Via a small incision just under the skin of the chest wall a device is implanted to monitor the heart rate. Wires are connected to this device and then via a vein travel to the heart allowing the device to pace the heart. Certain conditions cause excessively slow heart rates leading to symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, or episodes where you may pass out. The pacemaker will pace your heart beat at a faster preset rate when your heart rate drops below a certain level.
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