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My husband is 74 and has jparkinson's disease. He has always

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My husband is 74 and has jparkinson's disease. He has always been fit and exercized a lot but his heart rate with the parkinson's disease is only about 43. Should he get a pacemaker
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: His mother had something similar and died in her 60's
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Customer: He has parkinson's disease since 8 years ago
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 months ago.

Hello

There is no need for a pace maker unless

He has symptoms

He has a 3rd degree heart block

He has a 2nd degree type two block.

This assessment needs to be done based on exam and EKG.

So he needs to see a cardiologist.

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