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What is the age of a pacemaker's battery?

Q: What is the age of the battery of a pacemaker? When should we prepare for getting it changed? Is there more than one type of pacemaker?

A:There are many types of pacemakers available and each has its advantages and specific indications. The battery life of the pacemaker depends on the use. The average life may vary from 5 - 10 years. The patient needs to have regular follow up at the pacemaker clinic. Clinical and ECG monitoring will provide an indication about the change of battery.

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