Can pacemaker patients live an active lifestyle of jogging, tennis, skiing, and such? What if they do something that is too strenuous for the pacemaker to handle?

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Typically, pacemaker patients can continue to lead active lives. If you did a certain activity before, more likely than not, you'll be able to continue that activity after pacemaker implantation. In fact, you should be able to participate in most activities. Because people may have more energy after the pacemaker is implanted, they may be able to do more than they have been able to do for some time. If there are special activities that a patient would like to participate in, this needs to be discussed with the physician prior to the procedure, as it may affect the device that is selected and how it is implanted.
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