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Pacemakers and Other Devices

Risks of Pacemaker Surgery

A pacemaker is a small medical device designed to regulate abnormal heart rhythms. Pacemakers produce a low-grade electrical curre...
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What Are the Pacemaker Parameters?

Cardiac pacemakers can be placed as electrode pads over the skin, or threaded through a major vein in the leg up to the heart, or ...
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Components of a Pacemaker

A pacemaker is a small medical device that is implanted into the chest or abdomen in order to regulate abnormal heart rhythms. Its...
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Exercises With a Pacemaker

If you've had a pacemaker implanted, you may be hesitant or cautious about resuming an exercise routine. You may be concerned abou...
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What Is an Automatic Internal Cardiac Defibrillator?

Automatic internal cardiac defibrillators are more commonly known as implantable cardioverter defibrillators, or ICDs. This life-...
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How Defibrillators Work

Ventricular fibrillation, or V-Fib, is when the heart loses its normal rhythm. The heart is regulated by electrical impulses gener...
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Pacemaker Lead Complications

A heart pacemaker is a small battery-operated device that detects and corrects slow, irregular heartbeats and delays in the normal...
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Types of Pacemaker Tests

The first pacemaker follow-up appointment is critical, according to the Cleveland Clinic: The technician will make adjustments to ...
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Risks of Pacemaker Surgery for an Elderly Person

If an abnormal heartbeat has begun to interfere with your daily activities, your doctor may recommend a pacemaker. Pacemakers are ...
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Heart Defibrillator Side Effects

A heart defibrillator controls the heart rhythm. It sends an electrical shock through the heart when it beats too quickly or becom...
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