What Is a Permanent Pacemaker? Center

A pacemaker is a tiny device (not more than the size of a small matchbox), placed in the chest or abdomen, that sends small electrical impulses to the heart muscles for maintaining a suitable heart rate. Read more: What Is a Permanent Pacemaker? Article

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