Pacemaker Patient Experience


Dave Peterson, “Second pacemaker is even better”


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Dave received his first Guidant (now Boston Scientific) pacemaker after suffering a heart attack just a few days after Christmas in 2000. His doctor recommended a pacemaker to help regulate his heart rhythm.

In December of 2007, Dave received a replacement Boston Scientific pacemaker and experienced its technological advances firsthand. His new pacemaker, the ALTRUA S602, has what is called a “blended-sensor” feature.

“With my first pacemaker, sweeping the floor or walking I would get tired very quickly. When I went on to get my second pacemaker, the batteries were getting low. I didn’t expect it to be any different.  With this pacemaker, I hadn’t felt this good in a long time. I don’t know what I can’t do.” 

Excerpted from LifeBeat 2009 Q1 issue >>

Note: This story reflects individual experiences. Not every person will receive the same results. Talk to your doctor about your treatment options.

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