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Why do I get faintish" whenever I laugh deeply..I have a pacemaker

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Why do I get faintish" whenever I laugh deeply..I have a pacemaker implanted for
03 rd degree heart block...

Hello, Thank you for your question, I’m Dr. Saha and I’ll try to help you. How often do you have it? Do you feel it with coughing too? Did you consult doctor for this problem?Do you have any other past illness like asthma, COPD?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

whenever I laugh deeply ...I get this...


 


not with coughing....I suppose


 


no I haven't consult any doctor

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No asthma ... COPD...??

When did the symptom start exactly?

Do you feel any shortness of breath?

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

03 to 04 months back


 


no...not at all

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Its a blackout for few seconds....and recover instantly...and also


its a near faintish situation

Thank you Manjula, for all the information,

What you are experiencing is likely pre syncopal state.

In some cases, when you laugh deeply the intrathoracic pressure or pressure within chest gets elevated.

This leads to less venous blood return to heart & the cardiac output or blood coming from heart is diminished.

There can be an increase in vagus nerve tone.

So the brain gets less blood supply causing the fainting feeling.

I would advise to have a consultation with your doctor & discuss the issue.

Please avoid laughing deeply.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

Regards.
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

will this affect the pacemaker...?? yes I am fear of laughing deeply...


It may not affect pacemaker.

But please take an evaluation by cardiologist to see that the pacemaker is working properly.