Nova Scotia Health Authority. Heart Health.
Nova Scotia Health Authority
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A pacemaker is used to prevent the heart from beating too slowly. It can also be used to increase your heart rate to suit your activity. A pacemaker battery will usually last 7-10 years. When the battery runs low, you will need a new device. Precautions that need to be followed at home are outlined. The best actions to take for certain complications are given. The French version of this pamphlet 1944, "Vivre avec un stimulateur cardiaque (pacemaker)", is also available.