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Pacemaker Battery Replacement
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Pacemaker Battery Replacement

My mother is 101 years old. She has had a pacemaker for 13 years. The testing today says she needs a battery replacement.  How invasive is this?
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If the leads are OK only the generator (Battery under the skin) needs to be replaced and is not very invasive
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