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What are some of the benefits of electronic pacemakers?

What are some of the benefits of electronic pacemakers?

Longer life: Depending on what is being treated it can prevent fainting and premature death from slow heart rates or cardiac arrest. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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What are some of the advantages of pacemakers?

What are some of the advantages of pacemakers?

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 more

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Benefits/risks of pacemaker if >90?

Benefits/risks of pacemaker if >90?

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 more

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What are the benefits of having a pacemaker?

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 more

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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.

Pacemaker: Reading the information you provided makes me suggest you see your doctor and ask the question. A weight gain post pacer isn't usual and could be a complication but to decide one needs information not available here and also an exam. ...Read more

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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.

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.

They are not : Suppose to interfere between each other. I do not know what cardiac abnormalities you referred. But, call the cardiology clinic to check the pacemaker. They can do that from your home. Good luck. ...Read more