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I have a pacemaker and when i feel for my pulse i will have…

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I have a pacemaker...

I have a pacemaker and when i feel for my pulse i will have a beats but sometimes there is a missed beat or one that i dont feel... what is that?

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?

My next appt is next month... i dont have my list with me right now

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago
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Hello I'm Dr Chip

Is yours a demand pacemaker?

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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

OK

Most likely what you're experiencing are premature atrial contractions and for the most part they aren't serious or dangerous

Sometimes they ca indicate a problem with potassium or calcium levels in the blood or we do see them occasionally with caffeine intake

This isn't an emergency situation but you should let your doctor know about it so he can examine you and get an EKG and blood work

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thanks very much I will to yo my dr.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 8 months ago

My pleasure

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