Pacemaker surgery videos

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Avatar m tn Before the day of the surgery, I viewed some videos of actual implantations. On one video, the narrating doctor noted that care was taken to place the leads not too close to the nerve that controls diaphram movement. I couldn't see myself living with hiccups the rest of my left. Maybe surgery is the only possible answer.
Avatar m tn I absolutely agree with Jerry - lifestyle changes; even in the smallest amount can help. If I had not done that a few years ago my heart may not have been strong enough to withstand the ordeal it's been through the past year.
Avatar m tn I had an abscessing signoid colon and had surgery and, well, it wasn't gas. But over the years I keep getting, well, weaker, more off balance, double (and triple!) vision, horrible dizziness, etc., and the one that is in some ways most difficult for me is occasional incontinence. It started with having to get up every fifteen minutes during the night to go pee. Not always, but there would be periods of this. Well, I didn't want to tell anyone about it. I have epilepsy.
Avatar m tn I was afraid to take cholesterol medications, also, so went on a very tight diet and got my cholesterol from an extremely dangerous level (above 300) down to about 210, and thought that was healthy, but then then the heart attacks, stents, eventually a pacemaker and bypass surgery were necessary. I consider my decision to avoid statin drugs the biggest mistake of my life. Statins are very safe.
Avatar n tn So Im gonna come back in 2 months to see how Ive responded to the drugs. My Dr. also said that he doesn't want a pacemaker fitted because the actual thing may cause harm to me. So hes not sure. So right now, my next appt. will be by the end of September. Thank us o much for replying.
Avatar n tn You have an ICD, too, so was it just your beta blocker or something more? The last neuro who suggested it was my heart said I may need a pacemaker or ICD, but that is really getting ahead of the game! Maybe it will be something as simple as chg'g meds. I could live with that! :oD I am on atenolol, too. I can only take 1/2 of a tab (12.5mg), if I take more I get side effects, that is why I have to take the verapamil for the tachy, too. What are "johnnies"?
Avatar n tn Dear rick, I don't know of any data on marathon runners post-bypass surgery but you should be able to return to your previous levels with proper training. Be sure to discuss your plans with your doctor and go through a proper rehab program before doing any strenous activity. Happy running.
1124887 tn?1313758491 Every cell in your heart have pacemaking abilities, and can fire impulses before your sinus node (the natural pacemaker) does. Though it can be annoying, this is actually a possible life saving ability. If your sinus node for some reason fails, or the heart develops a blocking due to heart disease that makes ordinary impulses not conduct - PVCs will keep you alive until you've got a pacemaker implanted. However, those cells can fire impulses though it's not needed.
335728 tn?1331418012 Can anyone be a volunteer? Usually the age limit is 20-59 years old. 7. Can surgery remove iron to help improve the quality of life for MS patients? No, the iron we see is in a microscopic form stored by the body. We do not know if it continues to increase after treatment or not. But we can scan the brain to ascertain how much is there at a given time and monitor this over time. 8. Will my MS symptoms reduce if I have a stent put in my jugular vein?
Avatar f tn I'm not sure. They didn't seem too concerned that I would need a pacemaker. The holter recorded my heartrate in the lower 40s, but I think that was while I was sleeping. My heartrate dropped to 37 when I passed out during the tilt test.
211940 tn?1267884866 I have been looking everywhere for an answer, maybe someone here can. About 1 year ago I began having pain in my right upper arm, between the shoulder and elbow, about mid arm where the biceps brachii muscle or brachialis muscle is. I went to my Primary Physician who said it was a torn brachialis muscle. Since I was working at a 2nd job, I thought it might be job related so I went through the whole Workman's Comp issue.
Avatar n tn The neuro surgeon said it was a large deep bleed in the left side of her brain, apparently she is lucky to have survived it and without surgery. The latest CT scan 3.5 weeks after the stroke the blood has started to re-absorb and swelling is going down. She is currently in a rehab hospital (March 18) with paralysis on the right side (arm and leg) and has aphasyia - she understands us but has a hard time getting her words out (she does put small phases together at times).
Avatar f tn Eleven months ago I had a titanium alloy dental implant along with a sinus lift and bovine bone graft. The surgery was successful and the implant has since integrated with the bone. One to two months after the surgery I started having cramps in the lower extremities that progressed to constant aching in the feet and knees.
Avatar n tn Hi there, Is the sensation u have true vibration or more like pins & needles? If it is truly vibration, I have had it in my pelvic area & down both my legs for almost 2 months now! It has increased more & more every few days! I finally got my mri results last week & I will now be having back surgery on Monday morning, due to 3 herniated disc that are compressing nerves in my spine!May I ask u some ?'s?? How long have u had the vibrations?have u had any tingling, numbness??
1554262 tn?1374243601 Treatment options include medication, endoscopic ablative therapies, endoscopic mucosal resection, and surgery. I am in my early 50s, a female, and have been overweight for quite some time...with belly fat. So losing weight is important to me, though doing it is difficult for many reasons. I firmly believe that weight loss will improve my symptoms but being a chef, it's a difficult thing! I hope this helps all of you. We may all be experiencing the same thing, Barrett's Esophagus.
296334 tn?1237642024 I had horrible carpal tunnels years ago and had the surgery on both writsts. My quality of life improvement was absolutely amazing. I hope I can get this same results with my neck. I will let you know..............
Avatar m tn I have the same symptoms. I've been to the ER numerous times. Have had about a dozen EKG's, bloodwork, x-rays and recently a (stress test) where they make you walk and jog on a treadmill, while monitoring your heart. All the tests have come back fine, and yet I still have persistent/frequent tightness and sharp pains in the chest.