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Why would someone need a pacemaker?

Why would someone need a pacemaker?

Electrical issues: The heart has mechanical and electrical functions. A pacemaker is needed when the patient's heart rate or rhythm is abnormal. The most typical conditions are bradycardia (slow heart rate), tachycardia (fast heart rate) and heart block (a condition where the heart stops beating for several seconds). ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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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Which is a good diet for someone that is unable to exercise due to haveing a pacemaker?

Which is a good diet for someone that is unable to exercise due to haveing a pacemaker?

Pacemaker: You have no reason to not be able to exercise because of a pacemaker the pacemaker has no effect on your ability to exercise if you cannot reach adequate heart rate on exertion you can ask your doctor to reset the pacer to a higher exercise rate as far as a diet decrease the number of calories per day if you want to loose weight use my fitness pal application to follow your progress. ...Read more

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Would you treat with radiotherapy someone with a pacemaker?

Would you treat with radiotherapy someone with a pacemaker?

For what?: Shouldnt be a problem but sometimes precautions are necessary. Talk to your cardiologist about specifics. ...Read more

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What's the strongest magnetic field safe for someone with a pacemaker ?

Consult with manuf: With the new pacemakers being better please consult with the manufacturing company of yours the detailed precautions you need. Worst scenario contact the manufacturer for detailed instructions. ...Read more

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What is a pacemaker?

What is a pacemaker?

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 more

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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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