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pacemaker

1. Anatomy a small area of specialized tissue within the wall of the right atrium of the heart whose spontaneous electrical activity initiates and controls the beat of the heart
2. Med an electronic device for use in certain cases of heart disease to assume the functions of the natural cardiac pacemaker

pacemaker

[′pās‚māk·ər]
(medicine)
A pulsed battery-operated oscillator implanted in the body to deliver electric impulses to the muscles of the lower heart, either at a fixed rate or in response to a sensor that detects when the patient's pulse rate slows or ceases. Also known as cardiac pacemaker; heart pacer.
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After cardiac systolic function recovers, an artificial pacemaker can be used to treat slow arrhythmia.
The committee called on the International Committee of the Red Cross to immediately intervene and compel IPS to allow al-'Amur to have a new artificial pacemaker.
In that case, your doctor may recommend an artificial pacemaker to make the heart beat more regularly so enough oxygen and nourishment can get to the body's cells.
Thus, people who opted for this procedure required an artificial pacemaker implant to stimulate each heartbeat.
Earlier in September, after a series of health scares including a mild heart attack, Peres received an artificial pacemaker.
In 1957, he developed the first external, artificial pacemaker, an invention that has saved millions of lives and led to the creation of Medtronic.
Rythmol SR is contraindicated for patients with congestive heart failure (CHF), cardiogenic shock, marked hypotension, bradycardia, disturbances in cardiac impulse generation and/or conduction (atrioventricular or intraventricular blocks) in the absence of an artificial pacemaker, electrolyte imbalance, bronchospastic disorders, or hypersensitivity to the drug.
On average, 225,000 artificial pacemakers are surgically implanted each year and these devices help save lives by alerting hospitals during irregularities and emergencies.