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85 years of age and having slow heart beat. Can pace maker operation be recommended?

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My Grand Father aged 85 having slow heart beat.can you recommend pace maker operation at this age?.what is the best treatment for this?
Posted Tue, 1 Oct 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 3 minutes later
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this is normal with advancing age

Detailed Answer:

Having a slow heart rate at the age of 85 is normal. This is not a health concern. It is normal physiological change as age advances.

No, I would not recommend pacemaker operation at this age.

Leaving it as it is, is the best option. Do nothing about it.

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