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If a pacemaker has been turned off, will an alarm still sound?

If a pacemaker has been turned off, should there still be an alarm that goes off every night at about the same time?  

submitted by Lina from Phoenix, Arizona on 5/18/2013


by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Mohammad Saeed, MD    

Mohammad Saeed, MDYes, it is possible that alarm may still go off. The alarm will keep going until the battery completely runs down. Most of the time your physician can turn the alarm off by reprogramming the device, but sometimes it is not possible. You should check with your physician. Thanks.     

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