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How to confirm the requirement of a pacemaker?

I am a 77 year old male who has AF. During a 7 week hospitalization , my heart rate has for the most part been stable ranging from low 50s to 100. HOWEVER, IT OCCASIONALLY DROPS TO THE LOW 30S FOR 3 tO 5 SECONDS BUT IMMEDIATLY GOES BACK INTO RANGE. Is the need of a pacemaker INDICATED BECAUSE OF THIS?
Mon, 29 Sep 2014
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Hi
According to the age and your symptoms it is very , much safe for you to go for the pacemaker (permanent) prophylactically.
If your symptoms are more repetitive the more earlier the better. ?
Our goal is to maintain the normal heartrate to take care of the organ perfusion.
Take carr
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