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what location in the body is a pacemaker placed - on the heart?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
2 parts: A pacemaker consists of two parts: wires or "leads" and a pulse generator (computer and battery). The leads are threaded into the heart's chambers through veins. They're inside the heart. The pulse generator is embedded under skin south of the shoulder - either left or right side of the upper chest.

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