Q. Why is the resting heart rate low in spite of pacemaker?

Answered by
Dr. Sanjib K Sahu
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
Published on Jul 04, 2018

Hello doctor,

My 78 year old father has had a pacemaker for five years. The pacemaker is working.

But his heart is becoming weaker and more dependent on the pacemaker.

He now has a low resting heart rate. What causes this? What is the treatment?

Dr. Sanjib K Sahu

Cardiology
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • Usually, if the pacemaker is working, then the heartbeat will be the set rate of the pacemaker machine.

You can send me the reports.

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