Comment savoir si on a besoin d’un pacemaker ?
Le pacemaker est proposé aux personnes souffrant de bradycardie : leur cœur bat trop lentement ou de façon irrégulière, en général à moins de 60 battements par minute. Une telle fréquence cardiaque ne permet pas d’apporter assez de sang et d’oxygène au corps.
What are the benefits of having a pacemaker?
- A pacemaker can help your heart pump blood better. It may help you feel better so you can be more active. It also may help keep you out of the hospital and help you live longer. A pacemaker can slow the progression of heart failure.
Can a pacemaker make your heart beat too fast?
- The pacemaker also can speed up your heart if it is beating too slowly. In some cases, you may get a pacemaker for heart failure that is combined with a device to shock your heartbeat back to a normal rhythm if it is dangerously fast. The device is called an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, or ICD.
Are there any problems with having a pacemaker in your chest?
- There can be problems from having a pacemaker placed in your chest. The wires (called leads) that connect the pacemaker to your heart can move from the spot where they were placed. You could get an infection where the pacemaker was placed. Or the pacemaker or leads might not work.
Can a pacemaker stop working due to electrical interference?
- It’s unlikely that your pacemaker would stop working properly because of electrical interference. Still, you’ll need to take a few precautions: Cellphones. It’s safe to talk on a cellphone, but keep your cellphone at least 6 inches (15 centimeters) away from your pacemaker. Don’t keep your phone in a shirt pocket.