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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. Katharine Cox
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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 dangers associated with having a pacemaker removed?

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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Is riddex dangerous for persons that have pacemakers?

No: Should not be, I am not sure how riddex works (and as an aside, judging by its reviews, it apparently doesn't!), but it does not generate a magnetic field and unless it does that, it does not interfere with the workings of a permanent pacemaker. ...Read more

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Is whole body vibration dangerous for a person with a pacemaker?

Uncertain.: Ordinary daily activities, including the vibration of riding on a bus, or similar normal activities, pose no risk related to ones pacemaker. ...Read more

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How many seconds is the length of the pause categorized dangerous and must wear a pacemaker?? sometimes i was pause when my heart fibrilation.

How many seconds is the length of the pause categorized dangerous and must wear a pacemaker?? sometimes i was pause when my heart fibrilation.

ACCF recommendations: Generally, if there is a sustained P wave duration (long first beat) of more than 120msec, atrial pacing is recommended in this situation. But the American College of Cardiology Foundation recommends that permanent pacing is not recommended to prevent Afib in the absence of another indication for a pacemaker, but does recommend one for patients with Afib and slow heart rate ( ...Read more

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I was pause for 7 seconds when my heart fibrilation. is it dangerous? whether requiring a pacemaker? thank you

I was pause for 7 seconds when my heart fibrilation. is it dangerous? whether requiring a pacemaker? thank you

If with symptoms: A pause of 7 seconds is long enough for some people to case symptoms of weakness,dizziness ,etc particularly if it is happening regularly. A pacemaker would help in this instance but it is just that. It prevents the heart from slowing but it does not make the heart any stronger. The Atrial Fibrillation however has more serious consequences like Stroke and requires more attention ...Read more

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Is irregular heart beat dangerous I have a pacemaker implated in my chest dulbander do I have a chance of removing in the future .

Is irregular heart beat dangerous I have a pacemaker implated in my chest dulbander do I have a chance of removing in the future .

Yes and no: Irregular heart beats, depending on the nature (not simple pac's or pvc's) are risks for stroke, or syncope. You must have had a severe on as you had a pacemaker placed. If before the pacer, rhythm medicines have been tried or the problem was severe enough to warrant need for pacer, you will not be able to have it removed and do well with the problem under control. ...Read more

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What is a pacemaker?

What is a pacemaker?

Heart device.: A cardiac pacemaker is a device that is implanted in the chest to permanently regulate heartbeat rhythms. The pacemaker monitors the heartbeat to make sure it is not beating too slowly, and when necessary transmits electric pulses to the heart to increase the heartbeat pace. Pacemakers are periodically replaced every several years when the battery runs out. ...Read more

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What are pacemakers?

What are pacemakers?

Speed up heart: If your heart is beating too slow, a pacemaker sends a small electric shock to the heart making it beat faster. There is a batery and some electronic circuits which tell the pacemaker when your heart beats too slow. ...Read more

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