will normally undertake the procedure. A pacemaker insertion is the
of a small electronic device that is usually placed in the chest (just below the collarbone) to help regulate slow electrical problems with the heart (
low heart rate
). A pacemaker may be recommended to ensure that the heartbeat does not slow to a dangerously low rate. The procedure to implant a pacemaker does not require open heart surgery, and most people go home within 24 hours. Generally, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
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