Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

122 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Is it possible for a pacemaker to delay in sending electrical impulses ?

is it possible for a pacemaker to delay in sending electrical impulses to get the heart back to normal? when my heart slows right down to the verge of it stopping, my pacemaker takes awhile to kick it back to normal rythem, although it has happened a couple of times the last episode was quite frightening.
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Treatment/Therapy ,  
  User's Response
's  Response
Ask your doctor. maybe you need the pacemaker tweaked or you need a different kind. m
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

My father is in the hospital. He had two pacemaker procedures (new pacemaker, reinserted twice) two weeks ago (because of microdislodgement four days after first procedure). He went to ER because he started shaking severly and said it felt similar to when it was dislodged previously. No dislodgement found but had a very bad bladder infection and impaired kidney function (slight). Fever has come down, white blood count and kidney function back in normal range after antibiotics and kidney meds (IV) This morning his heart went into a-fib, and he converted well after IV medications were given. No a-fib since that time. He has known renal occlusion (and some others). No further testing done. His dry cough is getting worse, but his lungs are clear. Both cardiologist and nephrologist are not concerned. We are concerned about possible involvement from renal blockage but they say doppler or contrast test not indicated and are sending him home. Not sure what to think?

doctor1 MD

or will the person still be alright? until its adjusted? please?? reggie: his partner who s at the hospital said that they couldnt do anything at the hospital he s in as he got it fitted in another hospital, as a general hospital not a heart hospital could they adjust the pacemaker or stablise it? would he be on some kindof monitor to help his heart? ivan: thanks (i cant send any personal emails as it says ive reached my limit - that is sooo annoying lol. thank you, do you know why a pacemaker goes too slow, is it cos its faulty or damaged? i just got an update and spoke with his dad, he said he s fine and theyre keeping him in for tests. so that puts mymid at ease a bit. also thanks tc and bj, i cant seem to send you a personal thank you, you are very good to me givnig me advice on all my lifes problems lol! - very kind indeed thanku every1 else 2

doctor1 MD

hello doctor: i want ask you some questions about sick sinus syndrom and what is the best tretment in such this cases espcially if a patinet refused to do pacemaker.. i can send you full history and report about one of my patinet to help me.. thnx a lot dr rehab...

Recent questions on  Cardiovascular disease

doctor1 MD

5'6" 175lbs in great shape. I run and walk and weight train. my heart started to "stutter" about 4 or 5 days ago and is increasing in occurence. sometimes multiple stutters. 47 years old. no history of heart disease. low cholesterol levels. low blood pressure.

doctor1 MD

My husband's heart is beating loudly and seems to be beating irregularly. I took his blood pressure and it was normal. His heart rate was 102bpm. He also has an urge to cough periodically. He's had these episodes happen before and the cough has helped at times. Do we need to be concerned? His father died from heart disease and started having an irregular heart beat when he was 35.

doctor1 MD

l am a 51yrs old sudanese schoolteacher 5 ft six inches of height 55kgs weight diagnoesd in Kuwait chest hospital in 1989 as a vsd sevesre pulmonary hypertension and not indicated for surgery i got married in 1998 with three duaghters 12_10_8 .l know my case very well and l ve heart disease history a younger brother had died of heart failure and four youger brothers died in their baby hood they were likely have the same disease .my parents are close relatives and they still alive with reasnable health according to thier age.l was hospitalised in1986and 2006 for haemoptasis. I have been suffering recently from feet swelling and neck and shoulders stiffness specially when l carry any something over ten kilos of weight accompanied with a high fever and l feel the area very hot a two days ago echo showed that the case is normal a chest xray showed in the day that heart is not enlarged but not in good health other lab results 2days ago esr 8 mm/h.hb119.5percent uricacid 6.0 my question is what are the exepected symptoms and comlications in this case and how to deal with them.email: YYYY@YYYY cell 0000

doctor1 MD

Hi Hoctor, My mother went to perform angiogram 2 years before. Doctors results shows of Ischaemic heart disease, Mild hypertensive heart n normal LV function. She under meditation for cholosterol n diabates. She having problem with occacasional cough n cold for d past 70 days... so what was d reason n what we should do?

doctor1 MD

How do I help my wife of 40 + years who has developed dementia in the last two, getting worse all the time: memory, mood etc. I try to do everything I can for her but she does not cooperate a good share of the time. She sits in a recliner all day...

doctor1 MD

i lack vitamin D & Vitamin B12 .how manage this two naturally ?

doctor1 MD

I had completed my routine blood check up 5 days back, I have attached my report. Please review my report & let me know on the actions that need to be taken, am currently consuming 125 mg of thyroxine