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Question: is it rare that a person with down syndrome has a pacemaker? I have down syndrome and have a pacemaker And I was curious if there was other people like me have a pacemaker and is at the age of 23

Answer: I have an 18-year old daughter with Down syndrome. She had open heart surgery when she was 6 months old. She was recently diagnosed with heart block. She will have a pacemaker within the next two weeks. If you do a google search on "down syndrome" and "heart block" you will find medical reports that there are babies and children with down syndrome who have pacemakers after heart surgery! It is not unusual for persons with Down syndrome to have congenital heart problems.

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