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What is a timeline for putting in a pacemaker?

What is a timeline for putting in a pacemaker?

Often nonurgent: The urgency of pacemaker implantation depends on the severity of the underlying slow heart rhythm it is aimed at treating. It's rare that slow heart rates are so profound as to cause dangerously low blood pressures, but obviously if that is the case it is an emergency. Many times the symptoms are mild, and one can schedule it electively within a few days to a week. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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What does a level of 17 for bilirubin for a period of a week mean for an alcoholic in the hospital. My brother is in this situation?

What does a level of 17 for bilirubin for a period of a week mean for an alcoholic in the hospital. My brother is in this situation?

Depends: As a pathologist / lab doctor, we're always telling folks to look at the person more than the numbers. Severe jaundice can be anything from acute viral hepatitis to alcoholic hepatitis (a sudden illness) to hemolytic anemia to a medication allergy to a stray gallstone to cancer of the pancreas to several hundred less common entities. I'm glad you're there for your brother, good luck to you both. ...Read more

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What is the procedure to unplug a pacemaker from a patient?

Depends: If temporary deactivation is needed, placement of a special magnet or programming can take care of it. If permanent deactivation is the goal, it can be turned off by a programmer. Surgical procedure is needed to physically remove it. ...Read more

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What is an ECG/Echo actually looking for as a warning of a potential problem for someone on Flecainide?

What is an ECG/Echo actually looking for as a warning of a potential problem for someone on Flecainide?

Flecainide: Is a potent medication used to treat an abnormal heartbeat and prevent arrhythmias. The caveat is that it can prolong your QT interval and cause a life threatening heart beat. For this reason it should only be used under the supervision of a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is a remedy for a bent bone in a nose without any surgery?

What is a remedy for a bent bone in a nose without any surgery?

None: Unfortunately, there is no way to fix a crooked nose without surgery. You should see an ENT surgeon or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for recovery of a broken hip for an elderly woman?

What is the prognosis for recovery of a broken hip for an elderly woman?

Excellent!: The two main types of hip fractures are neck and intertrochanteric or below-the-neck fractures. Neck fractures are fixed by replacing the hip ball. Intertrochanterics are fixed with a plate or rod and a large screw. Most all elderly men and women return to their previous level of activity. "walkers" start walking again one day after surgery. Exception: those with senile dementia may not. ...Read more

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What kind of surgery is done for a pneumatacele in a premature infant?

What kind of surgery is done for a pneumatacele in a premature infant?

Pneumatocele: Usually a small chest tube or catheter is place in the area to remove the air slowly. I have also seen selective ventilation done for the pneumatocele to slowly resolve. Generally, it is a surgical procedure, not surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a person that had a c-section a year ago and that is pregnant looking to getting a VBAC ?

Is it possible for a person that had a c-section a year ago and that is pregnant looking to getting a VBAC ?

Yes: depending on the type of C-section, the reason you had it, and the capability of your hospital, almost everyone who has had one C-section can try for a vaginal birth. discuss your case with an OBGYN, I would be happy to give a second opinion. ...Read more

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What is the best type of pillow to buy for a child who is a stomach sleeper?

What is the best type of pillow to buy for a child who is a stomach sleeper?

None!: Although most people use them, pillows really aren't good for our backs and necks, and can worsen our posture. Especially for a child who sleeps face down, i'd recommend not using any pillow at all. ...Read more

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Is the timeline for implantation the same for a FET as it is a fresh?

Is the timeline for implantation the same for a FET as it is a fresh?

Yes: Implantation takes the same time in fresh as well as frozen embryos as long as embryos of the same developmental stage were transferred. ...Read more

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What is the nursing action for a mi?

Unanswerable: This question, asking for a "how to" manual on emergency nursing, is way out of bounds for this simple application. It would take a whole manual to respond to this broad question. This site is to ask about symptoms and specifics. Not sure what you wanted from us on this question. ...Read more

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What is the time period for a person to be on a ventilator for copd?

What is the time period for a person to be on a ventilator for copd?

Varies...: Disease progression varies widely among individuals and there are many factors that affect the rate of progression. In general, the disease will progress slower if you stop smoking and use oxygen, if the oxygen level in your blood is low enough to warrant this therapy. ...Read more

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What is the recovery period for an cardioeversion (which i'm assuming is the same as a shock treatment) and is this done on an outpatient basis?

What is the recovery period for an cardioeversion (which i'm assuming is the same as a shock treatment) and is this done on an outpatient basis?

Outpatient procedure: This is generally done as outpatient. Go to sleep for a few seconds, cardiovert, then wake up. There is a little residual chest soreness which is related to the spasm of the chest muscles that occurs with the shock, but this is recovered as an outpatient. It may be treated with Acetaminophen or a non steroidal anti inflammatory. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a pe?

What is the recovery time for a pe?

Recovery time varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, and follow up care. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after getting a pacemaker? At the end of this week, I am planning to have the procedure to place a pacemaker inside of me to keep my heart in check. What is the expected recovery time? Are there any special consideration me or my

What is the recovery time after getting a pacemaker? At the end of this week, I am planning to have the procedure to place a pacemaker inside of me to keep my heart in check. What is the expected recovery time? Are there any special consideration me or my

Usually short: Most patients have the procedure as an outpatient or with a single overnight stay. There is often a restriction on arm movement and weight bearing for the arm on the side the device is placed which may be up to 6 weeks. You should check with the physician performing the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for a patient who is going to have a blood transfusion?

What is the procedure for a patient who is going to have a blood transfusion?

Be informed: For transfusion the main preparation is to have the right information from your doctor and sign a consent for any adverse reaction that may happen during or after the procedure. Usually transfusion is needed when the patient clinical symptoms and laboratory findings show a deficiency in a blood component that must be corrected urgently. Then the appropriate product and dose is transfused. ...Read more