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What are some risks and benefits of receiving a pacemaker?

The big benefit of using a pacemaker is returning to normal activities of everyday life.

Benefits of pacemakers include minor surgery, short hospital stay, and improved quality of life. Some risks include complications during surgery such as bleeding, infection, or abnormal heart rhythms, as well as interference from devices in your environment such as strong magnets or proximal cell phones.

Some benefits of pacemakers include minor surgery, short hospital stay, and improved quality of life. Risks include complications during surgery such as bleeding, infection, or abnormal heart rhythms, and the interference of environmental devices, such as powerful magnets or proximal cell phones.

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