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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Pacemaker (Overview)

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.


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What are pacemakers?

What are pacemakers?

Speed up heart: If your heart is beating too slow, a pacemaker sends a small electric shock to the heart making it beat faster. There is a batery and some electronic circuits which tell the pacemaker when your heart beats too slow. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
2 doctors shared insights

Pacemaker (Overview)

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.


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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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Could you please describe how the activity of the pacemaker is regulated?

Could you please describe how the activity of the pacemaker is regulated?

Pacemaker: A pacemaker is an electronic device which uses a lead as an antenna to sense the heart's electrical activity. It uses the same lead(s) to deliver a small electrical impulse to the heart to make it contract if the heart isn't going as fast as the device was programmed to maintain. Pacemakers both sense heart activity and pace it to produce activity. They maintain heart rate. Other things too.... ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pacemakers?

Can you tell me about pacemakers?

Sure I can: They are used if the heart is beating too slow. Electrodes are inserted into the heart through a vein usually in the area of the clavicle. They are attached to a battery which sends an electric current down the wires. This causes the heart to contract. We can set the rate so that the heart will beat faster. Also the device senses if your heart beats on its own and is in that case inhibited. ...Read more

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Rasberry ketones safe for pacemaker patient?

Rasberry ketones safe for pacemaker patient?

raspberry ketone: Read this wiki: there's no evidence this stuff does any good.... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/raspberry_ketone. ...Read more

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Is riddex dangerous for persons that have pacemakers?

No: Should not be, I am not sure how riddex works (and as an aside, judging by its reviews, it apparently doesn't!), but it does not generate a magnetic field and unless it does that, it does not interfere with the workings of a permanent pacemaker. ...Read more

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Can people with pacemakers consume alcohol?

Can people with pacemakers consume alcohol?

Yes: Alcohol in moderation (one drink per day) has actually been proven to be beneficial in most patients except those with cardiomyopathy ( a disease of the heart muscle). A pacemaker's function is not affected by alcohol intake. ...Read more

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Are pacemakers effective in saving lives?

Are pacemakers effective in saving lives?

Pacemaker: Pacemakers are well established as reliable and effective. They can be life saving when the heart would not otherwise contract as often as it needs. ...Read more

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