"Her heart is beating in a... untimely fashion, not pumping nearly enough blood through her body. Now, the condition will continue, but the pacemaker will slow its progress considerably. It could possibly add years to her life."
Carson Beckett about Charin[src]

Pacemakers uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contacting the heart muscles, to regulate the beating of the heart. The primary purpose of a pacemaker is to maintain an adequate heart rate. In 2005, Dr. Carson Beckett offered the Athosian Charin a pacemaker because her heart beat in an untimely fashion. While it would have added years to her life, she refused. (SGA: "Critical Mass")

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