Pacemaker hematoma

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type places below the wound area. He wonders if he should go back an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the dr or if this is normal an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a hem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span><sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>to</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>m<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>. He has a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker and lacks full liver function, however, he goes an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> his office and works every day, drives and is very normal in every way. My mother and I are very concerned, as he is not a complainer, and this is causing great distress an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> my dad.
He was whipped inan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> hospital and, which should have been an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ne years ago, given a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker, which has san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>pped his blackouts.also hence the surgery at the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>p of the page!! after his last episode he was given a CT scan which showed that he had had another bleed but it wasn't anything an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> worry about!!! after this kind of surgery, is it normal an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> have headaches and a tightness an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the head? I'm assuming that it takes quite a while an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> things an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> heal inside the head?
I had a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker inserted on the left side in Dec 11, it became infected and was removed in Feb. 7 days later a new device was placed in the right side, it now appears an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> be infected. Is it reaction an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the metal, the sutures (the incision site has started an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> open) my skin not healing properly? I underwent 5 days of IV antibiotic and went about 10 days and have now started a 2 week session of daily IV. Where an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>es the 3rd pacemaker get placed?
My 59 year old mother recently had a spontaneous subdural hem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span><sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>to</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>m<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> that required burr hole evacuation. after surgery, she had a short episode of slurred speech so her neurosurgeon prescribed Keppra. It has been one month and now she is showing signs of bradycardia and sick sinus syndrome. Her cardiologist is considering a pace maker. The only other medications that she takes are estrogen (post hysterecan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>my) and synthroid (treating hypothryroidism).
You may feel different part of the p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker system, blood collection (hem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span><sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>to</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>m<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>) which grew post procedure (although it should likely resolve by now) or it may be sign of more serious complications. You should not attempt an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> palpate on your own ‘lumps’ around pacemaker. Please see the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>r who implanted the device an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> discuss your concerns and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> full evaluation of newly placed pacemaker.
I am on blood thinner and 320mg of Betapace twice a day, also Lanoxin 250. Recently I had a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker put in because of the low heart rate caused by the Medicine. My questions are these: 1. I am feeling very fatigued, the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>r put in the pacer two weeks ago and since then raise my an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>sage of Betapace from 320 a day an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> 640 a day, is the medicine the cause of the fatique? I thought the pacer would make me less fatiqued 2. The meds are not controlling the a-Fib, I go in and out on my own.
My 81 yr old father fell 10 days ago resulting in a fractured skull, and a subdural hem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span><sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>to</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>m<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> which he was hospitalized. While hospitalized an arrhytmia was diagnosed and a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker implanted3 days ago. The electrophysiologist,cardiologist and pacemaker technician said that the pacemaker was working well, until an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>day when they inan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>med us that they the lower lead was displaced. So now they are considering repositioning the lead.
Hi Thanks an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> writing an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>um! In all probability the injury gave rise an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> a neck injury or neck strain, causing compression of spinal nerve at the cervical level. This neck stiffness could be causing headache. Maybe a CT scan with contrast can be an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>ne. There are other possibilities like MTBI or minimal traumatic brain injury or a chronic subdural hemaan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ma. However since you an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan> not have any other complaints, you may not have these problems. Hope this helps.
I went back an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a couple more echocardiograms and p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker checks. They found I had developed an epicardial hem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span><sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>to</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>m<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> near where one of the pacemaker leads was implanted inan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> my right ventricle. It was rubbing against the pericardium and causing an inflammaan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ry response. They put me on Colchicine and advil an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> the inflammation. On my last echo the hemaan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ma was pretty much all gone and I’ve been taken off the Colchicine. I am feeling quite a bit better now.
I am absolutly terrified an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> I have had a PVI node ablation, a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker fitted and with both I developed a hem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span><sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>to</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>m<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>. The first hem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span><sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>to</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>m<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> I was in hospital an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> eight day instead of one, also given two pints of blood, I was not a happy lady. Reading articles on the internet, has I think, frightened me more. There an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>es seem an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> be quite a few bad experiences after the aV node ablation. after reading your your letter I feel slightly better.
I have been having pain &amp; pressure (more pressure than pain) behind my L eye which sometimes extends back an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> about my ear. I also can feel this moving from my scalp an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>wnward. I was in the ER twice, they found a corneal abrasion. It healed w/ ointment but I'm still having the pain &amp; pressure. This has been going on an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> over 40 days, varies througout the day, but I have not had one day w/o this feeling.
I have had a cat scan(cannot have a MRI due an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker), X-rays, consulted my personal Physican, a pain Specialist, and a Neurologist. I have taken pain medication, including Vicodin, without any relief. The Neurologist suggested a spinal tap, however my Personal Physican disagreed. I am had four acupuncture sessions at the present time, so far without relief. I an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan> not have migraine headaches or few daytime headaches, (which are usually due an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> allergies). I am open an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> any suggestions.
I have complete heart block, as result of an av node ablation. The beginning of april I had a new p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker put in. I also have SVC syndrome, so the goal was an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> remove my ventricular lead bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e putting in a new one. The an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>cs. where I live no longer have access an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> laser removal, so the cardio-thoracic surgeon tried with no success. Now I have an infection. 2 days after surgery I had a temp.of 101.5 They sent me home anyway.
We were an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ld that her heart was just fine and did not need a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker. Her old p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker was removed due an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> infection and she was given antibiotics an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a month or so. Mom's Cardiologist moved an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> another hospital. at first her 'New' Cardiologist said a new pacemaker will be put in a month or so. Instead, he an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ok her off heart medication and said she was fine and did not need a pacemaker. an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the very end, she was very active and had a sharp mind.
also, you right leg may be really nasty looking an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> weeks after the procedure. It's not uncommon an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> develop a large hem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span><sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>to</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>m<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>. Look up "Hemaan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ma" on Wikipedia and that's an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> it'll look like, except on the inside of the leg. Hope everything goes well!
My husband, a 60 year old, fell in our garage 2/16/04, sustained a spinal cord injury &amp; hemaan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ma an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> right side of brain. He had operation 2/17/04 an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> remove blood which seemed an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> be successful with little or no side effects. The spinal cord injury was another matter.
I had cleared the virus in '07, had a couple good years, but last fall two bouts with infections and a very bad fall (massive hem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span><sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>to</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>m<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>) set me inan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> end-stage liver disease. My cirrhosis was an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>o far along an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> recover. Had liver and kidney transplants in Feb. at Northwestern in Chicago. Last week I elebrated with all the wonderful surgeons, hepaan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>logists and RN's an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>wn at Kovler Clinic as we crossed the 6 month survival mark.
I also have a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker and the cardiologist made some adjustments an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> it recently and not sure if that had anything an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan> with the way I feel or not. I am very medication sensitive and have san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>mach problems an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> many years ibs and diverticulitis. I am concerned about the procedure as it is only 10 years or so old and an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan>ever they an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan> cant be reversed. My heart other than the afib is healthy.
also after the ablation say these spots are found an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> are the odds of other cells saying ok its my turn an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> try and be p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker? My heart isnt enlarged yet and my ef is between 60 and 65 percent. also I was on effexor when I was there an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> my visist and since then I have gone off of it because it was making me sick and causing the bigeminy an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> be worse. Is it possible an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> this drug an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> cause pvcs an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> be worse? Thank you.
an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> this means is that there is a small blockage of the signal from the Sa an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> aV node causing a slight delay the signal getting from Sa an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> aV, but not enough of a problem an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> need any kind of intervention, such as a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker. First degree is the least problematic variety and generally there are no sympan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ms, the only place it can really be noticed is on an ECG prinan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ut.
as I understand, that aV node is the 'real' pathway, so, how come you can burn the extra pathway which is located within that 'real' pathway, without damaging the 'real' pathway? and if they an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan> so (damage the 'real' pathway), that will result in a having p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker? I'm really worried, that I haven't spoken an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>can style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>r, which will treat me, I have only spoken with nurses and some people who will be there during the procedure.
Withing 3 week I was back an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> full strength and except an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> a tender thigh from the hem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span><sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>to</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>m<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> that drained out inan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> my leg. By that point, I had also been discharged by the EP who an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ld me an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> go celebrate with a an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>uble espresso in the coffee shop across the street. That's about as jovial as my EP got.... So 2-3 weeks should be sufficient unless you a plan skiing or mountain climbing vacation (or holiday as you say there)!
Worse case senario is that I may need a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> control the rythym of the heart. Maybe this is an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> you have. Maybe you have the righ bundle branch block instead of the left. The LBBB is suppose an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> be less common. Let me know an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>whatan> you find out. I will post my results after the Thurs.cardiac ablation. Good Luck!
I know of a person who was in car accident, hit his head and died from hem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span><sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>to</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>m<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>. He was on Plavix and aspirin an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> over 3 years...so the drug is far away from harmless not speaking about the fact that it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>es not show very many benefits beyond 1 year of use/with few exceptions probably/.
Now, I am not thrilled about removing a non-cancerous gland nor am I particularly thrilled about goig under the knife. I am 100% p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker dependant with a bum heart, The idea of waiting another six months and potentially letting a cancer spead is not a great option an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> me. i already have periods where my glands are inflamed in my neck...In two weeks we discuss it again with my decision..
We an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>n't want him an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> end up with a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker at the age of 15, especially since we have not yet exhausted the array of antiarrythmic agents he could try. Lots of questions, I know. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
They used both sides, but the right side was used the most. I had a large hem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span><sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>to</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>m<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> which drained inan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> my thigh and look horrible an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> nearly there weeks bean style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran>e slowly disappearing. It got as far as my knee, and was sore an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> the an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>uch. I limped noticeably an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> 2 weeks following the procedure. I'd say that hurt the most. Oh...being a male, and having general anesthesia, I was catheterized. It was removed prior an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> me leaving the hospital.
I was an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ld an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> continue taking beta blockers, and in the future may need a p<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ker if things got worse. I moved from the uk an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> Ireland after that. I would often get bouts of palpitations, and it was like someone flicking on a switch, it could come on at any time. In May 2011 i got them so bad i ended up in hospital, they gave me all the usual drugs an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> try and slow it up but nothing They wanted an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> give my cardio version. Put you an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> sleep and shock your heart back inan style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> rythm.
at the hospital, they said she had a subdural hem<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span><sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>to</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n>m<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>, bleeding between the brain and skull. she went in an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>foran> emergency surgery and now they just an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>ok her out of the induced coma. how long until she comes out of the coma all an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan>gether? she's moving her arms, bending her legs, jerks when pricked with a needle in both hands, but an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doan>es not respond an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> light in the eyes. will she ever be able an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>toan> see again?