I have been reading that their are individuals that are taking medication because of the p.m.. I do not understand why....



by SMITTY - 2007-12-18 03:12:40

Hey Suzzy,

My opinion is that if a person has to take medicines because of the pacemaker they received, I would say the decision to implant a pacemaker was a bad decision. Of course it they have an infection, or some other complication from the surgery that requires medicine that is a different question. But a pacemaker itself is supposed to be the cure or at least part of the cure, not the cause.

Many people that have a pacemaker do have to take medicines (I take the same ones now that I was taking before I got my PM) but the meds could be for something totally unrelated to the heart (example - arthritis). Or it could be to treat the on going heart disease that person has of which the PM is part of the treatment for that illness.

Best regards,



by nelson - 2007-12-18 05:12:19

I have been on tenormin since aweek after I recieved my pm, that was 23 years ago. PM keeps heart hate up and meds keep it from going into v tacacardia.We are all different!


by GCWebb - 2007-12-18 05:12:36

Hello Suzzy

I receied my first PM 4 years ago and was placed on Toporal for higher BP created by PM. Now am on three diruretics and an ICD for congestive heart failure, my guess is each of us is different and treatments will be tailored to our situations



by jessie - 2007-12-18 07:12:01

i take hydrodiuril, altace, norvasc and lipitor for high b.p. i was on high b.p medsfor years and now i am on lipitor because of high cholesterol hope this helps jessie


by richan - 2008-05-11 06:05:03

Hi Suzzy,
I'm taking 2 medications. Coumadin(Warfarin) is an anticoagulant which I have been taking ever since I was diagnoised with A-Fib. A-Fib is the atriums fluttering instead of actually contracting to squeeze the blood through. If the blood "pools" in the small nooks and crannies in the atriums, clots can form. If a clot does form and breaks loose, it can end up lodged in your brain leading to a stroke. Taking Coumadin decreases my chance of clot formation.
The other medicine is Flecainide which helps regulate my heart beats along with my pacemaker. The top half of my heart is 100% dependent on my PM and the bottom half is currently 60% dependent.
So, far these 2 meds are all I need. I know that circumstances are different for each of us. I'm happy that I don't need more meds. I just have a hard time adjusting to being dependent on this piece of technology.
I hope things are going well for you.


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