If an elderly person is showing signs of the dying process, what part will a pace maker play in the death?

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Will it keep the heart beating? My mother has a pace maker, and she is in the dying process. Does the pace maker need to be disconnected? By who?

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My husband had a pacemaker when he died. It had no discernible effect. The device prevents the heat rate from going outside a specific range, but it does not create the heart beat or keep it going when it stops.

My husband also had a defibrillator, which is a device that will attempt to shock the heart into restarting if it stops. He insisted on having that removed early in his journey with dementia.
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DNR in place? I know they test these things by phone, so they should be able to control it one way or the other........
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When my dad was dying we had his pacemaker turned off. We contacted his cardiologist and he took care of it.
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