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Five Things You Need To Know About Pacemakers

Posted by Tara Cohen on Oct, Tue 25, 2016

A couple of years ago, my grandmother went through several episodes of falling down and losing consciousness. It was a scary time, and her physician recommended a pacemaker, which was ultimately a great choice for her that helped prevent these episodes from reoccurring. The day of her surgery, a nurse handed my mom a packet with a pacemaker wallet card and the serial number for my grandmother’s pacemaker, and said, “You’re also going to want to order her a pacemaker medical ID bracelet.” Luckily for my mom, she knew just who to call.

I was able to help my grandma pick out a medical ID and advise her on what to have us engrave. And as I did so, I realized that although we do this for our customers daily, I did not personally know all that much about pacemakers and how they work, what care to take, what to watch for, or what heart conditions they help treat. So for all of you who, like me, may not know all there is to know about pacemakers, here’s a handy list of Five Facts About Pacemakers.

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Tags: pacemaker, heart conditions, heart condition medical alert bracelet, arrhythmia medical IDs, atrial fibrillation, pacemakers, bradycardia, A-Fib, pacemaker medical ID bracelet

Does Your Heart Skip a Beat? Know the Signs of Atrial Fibrillation

Posted by Emily Battmer on Sep, Wed 21, 2011

Your heart “skipping a beat” might sound romantic in a cheesy love song, but this can actually be a sign of a medical condition called atrial fibrillation.

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