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What is the pacemaker's primary job?
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Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
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In brief: Parcemaker
Pace the heart

In brief: Parcemaker
Pace the heart
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
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Dr. Alvin Wells
It takes over and control the rate of the heart if one's own heart can not. The heart rate is critical to supply blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: 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....

In brief: 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....
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Prevent bradycardia
Most pacemakers are are placed in order to treat excessively slow heart rate (bradycardia).
When the heart rate falls below a certain level, the pacemaker is automatically activated at a rate set by the cardiologist.

In brief: Prevent bradycardia
Most pacemakers are are placed in order to treat excessively slow heart rate (bradycardia).
When the heart rate falls below a certain level, the pacemaker is automatically activated at a rate set by the cardiologist.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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