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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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Key Words: Dual Chamber Pacemaker, Single Chamber Pacemaker, Pacemaker Programmer.
Astridge PS, Kaye GC, Whitworth S, Kelly P, Camm AJ, Perrins EJ (1993) The response of implanted dual chamber pacemakers to 50 Hz extraneous electrical interference.
Simantirakis and colleagues at Heraklion (Crete) University Hospital, Greece, implanted dual chamber pacemakers in 16 patients with moderate or severe sleep apnea, documented sleep-related bradycardias, and normal ventricular function (N.
In cardiology, when you think about dual chamber pacemakers, neurally mediated syncope, he is the first to be remembered.