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Slow Heart rate

I went to the cardioalguist he said I had a weak heart with a heart rate of 40. I have had my heart shocked once to get one lobe of back in rtymn. He recomends installing an Implantable Cardioverter - defibrillator. Is there any way I can strength my heart  or should I do as he suggests? I have been on medication for eight months and it has made very little differance.
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Have you been taking Lanoxin to strengthen your heart muscle?  If so, and it has not made a change, then you should consider the defibrillator.  The defibrillator will work when it has to.  A defibrillator can save a life.  My mom had a pacemaker and my husband's uncle has a defibrillator and is able to enjoy life.      
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