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I have a low heart rate and have to have surgery is pacemaker ok?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Maybe/maybe not

Pacemakers have a setting for a minimum heart rate.
The setting is unique to each individual but commonly is around 50-60. If your heart rate is <50, your pacemaker may not be functioning correctly. Pacemakers should be checked, at least over the phone, every 3 months. Have you had yours checked recently?

In brief: Maybe/maybe not

Pacemakers have a setting for a minimum heart rate.
The setting is unique to each individual but commonly is around 50-60. If your heart rate is <50, your pacemaker may not be functioning correctly. Pacemakers should be checked, at least over the phone, every 3 months. Have you had yours checked recently?
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