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What Are The Risks Of Riding Rollercoasters For A Person With Pacemaker
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
Pacer: It depends on the patients overall condition. A pacemaker itself is just a device. If the patients condition such as heart failure makes the roller coaster a bad risk, that is what the limit is. Ask the treating doctor, but would not hop on the ride without that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My father is 84 and just had apacemaker fitted, he regularly consumes 1 to 2 litres of wine daily what are the risks?
Indefinitely: The pacemaker is a very reliable way to maintain a normal heart rate. The device and the wires that connect it to the heart do require replacement infrequently. With appropriate follow up these procedures are electively planned and do not entail a high risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe but why: The lemon cleanse diet provides less than a 1000 calories per day and is woefully low in vital nutrients for the time you are on it. If your electrolytes (sodium, potassium particularly) get altered on the diet, it may affect your heart beat or possibly predispose to heart rhythm problems. This could be an additional risk of this diet. Also, risk depends on other underlying medical conditions. ...Read more
If a person has a pacemaker ?Is he still capable of having sex with his wife ? Is it safe for him?Thanks
Discussing pacemaker with physician tomorrow. Are there any long term risks associated with PM implantation in a young person? Future implocations?
There are: It would benefit you if you have to have a pacemaker placed that it be MRI compatible, as you may need an MRI later in the future. Also, make sure you are aware of future surgical needs like for battery pack changes. There are other possible complications like lead fracture/breaks, lead misplacement, etc. ...Read more
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Life with pacemaker: Pacers simply replace the electrical system in the heart but do not shorten life expectancy. Other heart issues like significant coronary/valve disease or congestive heart failure are the main heart issues that affect life expectancy. If placed for slow heart rates (sick sinus syndrome) or heart block then no specific reduction in life expectancy is noted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After how many days of pacemaker implantation, can a person can have sex, whether male or female?
Pacemaker: Uaually once the incision heals patients can start to resume their normal activities. It is very important that you continue to not raise your arm on the implanted side above the shoulder and not bear weight on that arm for the full 6 to 8 weeks after implantation. Activities such as swimming and golf need to be avoided until cleared by cardiology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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