thurs havingm y operation any pain involved. should i stay in hospital overnight. when do they check out pm after implant. when a pulse is sent from pm to heart how strong isice it. if a person has a regular heart attack who has a pm and hs heart stops, will this device get it going again.



by lenora - 2007-04-07 10:04:07

Hi, you may have some discomfort after the pacemaker is put in but usually a couple of tylenol or advil will handle it. You probably will be sore for a couple of weeks. Some patients stay overnight but some go home the day of surgery. That depends on the doctor. Your pacemaker will be checked by a technician who works for the company that makes your pacemaker before you leave the hospital. The doctor will tell you how and when it will be checked after that. Now, when someone has a heart attack, their heart doesn't suddenly stop. A heart attack happens when blood supply to the heart muscle is blocked for one of a couple of reasons. The pacemaker will continue to work although the heart muscle may not respond as before. It can't restart your heart. I think you should definitely sit down with your doctor before Thursday and have your questions answered. If your doctor has a nurse practitioner she can also answer your questions. Each doctor has his own protocols and preferences. Good luck. Lenora

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