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Are pacemakers recommended for heart patients with chronic pulmonary disease?

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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: If They Need It

There is no reason lung disease precludes a pacemaker.
It does, however, slightly increase the chance of a punctured lung during placement of the device.

In brief: If They Need It

There is no reason lung disease precludes a pacemaker.
It does, however, slightly increase the chance of a punctured lung during placement of the device.
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: No

Only if they have bradycardia arrythmias.

In brief: No

Only if they have bradycardia arrythmias.
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