Pacemakers — tiny implantable computers that speed up a slow heart rhythm — help millions of people, from newborns to 90-year-olds. But many people don’t realize they need one.
A leadless pacemaker can reduce complications from surgery and infection. The device works well for some heart patients, but not for all. Find out if you’re a good candidate.
Your pacemaker is designed to help your heart by keeping it beating in a normal rhythm. But, in rare cases, an implant can lead to a dangerous infection. Learn more.
Women receive fewer implantable cardiac devices than do men, yet when they do receive them, their survival is the same or — in some cases — better, a recent study shows.
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Leadless pacemakers inserted via catheter instead of surgery cut complications including bleeding, infection and wire breakage.
Smartphones and power lines can interfere with pacemakers and implanted defibrillators. However, while possible, problems are unlikely, say two studies.