question-icon

Suggest Treatment For Severe Abdominal Spasms In A Person On A Pacemaker

default
Posted on Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Question: My father has had pacemaker installed recently. He's having spasms in his abdomen, chest. Doctor has checked pacemaker & says it's not from it. It's as if he's having hiccups.This new condition started after installing the pacemaker. Is this condition common & dangerous?
doctor
Answered by Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan (44 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Not dangerous

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Sometimes there is a sensitivity of diaphragm after pacemaker installation. It may cause hiccups and similar complaints. It is not dangerous but it may be inconvenient for the patient. If they have installed it recently, maybe it will disappear gradually. But he needs a doctor evaluation to find out if it is really pacemaker consequence or just hiccups.

Hope this was helpful

Wishing a good health to your father

In case of further questions don't hesitate to ask

Regards
Note: For further queries related to coronary artery disease and prevention, click here.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Lilit Baghdasaryan

Cardiologist

Practicing since :2007

Answered : 1536 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

152 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Suggest Treatment For Severe Abdominal Spasms In A Person On A Pacemaker

Brief Answer: Not dangerous Detailed Answer: Hi, Sometimes there is a sensitivity of diaphragm after pacemaker installation. It may cause hiccups and similar complaints. It is not dangerous but it may be inconvenient for the patient. If they have installed it recently, maybe it will disappear gradually. But he needs a doctor evaluation to find out if it is really pacemaker consequence or just hiccups. Hope this was helpful Wishing a good health to your father In case of further questions don't hesitate to ask Regards