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What would happen if a pacemaker were to disappear from the body ?

What would happen if a pacemaker were to disappear from the body? Say a person had a pacemaker installed and one day as he was going about his business the pacemaker ceased to exist--just disappeared from within the body. How would the man feel? What would be the immediate effect on the person? Would he die immediately? Would he clutch his chest in pain?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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It would depend if he/she were pacemaker dependent or not. When our patients with pacemakers need a new battery, they may come in feeling tired and dizzy. We put them in the hospital, replace the battery, and they go home the next day.
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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