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What are the dangers of having a pacemaker?

What are the dangers of having a pacemaker?

Procedure dangers: During pacemaker procedure - rupture, pericarditis, infections of site , which rarely happens, very safe and easy procedures that saves life. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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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 the benefits of having a pacemaker?

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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What are the disadvantages of having a stroke?

What are the disadvantages of having a stroke?

It is incapacitating: Stroke is incapacitating as it can cause paralysis og one side of body and can be crippling and even cause death It is a serious and morbid medical condition can be fatal and even if you survive it is crippling and leaves you with unpleasant complications ...Read more

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What are the benefits of having a heart transplant?

What are the benefits of having a heart transplant?

Living comfortably: For patients that receive a heart transplant, they would not have lived long without one. Recipients have end stage cardiac disease that is progressive and shortens survival. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having an electrocardiogram?

What are the risks of having an electrocardiogram?

None: An electrocardiogram is a noninvasive test that records the electrical activity of the heart from multiple directions. There is no risk associated with an electrocardiogram. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of having an abortion?

What are  the dangers of having an  abortion?

Many: In surgical abortion, the risks include infection, bleeding, injury to surrounding structures such as bowel or bladder, anesthesia, reaction to medications, incomplete abortion leading to another operation, etc. ...Read more

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What are the dangers associated with having a pacemaker removed?

Low: If there are no other medical conditions, the risk of pacemaker removal is very low, below 1%. All surgical consents will list risks of bleeding, infection and death even though the likelihood of serious complications is very low. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a splenectomy?

What are the risks of having a splenectomy?

Early and Late: Early: bleeding or injury to adjacent organs are the highest surgical risks. Late: the spleen is a filter that removes old blood cells and certain (encapsulated) bacteria from the bloodstream. Therefore, people without a spleen are prone to certain infections (although there are vaccines for these) and an over abundance of platelets in the bloodstream. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of getting an IUD?

What are the dangers of getting an IUD?

Very few: The IUD is one of the safest birth control methods with very few risks. Risks included expulsion (1/2000), perforation during the time of insertion, a slight risk in PID during the 1st 2 weeks in those who have gonorrhea or chlamydia, occasional spotting, tubal pregnancy and others. All of these are rare. ...Read more

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What are the risks of getting a heart transplant?

What are the risks of getting a heart transplant?

Various types: A heart transplant procedure has technical risks, just like any operation. Will the new heart fit? Start working? Will there be bleeding? After the operation, there are risks of infection, problems with the immunosuppressive medications, etc. Don't let these risks overly frighten you. The excellent statistics you are told about include all of these problems taking place, which is not too often. ...Read more

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What are the risks of having a vitrectomy?

What are the risks of having a vitrectomy?

Discuss w/ Retina MD: The most common complication from a vitrectomy is progression of cataract. At your age of 44, that may not be a major factor. Other risks that occur less than 5% of the time are retinal detachment, and bleeding. Post-operative infections from vitrectomies are rare. Depending on what the underlying condition is that you have, there may be a risk of disease progression and need for further surgery. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having a hole in the heart?

What are the effects of having a hole in the heart?

Hole in heart: Not enough room here, short inadequate answer is atrial or ventricular septal defects(holes)cause left to right shunting till bad things happen. For atrial the right heart gets overloaded and eventually pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure happen. For ventricular septal defect, left heart is overloaded and left heart failure and sometimes both sided failure occurs eventually. Oversimple ...Read more

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What are the complications of having a pylorotomy?

What are the complications of having a pylorotomy?

Vomiting, Scar: As any surgical procedure, complications can occur. Post operative vomiting is the most common issue. Surgical case fatality runs 1-5/1000 while doing nothing runs much higher. ...Read more

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What are the complications of a having discogram?

What are the complications of a having discogram?

See below: Complications include infection of the disc or related structures (meningitis, epidural abscess, osteomyelitis), dural puncture causing a post dural puncture headache, nerve damage, and skin infections such as cellulitis. Discuss with your doctor the incidence of each of the these complication to better weigh the risks and benefits of the procedure. ...Read more

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What are some of the risks of having a hysterectomy?

What are some of  the risks of having a hysterectomy?

Many: Risks of a hysterectomy include infection, bleeding, injury to the bowel or bladder, deep venous thrombosis, anesthetic complications, or even death. Fortunately, serious risks are rare. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of having a doula?

What are the benefits of having a doula?

Support: A doula generally stays with you during labor to give you support and help you be more comfortable. ...Read more