Pacemaker/ Cardiac pacemaker implantation/ Cardiac resynchronization therapy

Pacemaker/ Cardiac pacemaker implantation/ Cardiac resynchronization therapy

Last Reviewed : 12/24/2020
Pacemaker/ Cardiac pacemaker implantation/ Cardiac resynchronization therapy

A pacemaker is a small device that's placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. Pacemakers are used to treat arrhythmias. Arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. During an arrhythmia, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body. This can cause symptoms such as fatigue (tiredness), shortness of breath, or fainting. Severe arrhythmias can damage the body's vital organs and may even cause loss of consciousness or death.A pacemaker can relieve some arrhythmia symptoms, such as fatigue and fainting. A pacemaker also can help a person who has abnormal heart rhythms resume a more active lifestyle.


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Basic information: patient, pacemakers and pacing, pacemaker nhs, pacemaker implantation nih, what is a pacemaker? webmd, heart disease and pacemakers mayo clinic, pacemaker stanford health care, pacemaker - artificial pacemaker health line, pacemaker


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Research: nejm, percutaneous implantation of an entirely intracardiac leadless pacemaker, doi: 10.1056/nejmoa1507192 mechanisms underlying the cardiac pacemaker: the role of sk4 calcium-activated potassium channels, actapharmacologicasinica (2016) 37: 82–97; doi: 10.1038/aps.2015.135 science direct, is pruritus over the pacemaker pocket may be a sign of a serious complication? pocket hematoma after pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator surgery, chest. 2004;126(4):1177-1186. doi:10.1378/chest.126.4.1177 the journal of clinical investigations, transcription factor isl1 is essential for pacemaker development and function permanent and temporary pacemaker implantation after orthotopic heart transplantation,

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Other articles: fda approves first leadless pacemaker to treat heart rhythm disorders world’s smallest pacemaker can be implanted without surgery


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