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Dutch researchers say cardiac pacemakers help restore normal life expectancy in certain patients at risk of early death.

Dutch study shows pacemakers for slow heart rhythm restore life expectancy

A slow heart rhythm puts patients at risk of early death, but a cardiac implant may help reset those odds, according to a Dutch study presented this week at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Amsterdam.

A study of pacemakers in 23 Dutch hospitals found that devices implanted to treat slow heart rhythm helped restore normal life expectancy.

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