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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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What is the process of getting a cardiac pacemaker like?

What is the process of getting a cardiac pacemaker like?

It's quick: When you come to the lab, out give you some Lidocaine in your skin which stings and burns for a moment. After that, you'll feel some pressure and pulling as we make a space for the pacemaker. There will be a little bit of pressure as we put in the sheaths to attach wires to the heart. You may feel your heart race as we test the wires, and after a few stitches, it will all be over. ...Read more

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What's a cardiac pacemaker for?

What's a cardiac pacemaker for?

Treating slow rhythm: A pacemaker keeps the heart rate above a certain limit, which is programmable. It cannot treat heart rates that are already too high. Dealing with fast rhythms requires a different approach. ...Read more

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What is it like to get a cardiac pacemaker?

Pacemaker: In the or the chest is prepped and the patient receives light sedation. The implant area is numbed with local anesthetic and the pacing wires are introduced and passed under fluoroscopy to the heart, positioned and tested. The device is attached to the leads and placed in a pocket under the skin. The pocket is closed and the patient is monitored before going home. ...Read more

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How has the cardiac pacemaker changed in the last twenty years?

How has the cardiac pacemaker changed in the last twenty years?

Pacemaker: Yes - it is very sophisticated due to advancement in electronic technology and in making things smaller. ...Read more

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If somebody install a cardiac pacemaker, how to avoid exclusion from immune system?

If somebody install a cardiac pacemaker, how to avoid exclusion from immune system?

Pacemakers: Electronic pacemakers are not organic so aren't bothered structurally by immune response. Inflammatory reaction in the area of the leads can change sensing and pacing thresholds. ...Read more

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Is my gas pacemaker interfering with cardiac pacemaker? It is placed on the same side as the cardiac pacemaker and i feel some cardiac abnormalities.

Is my gas pacemaker interfering with cardiac pacemaker? It is placed on the same side as the cardiac pacemaker and i feel some cardiac abnormalities.

They are not : Suppose to interfere between each other. I do not know what cardiac abnormalities you referred. But, call the cardiology clinic to check the pacemaker. They can do that from your home. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more