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what is the definition or description of: cardiac pacing?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
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
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Dr. Creighton Wright
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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