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Can a bluetooth receiver mess with a pacemaker?

Pacemakers: Bluetooth is a different technology and is unlikely to interfere with the devices programming functions or sensing and pacing. The device is shielded from most electronic interference except for very strong fields. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Pacemaker (Definition)

A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain ...Read more


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Can a pacemaker expire?

Can a pacemaker expire?

The battery runs out: The battery runs out after years and the whole unit needs to be replaced. ...Read more

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How do pacemakers appear?

How do pacemakers appear?

Small implant: It usually appears as a small implant in the left or right upper chest area --. ...Read more

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How does a pacemaker work?

How does a pacemaker work?

Artificial pacemaker: Artificial (implantable) pacemakers are mostly regulated by a sensor that recognizes motion. It's similar to the sensor that changes your phone/ipads display from portrait to landscape, based on the direction of the device. There are other sensors, such as ones that measure the density of blood in the heart and chest motion (simulating breathing). Get your routine pacemaker maintenance checks. ...Read more

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Who should use pacemakers?

Who should use pacemakers?

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 stops beating for several seconds. ...Read more

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How do pacemakers function?

How do pacemakers function?

Pacemaker: When the heart rate slows down to a certain level the the pacer senses this then puts out an electrical impulse to cause the heart to contract. ...Read more

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When do you need a pacemaker?

When do you need a pacemaker?

Be seen: See your cardiologist to stratify your risk and possible need for a pacemaker. ...Read more

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What exactly does a pacemaker do?

What exactly does a pacemaker do?

A pacemaker: Is a small device that's placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. ...Read more

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What happens with two pacemakers?

More info needed: What do you mean? We never leave two pacemakers active in the same patient. Each would sense the others' activity and abnormal behavior of both would result. ...Read more

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When were pacemakers introduced in people?

1958: The first pacemaker implanted in a human was in 1958 by dr. Senning in sweden. The first implant in the United States was in 1960. ...Read more

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How many people have pacemakers in the us?

How many people have pacemakers in the us?

Pacemakers: Difficult to know for sure, over 100, 000 pacers are implanted/year in the us; chances there are well over a million patients and likely multiple millions with the devices living in the us. ...Read more

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What is involved in putting a pacemaker in?

What is involved in putting a pacemaker in?

Pacemaker Implant: A pacemaker is about the size of a small pager, but 1/2 as thick. It's implanted, under the skin, through a small incision, just under the collar bone. Two wires are threaded through a vein that travels under the collar bone. The wires follow vein back to your heart. Procedure takes about an hour and overnight hospital stay is common. Mild sedatives are and local pain control is usually used. ...Read more

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How to change battery in pacemaker / buying?

How to change battery in pacemaker / buying?

Pacemaker: In a permanent implanted pacemaker the battery is an integral part of the can. When we change the battery we are changing the entire device leaving only the leads in place. The battery is not installed separately from the device. ...Read more

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What are the ages that people can have pacemakers?

Any age: Pacemakers can be implanted at any age including the first few days of life. In babies and small children the wires from the pacemaker attach to the outside of the heart in contrast to most adults where the wires are passed through large veins to the inside of the heart. ...Read more

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Could I have pacemaker syndrome? How would I know?

You cannot know: The diagnosis of pacemaker syndrome can be difficult and complicated. There is no single easy test for you to determine on your own if you have this. It requires a careful determination by your cardiologist or electrophysiologist who implanted your pacemaker. If you disagree with their assessment, you can always seek a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: pacemaker?

What is the definition or description of: pacemaker?

Rhythm Support: A pacemaker is a device which sends electrical signals to the heart triggering heartbeats when needed. There are many ways to implant and configure a pacemaker; it may beat the top chambers (atria), lower chambers (ventricles) or both. Some systems stimulate both the left and right ventricles together. Pacemakers generally treat abnormally slow heart rhythms and certain types of heart failure. ...Read more

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