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What Materials Are Pacemakers Made Of
Several things: The case is made of titanium, the batteries are lithium, /iodine cells, the electrodes are thin insulated wires, and the circuit boards contain resistors, diodes, capacitors, and semiconductors. The circuit boards function like a small EKG machine sensing spontaneous heart beats and if the heart does not beat, they send a small shock down the wires to make it beat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
here and there, I still can feel my "funny heartbeat" (made me want to cough) even after wearing a pacemaker. normal? implanted date 25/3/15 for HB.
ARRHYTHMIA : ARRYTHMIA : if you are experiencing the same exact SX prior to the PACER, SEE YOU CARDIOLOGIST ASAP. YOU NEED TO BE REEXAMINED HAVE LABS CHECJED /ECHO& PACER INVESTIGATED. THE PACER LEADS MAY HAVE MIGRATED/THE PACER MAY BE DEFFECTIVE OR THE BATTERY MAY HAVE RUN OUT EARLY. GET SEEN BY CARD ASAP OR ER IF SX WORSEN. ...Read more
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
Slow heart rate: The typical reason to get a pacemaker is slow heart rate *hr), say, below 40 beats a minute. Some people get pacemakers because their hr won't increase with exercise. The most common reason is atrial fibrillation, which can often lead to slow hr. Slow hr causes fatigue or out of breath with exertion or passing out. Some people get special pacemakers to improve heart function if the heart is weak. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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