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heart pacemaker

[′härt ′pās‚māk·ər]
(medicine)
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Vatican City: Pope Benedict had a heart pacemaker installed some time ago but was not suffering from poor health and remained lucid and serene in the wake of his decision to resign, the Vatican spokesman said on Tuesday.
He was awaiting a heart pacemaker at the time of the robbery in Poyser Street, Wrexham.
Lucy had to be fitted with a heart pacemaker and have a tracheostomy, in which a tube is inserted in the neck to aid breathing and clearing the throat.
I was taken onto the Coronary Care Unit where a heart pacemaker was fitted a few days later.
One such milestone was reached in February 1960 when the first heart pacemaker was fitted in Britain at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, following university research.
''We will try to intensify his heart function, so we may add another heart pacemaker beside the existing one,'' he said.
They spent pounds 2,150 on the tickets and pounds 269 on insurance but Mrs Kennon - who had a heart pacemaker fitted several years ago - was taken ill on the flight to London.
Even before then, Folkman created the first implantable heart pacemaker and the first implantable drug-delivery capsule.
Dialysis, followed by a kidney transplant, then a heart pacemaker, were just a routine part of his life-for most just one of these would have been an overwhelming set-back.
1 CND campaigners first marched from London to Aldermaston 2 Michael Jackson was born 3 Prime Minister of Malta Dom Mintoff resigned 4 The first heart pacemaker was implanted impossipuzzles "The land's a funny shape," said Derek, pointing to the plan.
The inquest in Wrexham heard that the widow had a heart pacemaker fitted on January 21 but she complained of shortage of breath.
The 82-year-old ruler, who had a heart pacemaker operation in February 2000, left for Britain last week to undergo the tests.