its not face maker but pace maker
it is a medical device which uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contacting the heart muscles, to regulate the beating of the heart.
The primary purpose of a pacemaker is to maintain an adequate heart rate, either because the heart's native pacemaker is not fast enough, or there is a block in the heart's electrical conduction system
. Modern pacemakers are externally programmable and allow the cardiologist to select the optimum pacing modes for individual patients.
Some combine a pacemaker and defibrillator in a single implantable device. Others have multiple electrodes stimulating differing positions within the heart to improve synchronisation of the lower chambers of the heart.
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my uncle this morning awoke at 3:30 this morning screaming its happening again and when i walked into where he was sleeping he was holding his chest and he jolted as if he was having a seisure or something. he has a pacemaker installed in his chest and now says that his chest feels numb what the heck is going on he did this three times with in 3 minutes. he said it felt like something hit him in the back of his neck.
My father is 95 and good physical health. His cardiologist wants to replace his pacemaker....he doesn t have any symptoms but he has had the pacemaker 5 yrs+ What are the risks for this surgery at age 95 and is it absolutely necessary. Or do the risks out weigh any benefit?
I am 34 years old....I smoke and drink lots of coffee...I know these are contributing factors to a higher heart rate...I also lead a pretty sedentary lifestyle...lately my resting heart rate is higher than it usually is....currently 95 BPM....should i be concerned and should I see a doctor?
I had a baby 18 months ago and previous to that suffered from Hyperthyroid due to a virus. I was suffering from significant tachycardia and excessive sweating at that time. RAI Uptake was done etc, Virus resolved rendering my thyroid now Hypoactive for the last 4 years. I am currently taking Synthroid 150mcg. I have been a runner my entire life however first trimester complications caused that to cease. I am not just getting back into it and training for a half marathon. I have noted that my heart rate even after 5 minutes of running is around 186 bpm. I went to my GP to have my TSH and T4 checked to be sure I wasn t over medicated. Everything was normal. His response to this high BPM was to add a Beta-blocker. I have leary of taking it because I have read it will greatly affect my performance while running. I also get a quivering type feeling here and there through out the day in my heart. I get extremely flush almost purple in my face when running. I m wondering if there could something significantly more wrong than the thyroid affect as my GP has mentioned. I asked for a stress test and he said I didn t need one. I am 34 years old, slightly overweight still from post-partum. no other medical conditions, no history of any previous medical conditions other than Gestational Induced Hypertension and ecclampsia which clearly has resolved and Gestational Diabetes which also resolved.
my husband is 40 yrs old He has wolfe parkinsons white. In May he had an attack which his heart rate was 280 bpm. for around 5 hours. since then he had surgery to correct and remove the extra electrical pathways. he recently went for his post term check up and they say his lower heart has damage. is this from the rapid heart rate? can he get better? and what else can occur due to this syndrome?
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