Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
146 Doctors are Online

question about pace maker

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.

Asked On : Thu, 18 Mar 2010
Answers:  2 Views:  351
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
General & Family Physician 's  Response
well he has a pacemaker the first thing you should do in such a case is to check the pulse immediately so that you have an idea whether it is regular or not.It may happen that the pacemaker is not functioning better to take the opinion of a cardiologist immediately
Answered: Sat, 11 Jun 2011
I find this answer helpful
  User's Response

Hi.. Since he is know to have a cardiac problem, do not hesitate to see a doctor.. A cardiac evaluation is needed...

Answered: Wed, 7 Apr 2010
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]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor