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

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Dr. Mary Callahan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Low heart rate

Possibly, but there are meds that can be given briefly to keep your heart rate up during surgery.
You should discuss this with your surgeon and anesthesiologist.

In brief: Low heart rate

Possibly, but there are meds that can be given briefly to keep your heart rate up during surgery.
You should discuss this with your surgeon and anesthesiologist.
Dr. Mary Callahan
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Dr. John Szawaluk
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not necessarily

Depends on the presence or absence of symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, syncope (passing out).
If you are asymptomatic nothing may be needed.

In brief: Not necessarily

Depends on the presence or absence of symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, syncope (passing out).
If you are asymptomatic nothing may be needed.
Dr. John Szawaluk
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