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How much does it cost to change a pacemaker battery

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Pacemaker: In a permanent implanted pacemaker the battery is an integral part of the can. When we change the battery we are changing the entire device leaving on... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Pacemaker: You can refuse to have the battery changed(generator change) but this means the pacemaker will no longer work. This isn't a particularly wise move for... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Guarna
Dentistry 35 years experience
Depends: Changing the batteries (actually, the entire device is replaced) depends on the settings you need to pace your heart. Approximately 5 years, however,... Read More
Dr. John Garner
Cardiology 16 years experience
Usually 8-12 yrs: It depends on how old the pacemaker is (older devices have batteries with shorter lives) but generally, the current generation of devices last approxi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Lohanswered
Cardiology 49 years experience
Change the generator: Small incision to access the generator box which has an integrated battery. Thus the whole generator is changed, not a separate battery, then the lea... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Cardiology 31 years experience
??: We can't be sure -- but the person may have poor quality of life when the pacemaker run out of its power.
A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
A fib/flutter: A cardiologist skilled in dysrhythmias should be involved in your care. Anticoagulant therapy is important to protect against emboli from clots in the... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 32 years experience
No: No . At least not with present day technology. It requires replacing the can (pulse generator) which holds the battery and the computer.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
Manufacture specific: The companies that manufacture pacemakers design their own batteries to optimize the longevity of the device. The batteries are not replaced when depl... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
No: You replace the generator. A simple procedure where an incision is made over the old pacmaker and a new one is placed . The wound is closed like the o... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
Low: If there are no other medical conditions, the risk of dying from a pacemaker replacement is very low, below 1%.

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