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Can a patient with a pacemaker use a TENS unit for chronic

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Can a patient with a pacemaker use a TENS unit for chronic pain?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 5 years ago.
NO.

TENS should not be used for people who have a heart pacemaker. The signals from the TENS unit could interfere with how the pacemaker works.

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