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I have been told I need a pacemaker but want to know if there is current research being conducted on this. 

I have been told I need a pacemaker. I am a medical illustrator and I've worked on illustrations from photomicrographs. I follow stem cell research and I want to participate in research instead of having a pacemaker. How can we make this happen? This is not a joke.

submitted by Christine from Nova Scotia, Canada and Nevada on 7/25/2013


by Texas Heart Institute cardiologist, Mohammad Saeed, MD    

Mohammad Saeed, MDAt this time there are no proven stem cell based therapies which can obviate the need for a pacemaker. If you have a medical condition which requires a pacemaker, then you need to discuss the risks and benefits with your physician. Having a pacemaker will not preclude you from pursuing your medical illustrations work.

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