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Is There One Kind Of Pacemaker That Is Better Than Others?

Is There One Kind Of Pacemaker That Is Better Than Others?

I have a friend who's husband had a pacemaker and never had the battery changed in almost 20 years, is that normal. I thought they only lasted approximately 10 years.

A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

that's what Im told maybe his heart wasn't using it

posted almost 3 years ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

I had pacemaker installed and they said 7 to 10 years. It has been 3 and I need to get it replaced because battery is low.

posted 11 months ago
A MyHeartDiseaseTeam Member said:

Pacemakers are usually designed to do several things. For the most part, the pacemaker should not need replaced ever (except the battery which will need to be changed about every 10 years). The doctor can interrogate the pacemaker and make a decision, but 20 years seems like a long time.

posted over 1 year ago
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