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Doctor insights on: While Implanting A Pace Maker Surgeon Punctured My Coronary Sinus What Can Be Consequences From This

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The result of "coronary sinus rhythm" in EKG is ok?

The result of "coronary sinus rhythm" in EKG is ok?

Coronary sinus: Not certain of the term as the coronary sinus is the major vein draining the heart. Maybe the term is low atrial rhythm which us not dangerous at all and is a description given when P wave morphology in some leads are inverted. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Oral maxillo-facial surgeon says I cannot ever have an implant for a certain missing molar (no walls). He could do a sinus lift. Is this worthwhile?

Oral maxillo-facial surgeon says I cannot ever have an implant for a certain missing molar (no walls). He could do a sinus lift. Is this worthwhile?

What you want?: Your bone that is required to hold the implant, bone is receding has to built. You you can afford, wants your own teeth rather than dentures, go for it speak to the surgeon prognosis. ...Read more

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I have been told by an oral surgeon that I will need a sinus lift for (implant) an upper molar extracted a year ago. Will there be a lot of discomfort?

I have been told by an oral surgeon that I will need a sinus lift for (implant) an upper molar extracted a year ago. Will there be a lot of discomfort?

Sinus lift: This procedure is usually done in preparation for placing an implant
if so it is correct
also it may be used to seal an oral
antral fistula
there will be discomfort usually for about 3 days post op, but it can be dealt with by using proper prescribed pain meds. ...Read more

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With a pacemaker implant and an AV Node ablation, why would you want to pace the atria but not the ventricles?

With a pacemaker implant and an AV Node ablation, why would you want to pace the atria but not the ventricles?

Pacing: AV node ablation requires ventricular pacing or atrioventricular pacing, atrial only is not appropriate in AV block. ...Read more

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Been told by surgeon that shoulder cannot get fixed and will lose function of arm due to pacemaker moving and where its placed at moment. What do I do?

Been told by surgeon that shoulder cannot get fixed and will lose function of arm due to pacemaker moving and where its placed at moment. What do I do?

Second opinion: See a shoulder specialist for a second opinion. If a procedure is done arthroscopically, it should not be an issue. Pacemakers should not move. You cannot get a MRI which could help with diagnosis, but a ct arthrogram can be of help in diagnosing your problem. ...Read more

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I have sinus bradycardia. Dr is recommending pacemaker are there any other alternatives that can be consider?

I have sinus bradycardia. Dr is recommending pacemaker are there any other alternatives that can be consider?

Only if symptomatic: This depends on the health of the heart, exclusion of any other problems, and presence of symptoms. Healthy, conditioned athletes may have sinus bradycardia while sleeping, sometimes as low as a hr in the 30s! but one key distinction is that the hr increases with exercise. If you have no symptoms, have a normal hr response to exercise, and heart function is nml -- pacer is probably unnecessary. ...Read more

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Equally lightheaded when I have bradycardia (when sitting or laying down) as when normal sinus rhythm, could I still benefit from a pacemaker?

Equally lightheaded when I have bradycardia (when sitting or laying down) as when normal sinus rhythm, could I still benefit from a pacemaker?

It depends on the: Nature and severity of your bradycardia. Your description sounds more consistent with hypotension or vertigo. You do not want to have an implanted device at age 30 unless it is absolutely necessary and critical for your life. Even in the best of centers you will be committing to multiple operations and potentially life threatening complications over the remainder of your life expectancy. ...Read more

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Hereditary causes of sinus bradycardia? Mine is the most severe requiring a pacemaker, but mother and uncle (not fit) also have bradycardia. Any link?

Hereditary causes of sinus bradycardia? Mine is the most severe requiring a pacemaker, but mother and uncle (not fit) also have bradycardia. Any link?

Yes, could be.: Asymptomatic sinus bradycardia is often a sign of good physical conditioning.
However, it can be pathologic, symptomatic, and potentially life-threatening.
Unexplained sinus bradycardia is associated with a mutation in the gene (HCN) that encodes the pacemaker channel, the channel responsible for sinus-node activity.

They may need genetic testing. ...Read more

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I have an inguinal hernia, I also have a medtronic heart pacemaker for an irregular heart beat. My surgeon said I can't have it removed, is that right?

I have an inguinal hernia, I also have a medtronic heart pacemaker for an irregular heart beat. My surgeon said I can't have it removed, is that right?

Just because: You have a pacemaker does not mean you cannot have hernia surgery. But I would need much more information on your heart function, ischemia or not & medications. Your cardiologist can review your heart status & risks for surgery & convey that information to your surgeon to better assess your surgical & anesthesia risks for hernia surgery. ...Read more

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My cardiac MRI showed persistent left sided superior vena cava drains into a dilated coronary sinus w/ mild dilation of the main pulmonary artery?

My cardiac MRI showed persistent left sided superior vena cava drains into a dilated coronary sinus w/ mild dilation of the main pulmonary artery?

Mostly a normal: Variant. Every fetus has one, but in most it involutes before birth.

0.3% of the general population has one. It is the most common variation of the thoracic venous system. Left svc draining into coronary sinus is expected 90% of the time.

Discuss with your doctor the significance in your case of the mild dilation of the pulmonary artery. ...Read more

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Does life change after a pacemaker implant?

Does life change after a pacemaker implant?

It may: An appropriately implanted pacemaker improves the rhythm of the heart. It may improve the quality of life for the patient. ...Read more

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What is the recuperation time post op pacemaker implant?

Usually one night: In the hospital & some activity restriction for about 1 month ...Read more

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What is the pacemaker for the coronary arteries called?

What is the pacemaker for the coronary arteries called?

Pacemaker: The coronary arteries are blood vessels and do not have a pacemaker. They react as do all other arteries but not to a pacemaking structure like the sinus node for the heart. ...Read more

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If a person has a gallstone will it cause gradual drop in his weigh. Was found out before pacemaker implant. Thank you..

If a person has a gallstone will it cause gradual drop in his weigh. Was found out before pacemaker implant. Thank you..

No: No. Gallstones that do not cause pain, nasuea, or vomiting should not cause weight loss. Gallstone that do not cause symptoms generally do not require treatment. ...Read more

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When after a pacemaker implant can an individual drive a car?

Pace maker implant: Yes. You will be allowed to drive a car 1 week after the implant. It is ideal to wait until completion of device interrogation 2 weeks after implantation. ...Read more

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My mother in law hd to implant a pacemaker before two months. Is there any chance for the pacemaker to dislocate?

My mother in law hd to implant a pacemaker before two months. Is there any chance for the pacemaker to dislocate?

Lead dislocation: Pacemakers generators generally don't move once implanted. The leads however can sometimes move at their contact/attachment to the endocardium. Generally if the leads have been stable for 2-3 weeks, they aren't going to move in the future unless there's some form of traction in the generator pocket such as caused by people 'twiddling' with the generator. ...Read more

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How long after pacemaker implant can my grandma travel (around 3-4hrs by car)? Is it safe for her to travel?

How long after pacemaker implant can my grandma travel (around 3-4hrs by car)? Is it safe for her to travel?

Safe.: Unless your cardiologist says otherwise should be safe once she is discharged from the hospital. ...Read more

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1 wk post op pacemaker implant, now experiencing for 2 day sharp pain in upper right quad. Of chest with deep inhale. Pluerisy? Urgent, or wait a day?

1 wk post op pacemaker implant, now experiencing for 2 day sharp pain in upper right quad. Of chest with deep inhale. Pluerisy? Urgent, or wait a day?

Need to see MD!: I would see your cardiologist. Most likely from healing tissue but could be something worse. A good exam is needed and sometimes a chest xray as well. Sometimes complications will occur days after a procedure. Call and talk to your cardiologist or md who placed device. ...Read more

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I recently had a nodal ablation and permanent pacemaker implant for afib relief. I still feel flutter, would additional drug treatment help?

I recently had a nodal ablation and permanent pacemaker implant for afib relief. I still feel flutter, would additional drug treatment help?

See your doctor: Sometimes it takes more than one ablative procedure to get it under control and often the medications need to be tweeked. Most importantly avoid alcohol as it can trigger a fib. If you are unable to do this seek help. ...Read more

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How has the cardiac pacemaker changed in the last twenty years?

How has the cardiac pacemaker changed in the last twenty years?

Pacemaker: Yes - it is very sophisticated due to advancement in electronic technology and in making things smaller. ...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

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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


Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more