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My doctor says that I need a pacemaker. What is it. What will it do? Will I be hospitalized, etc?

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A pacemaker is a small unit that is fitted in the chest with wires connected to the heart
it emits an electrical impulse that keeps the heart beat regular
if the doctor considers you need one , you have been diagnosed with an irregular heat beat, which in circumstances can be fatal
the operation requires a stay for a day and is installed by a heart specialist
The treating doctor would have explained all of this during the consultation so talk some more with him
Hundreds of thousands of people have them and the operation is minor and safe

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