Diseases change with the times, it seems. One that is beginning to trouble doctors is twiddler’s syndrome, a condition that is affecting an increasing number of people fitted with pacemakers.
Modern medicine has presented another challenge to the Death with Dignity school.
Doctors reach for this mechanical miracle to sort out all manner of cardiac irregularities, but problems with pacemakers are legion from design flaws to poor placement and they are vastly overused.
When we sleep, our bodies - including our hearts - rest. But the hearts of people with pacemakers may not get the rest they need, an important point since the hearts of those with heart disease may particularly benefit from periods of natural...
Wherever there are electromagnetic fields (EMFs), there are potential problems for people with pacemakers. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans can cause the devices to malfunction.