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What does the phrase "natural pacemaker" mean?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Your body’s “natural pacemaker” consists of a group of cells in your heart, which produce electrical impulses that determine the rate of your heartbeat. Learn more about the body's stunningly sophisticated electrical system by watching this animation.



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