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The inside story on pacemakers
- By Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
These devices can help people with heart rhythm issues live long and productive lives.
Pacemakers may be seen as a sign of frailty, yet these tiny battery-powered devices help many men maintain a robust lifestyle.
"The likelihood of needing a pacemaker increases with age," says Dr. Sunil Kapur, a cardiologist at the Heart and Vascular Center at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women’s Hospital. "The good news is that today’s pacemakers have evolved from fixing irregular heartbeats to helping the heart maintain its normal function, which allows many men with certain heart conditions to stay active longer."
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Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
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