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Artificial Pacemaker (Cardiac Pacemaker) Print E-mail
by Ron Kennedy, M.D., Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Kennedy An artificial pacemaker (aka cardiac pacemeker) is a device that uses electrical impulses to regulate the heart rhythm or to reproduce that rhythm. An internal pacemaker is one in which the electrodes into the heart, the electronic circuitry and the power supply are implanted (internally) within the body. Although there are different types of pacemakers, all are designed to treat bradycardia, a heart rate that is too slow. Pacemakers may function continuously and stimulate the heart at a fixed rate or at an increased rate during exercise. A pacemaker can also be programmed to detect too long a pause between heartbeats and then stimulate the heart. The internal pacemaker was invented by Wilson Greatbatch in 1958. artificial pacemaker,cardiac pacemeker,internal pacemaker,treatment of bradycardia,Wilson Greatbatch

The information in this article is not meant to be medical advice.�Treatment for a medical condition should come at the recommendation of your personal physician.

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