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Who should know that my child has a pacemaker?

Let people know that your child has a pacemaker:
  • Make sure your child has her device ID card at all times. The ID will give healthcare providers important information in an emergency. It will also be helpful if the pacemaker sets off an alarm.
  • Tell healthcare providers that your child has a pacemaker before any procedures that involve needles or incisions (cuts).
  • Tell your child's dentist. The dentist can avoid using devices that produce electromagnetic fields that can interfere with the device.

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