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Single chamber pacemaker

This contraction pumps blood into the heart's two lower chambers, the ventricles (VEN-trih-kuls).

A pacemaker also can help a person who has abnormal heart rhythms resume a more active lifestyle.

They might be used until your doctor can implant a permanent pacemaker or until a temporary condition goes away.

If you have a temporary pacemaker, you'll stay in a hospital as long as the device is in place.

During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.