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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

What Is an Automatic Internal Cardiac Defibrillator?

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

How Defibrillators Work

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

Pacemaker Lead Complications

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

Types of Pacemaker Tests

The first pacemaker follow-up appointment is critical, according to the Cleveland Clinic: The technician will make adjustments to ...

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 ...

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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