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Pacemaker Owner's Manual: All About Pacemakers for the People Who Have Them Paperback – August 21, 2009
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I use this book as a reference all the time. Thank you for having it
Physically, the book is about the size of a "Reader's Digest" and is done in a fairly large print. It's clearly written and well organized. Easy reading.
The author carefully explains what makes hearts need pacemakers and the various kinds of pacemakers in use.
She gives a description of what it's like to have a pacemaker installed. More importantly, she explains the care of a newly installed pacemaker. Turns out it's easy to screw up a pacemaker when it's freshly installed. (You cannot put your arms above your head because you could tear out the leads. You should not keep feeling the bulge caused by the pacemaker.)
I appreciated the author's thorough listing of restrictions with pacemakers. Every restriction is carefully explained along with the reasoning behind it. ( You ought not to go swimming wearing certain kinds of pacemakers. And you can't drive, commercially, wearing some types of pacemakers.) Fortunately, after getting used to a few protective routines, (such as no "contact sports") pacemakers are pretty non intrusive for years after installation.
Again, I'm writing this review 2 days after receiving a pacemaker. The book was an immense help.