If you or a loved one is getting a pacemaker, you’ve come to the right place.

5 things to know about pacemakers

5 things to consider discussing with your doctor

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5 things to know about pacemakers

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What is a pacemaker?

 

If you have bradycardia, or a slow heartbeat, your doctor may decide a pacemaker is the right option for you.

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How will a pacemaker impact my daily life?

 

A pacemaker may have limited impact on your daily activities, though check with your doctor.

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Will I be able to travel with my pacemaker?

 

Most people with a pacemaker can travel without taking special precautions.

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Could a pacemaker limit healthcare options in the future?

 

Talk to your doctor about other health conditions you may have and the diagnostic options you may need in the future.

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What are the pacemaker risks?

 

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks, so be sure to talk with your doctor.

5 things to consider discussing with your doctor

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Why might I need a pacemaker?

 

Pacemakers are used to treat bradycardia, a condition that causes your heart to beat too slowly.

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What should I expect from the pacemaker procedure?

 

Open-heart surgery is not required, and most people go home within 24 hours.

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Do I have a choice in which pacemaker I receive?

 

There are many pacemakers available with different features. Talk to your doctor about your pacemaker options.

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Can I still get an MRI with my pacemaker?

 

Only certain pacemaker systems are FDA-approved for safe use in the MRI environment.

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How active can I be with a pacemaker?

 

Most or all activities can resume after procedure recovery. Talk to your doctor about any activities you may need to avoid.

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Important Safety Information

Not all pacemakers are created equal. Take a simple quiz to understand which pacemaker is right for you.

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Pacemaker Basics

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Learn what a pacemaker is, how it works, and how it can help you.

MRI and Pacemakers

MRI and Pacemakers
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Everyone has a different story. What’s yours?

 

I was in the medical field, I was a radiologist, and I didn’t even know that there was an MR conditional pacemaker out there when I needed a pacemaker, it took me having to asking my doctor about it.

– Dr. Lee Friedman