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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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Dr. James Dukelow
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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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It's been a week and i still have a 10centimeter hole in my lung on february 3rd, 2012, i had an emergency pacemaker implanted and the surgery caused blood to fill up my left lung which collasped and after insertion of chest tubed it was drained and when

It's been a week and i still have a 10centimeter hole in my lung on february 3rd, 2012, i had an emergency pacemaker implanted and the surgery caused blood to fill up my left lung which collasped and after insertion of chest tubed it was drained and when

Question?: It sounds like you had a hemothorax (blood in the chest) after a pacemaker insertion, which is a possible complication. The chest tube was placed to drain the blood. The site of the chest tube closes over time. A 10cm hole in your lung would pretty much span the entire lung width. If the chest tube has been removed, the situation should resolve. ...Read more

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What are concerns for pacemaker insertion and bundle branch block rhythm?

What are concerns for pacemaker insertion and bundle branch block rhythm?

Slow heart rate : Lbbb is abnormal when slow heart beats cause syncope and symptomatic bradycardia - rbbb alone doesnot need treatment unles sit causes additional bloks any way need evaluation prior for pm treatment with ep study. ...Read more

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When is it safe to have sex after a pacemaker insertion?

When is it safe to have sex after a pacemaker insertion?

Pacemaker: The heart disease that indicated the need for the pacer dictates the activity level. Many pacer patients have no problem having sex. The pacer itself is not limiting from sexual activity. Ask the dr. Who ordered/implanted the device. ...Read more

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How do they change or insert the battery inside a pacemaker?

How do they change or insert the battery inside a pacemaker?

Change the generator: Small incision to access the generator box which has an integrated battery. Thus the whole generator is changed, not a separate battery, then the leads are reattached to the generator, placed back into surgically created pocket under skin, check function, close incision, good for another 7-10 years or so, depending on use. ...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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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. ...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

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more