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What Can Cause Soreness And Pain Around Vns Pacemaker
I fainted at a club last night. Had a few sips of a drink but im on amoxicillin for sore throat. I'm an SVT heart patient with pacemaker. What happen?
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
Have a pacemaker. I'm 36. Its working great but have been having aching pains from my neck down my left arm?
May not be related: Depending on where your pacemaker is placed and how long ago, and whether chest or arm motion affects the symptoms, the pacemaker may or may not be related to your symptoms. The symptoms may be musculoskeletal or related to a primary neck problem, but you should talk to your doctor and/or the implanting cardiologist and have them confirm or deny the relationship.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You need to be hand screened -- and remember to tell them when you arrive. It will set them off -- and that will just delay you. You will be hand-screened or searched. The microwave technology does not do a good job determining what the pacemaker is, although it is getting better.See 1 more doctor answer
Grandma took a. 25 mi walk Later in the evening started coughing Worse this morning Cant get out of bed Is 89 and has a pacemaker cause for concern?
Yes: Hi. Yes, that is cause for concern. Cough is nonspecific, and can represent diverse problems including pneumonia, asthma, congestive heart failure, or simply a cold. At her age, there could be any number of things wrong. It would be wise to get her to her doctor who knows her medical history and can do appropriate diagnostics. Good luck to her!
What is thachy_brady syndrome? Is it the cause of pacemaker implantation by the kind of pacemaker used? Single or dual chamber. Thank you
Fast and slow!: Tachy-brady means sometimes the heart goes too fast and other times too slow. We need a pacemaker to prevent the slow beats so we can more safely give medication to control the fast beats. The type of pacemaker depends on what type of rhythms are involved. Usually it's dual chamber unless someone is in atrial fibrillation all the time.
Why do you need it?: If you're passing out with long pauses in your rhythm, delaying implantation could be lethal. If your symptoms are infrequent and mild, delay is acceptable. It all depends on the indication.
??: Was there a problem with the procedure? Do you have a lot of pain at the wound site.See 1 more doctor answer
Told I need a pacemaker to treat bradycardia. Recently found out I've had long term exposure to mold. Could that be the cause of the bradycardia?
Low likelihood: It's possible for toxins to cause that symptom and certain molds are among the ones considered, but correction efforts are your issue now. It's good to avoid mold! Now, follow the treatment plan to deal w/ your heart. Unless you have an air-tight, high $ law suit re the mold - the causes are not foremost now.
Pain in peroneal tendon area for 2 yrs, can't have MRI cause of pacemaker. How do I know if torn?
Clinical exam: Truth is we didn't always have the luxury of mri's. So, a good clinician and a good history together can make an assumption. You have pain - so the question really is how to get you out of the pain. Assume, there is a tear. Start with conservative treatment and if it doesn't improve you have a surgical option.
I have a pacemaker (icd) can I saftley make a tattoo? The machine can cause problems for the icd if I do it on the same side as the pacemaker?
Parent had pacemaker put in due to low heart rate (30's-40's). Had high BP and is overweight. What are the likely causes of decreased heart rate?
Slow heart rate: Just answered this earlier. We had no definite cause to this. The sinus node, or the heart pacer is just simply slow in firing, could have been from previous ischemia but we can't say for certain. It is not a common condition but we see it enough and yes more in the elderly, so the ischemic theory probably is true.
If a person has a gallstone will it cause gradual drop in his weigh. Was found out before pacemaker implant. Thank you..
I have a pacemaker set for 60 BPM and I have been getting dizzy spells. When I check my pulse it seems regular, what else could cause this?
Dizziness: Well, the simple fact that you have a pacemaker tells us you have significant heart issues. Assuming no cardiac causes, a quick thought is to consider your medications - BP meds can often cause dizziness. Other non cardiac causes include sinus allergies, inner ear problems, or metabolism issues (ie thyroid disease). Your best bet is to discuss this with your pcp or cardiologist. Best regards!
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