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Is it advisable to place a pacemaker in child ?

my nine year son has svt s, he has had an unsuccessful ablation , due to positioning of value. dr has suggested pacemaker to control svt. any advice with pacemakers in children?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Mar 2011
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Hi, Welcome to Healthcare Magic Forum.
A child with a Pacemaker can lead a normal healthy life and can take part in most of the school activities. They can take part in sports activities except for contact sports like Karate and Judo, because there is a risk of the Pacemaker getting damaged. Let the child be away from magnets as it will reduce its functioning. Speak to his teachers in the school and let them know your Son's condition.
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Answered: Sat, 19 Mar 2011
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