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What is a timeline for putting in a pacemaker?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Often nonurgent

The urgency of pacemaker implantation depends on the severity of the underlying slow heart rhythm it is aimed at treating.
It's rare that slow heart rates are so profound as to cause dangerously low blood pressures, but obviously if that is the case it is an emergency. Many times the symptoms are mild, and one can schedule it electively within a few days to a week.

In brief: Often nonurgent

The urgency of pacemaker implantation depends on the severity of the underlying slow heart rhythm it is aimed at treating.
It's rare that slow heart rates are so profound as to cause dangerously low blood pressures, but obviously if that is the case it is an emergency. Many times the symptoms are mild, and one can schedule it electively within a few days to a week.
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Symptoms

Symptoms associated with heat block is the most common indication.
Once the need is identified, the timeline is usually within the next few days.

In brief: Symptoms

Symptoms associated with heat block is the most common indication.
Once the need is identified, the timeline is usually within the next few days.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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