My mother had her pacemaker replaced in March 09 She went for a pacemaker check today. She has had arrhytmias the past several months so she has an appt next week to see her doc. What causes arrhytmias even when you have a pacemaker. Is this normal? Pacemakers are supposed to treat this, right?
There are many reasons for pacemakers. One is to cut in when the HR gets too low. I believe this is done in some applications and leaves the heart signal/timing functioning (otherwise one is completely Pacemaker dependent). In this case any existing arrhythmia would just continue. Perhaps someone who has a better understanding will also respond.
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