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What materials are pacemakers made of

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
Several things: The case is made of titanium, the batteries are lithium, /iodine cells, the electrodes are thin insulated wires, and the circuit boards contain resist... Read More
Dr. Diana Metzger
31 years experience
Biocompatable stuff: There are multiple components, but all must be nontoxic, not cause immune sytem to react, sterilizable, and able to work in wet, warm and mobile envi... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 47 years experience
Yes: Yes they have metal casings and electronic insides.
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes: Yes. The outer casing is usually titanium. The inner computer circuit probably contains small amounts of silver.
Dr. Gavin Noble
Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: Although some new models are safe in MRI machines.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
Internal Medicine - Cardiology 24 years experience
Not high risk : Generator exchange is not a high risk procedure. It is usually done with sedation and local anesthesia. Risks are mostly local e.g. Bleeding or infect... Read More
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
No: It shouldn't really be a big procedure and it is an expert who's doing it who knows all the precautions. Good luck.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
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
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 years experience
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
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
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
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Pacemaker clinic: You need to go to pacemaker clinic at a hospital where they will "interogate" it. You cannot do it by yourself.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Isobe
Phlebology 55 years experience
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
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
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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