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My mother just had a Medtronic Pacemaker implanted 3 days ago. She has swelling around her legs, arms, feet and ankles. What c

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She is 88 years of age, a diabetic and has Chronic bronchitis.  Also is it normal for doctors to stop prescribing high blood pressure and lasix medication once a pacemaker has been implanted?  Thanks.

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Blood pressure and lasix pills are usually continued after pacemaker implantation.  If she's swelling and her lasix was stopped, she may be running into problems.  Often medicines are accidentally stopped as someone may not have known about them to continue them.  In other words, medicines are often not intentionally stopped, but are accidentally excluded.  Be sure they were stopped and not accidentally excluded.
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