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A 32-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Landers
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 32 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.
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Cardiology 21 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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Life expectancy of person with pacemaker and heart block?

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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 46-year-old member asked:

Life expectancy of person with heart block?

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Dr. Cynthia Thaik
Cardiology 32 years experience
Depends: Life expectancy would depend on the type of heart block, the age at which occurring, the underlying etiology, the associated comorbiditiea, and the type of treatment.
Last updated Sep 14, 2021


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