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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?

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?

Cardiologist: See your cardiologist! the sips of a drink and the Amoxicillin probably did not cause your episode. With a pacemaker history, that episode requires further analysis by your cardiologist to make sure it wasn't an arrhythmia. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Pacemaker (Definition)

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


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Have a pacemaker..Im 36..Its working great but have been having aching pains from my neck down my left arm?

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 more

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Does pacemaker cause any problems with airport metal detectors?

Does pacemaker cause any problems with airport metal detectors?

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 more

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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?

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

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What causes burping after pacemaker insertion?

What causes burping after pacemaker insertion?

Likely no relation: There is unlikely to be a connection between the two; usually burping is caused by gastro-esophageal reflux. It's possible that you are paying more attention to your body after the pacemaker procedure. ...Read more

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What is thachy_brady syndrome?Is it the cause of pacemaker implantation by the kind of pacemaker used? Single or dual chamber.Thank you

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

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What causes pacemakers to work?

What causes pacemakers to work?

Pacemakers: A pacemaker is a battery driven device. It is actually a small computer. Some of its functions are like a radio receiver, its pacing function is just delivering a tiny shock to the heart. A defibrillator delivers a bigger shock to the heart. ...Read more

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Can planting a permenant pacemaker cause cardiac tamponade?

Can planting a permenant pacemaker cause cardiac tamponade?

Yes: If a pacemaker lead perforated the right atrial or ventricular wall....If suspected echocardiogram should be ordered immediately. ...Read more

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Would a delay in performing pacemaker implantation cause permanent complications?

Would a delay in performing pacemaker implantation cause permanent complications?

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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Can the cause of left arm pain be associated with just having a pacemaker installed?

Can the cause of left arm pain be associated with just having a pacemaker installed?

Rarely, but yes: There is a complex nerve network located near the site where we generally place pacemakers. On very rare occasion, the wire can be placed through one or more nerves which are related to the arm. This does not generally represent fault of your physician but should be evaluated and potentially treated if it is causing you problems. ...Read more

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