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What Are The Risks Of Riding Rollercoasters For A Person With Pacemaker
Rollercoaster: If the patient is not pacer dependent and has a rate responsive pacer and a normal otherwise pumping function, should be ok. If the patient has a fixed rate pacer and doesn't go faster, then the rollercoaster represents a risk to the patient should a rate increase be needed from the g force stresses of the coaster. ...Read moreSee 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
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
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