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How long can a person live with pacemaker

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
No limit: If they keep replacing the units when the battery is low it will not limit life expectancy.

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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
No need to wait: No need to wait at all. Avoid having infants on your lap for 24 hours.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
14 years experience Internal Medicine
There are: It would benefit you if you have to have a pacemaker placed that it be MRI compatible, as you may need an MRI later in the future. Also, make sure yo ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience Geriatrics
10 years: Depends on the model of the pacemaker and when it was put in. It's not uncommon for pacemakers today to last 10 years or longer. Part of that is dep ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
A long time: A pacemaker helps ensure you will have as close to a normal heart rhythm as possible. The pacemaker box (known as a generator) and the wires that conn ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
pacemaker: Longevity with a pacemaker has to do with the underlying cardiac and systemic disease processes. The pacer itself is compatible with long term life.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience Cardiology
None: Usually none. You need to watch out for battery depletion after few years!
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A 87-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience Cardiology
Same day: Same day out patient procedure especially if there are no lead changes usual restriction if for wound healing for battery change.
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A member asked:
Dr. John Hakim
27 years experience Cardiology
Pacemaker : Pacemaker is minor surgery. Recovery time is one day in hospital and a few days at home. It is not major at all.
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Dr. Paul Pyles
32 years experience Addiction Medicine
See your doctor : No doctor can tell you how much longer you have to live. It is always a good idea to have regular check-ups at least on an annual basis. You may want ... Read More

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