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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.

 

We researched this topic for you and found the following best online resources. They are categorized into basic, advanced, and research level based on the extent of information you need. You will be taken to the respective websites by pressing on the links below.

 



Basic information:

http://patient.info/doctor/pacemakers-and-pacing. patient, pacemakers and pacing

http://www.medicinenet.com/pacemaker/article.htm. medicinenet.com, pacemaker

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pacemakerimplantation/pages/introduction.aspx. nhs, pacemaker implantation

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/pace. nih, what is a pacemaker?

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/pacemaker-implant#1. webmd, heart disease and pacemakers

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/pacemaker/home/ovc-20198445. mayo clinic, pacemaker

https://stanfordhealthcare.org/medical-treatments/p/pacemaker.html. stanford health care, pacemaker - artificial pacemaker

http://www.healthline.com/health/heart-pacemaker. health line, pacemaker


 

Advanced information:

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/162245-overview. medscape, pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators

http://www.uptodate.com/contents/pacemakers-beyond-the-basics. uptodate, pacemakers (beyond the basics)

http://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/services/arrhythmia-treatment/permanent-pacemaker. cleveland clinic, permanent pacemaker

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/105/18/2136. circulation, cardiac pacemakers from the patient’s perspective

 


Research:
http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/nejmoa1507192#t=articlediscussion. nejm, percutaneous implantation of an entirely intracardiac leadless pacemaker, doi: 10.1056/nejmoa1507192

http://www.nature.com/aps/journal/v37/n1/full/aps2015135a.html. mechanisms underlying the cardiac pacemaker: the role of sk4 calcium-activated potassium channels, actapharmacologicasinica (2016) 37: 82–97; doi: 10.1038/aps.2015.135

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s2405818115300283. science direct, is pruritus over the pacemaker pocket may be a sign of a serious complication?http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcac.2015.06.008

http://journal.publications.chestnet.org/article.aspx?articleid=1082869. pocket hematoma after pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator surgery, chest. 2004;126(4):1177-1186. doi:10.1378/chest.126.4.1177

https://www.jci.org/articles/view/68257. the journal of clinical investigations, transcription factor isl1 is essential for pacemaker development and function

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=s0066-782x2000000100002. permanent and temporary pacemaker implantation after orthotopic heart transplantation, http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s0066-782x2000000100002
 



Related topics:

http://www.uchospitals.edu/specialties/heart/services/arrhythmias/pacemakers.html. the university of chicago medicine, pacemakers, defibrillators and insertable cardiac monitoring devices

http://missinglink.ucsf.edu/lm/pacemaker_module/index.htm. pacemaker module

http://www.medtronic.com.au/your-health/bradycardia/living-with/index.htm. daily living – pacemakers

 


Other articles:

http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/newsroom/pressannouncements/ucm494417.htm. fda approves first leadless pacemaker to treat heart rhythm disorders

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/522306/worlds-smallest-pacemaker-can-be-implanted-without-surgery/. world’s smallest pacemaker can be implanted without surgery

 


Other helpful resources:

https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/treatments/pacemakers. british heart foundaion

http://www.pacemakerplus.com/. pacemaker plus

http://www.hrsonline.org/patient-resources/treatment/pacemaker. heart rhythm society

http://www.mypacemaker.com/. my pacemaker.com

https://www.pacemakerclub.com/. pacemaker club
 



Related videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5rvteayuiy. youtube, what is a pacemaker and how does it work?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsdl2jvfpxs. youtube, permanent cardiac pacemaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjw5-pu0nbs. youtube, pacemaker implantation animation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbuxeom5lk4. youtube, how to place a temporary emergency transvenous pacemaker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5biqqyjw6no. youtube, insertion of transvenous pacemaker

http://watchlearnlive.heart.org/cvml_player.php?moduleselect=pacmkr. watch, learn and live, pacemaker

 


Presentation/quiz/newspaper articles:

https://prezi.com/ppcnzm74zixk/cardiac-pacemaker/. prezi, cardiac pacemaker

https://prezi.com/n4obcg6429ha/the-cardiac-pacemaker/. prezi, the cardiac pacemaker

http://www.slideshare.net/bhagyashris2/pacemakers-30430479. slideshare, pacemakers

http://www.slideshare.net/ruslizanosman/temporary-pacemakers. slideshare, pacemaker

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