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When do you stop a pacemaker
My mother is on hospice with only a short time left. She have a pacemaker with AV node ablation. When do they stop her pacemaker?
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Hi,
I'm sorry about your mom. Its my understanding that they don't "stop" the pacemaker, Nature takes it course regardless of the pacemaker. I went through this with my mom.

Jerz
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They don't stop your mum's pacemaker unless it has a built in defib. Even then my father in law became very ill and passed away last year and even though he had a pacemaker and defib he just shut his eyes and died peacefully, surrounded by family.
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