve the quality of life for the patient. ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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When after a pacemaker implant can an individual drive a car?

When after a pacemaker implant can an individual drive a car?

Pace maker implant: Yes. You will be allowed to drive a car 1 week after the implant. It is ideal to wait until completion of device interrogation 2 weeks after implantation. ...Read more

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How long after pacemaker implant can my grandma travel (around 3-4hrs by car)? Is it safe for her to travel?

How long after pacemaker implant can my grandma travel (around 3-4hrs by car)? Is it safe for her to travel?

Safe.: Unless your cardiologist says otherwise should be safe once she is discharged from the hospital. ...Read more

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With a pacemaker implant and an AV Node ablation, why would you want to pace the atria but not the ventricles?

With a pacemaker implant and an AV Node ablation, why would you want to pace the atria but not the ventricles?

Pacing: AV node ablation requires ventricular pacing or atrioventricular pacing, atrial only is not appropriate in AV block. ...Read more

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If a person has a gallstone will it cause gradual drop in his weigh. Was found out before pacemaker implant. Thank you..

If a person has a gallstone will it cause gradual drop in his weigh. Was found out before pacemaker implant. Thank you..

No: No. Gallstones that do not cause pain, nasuea, or vomiting should not cause weight loss. Gallstone that do not cause symptoms generally do not require treatment. ...Read more

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My mother in law hd to implant a pacemaker before two months. Is there any chance for the pacemaker to dislocate?

My mother in law hd to implant a pacemaker before two months. Is there any chance for the pacemaker to dislocate?

Lead dislocation: Pacemakers generators generally don't move once implanted. The leads however can sometimes move at their contact/attachment to the endocardium. Generally if the leads have been stable for 2-3 weeks, they aren't going to move in the future unless there's some form of traction in the generator pocket such as caused by people 'twiddling' with the generator. ...Read more

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1 wk post op pacemaker implant, now experiencing for 2 day sharp pain in upper right quad. Of chest with deep inhale. Pluerisy? Urgent, or wait a day?

1 wk post op pacemaker implant, now experiencing for 2 day sharp pain in upper right quad. Of chest with deep inhale. Pluerisy? Urgent, or wait a day?

Need to see MD!: I would see your cardiologist. Most likely from healing tissue but could be something worse. A good exam is needed and sometimes a chest xray as well. Sometimes complications will occur days after a procedure. Call and talk to your cardiologist or md who placed device. ...Read more

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I recently had a nodal ablation and permanent pacemaker implant for afib relief. I still feel flutter, would additional drug treatment help?

I recently had a nodal ablation and permanent pacemaker implant for afib relief. I still feel flutter, would additional drug treatment help?

See your doctor: Sometimes it takes more than one ablative procedure to get it under control and often the medications need to be tweeked. Most importantly avoid alcohol as it can trigger a fib. If you are unable to do this seek help. ...Read more

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When is pacemaker usually implanted?

When is pacemaker usually implanted?

Pacemaker: A pacemaker is usually implanted when the patient's physicians find a problem or problems for which the pacemaker is the indicated treatment. An example would be for complete atrioventricular conduction block in the heart. There are other indications also for pacemakers. ...Read more

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Can I travel to the philippines in may 2012? I had a pacemaker implanted in dec. 2011

Can I travel to the philippines in may 2012? I had a pacemaker implanted in dec. 2011

Assuming: Assuming all went well with the implantation and followup has been normal, you should be perfectly safe traveling to the philippines as far as your pacemaker is concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more