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DCM and Living with a Pacemaker

It’s not uncommon for people with dilated cardiomyopathy or heart failure to require treatment for heart rhythm abnormalities, also called arrhythmias. This treatment may include a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), devices that help maintain a regular heartbeat.

In the video below, Greg Hershberger, a DCM Foundation Board Member and DCM patient, shares his experience with a pacemaker.

If your provider is recommending a pacemaker, you likely have many questions. You can learn more about heart rhythm abnormalities often associated with DCM by visiting the Arrhythmias section of the DCM Foundation website.

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