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What is a pacemaker insertion?

During a pacemaker insertion, surgeons insert the battery and two wires that make up the pacemaker into the heart.

A pacemaker insertion is the implantation of a small electronic device in the chest (just below the collarbone) to help regulate electrical problems with the heart. When a problem develops, such as a slow heart rate, a pacemaker may be recommended to ensure that the heartbeat does not slow to a dangerously low rate.

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