How To Choose Your Pacemaker

Not all pacemakers are alike. Find out which functions are key to choosing the best device for your lifestyle.

Learn More About Pacemakers

This guide reviews what pacemakers do, how pacemakers work, and some key pacemaker functions to consider before choosing your implant.

A Pacemaker is Your Decision, Too

Being an active partner in decisions about your pacemaker will help you and your doctor better plan your treatment.

Choose the Best Pacemaker for Your Lifestyle

Understanding the different types of pacemakers and their functions will help you and your doctor decide on the best device for your lifestyle.

  • Learn what pacemakers do
  • How pacemakers work
  • How a pacemaker is implanted
  • Key pacemaker function­s
    • Programming
    • Pacing and Sensors
    • Monitoring


Download eGuide

If you’ve been told you need a pacemaker, you’ll want to learn more about them. Educating yourself is a good place to start. Fill out this form to get your copy of our helpful guide: Choosing Your Pacemaker.

Barbara’s Story

“My home monitoring sends messages to my doctor so that he knows what’s going on with my heart and I don’t have to worry about it. My kids are happy to know that there’s a monitoring system, that’s been good for them.”


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