Artificial pacemaker

What is Artificial pacemaker?

Any device that substitutes for the normal pacemaker and controls the rhythm of the organ; especially an electronic cardiac pacemaker, which may be implanted in the chest, with electrodes attached to the external cardiac surface, or passed through the venous circulation into the right side of the heart (pervenous pacemaker).

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My mother had a pacemaker in 2 months ago and within the last month I have noticed swelling in her feet and? ankles can a pace maker cause this problem. She has a very diffuclt time in walking

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believe it or not, this could explain a good bit about reality to me - something that fascinates me :) i thought that artificial pacemakers were put in, replacing a heart - but apparently not? and apparently, we dont have brains hooked up to machines - which i find curious. you guys are missing my question.. i m looking for someone who physically does not have a heart, who is alive by machine- if that is possible.

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A family member is Southamerica needs a Pacemaker . I want to buy it in the US and send it down there. I have been searching for manufactures or retailers, but have not found any.

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my 77 year old friend not feeling to well. B/p 101/58 with 42 heartrate. Normally is running low but this seems to be way off. Has been told about 4 yrs ago. he could need a pacemaker. Are these numbers cause for concern?

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Hello and thanks for your query.

I shall make an effort to provide you with good professional recommendations specific to your questions.

I realize your friend's Blood Pressure of 101/58 and 42 beats per minute heart rate has got you concerned.

Well, for that it obviously is below the 120/80...

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I have had a pacemaker installed for 30 days now and face 30 more days of boredom, no golf. I have been walking briskly daily for an hour to hour and a half and feel great. Is there any precautions regarding aerobic exercise?

doctor1 MD

HI,

Thanks for the query,

Well, after pace maker insertion , you will have to take certain precautions for the proper and efficient working of it.

I will discuss all of them, but first of all regarding the aerobic exercises--AVOID IT for atleat 5 more months, but you may do light housework such...

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Hi my 14 year old daughter who is of healthy weight and height has been experiencing severe pains of and on in her stomach back sides and chest for the past seven years . She has had every test and all fine. Recently the pain has been more in the chest and one morning isherwood woke up with what she said was like someone punching her in the chest then her heart started racing. I took her to the doctor and he gave her ECG. He said she has rbbb. We are waiting to be referred. Could this have been the problem all along and should I be worried. Should I stillkeep taking her back when the pain is bad. I am just so worried.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for the Query.

You have described well but I Would like to know few more things which would help me in suggesting you better:

1.) Does she have fainting episodes?
2.) Does she have feeling that she is going to faint?
3.) Does she have breathlessness?
4.) Is she having any congenital...

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I had a defibrillator put in 2 yrs ago after a TIA Nothing has ever happened since then Should I have it removed I had a defibrilllator put in 2yrs ago after a TIA as they found my heart beating too slow. I ve gone thru all the monthly checks and never once had a sense of this kicking in. Maybe the doctors were too fast to put it in. Should I have it removed. My BP and other vitals are fine. I am 64.

doctor1 MD

Hello Teri,

Your question is ideal and let me throw some light on the use of ICD and their importance.

It seems that your doctors had implanted a ICD due to development of bradycardia, or they suspected complete heart block. ICD's generally pace heart, defibrillate it and does cardioversion...

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Is a pacemaker appropriate?
by joeyboy42, My wife had a mitral vakve repair 3 years ago as well as a maze to correct AF; heartbeat was in teh upper 90's so she then had a cardioversion to regularise heartbeat and this worked fine, bringing it down to the mid-60's. Earlier this year her specialist replaced her calcium channel blocker with an ARB. Shortly afterwards she experienced a heart attack; a subsequent ECG indicated a Taku-tsubo syndrome as well as Troponin positivity. She then had a Cardiac MRI scan which apparently revealed little, same for a 24 hour ECG despite her heartbeat going up to 140-160 on a number of days. It has been brought down with a Betablocker after two hospitals admissions through A & E.
Her heartbeat is currently in the higher 50's and lower 60's and a pacemaker is suggested to regularise the intermittent bradycardia and occasional tachycardia. Is this the appropriate treatment as there appears to be a lot of uncertainty regarding clinical decision-making?

doctor1 MD

Hello Mr XXXXXXX
Thank you for your query.

As per the details given by you, your wife has had Mitral valve repair with a Maze procedure for atrial fibrillation, followed by cardioversion to maintain normal rhythm. She apparently has recently suffered from Tako-Tsubo syndrome.

Tako-Tsubo syndrome...

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I got irragular beats. I am 65, 5'.7.5"
I had two stent in my heart. I like to get a face maker
Please reply the cost etc

doctor1 MD

Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.

If your heart rate remains irregular even after giving shock treatments then having a pacemaker is the only option left for you.

Regarding the cost of the treatment, it depends on the place and varies from hospital to hospital. The total cost of medicines,...

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how long can a person live with cardiomyopathy,chr systlic and distolic and ef rate at 15% also takes med for blood presser and diabetes husband is 49 has had 3 defibulatres/pace maker had a virise hit his heart 16 years a go

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for posting your query.

Cardiomyopathy, in your case is most probably due to Post Viral sequelle.

Currently, there is Severe LV Dysfunction with EF ~ 15 %.

It is difficult to quantify in time duration, the length of survival in such patients. However, its mentioned that people who...

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My brother is 65 years of age, under 200 lbs and about 5'10". He has had bypass surgery and has a pacemaker/defibrilator. He has had blood in his stool the past several days; yesterday also had blood in urine. Blood is dark red; quite a bit he said. No pain associated. he is headed to the ER; what could this be?

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My Mom had Cardioversion last Thursday and it was unsuccessful and then had a pacemaker placed on Monday and went home from the hospital this past Tuesday. She has developed a sore throat, more on one side and feels like it might be one of her tonsils. Could this be in any way related to her surgery? Also, she has been feeling, what she says, feels like palpitations. Could this be due to her heart maybe slowing down and the pacemaker taking effect and getting her heart back in rhythym? Thank you!

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hello, i am concerned because a few months ago i requested a heart test the ekg because my father has a history of heart disease and now has a pacemaker in place. well my ekg was normal but i am still having some pains around my heart region especially when my children need to be scolded i feel it. is this just stress or should i ask for further testing

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Sir, this is ashish here..i am from kolkata..wnt 2 talk wth u for my father, he stays in patna...he have some heart prblm wen i cnselted wth local cardilogist then he suggestd 4 pacemaker..can u advice me what to do..his age is 56 yr. I am telling u all the symptems. I conselted in patna with Dr. R.k Agarwal Dry cough, No PND, No chostyh 2:1 AV block, Rt lung penmonia ECG - LBBB BP - 130/82 on 20/4/2010 pulse - 58Final report of ecocardiography report! 1)Normal valves, no regurgitation 2) Normal chambers dimensions 3)Normal LV & RV systolic function 4)No RWMA, No LVH, No PAH 5) No clot, No vegetation 6) Normal pericardian Can you tell me sir what shuld i do..shuld i go for pacemaker operation...if yes then can u tell me how much it ll will cost..as we are not very financialy sound family YYYY@YYYY

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Age 84, pace maker, de-flib installed, pace maker installed, by-pass surgery 9 years ago, and now on cardiologist appropriate drug regimen, I note cold fingers when moving around, blue finger nails at base, as I resume quiet body activity coldness...

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I am a patient with a condition called Left Bundle Block. A relatvely new drug was used to treat my condition with promising sucess called Levosimendan at the American Hospital in Paris It is hoped That further treatment with Levosimendan may help...

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Dear Sir/ Madam, My father has been diagnosed with Bifascicular Block and Sinus Bradycardia . He is 72 years old, and had an angioplasty with stenting, some 4 years back. His ECG readings are as follows - QRS: 142 ms QT/ QTc: 440/ 409 ms PR:198 ms...

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