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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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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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Can I have magnetic field treatments if I have pacemaker?

Pacer: In general we prefer pacemaker patient to not be in intense magnetic fields. The pacers are shielded but magnetic fields can cause disruptions in the circuitry of the devices notwithstanding if the fields are strong enough. ...Read more

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Can someone with a pacemaker, receive radiation therapy near the pacemaker?

Can someone with a pacemaker, receive radiation therapy near the pacemaker?

Atleast 5 cm away: It is not safe to be in direct field of radiation. 5 cm away usually offers acceptable drop of dose to make it safe for most pacemakers. At times we may ask to have the pacemaker moved out of the radiation field. ...Read more

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Life therapy of antibiotics for enterococcal endocarditis 76 male mitral valve and pacemaker?

Life therapy of antibiotics for enterococcal endocarditis 76 male mitral valve and pacemaker?

Endocarditis: The combination of ampicillen and gentamycin can be an effective treatment for enterococcal endocarditis. ...Read more

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What does it mean if a patient with a heart pacemaker received antibiotic therapy for streptococcal bacteremia.?

What does it mean if a patient with a heart pacemaker received antibiotic therapy for streptococcal bacteremia.?

Infection prevention: Results of the present meta-analysis suggest that systemic antibiotic prophylaxis significantly reduces the incidence of potentially serious infective complications after permanent pacemaker implantation. They support the use of prophylactic antibiotics at the time of pacemaker insertion to prevent short-term pocket infection, skin erosion or septicemia. ...Read more

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Had a block before and had a stunt before. Now diagnosed LBBB, what treatment is suggested, have borderline diabetes and on medicine. Is it safe to get a pace maker.

Had a block before and had a stunt before. Now diagnosed LBBB, what treatment is suggested, have borderline diabetes and on medicine. Is it safe to get a pace maker.

Cardiac issues: One can have an electrical and/or vascular block ,if either is severe enough treatment can involve respectively a pacemaker or stent ,both procedures incur a small risk, worthwhile if the risk of not undergoing the procedure exceeds that of the procedure itself.. LBBB only needs treatment if certain criteria are met. ...Read more

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Does a pacemaker/defibrillator cure dilated cardiomyopathy?

Does a pacemaker/defibrillator cure dilated cardiomyopathy?

Not usually.: An icd (defibrillator) may rescue you from cardiac arrest, which is a risk one carries with cardiomyopathy - but it doesn't cure cardiomyopathy. A bi-ventricular pacemaker (or biv-icd) may reverse some of the cardiomyopathy, but not always. ...Read more

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