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Re: Pacemaker.. what to expect? Thanks Heather & Emma

Re: Pacemaker.. what to expect? Thanks Heather & Emma

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Posted by Lucy C on October 13, 2000 at 00:07:03:

In Reply to: Re: Pacemaker.. what to expect? posted by Emma on October 11, 2000 at 11:13:17:


: : If anyone has a pacemaker, will you explain how this surgery is done? Local or general anesthesia? Was the recovery a long process? ANY information will be sincerely appreciated.
: I had mine fitted 15 years ago.It has changed my life :-) Mine was with general anaesthetic, but it is now ( in the U K. ) done with local.Please email me if you wish at
: elacey@ndevon.ac.uk and I hopefully will answer any worries you may have. Emma

The pacemaker is for my 85 yr. old mother who has congestive heart failure along with many other ailments. Mother's internist is concerned about her going through the surgery without complications. I'm happy to know that the surgery can be done with local anesthesia. That should lessen the risks. The cardiologist has suggested we get her in better physical condition before considering the pacemaker. So now, I'm making sure she eats a balanced diet, drinks plenty of "Boost", and taking vitamin supplements. Hopefully after the pacemaker, she will have a new lease on life. Thanks to both of you for answering.


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