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Life expectancy of person with pacemaker and heart block?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
Pacemakers: It depends on the age of the patient, overall health of the patient, and probably most importantly, what type of heart problem the pacemaker was used to treat and what caused the heart problem.
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Cardiology 20 years experience
It Varies.: If heart block is the only cardiac issue, a pacemaker should fully correct this and cause no shortening of a person's life expectancy.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Life expectancy of person with pacemaker and heart block?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
Pacemakers: It depends on the age of the patient, overall health of the patient, and probably most importantly, what type of heart problem the pacemaker was used to treat and what caused the heart problem.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the life expectancy of person with pacemaker due to heart block?

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Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiac Electrophysiology 31 years experience
Life with pacemaker: Pacers simply replace the electrical system in the heart but do not shorten life expectancy. Other heart issues like significant coronary/valve disease or congestive heart failure are the main heart issues that affect life expectancy. If placed for slow heart rates (sick sinus syndrome) or heart block then no specific reduction in life expectancy is noted.

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Last updated Nov 29, 2020

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