Pacemaker surgery side effects

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A second attempt at finding the source of the arrhythmia with ablation of the source is a second option. Medications do have side effects but are a good option for some people. Your prior surgery could be part of the reason you are having these arrhythmias but it would be difficult to say for sure. The approach of trying medications first before a pacemaker is reasonable and may be worth a try. Ultimately however the choice is up to you.
I talk with him about medication dose levels and side-effects. I even study test results, e.g., an echocardiogram last month. In it I found my left atrium had shrunk from it too large size...I had heart surgery about two years ago. While I never spoke directly with my cardiologist I did discuss the good news with his nurse. She said he agrees that my "reading" is correct and he prescribed a follow up echo in six months to see if the good progress continues...
opps I forgot to mention counseling - my dr suggested that along with meds, I used Lexapro for a month and went off of it with no problems and no side effects. I still have some anxiety over my surgeries, but not like I first did afterwards, so I'm staying off Lexapro, but I'm glad I had a caring dr who understood what I was going through.
i have not had one bout of rapid afib since albation and I have been having them about every other day before so i am keeping my fingers crossed??? My cardiologist and EP have me taking Rthymol 150mg Tid and I hate it!! Side effects are horrible!!!! I also take ASA 81mg once a day and Mag 250 once a day!! I have been in great health up until this so I must say I was a bit surprised by this..No heart issues in my family?? I am not a smoker and never have been..
Anyone out there who has had a similar problem with heart irregularity and used a beta blocker and had these side effects. I'm not afraid of a pacemaker. I don't think I've ever had a high heart beat, maybe in the 50's or low 60's. I've never been able to get my pulse up to 100. My blood pressure has been 130 over 70 for years, no problems there. Thanks for any feedback. Not sure if I come back here to see if there are comments or someone will e-mail me at ***@**** Thaks.
Hi I'm 16 and i suffer from SVT. I've had 2 ablations now, and I'm going for my third. side effects from my operation are being extremely tired. Waking up from the operation means all you wanna do is sleep. i know this may sound gross but when needing to get up from your bed and go to the bathroom, you can't even walk. browsing becomes appear 3 days after, n you're groin and arm, they seems to go away after 3-4 weeks.
I went in for my check-up and the doctor said my EKG looked much better and that if I felt ok I could hold off on the pacemaker which is great for me! I am still having some side effects from the medicine but nothing that makes me want to stop taking it because it is working so well. I have started swelling though all over and asked the doctor about it. He did not think it was a side effect of the medicine and said we would check my heart function the next time he sees me.
Has anyone experienced any bad side effects from the hcg shots? I am administering them myself and just want to know what to look out for.
1) going for another ablation surgery which he says it could lead her heart to be 100% dependable on the pacemaker (if the ablation procedure does not correct the problem) or 2) Take medicines for the rest of her life while suffering from the side effects of it. My question is: Is her "not so often" Tachycardia something that can put her in a life threatening situation? She is now 29 yo and has developed anxiety and fear of exercising, which it was her number one hobby.
Another cardiologist said that pacemaker can have side effects like leads leakage which ultimately can lead to heart problems. And other infections as well. They said he is too young to have pacemaker. Has anyone got any experience or suggestions please? Thanks in advance. Worried mom.
Yes, this is one of the standard options for dealing with afib. It's appropriate for those who are highly symptomatic (unable to live their life normally because of chronic afib.. their heart races & they feel weak and dizzy) and have serious side-effects from rate or rhythm control meds and are otherwise poor candidates other types of ablation (e.g., pulmonary vein isolation). Usually, the patient also has other heart problems and a pacemaker might be indicated anyway.
I am not asking for a diagnosis, but after spending huge amounts of money--and I got off easy--for the pacemaker, I am trying to research the subject of possible side-effects to pacemaker implantation, before I go through batteries of expensive tests. Of course maybe the timing of the surgery, side pain and numbness is a coincidence, although that is hard for me to believe. Questions: Is there any record of pacemaker implantation side-effects that would fit what is happening to me?
I am not asking for a diagnosis, but after spending huge amounts of money--and I got off easy--for the pacemaker, I am trying to research the subject of possible side-effects to pacemaker implantation, before I go through batteries of expensive tests. Of course maybe the timing of the surgery, side pain and numbness is a coincidence, although that is hard for me to believe. Questions: Is there any record of pacemaker implantation side-effects that would fit what is happening to me?
Aside from bleeding I assume drug has side effects??? Bleeding is the main side effect. aside from issue of metal in your chest, once implanted successfully does pacem presence effect morbidity for an otherwise healthy person? it carries a slight risk of infection. This is risk is highest around the time of a device change (2%). Otherwise it should not cause any problems. I hope this helps. Good luck.
By that I mean could one blocker (atenlolol)have side effects while another does noter (Metoprolol)...could one be more or less efective than another managing AFib and/or BP? THANKS......
Have you heard of these types of side effects with infected pacemakers. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Since my father is diabetic could it be the sedatation medicine making him unable to be awake. When is awake he says he has a hard time breathing. He was fine 2 days prior though. Thank you for your time. I greatly appreciate it.
I would like some advice as to what its like, does it hurt, are their any side effects i should be aware of, thanks in advance any info is greatly appreciated xxx
I suspect docs have gone thru the entire procedure wrongly. They are looking at the side effects of their .Or during his 1 hour of surgery to fit in pacemaker cause this problem ? His hear beat was low , pacemaker was being implanted , so 1 hour blood circlulation was low. Hence the brain cells could get damaged. Is this poistion reversible ?
A couple of doctors suggested to go for a pacemaker. I am trying to find out if there are any side effects to this. Also is it safe to go for it at this age. Someone please let me know ASAP as his surgery is in 4 days.
I HAD CARDIOMYOPTHY FOR 20 YEAR AND WAS ON AMIODARONE 200MG FOR THE PAST 10 YEAR. SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED THE DOCTORS TO STOP IT AND DO THE ABLATION. I AM BACK IN AFIB FOR OVER A MONTH NOW. THE DOCTOR HAS ME ON A BETA BLOCKER BISOPROLO 2.5MG X2 DAILY AND FLECAINIDE 50MG 2X DAILY. I HAVE HAD 50 CARIOVERSION OVER THE PAST TWENTY YEARS AND WOULD STAY IN SINSUS RYTHOM FOR AROUND 6 TO 8 MONTHS UNTIL THE PAST 3YRS. WILL A PACEMAKER HELP THE PVC AND KEEP THE ATRIAL FROM GOING INTO FIB?
I do have a permanent pacemaker ..was put in after surgery for sinus node dysfunction. My EP MD has wanted to do an AV nodal ablation but I have not agreed to that. That is a huge step and one I am not ready for. I have been on amiodarone but with its side effects I am looking to get off of that as soon as possible. So, I am just waiting and seeing what will develop as I go forward.
Also, it isn't at all rare for someone to need a pacemaker, especially if a heart attack preceded bypass surgery. I'd make sure his condition gets a thorough follow-up. That being said, we welcome him to the zipper club. I've always wondered why medhelp hasn't included a board for heart surgery patients.
part of your heart surgery didn't happen, it is still a big surgery and sometimes knocks you flat before you bounce back up. Keep on keepin' on -- you just have to get a little better every day. Thanks for the report, I was wondering how you are and was going to message you today. NSR!!! Yay!!!
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