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Can a pacemaker be felt through the skin by the host or someone else?

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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pacemaker

By touching or palpating you can feel it usually.

In brief: Pacemaker

By touching or palpating you can feel it usually.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. Amrit Singh
yes. Currently it is 1"x 2" and 0.125" thick as differentiate from AICD 2"x 3" and 0,25" thick. do not play with device it may move and get the lead out of the heart - twiddler's syndrome.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Always

Yes, you can always feel the pacemaker through the skin.
Both by it's owner and anyone who examines him/her. They're small and not bothersome except in the thinnest of individuals.

In brief: Always

Yes, you can always feel the pacemaker through the skin.
Both by it's owner and anyone who examines him/her. They're small and not bothersome except in the thinnest of individuals.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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