Biventricular Cardiac Pacemaker
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Biventricular Cardiac Pacemaker Side Effects and Warnings

Written by ColleenO.

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have a pacemaker inserted, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:

  • Excess bleeding
  • Infection
  • Pacemaker malfunction
  • Rupture in the heart muscle (rare)
  • Inappropriate stimulation of the diaphragm (large muscle between chest and abdominal cavities)

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Obesity
  • History of smoking
  • History of excess alcohol consumption
  • Bleeding or blood-clotting irregularities
  • Regular use of some medicines

Be sure to discuss these risks with your doctor before the procedure.

 
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Posted 9 years ago

Can the insertion of an artificial pacemaker cause insomnia? I Seem to get a twitch as I start to doze off. It keeps me from drifting off.

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