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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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The indications for pacemaker insertion, electrocardiography (ECG) findings, concomitant cardiac procedures and procedural complications were reviewed.
Exhibit ES-1: Implantable pacemaker products, global market forecast, 2017-23
Pacemakers collect and transmit data on the patient's heartbeat and how well the device is functioning.
The aim of our study was to find out the etiology and current trend of pacemaker implantation in patients of complete heart block reporting to Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology.
Almost the size of a wrist watch, Dr Alkowatli and his team implanted the pacemaker connecting to Maria's heart within an hour.
Conventional pacemakers are surgically placed under the skin of patient's chest stretching from the shoulder vein and attaching to the heart.
Leadless pacemakers are now becoming available in the US market, and Micra, the first leadless pacemaker device, has been approved by FDA.
SVC thrombosis with or without stenosis from the pacemaker leads was described by Kosowsky and Barr in 1972.1 The incidence of this condition has been reported in the literature range from 1 in 650 patients to 1 in 3100 patients.2
If the upcoming safety studies on the biological pacemaker are successful, Eugenio Cingolani, M.D., the principal investigator in the project, said the biological pacemaker could be tested in patients within the next five years.
Ventricular tachycardia based on structural disease should be mainly considered in an elderly patient who has a cardiac pacemaker, has undergone coronary artery by-pass greft CABG for CAD, and is presenting with wide QRS tachycardia.
The researchers from the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine, University Health Network, describe how human pluripotent stem cells can be coaxed in 21 days to develop into pacemaker cells, which regulate heart beats with electrical impulses.
Background: High cost of imported pacemakers is a main obstacle for Chinese patients suffering from bradyarrhythmia, and a domestically developed pacemaker will help lower the burden.