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What causes pacemakers to work?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Pacemakers

A pacemaker is a battery driven device.
It is actually a small computer. Some of its functions are like a radio receiver, its pacing function is just delivering a tiny shock to the heart. A defibrillator delivers a bigger shock to the heart.

In brief: Pacemakers

A pacemaker is a battery driven device.
It is actually a small computer. Some of its functions are like a radio receiver, its pacing function is just delivering a tiny shock to the heart. A defibrillator delivers a bigger shock to the heart.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Electrical energy

Electrical energy is stored in within the pacemaker "can" or "generator".
At regular intervals, the electrical energy is released through pacemaker leads and reaches the heart. This electrical energy, when applied to the muscle the heart, causes the heart contract.

In brief: Electrical energy

Electrical energy is stored in within the pacemaker "can" or "generator".
At regular intervals, the electrical energy is released through pacemaker leads and reaches the heart. This electrical energy, when applied to the muscle the heart, causes the heart contract.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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