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A ? for people w/pacemakers


Merrill
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My 91 yr old father-in-law (who lives far away) is having his pacemaker replaced (adjusted?) next week ... he's had it a number of years and I guess the batteries are wearing down... Is the procedure risky? Lengthy? In-patient or more typically out-patient? (I can imagine they might want to observe him overnight...) Thanks,

merrill

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his procedure should be fairly simple - as said previously the original implant is the hardest. There is a possibility that the leads could need to replaced due to age of device etc. if this is the case a new pacemaker may be implanted to make it easier. Due to his age an overnight observation will probably be required and then he should be as good as new.. best of luck.. my prayers are with him...

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