Why do I need a pacemaker?

A pacemaker is used to correct:
  • Damage to the sinus node that makes it fire slowly
  • A problem with electrical signals moving through the heart
  • A slowed or irregular heartbeat caused by heart failure or by heart medications you must take (such as beta blockers)
These problems can cause symptoms such as dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, fatigue, or fainting.

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