9 doctors weighed in:

Do pacemakers improve the quality of life of people?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Not always

In some cases, it is meant to prevent occasional pauses in conduction, which can occur very rarely.
Sometimes they are put in to prevent the first such event, when the likelihood it will occur seems likely, and the patient may never notice a difference! if someone is fainting often, or feeling very lethargic/weak from low heart rates, the pacemaker may have a drastic impact on quality of life.

In brief: Not always

In some cases, it is meant to prevent occasional pauses in conduction, which can occur very rarely.
Sometimes they are put in to prevent the first such event, when the likelihood it will occur seems likely, and the patient may never notice a difference! if someone is fainting often, or feeling very lethargic/weak from low heart rates, the pacemaker may have a drastic impact on quality of life.
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Charles Jost
For CHF patients a bi-ventricular pacemaker can significantly improve quality of life. Bradycardic (slow heart rate - HR) and Tachyarrythmic (fast HR) also often report improvement in fatigue, dizziness, fainting, shortness of breath and even chest pain.
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Rate responsive and physiological pacemakers have a significant role in the quality of life in appropriate patients.

In brief: Yes

Rate responsive and physiological pacemakers have a significant role in the quality of life in appropriate patients.
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Dr. Mathew Chengot
Thank
Read more answers from doctors