An infection of the incision for a pace maker is a serious matter because the bacteria can travel from the incision to the pace maker and than to the heart, where fatal things may happen. Normally when the incision is badly infected and serious it is treated by intense antibiotic treatment with a IV drip.Oral antibiotes are not sufficult.
This drip my be with selected antibioltics for many hours a day or 3 to 5 days.
How do I know? I get my incision infected by touching it. I did not know any better. The doctors were very concerned at the end. If I do not survive who would pay the hospital bill.
1. An infection of the incursion for a pace maker is serious
Infection of surgical wounds can occur. Despite paying careful attention to surgical details and sterile procedures, infection often occurs after pacemaker implantation. The prophylactic use of intravenously or orally administered antibiotics should therefore be considered. Pacemaker infection ranges from mild local pain and erythema to life-threatening septicemia. The most common pathogens are coagulase-negative staphylococci, Staphylococcus aureus Gram-negative enteric bacilli and mixed infections.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.