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Biventricular Cardiac Pacemaker
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

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.


1 Comment

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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