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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..Im 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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read moreSee 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! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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