Heart Disease Community
Pacemaker Replacement
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to angina, angioplasty, arrhythmia, bypass surgery, cardiomyopathy, coronary artery disease, defibrillator, heart attack, heart disease, mitral valve, pacemaker, PAD, stenosis, and stress tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Pacemaker Replacement

My father who is 92 years old with chronic heart failure recently had his pacemaker replaced because it was 7 years old and needed new battery.  Subsequent to this pacemaker replacement, he developed fluid in his lungs, which was removed by needle.  A month later, he developed fluid in his stomach which was also removed and we are awaiting results of fluid analysis.  Can this fluid build-up in lungs and stomach be related to the replacement of his pacemeker?  Or is such fluid buildup be coincidental?  If related to the pacemaker replacement, can settings be adjusted to prevent such fluid build-up?
Related Discussions
187666_tn?1331176945
My Dad (almost 80) also has congestive heart failure and a pacemaker (used to have an ICD but that's another story). He also has times when fluid accumulates and he has trouble breathing, does a lot of coughing. He ups his diuretics to help drain it off. The doc gave him some flexibility in the dose. I think it's all just part of his heart condition. That and his poor eating habits and smoking. I don't think the high sodium food and cigarettes help him feel any better. But at this stage it's not going to change. His pacer is set at a comfortable 65 bpm which keeps things chugging along. So no, I don't think the fluid retention is a direct result of the pacer replacement. It's something that has to be monitored continually.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Top Heart Disease Answerers
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
329165_tn?1385201516
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL
MedHelp Health Answers
Recent Activity
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
Whey protein and Smoothies
9 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
105 Best Bodyweight Exercises using...
14 hrs ago by gymdandee
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
Toxic Herbicides in Breast Milk, Pl...
21 hrs ago by gymdandee
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Heart Disease Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Heart Disease Answerers
63984_tn?1385441539
Blank
Flycaster305
97303, OR
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
ed34
watford, United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
skydnsr
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
erijon
Salt Lake City, UT
329165_tn?1385201516
Blank
Smiley2000
Australia
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Occupant
IL