Pain after pacemaker implant - Doctor answers
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
No: The main indication of implanting a pacemaker is symptomatic bradyarrhythmia. ...Read more
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
Is there any side side effects of implanting 2 chambers pacemaker? What is the advantage of a single and dual chamber? Thank you
Dual: Chamber preferred if sinus rhythm present...No difference in potential complications. ...Read more
Usually one night: In the hospital & some activity restriction for about 1 month ...Read more
How long is the procedure to implant a pacemaker? My husband is scheduled for surgery to have a pacemaker put in. How long is the procedure typically?
With a pacemaker implant and an AV Node ablation, why would you want to pace the atria but not the ventricles?
If a person has a gallstone will it cause gradual drop in his weigh. Was found out before pacemaker implant. Thank you..
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does cash price of a brain MRI changes if I have a dbs implant? I heard a special procedure need to be followed for patients with such pacemakers.
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
I recently had a nodal ablation and permanent pacemaker implant for afib relief. I still feel flutter, would additional drug treatment help?
8 day post op pacemaker implant in upper chest, now 3 days sharp pain in upper right quad. Of chest with deep inhale. Pluerisy? Urgent, or wait a day?
Chest pain: This is urgent and you should call your doctor to report this asap. ...Read more
Dad just had pacemaker/defibrillator put in. Immediately after implant seems to have very laboured breathing, lots of chest stomach movement. Causes?
Dyspnea: This is abnormal and needs IMMEDIATE attention, if necessary go to the ER ...Read more
Post-pacemaker implant, and still having cardiac symptoms of jaw pain, chest pressure, breathing difficulty...Lasts 2 - 5 minutes. Pain 8/10.?
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
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
No: Modern pacemakers are well shielded and not susceptible to low level electromagnetic waves. ...Read more
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