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Is pacemaker surgery advisable to 61 yr old diabetic female?

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Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
Need more history: The most common reason for a pacemaker is a heartbeat that slows to an unhealthy rate. A pacemaker resets the heart rate to an appropriate pace, ensuring adequate blood and oxygen are delivered to the brain and other parts of the body. It's not uncommon for both diabetics and women in their 50's and 60's to require pacemakers. In fact, they may have many years of benefit from a pacemaker ahead.

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