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What people need pacemakers?

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Dr. Nathan Ritter
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Slow heart rate

The typical reason to get a pacemaker is slow heart rate *hr), say, below 40 beats a minute.
Some people get pacemakers because their hr won't increase with exercise. The most common reason is atrial fibrillation, which can often lead to slow hr. Slow hr causes fatigue or out of breath with exertion or passing out. Some people get special pacemakers to improve heart function if the heart is weak.

In brief: Slow heart rate

The typical reason to get a pacemaker is slow heart rate *hr), say, below 40 beats a minute.
Some people get pacemakers because their hr won't increase with exercise. The most common reason is atrial fibrillation, which can often lead to slow hr. Slow hr causes fatigue or out of breath with exertion or passing out. Some people get special pacemakers to improve heart function if the heart is weak.
Dr. Nathan Ritter
Dr. Nathan Ritter
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: HeartRhythm or block

The most common indicators for an implanted pacemaker are bradycardia (slow heart rate), tachycardia (fast heart rate) and heart block (when the heart stops beating for several seconds).

In brief: HeartRhythm or block

The most common indicators for an implanted pacemaker are bradycardia (slow heart rate), tachycardia (fast heart rate) and heart block (when the heart stops beating for several seconds).
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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