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What anesthetic are you put under usually for pace maker surgery?

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Dr. Anthony Pollizzi
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Local

this is usually done under a local type anesthetic with some sedation

In brief: Local

this is usually done under a local type anesthetic with some sedation
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anesthetic

Pacemaker implantation is usually done with mild sedation and local anesthesia.
We do not always put a patient 'to sleep' for the procedure. Generally you will discuss the anesthetic part of the procedure with an anesthesia professional beforehand so the best choice for you can be made.

In brief: Anesthetic

Pacemaker implantation is usually done with mild sedation and local anesthesia.
We do not always put a patient 'to sleep' for the procedure. Generally you will discuss the anesthetic part of the procedure with an anesthesia professional beforehand so the best choice for you can be made.
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Dr. Harinder Gill
I have never used general anesthesia for hundreds of such implants
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