A 28-year-old male asked:
what is the definition or description of: cardiac pacing?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mark Rasak answered
32 years experience Cardiology
Used when own is bad: The heart has its own internal pacer. When it malfunctions a permanant pace can be placed to take over for the hearts own pacer when it fails.
Answered on Mar 1, 2013
Dr. Creighton Wright answered
55 years experience General Surgery
Electrical,device: For selected patients with arrhythmias, particularly heart block- electrical, and slow rhythms, pacing can be life saving. Wires are passed, usually transvenous, to the inner - endocardium surface of the heart, tested for stimulus threshold, and connected to the battery-pacer device. All this is implanted under the skin. The new devices are multi-programmable transcutaneous , and can be checked.
Answered on Mar 31, 2013
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