Age alone should not be a barrier to pacemaker implantation—even for some people over age 90, according to a Harvard-based study. It’s one of a few studies to guide clinical decisions for people in their 90s—a population that will quadruple to eight million Americans by 2050. The data suggest that a person’s health status and other underlying conditions are more important for determining the success of pacemaker implantation than age itself.
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