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.
Leadless pacemakers inserted via catheter instead of surgery cut complications including bleeding, infection and wire breakage.
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Smartphones and power lines can interfere with pacemakers and implanted defibrillators. However, while possible, problems are unlikely, say two studies.