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Alternatives To A Pacemaker?  
User currently offlineMax Q From United States of America, joined May 2001, 4321 posts, RR: 19
Posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 599 times:

A friend of mine suffers from a slow heartbeat that seems to be getting slower, his resting pulse rate is 32 -44 beats per minute.


Furthermore, when he exercises his heart rate will initially increase to around 144Bpm but then starts decreasing steadily despite maintaining or increasing his exertion level.


The Cardiologist has to run some tests but says it is highly likely he will have to implant a pacemaker and my friend wants to avoid this if at all possible.


Any one have any experience of this and / or have any ideas on alternatives to a pacemaker ?


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User currently offlineaaron747 From Japan, joined Aug 2003, 8021 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (1 year 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 581 times:

Drugs are an option as well. But there is often a lot of trial-and-error with drugs used to regulate heart rhythm, and they sometimes have unintended consequences. Your friend's cardiologist will no doubt inform him of the risks.


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