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Risks Of A Pacemaker Surgery In The Elderly
None: There are no risks unless they come very close to a powerful magnet which I do not think happens while you're riding a roller coaster. Even if you did however, nothing bad will happen and as soon as you walk away from the magnet, things go back to normal.See 1 more doctor answer
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
My father is 84 and just had apacemaker fitted, he regularly consumes 1 to 2 litres of wine daily what are the risks?
Falls: Depending on his metabolism and general health, my concerns would be less about the pacemaker & more about falls. As he gets up to urinate in the night he may be more likely to fall, break a hip & end up with greater problems.
Need more history: The most common reason for a pacemaker is a heartbeat that slows to an unhealthy rate. A pacemaker resets the heart rate to an appropriate pace, ensuring adequate blood and oxygen are delivered to the brain and other parts of the body. It's not uncommon for both diabetics and women in their 50's and 60's to require pacemakers. In fact, they may have many years of benefit from a pacemaker ahead.
I had my pacemaker moved two weeks ago. There was swelling where it used to for a weekish after surgery. It went away. Now the swelling is back.
Hematoma: Is it hematoma? Is it bleeding in there? You need to tell the cardiologist now.
Does pacemaker installation count as major surgery? Is this major surgery that will include a long recovery time?
Usually not: Most pacemaker surgery involves a small skin incision and is not considered major surgery and the recovery is quick. There may be some activity restrictions for a few weeks. It can be riskier in patients who are already very ill. Rarely the pacemaker wires, also known as leads, must go on the outside of the heart. This is major surgery as the chest must be opened to get to the outside of the heart.See 1 more doctor answer
I accidently lifted my arm all the way up 3 days after my pacemaker surgery. Will anything happen?
Pacemaker: In general lifting the arm will not be a problem. We give patients the caution because if the position is initially tenuous, that lifting could move or dislodge the lead position. Let your doctor know about it when your pacer check is done or if you are noticing reappearance of any symptoms you had before the device was implanted.
In general no: you need to discuss this with your physician. There are a variety of chiropractic therapies, but there are some that I'm concerned about that have electrical impulses. I always advise patients caution with chiropractic to be sure there are certain conditions they have that could cause problems that could make It worse or be major danger. Again this is something specific to your health
Can someone have rotator cuff surgery if they have a pacemaker? The surgery would be where the pacemaker in implanted? Please help
Yes: Pacemakers are located more medial and more superficial than the rotator cuff. It would be very unlikely that will present any problem to the surgeon. Let him know you have a pacemaker. You also need to find out from your cardiologist if you are pacemaker "dependent" because if you are, there are a couple of precautions to be taken.
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 have a pacemaker now. My heart doctors want to do another surgery. My heart is still going to fast are to slow. What other surgerys would they do.
Av node ablation: You might have atrial fibrillation with a rapid ventricular heart rate. The pacemaker can support your heart when it is slow but will not be helpful for a fast heart rate. In this case the doctor will go in and ablate or cut the atrial ventricular node and allow the pacemaker to pace your heart at a regular slower rate Alternately if is a flutter or paroxysmal atrial tachycardia then ablate
How long is the procedure to implant a pacemaker? My husband is scheduled for surgery to have a pacemaker put in. How long is the procedure typically?
Short: Typically the procedure takes less than 2 hours, .See 1 more doctor answer
Skin rash: The skin rash could be a sign of underlying infection from the stimulator lead. See the surgeon who implanted the stimulator to evaluate the rash as soon as possible.
It depends: Not sure what you are asking. Can you be more specific?
ICD: It is not unusual for transient depression after such a procedure. You should realize that the icd is a device which should help protect you from sudden death. As such if you put your mind on it being a positive, hopefully you can adjust your viewpoint and convert your anxiety depression to positive outlook. Talk to your doc.
Pacemaker implantation surgery question. Where do they poke the wires through to get them inside the heart?
My father has gone through AVR Surgery. Now doctor is advising for pacemaker. What's the need of pacemaker now? Will that be permanent?
35 yr old, W male. Pacemaker in January, Mitral valve repair in May. EF went from 55 before surgery to 25 6 weeks later. How serious is this?
Yes or no: Ur EF may go down if u have ventricular pacer only, in which case u may have to increase ur rate to 70 or 80 bpm. If AV pacer with rate of 70 and EF is low, it is very serious, find out the reason and u may have to replace pacer for an AICD as per ur Cardiologist.
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