Pacemaker surgery after

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Avatar n tn Not likely to be normal. If it does not resolve after anesthesia wears out then this may be secondary to arterial supply injury or even brachial plexus injury. I suggest that you mention this to your cardiologist who placed it so that they can trouble shoot this problem. You will need an x-ray of the chest and shoulder and maybe an ultrasound of the arm.
Avatar f tn My Heart Doctor suggested I have a pacemaker. I opted to NOT have this done becuase of my age and I am 5' & 106 lbs (small frame not much room for the pacemaker). I have been told by others that they had problems with the pacemaker and wish they had not done this. I had a blood test done recently and my kidney's were fine and I don't have trouble breathing or fluid. I don't want to go through the surgery of the pacemaker. My brother had a transplant at age 40 (his is now 64).
Avatar n tn i had 3 open heart surgery and on my 2nd. pacemaker.. my first pacemaker last me for 18yrs. and just got my 2nd. pacemaker Dec.2006.. my pacemaker was implanted in my upper chest on the right side.. only thing i hate the surgery doctor told me he would use the same cut as the other pacemaker but when i woke up he cut me in another spot.. well i can say.. ask your doctor his he using the same cut as the first pacemaker was in..
17471205 tn?1456980907 Before this I had the shortness of breath, light headed, dizzy, major lack of energy, always tired, terrible chest pains. After my implant surgery I still get chest pains but not s often now. However, my dizziness and lightheadedness seems to be happening more intense now. Still get shortness of breath. And now I have no stamina at all. I walk to my mailbox and back and my pulse Is slamming in my whole body and I'm out of breath and sometimes dizzy and lightheaded.
Avatar n tn Is this normal to have back pain after surgery and is it normal to have numbness in his shoulder.
Avatar n tn I developed acute pericarditis and fluid around my heart after I had a pacemaker put in my belly three days post question is how common is it to develop this after having a pacemaker put in?
Avatar n tn Has anyone experienced diaphragm movement after pacemaker surgery? Is looks like the pacemaker is pacing the diaphragm. Is this something that happens right after surgery?
Avatar f tn My 66 yr old father had to have a pacemaker inserted after his heart rate dropped dangerously low. He has had it in for 9 days now and is experiencing moderate to severe lightheadedness and diziness when he lays down or gets up. This usually recedes after about 20 mins to a half hour. Is it normal? His doctored mentioned that this was normal but every blog I have read mentions dizziness being an indication of possible malfunction of the leads. What are your thoughts?
Avatar f tn they did an x ray which shows the same as the x ray taken at the hospital the day after the pacemaker was put in. but i go back in 2 weeks to do the test again as they say the ex ray does not pick up micro changes. my question is. is this normal? and my dr. if so adamet about me not lifting my arm above my head after surgery for 2 weeks. but the ex ray tech. had me lift my arm above my head the day after surgery. could that have caused the lead to move.?
Avatar m tn I just had my pacemaker replaced after 14 years. I remember after the first surgery having discomfort for a short while, but after a while I forgot it was there. I had the new pacer put in on November third, and I still get intermintant sharp stabbing pains in the area. I do not recall this happening the last time. What could be causing this, and what can be done to correct it? I am 49 healthy and have an active lifestyle.
Avatar n tn Has anyone ever encounterd this type of pain after pacemaker surgery, and if so, what was the cause and what did your doctor do to correct the problem? Thank you.
942410 tn?1274050674 Clearly your question is one for your doctor to answer. In my experience with Warfarin, and I get along well with it, aspirin is much easier to deal with if it is sufficient. I don't know the relationship between having a pacemaker and needing Warfarin. Warfarin is a blood anticoagulant (thinner) as I'm sure you know. It is taken to reduce clot formation caused by something line Atrial Fibrillation or mechanical heart valves.
Avatar n tn She has had to have the leads reset twice, once about 3 to 4 weeks after pacemaker was put in, the next about 5 months later. Now a year later, the doctors are saying the mesh the pacemaker is in is starting to come out through the incission. If they can't repair it she will have to have it moved to another location, right side or under the left breast. Doctor is very concerned because she is 100 percent reliant on pacemaker. She is 82 years old, what are the risk and is the unusual ?
Avatar n tn I have been having problems with exercising for 4 years (dizziness when trying to run and bradycardia AFTER aerobic exercise stops). My current diagnosis, after a catheter and an EP study(which ablated an atrial flutter - did nothing to change my situation) is that I am experiencing many premature beats followed by long pauses. I am told my conduction system is fine but I should consider a PM because meds have been unable to regulate this rhythm.
Avatar f tn I had a pacemaker put in November 2010. It was the most horrifying experience I have ever gone through as the lidocaine had absolutely no effect and versed does not work on me so I had full feeling of surgery from the initial incision to the creation of the pocket into my muscle and placement of the pacemaker. My heart rate and blood pressure had been dropping to critical levels. A BP of 60/40 at night and a heart rate in the low to mid thirties was commonplace.
2053419 tn?1330415929 They have since discovered that I have scar tissue (adhesions) on my pacemaker leads which need to be replaced. I grow adhesions bad after any surgery. They are concerned that if they go in and replace the leads the blockage (blood clot) may move and it's very close to my heart and my pacemaker, so I'm suppose to wait until I have worse symptoms.
Avatar f tn If you're in A-Fib or A-tach, you still required medication to control the rates after the av node ablation. Pacemaker also can control the fast rate at ventricle by setting the pacemaker mode to VVIR. The A-Fib remain in Fib at Atrial. Just you don't feel it. All you feel is ventricle pacing rate. It also required medication to control the A-Fib otherwise it'll fib to dead. If it is the long term permanent pacing in right ventricle also can cause heart failure in the future.
Avatar n tn com/batteryrequired/ My doctor has not limited me to anything at all as far as lifting goes (after surgery will be a different story I am sure for a few weeks). But take it from someone who benches weights are not going to hurt you. Just be smart is all I can say. I am 45 years old by the way, 6'3" tall and currently at 210lbs. Eat smart and lift smart. Chances are the doctors that tell you to stay away from free weights or any kind of lifting...
Avatar n tn I had a pacemaker after an unsuccessful ablation for a-fib in April. I was in a-fib for about 6 months before the implantation. They tried a cardioversion but all thit did was give me a nice burn (like a REALLY GOOD sunburn) front and back where the electrodes were glued on. They tried an ablation but it got me back in normal sinus for a whole 3 days. Because my atria are too big (5.
306245 tn?1244388567 /finally the cardiologsit listened to me he is going ahead and sending my little man to bostons children and ahving a pacemaker put in. he passed out when his heart rate went to 48.
Avatar m tn I have heard that if you are allergic to the metal of the pacemaker, they can coat it with something, so the pacemaker is not in contact with your body directly. I am not sure how accurate this is, maybe do some research on the net?
Avatar f tn They have medicated me to control them but I still feel them. They didn't set my Heart Rate right after surgery which was bad. That's been fixed, they say. This is my LIFE they are messing with & I am rather angry about this, to say the least!!
Avatar n tn My mother-in-law will be 90 in April. Her doctor wants to put in a pacemaker to stabilize her heart. She has lung cancer, quite a large mass but apparently not very fast-growing. She has diabetes, which might mean amputation in her future, and she has Alzheimers that is no long mild but not very advanced. She often recognizes my husband. Some days she seems to really enjoy life. I cannot understand the doctor's recommendation.
Avatar n tn Isn't the doctor written down PPM (permanent pacemaker)? What is the different with just pacemaker and permanent pacemaker then? I think now a day some types of pacemaker also can pace out the abnormal rhythm before it reaches to the ventricle. Like my A-Fib and A-Tachy, it will reach directly to my ventricle without passing a traffic light.