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Personal Stories

Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)


Grégoire's Story

Watch Grégoire discuss how getting his first pacemaker at 4 years old made him feel like a superhero.

Carina's Story

Watch Carina discuss her experience with getting a pacemaker a few years ago and her life since.

Bailey's Story

Bailey was born with a congenital heart defect. Following corrective surgery, doctors found that the electrical system of her heart was damaged. Bailey received her first Medtronic pacemaker when she was just four months old.


Milton's Story

At age 62, Milton was diagnosed with bradycardia, a heart rhythm condition in which his heart beats too slow. Milton, a competitive runner now in his eighties, believes that his pacemaker has helped him live better.


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At Medtronic we love to hear from patients with Medtronic heart devices! If you have a pacemaker, implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) heart devices, or an insertable cardiac monitor (ICM) we want to hear from you!

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