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If you have a pacemaker, can you still have a heart attack / cardiac arrest?

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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

pacemaker helps to control or regulate the rhythm (electricity) of the heart.
Heart attack is related to blockages of the arteries of the heart (plumbing, if you want the analogy). Pacemaker will prevent the heart beating too slow but will NOT prevent blockages from developing or producing heart attacks

In brief: Yes

pacemaker helps to control or regulate the rhythm (electricity) of the heart.
Heart attack is related to blockages of the arteries of the heart (plumbing, if you want the analogy). Pacemaker will prevent the heart beating too slow but will NOT prevent blockages from developing or producing heart attacks
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