Problems With Pacemaker Function Accompanied By A History Of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease?
Doctor, I want to ask. My father has a history of ppok, and its effects also affect the heart, with the heart rhythm slowing down. In 5 months my father was referred for a pacemaker. 2 months ago my father dropped again, his chest was hot, and cold sweat, I checked his pulse per minute 63. Dr. the results of the doctor’s EKG gave him the conclusion it was still safe, no interference. There are multiple heart rates. He said it was the influence of the device and the original heartbeat, then we went home and my father also had no complaints of tightness, even though there was a slight pain in his left chest. But the chest and stomach heat sometimes recur. Last night my father was hospitalized, at a different hospital, his complaints were fever, coughing and runny nose, people with PPOK were quite vulnerable to the flu as far as I knew. My father also got 2 doctors, heart and lung. After the cardiac visit doctor saw the ECG results, the conclusion was that my father had to be referred again for his pacemaker function, while he had no complaints with pacemakers, but because of the flu, this was why I had taken my father to an igd, so how was the conclusion? Please help.
Hello Yuni thanks for the question to HealthReplies.com.
Complaints that your father experienced, can be caused by several possible causes, including:
1. COPD exacerbations: COPD that is recurring in an acute state, characterized by tightness, phlegm odor, pale, limp, and can be unconscious, sometimes accompanied by cold sweat, palpitations or chest pain
2. Bradycardia: weak heart rate, where if the condition is unstable eg low blood pressure, weakness, unconsciousness, chest pain, the heart must be driven immediately
3. Acute respiratory infections: acute respiratory infections are characterized by coughing, runny nose, fever, cough with thick phlegm and greenish yellow which usually indicates bacterial infection
to find out more about the causes, diagnosis and treatment of complaints that your father is experiencing, you should immediately consult a lung and heart specialist.
prevention can be done:
1. Use a mask
2. Maintain physical strength by eating high protein such as milk, fish, egg whites and meat
3. Treating quickly every cold cough
thus hopefully useful