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Avatar f tn This device looks like a pacemaker and is implanted at the same position as a pacemaker. One of the possible functions of the ICD is antitachycardia pacing. It is an expensive device. You should discuss with your cardiologist if you would benefit from such a device or that perhaps other treatment options that you have not yet considered might be more beneficial.
1867019 tn?1353471140 Also, there are 4 chambers in a heart, two on top know as the atria, two on the bottom, known as the ventricles. On the top of the heart is the heart's natural pacemaker, called the SA (Sino Atrial Node). This node is influenced by the body's parasympathetic nervous system, which can drastically slow the heart rate. It's also influenced by the sympathetic nervous system, which can speed up your heart rate. Between the top of your heart and the bottom is the AV (Atrioventricular Node).
Avatar n tn My question is, could the magnesium oxide help to get the heart back in rythym, This discussion is related to <a href=''>PVS's, vibration, throat pain</a>.
Avatar f tn I've started experiencing terrible pain along the path of the wires from where the machine is now, all the way to my heart. I feel a painful pulling sensation as well. On the same side as the pacemaker, in two spots my skin has actually sunk in (dimpled) like I'm being pulled from the inside out. One of those spots is where a scar remains from my previous pre-erosions. I believe my pacemaker wires are so extended now that they are pulling me from the inside out. What on earth do you call this?
Avatar m tn My Uncle who is 75, has had a Pacemaker for the last 5yrs, with no problems. However, in the last few days, he went to the local shop in the snow, with the temperature outside a few degrees below zero. After arriving home, he collapsed, but was oblivious to the fact when he came round. He was taken to hospital and given a good checking over, but nothing was found to be amiss. A couple of days later, he again fell over, resulting in a black eye and a cut nose.
Avatar n tn If the surgery is just a pacemaker, it is not that bad of a surgery. Some leads are put in and the pacemaker. The pacemaker will keep her heart rate up to the desired beats per minute and the pacemaker will also provide information when checked to find out how her heart is doing and how much the pacemaker is working. Have a talk with your grandmother about the pacemaker. A lot of people have pacemakers including young people.
Avatar n tn Hi, A biventricular pacemaker is special kind of pacemaker designed to treat the delay in heart ventricle contractions. It keeps the right and left ventricles pumping together by sending small electrical impulses through the leads. This has been shown to improve the symptoms of heart failure and the person's overall quality of life. Traditional pacemakers are used to treat slow heart rhythms.
Avatar m tn Sadly, not much can be done for many rhythm problems, but those of us with atrial problems are no under as much risk of heart failure as are those who have ventricle rhythm problems. Working an sharing with others on this forum I do consider myself lucky, but I didn't feel that way when my Cardiologist said in 2007 I need to make an appointment with a heart surgeon and talk about open heart surgery to repair a leaky mitral valve.
Avatar n tn My husbands father had a pacemaker so i will ask him if his dad suffered with nausea. Hope I was of some help. Have a wonderful day.
Avatar m tn the cardoligst said the bottom part of his heart is working, but the top part is not. reccommend pacemaker.
Avatar n tn Your heart cells are all capable of contracting and causing the heart to beat. Usually, this job is segregated to specific cells that most people refer to as the "natrual pacemaker." However, as I said before, ALL heart cells are capable of triggering a contraction. When the electrical system in your heart goes a bit haywire (like a blown fuse or a power surge) then the cells in the heart can react by causing a premature heart beat.
Avatar m tn Hi, My brother needs a pacemaker for a bradycardia problem (heart rhythm too low). The doctor proposed the implantation of a pacemaker produced by a company called Sorin Group; I've searched on the web for information about this company and if their products can be considered "the best abailable" on the market. I know that they are FDA approved so they're safe, however given that it must be put in my brother's body for lot of time (hopefully long time...
Avatar m tn The pacemaker is programmed to make sure your heartbeat won't drop below 60 beats per minute, it will do the work if your heart wants to beat at a pace below that. This is a pretty standard setting, mine is set at that rate as well. It could be you are experiencing what are called PVC or PAC beats, which are almost always harmless but do get your attention and the pacemaker doesn't usually regulate. They can give you an 'yikes' sensation. That said, I'd let your Pacemaker doctor know.
Avatar n tn I'm 34 and have a pacemaker because of heart block caused by one of those ablation procedures for rapid heartbeat--one of those "unfortunate" side effects. I myself also had a recalled device from Guidant. My pacer was a Pulsar Max DR Model 1270. I am completely dependent on mine and my cardiologist strongly recommended replacement, so I got a new pacer in August, 2005. My new one is an Insignia Ultra though, hopefully not the same on recall mentioned earlier.
Avatar n tn CS, I agree with the above poster, as I have an ICD implanted, which also has a built in pacemaker. I'm only 46, but I've had two heart attacks. Anyway, one of the first things I asked my doctor, since if I "drop dead" from sudden cardiac death, the defibrillator will go off, and restart my heart. But I asked him, ok, so what happens when I'm 85 or 90, and it is "my time to go", but the damn ICD will keep kicking in.
Avatar n tn see that both my MTR and MSR (the max for tracking rate and sensing rate) are set at 120. Ergo, no surprise my HR is maxing at 120, correct? I called the EP's office and asked to get bumped up to a more reasonable rate. I've read around as much as possible, and from all appearances, the MSR could be set as high as my max HR of 152 (the 90% of 220 minus age rate) or heck, I'd settle for a bit less. Sound reasonable?
2053419 tn?1330415929 Now they have told me that there is scar tissue on all my pacemaker leads and my blood is having to re route so to speak. I have just started having chest pains around my pacemaker and this time they lasted almost 3 hours.. They are trying to decide whether to remove the scar tissue with laser? Should I be concerned about the new pain?
Avatar n tn tach as it is called when we think that we have to go to the hospital in not knowing what is wrong. Any chest pain that is heart related cannot wait even the 48 hours that you are considering. Good luck and let us know how you do thru out the weekend and like i said if either of those two symtoms continue do not wait...the peace of mind that you will get out of a return visit to the E,R, will be more than worth the money spent for peace of mind......
Avatar f tn As far as her heart goes I would have them check the pacemaker to make sure it is pacing fast enough for her. If it is then maybe it is something else.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 115) and young I could feel my heart beat funny-- top part does not beat, and the bottom part beats poorly. My dr called it pacemaker sydrome. I was told if I feel this call 911, don't drive to the hospital, but also told it will not killer me. Any advise!
Avatar n tn 9. Is that low? And if it is, what should be done to treat it? I only found out because I called and asked what it was and the secretary told me, but I've not heard from a doctor or anyone. I have been getting more palpatations lately and I'm wondering if this could be a cause? I also take coumadin and amiodarone, and cartia. Thank you so much. This service is invaluable.
Avatar n tn The drug your father was on is called amiodarone and is known to be a class 3 antiarrhythmic and is used both for ventricular and atrial tachycardias. This medication is fairly safe from a cardiac standpoint, but its side effects in the noncardiac organs make the medication difficult to tolerate that a lot of patients. you should know that this medication is the only anti-arrhythmic that is not shown any worsening in mortality in patients with advanced cardiovascular disease.
Avatar f tn I seems your doctor should (would) know all the types of problems that can occur. Is the doctor broadly experienced in pacemaker - an expert? I think you should not have any such problems, but can not say anything from personal experience. I do know two people who wear pacemakers and neither have any pain or burning. I hope some pacemaker users will respond to your post and give some helpful information.
Avatar n tn This seems like a very difficult situation for you and your family. The best way to begin addressing this question is to ask your cardiologist whether your mother is "pacemaker dependent" or not. Pacemaker dependent means that the heart is reliant on the pacemaker, and without it, the heart cannot pump fast enough to meet the demands of the body. (There are others who need the pacemaker infrequently as a "back-up", for the rare times when the heart rate slows down).
Avatar f tn It sounds like you may have something called Sick Sinus Syndrome. You DO NEED a pacemaker! A heart rate in the 30 range can actually stop the heart from beating. A lack of increase in the pulse rate during exercise also says that you need a pacer. My daughter had to have a duel chamber pacer implanted with those same low rates when she was 8 years old. Forget ANY doctor who says to wait and see. You will feel SO MUCH BETTER after you have a pacer implanted. Get it done, the sooner the better.
Avatar m tn What caused your Fathers EF to get to low, are his valves diseased? is it both sides of the heart with low EF? is his heart enlarged? has he suffered an illness?
1847517 tn?1319111201 Here, as the air way collapses the lungs do not have air entry leading to deoxygenation (decreased oxygen) of blood and the person wakes up. This period of non entry of air is called ‘Apnea’ and the waking up is called an ‘Arousal’. This keeps alternating and the person may not actually wake up all the time, but these repeated arousals can disturb the sleep architecture and cause fatigue, headaches and daytime sleepiness. These people are also more prone for Hypertension.
Avatar n tn However, if it isnt back to normal and I'm not feeling well I'm told I will need a there any other casues for junctional rhythm? Any comments that you can think of? Just frustrated and scared even though I am involved in the medical community. Any help given- I am thankful.
Avatar f tn The batteries have a lifespan of 7 to 15 years depending on the type of pacemaker and amount of time the heart requires pacing. Its normal to feel the wires. And follow up with your doctor, it needs to be checked at regular intervals. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.