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April 2019
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Implanted heart devices

Advances in technology

Pacemakers perform two main functions — to monitor your heart rate and to send electrical impulses to ¬≠restore a normal heart rate should it slow or become uncoordinated. Virtually all newer pacemakers also can sense increased exertion and adjust your heart rate to match your physical activity level.

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High blood pressure

High blood pressure can lead to significant health risks, including heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney failure and other organ damage.
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Second Opinion

Are scorpion bites dangerous?

Contrary to popular belief, scorpions don't bite, they sting, using the stingers in their tails. Although painful, the stings are mostly harmless.

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