Dose Atrial Fibrillation Patients Need Pacemakers?

Not every atrial fibrillation patient need a pacemaker, especially for those who are on medications. Only patients whose heart is too weak to keep a normal heartbeat need to insert a pacemaker in their chest.  

Pacemaker is a small device that monitors your heartbeat and sends out a signal to stimulate your heart if it’s beating too slowly. It is used to treat a slow heartbeat in people with AFib. The device is made up of a small box called a generator. It holds a battery and tiny computer. Very thin wires called leads connect the pacemaker to your heart. Impulses flow through the leads to keep the organ in rhythm.

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