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Does The Guardian System Detect Abnormal Heart Rhythms
Yes and much more: The angelmed guardian system is an implantable st segment monitor. It is designed to detect an imminent heart attack or decrease in blood flow to the heart with exercise. It will also detect changes in the heart rhythm such as atrial fibrillation or premature ventricular contractions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more
Reset own pacemaker: Assuming query is about cardioversion. There are hierarchies of pacemaker cells in the heart. Fastest one usually takes over. Normal sinus node, then av node or "junction", then purkinje or ventricular pacemakers, in that approximate order. If there is a rhythm disturbance involving a faster abnormal rhythm, an electrical pulse carefully delivered can reset, and allow the fastest normal pacer. ...Read more
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Cardioversion-defib: An implantable aicd has cardioversion and defibrillation capabilities. However, usually, it delivers a defibrillatory shock when it detects a dangerous rhythm. Of course, the energy is much lower since less tissue needs to be penetrated (the electrical lead goes directly into the heart). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the name of an electrical shock delivered to the heart to correct certain abnormal heart rhythms called?
No: Heart failure is a clinical diagnosis - you have certain symptoms, such as shortness of breath and easy fatigue-ability, and if they are connected to abnormal heart function you may be diagnosed with heart failure. An ECG usually discloses underlying heart rhythm disturbances or the presence of coronary artery blockages, though much more can be detected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you explain how the heart valves opening/closing is synchronized with the heart's pacemaker firing?
One causes the other: The pacemaker of the heart initiates an electrical impulse that spreads across the upper chambers and causes them to contract. Contraction of the atria pushes the atrioventricular valves open. Subsequently, the electrical impulse is transmitted to the lower chambers of the heart. The contraction of the ventricles opens the semilunar valves; at the same time the atrioventricular valves close. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
30 xtrabeats in 48 hours, doc said were normal, does that mean they were going through the av node or is ectopic beats directly to ventricles?
Extra beats: cannot tell without an electrophysiology study to MAP the electrical activity of the heart. But as your heart doctor told you it is normal and nothing to worry about. Wondering why you had a holter study to begin with? If it was normal and one is trying to determine cause of irregular or rapid heart beat, may need further evaluation. ...Read more
Millisecond timing: The 2 atria act as reservoirs for returning blood; the 2 ventricles are the "pumpers". The 4 chambers must be coordinated with millisecond timing to maximize the amount of blood pumped (cardiac output). This is done by a network of specialized cells which are found in tracts or bundles that conduct a micro-electrical current to time motion. A gross analogy: think of the distributor in your car. ...Read more
Is this correct? "Wolff Parkinson white synd. is an electrical abnormality in the heart where an accessory pathway exists leading to rapid heart rate"
It depends: In the proper setting with chest pain & abnormal electrocardiogram an elevated troponin (highly sensitive version) can indicate heart damage. However there are other possible explanations for an elevated level. These include congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lungs) or kidney failure. The pattern of the elevation over time is also useful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does a 12 second EKG show a prior heart attack? Like, what shows on the waves that represents the heart attack? Curious, not urgent
Tests for arrythmias: After physical exam an ekg will determine the arrythmia most of the time and 24 hour holter monitor may be needed in some cases.Some abnormal heart rythm may require electro physiological studies, echocardiogram and coronary angiograms in some cases. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How pacemaker react to severe anemia/ blood loss? Can my pacer recognize it as an abnormal situation and pacing the heart more faster? (based, 70 bpm)
Abnormal heart rhythm is a condition in which a person has an abnormal heartbeat pattern, as detected by an EKG (electrocardiogram) of the heart. Some abnormal rhythms run in families (hereditary abnormal rhythms). Some abnormal rhythms are not dangerous, while others can cause ...Read more
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