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What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Electronic Pacemakers
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
I have been experiencing sharp pain in my left shoulder/arm. I have a pacemaker. Also, I am working around many electronic devices plus some lifting.?
Multiple: Pacemaker ensure that the heart rate does not fall below a minimum programmed value. Dual chamber pacemakers restore the coordination (known as atrioventricular synchrony) between the upper and lower chambers of the heart. Pacemakers can also function in a limited capacity as monitors of heart rate, rhythm, and in some cases, estimate the degree of heart failure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small risk-big bene: If a pacemaker is indicated, age is completely irrelevant. The vast majority of people who need and get pacemakers are elderly. It doesn't matter if you're >100. The procedure is minor and done under local anesthetic with minimal risk. If you're symptomatic from a rhythm disturbance corrected by a pacemaker, you will feel much better with it and there's not reason not to proceed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies by problem: Preventing problems from very low heart beat such as heart failure, passing out and in extreme cases cardiac arrest. Also symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath from low heart beat may improve. Sometimes it is used when medications treating fast heart beats also causes very slow heart beat. A special resynchronization pacemaker with three leads may be used to treat heart failure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the benefits and risks of pacemaker for a 57 year old man who leads a very active lifestyle. I was advised to get it but am still indecisive?
The guidelines : Are very clear on who gets pacemakers...Talk to your cardiologist as to why. ...Read more
Is it ok to gain some weight after pacemaker implantation? I gained about 5 lbs within a month after surgery. But i don't think this is edema.
I am implanted with a pacemaker in feb 2012 but still now am having some itching and some times mild pain at the place the machine implanted. What to
Is my gas pacemaker interfering with cardiac pacemaker? It is placed on the same side as the cardiac pacemaker and i feel some cardiac abnormalities.
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