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How Many People In The United States Have Programmable Pacemakers
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
Programmer: The piece of equipment used to interrogate and program pacemakers (and defibrillators) are called programmers. The programmer is used (usually) by a representative of the manufacturer. When devices are implanted they are usually set to 'norms' established for the patient's condition. Later, especially for bi-v, they are optimized. It is the cardiologist that determines the appropriate settings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recently had PPI as earlier pacemaker gone out of power, but this time its programmed 70 bpm, had been 60bpm for a decade, is it safe to increase this?
Pacer: The pacer is probably programmed as a back up with demand rate 70 which is where most start. Ask your Doc why the change in programming. There is little difference in most cases but it is reasonable to ask the question. ...Read more
Why would a rate responsive pacemaker using the accelerometer feature begin to increase the heart-rate above the maximum heart-rate programmed?
My grandfather is in his 80's and he will be having the battery on his pacemaker replaced. Are their any major risks involved?
Heart device.: A cardiac pacemaker is a device that is implanted in the chest to permanently regulate heartbeat rhythms. The pacemaker monitors the heartbeat to make sure it is not beating too slowly, and when necessary transmits electric pulses to the heart to increase the heartbeat pace. Pacemakers are periodically replaced every several years when the battery runs out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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