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What is the significance of ectopic pacemakers?

What is the significance of ectopic pacemakers?

Heart rhythm: The heart rhythm is being generated in a different spot than usual (usually from the high right atrium in the sinus node). If your rate is normal & the rhythm is regular, it would have no significance and you wouldn't even know about it unless you have an ekg. The overall condition of your heart determines the significance, not the rhythm, per se. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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 an ectopic pacemaker?

What is an ectopic pacemaker?

Abnormal origin: The normal pacemaker for the heart is the sinus node which is located in the upper part of the right atrium. When another site in the heart initiates the heart beat it is referred to as an ectopic pacemaker. ...Read more

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I had my FET on 13/8/2014 had u/s in 2/9 no sac seen ..could it be ectopic or early to detect..how long to wait 2 exclude ectopic?

I had my FET on 13/8/2014 had u/s in 2/9 no sac seen ..could it be ectopic or early to detect..how long to wait 2 exclude ectopic?

Ectopic: As I understand you you had a positive pregnancy test on August 13 then had an ultrasound on September 2 which showed no intrauterine sac. The usuall follow up would be a repeat quantitative HCG in 3 days then an ultrasound then or within a week. No more than two weeks. ...Read more

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My wife had ectopic pg followed by salpinjectomy in 21 months ago. 6 months ago she had d&e&c, it was a blighted ovam. Both times she took letrozol.

My wife had ectopic pg followed by salpinjectomy in 21 months ago. 6 months ago she had d&e&c, it was a blighted ovam. Both times she took letrozol.

Letrozole: Had nothing to do with the bad outcomes. Ectopics most often occur from tubal disease, 'blighted ovum' is an abnormal pregnancy from conception. Sorry about the bad news, and bets of luck in future. ...Read more

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What is the typical cost for pacemaker implantation in the u.S.?

What is the typical cost for pacemaker implantation in the u.S.?

It Varies: In a study from 2005, during the first four years, the cumulative cost for a patient with a dual-chamber pacemaker was $27, 441. This price did not distinguish between what was patient costs vs. Insurance costs. ...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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