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Are there contraindications with pacemakers?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Pacemakers

Anyone who needs a pacemaker can generally have one.
The implantation procedure is quite benign and the devices are generally tolerated very well. The major problem would be if the patient had infection that likely could see the device pocket or its implant site in the heart. We'd hold off till the infection was resolved.

In brief: Pacemakers

Anyone who needs a pacemaker can generally have one.
The implantation procedure is quite benign and the devices are generally tolerated very well. The major problem would be if the patient had infection that likely could see the device pocket or its implant site in the heart. We'd hold off till the infection was resolved.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No

Virtually no one is allergic to a pacemaker. There are really no contraindications to pacemaker implantation.
Rarely, access to a blood vessel to place the lead into the heart is limited (for example, due to scarring and closure of both subclavian veins).

In brief: No

Virtually no one is allergic to a pacemaker. There are really no contraindications to pacemaker implantation.
Rarely, access to a blood vessel to place the lead into the heart is limited (for example, due to scarring and closure of both subclavian veins).
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
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