Now that Pope Benedict XVI has announced his plans for retirement, and the media has discovered he has a pacemaker, some news sources are speculating that the two situations are connected. After all, Popes very rarely retire. And if you have a pacemaker, you must have a serious heart condition, right?
Most people have pacemakers inserted because of heart rhythm problems. The majority of those problems are not immediately life-threatening, and they help people feel better, and can prolong their lives. (more…)