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Is pacemaker with defibrillator better than original pacemaker?

How long does an angiogram take? My mother just had a small heart attack and is in hospital. She has had a pacemaker for 10 years after going into heart block and almost dying. Would it be better for her to have a pacemaker with a defibrillator or just replace the original pacemaker. Thanks
Mon, 29 Sep 2014
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Hello, welcome to health care magic.
Angiogram typically takes 15 to 30 minutes .
Pacemaker with defibrillator is used when there is evidence of secindary ventricular tachycardia in case of myocardual infarction , otherwise simple pacemaker will di the job .
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Is pacemaker with defibrillator better than original pacemaker?

Hello, welcome to health care magic. Angiogram typically takes 15 to 30 minutes . Pacemaker with defibrillator is used when there is evidence of secindary ventricular tachycardia in case of myocardual infarction , otherwise simple pacemaker will di the job .