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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Speed up heart: If your heart is beating too slow, a pacemaker sends a small electric shock to the heart making it beat faster. There is a batery and some electronic ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pacemaker: A pacemaker is an electronic device which uses a lead as an antenna to sense the heart's electrical activity. It uses the same lead(s) to deliver a sm ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
Heart device.: A cardiac pacemaker is a device that is implanted in the chest to permanently regulate heartbeat rhythms. The pacemaker monitors the heartbeat to make ... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Pacemaker: A pacemaker is an electronic device which uses a lead as an antenna to sense the heart's electrical activity. It uses the same lead(s) to deliver a sm ... Read More
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Pacemaker : It is a device helping heart beating at certain rates in very simple terms
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
36 years experience Cardiology
Battery life: Pacemakers have a battery or generator life. The device does not 'expire' but it does come to end of life and the generator or body of the pacemaker ... Read More
Dr. Mark Stern
46 years experience Cardiology
The battery runs out: The battery runs out after years and the whole unit needs to be replaced.
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Pacemaker life: Usually pacemaker batteries last up to 8-10 years and then battery is depleted.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Oh answered
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Pacemaker clinic: You need to go to pacemaker clinic at a hospital where they will "interogate" it. You cannot do it by yourself.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Small implant: It usually appears as a small implant in the left or right upper chest area --.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Isobe
54 years experience Phlebology
Minor surgical proce: Pacemakers are placed in a cardiac cath or surgical suite with the visual guidance of fluoroscopy (x-ray visualization). A pacing lead is placed int ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Fixed rate: I assume you mean fixed rate pacemakers. We don't use them anymore. The very earliest pacemakers just fired at whatever rate you set them, once a seco ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
18 years experience Geriatrics
Threshold: A threshold level is set by the cardiologist. Once the heart rate goes below that level such as 55 the peacemaker kicks in.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
36 years experience Cardiology
HeartRhythm or block: Pacemakers are most commonly necessary for patients with bradycardia- slow heart rate, tachycardia - fast heart rate, and heart block - when the heart ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 years experience Cardiology
Speed up heart: If your heart is beating too slow, wires are placed into the heart and hooked to a battery which sends an electrical impulse to the heart making it co ... Read More

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