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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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Mumbai [India], June 16 ( ANI ): World's smallest pacemaker, which is as big as the size of a vitamin pill with advanced pacing technology, has been successfully implanted in the heart of a 78-year-old at a hospital in Mumbai.
The patient had a history of VVI pacemaker implantation for complete atrioventricular (AV) block following 3-vessel bypass surgery for coronary artery disease before 10 years.
Canada, December 14, 2016 -- Scientists here ave developed the first functional pacemaker cells from human stem cells, paving the way for alternate, biological pacemaker therapy.
With the approval, throughout Europe both existing patients implanted with a Nanostim leadless pacemaker and new patients receiving a Nanostim leadless pacemaker in the future can safely undergo full-body MRI diagnostic scans.
The Nanostim leadless pacemaker is not approved in the United States and is limited by federal law to investigational use.
Six months later, only four percent of patients had experienced complications--about half the rate of patients with traditional pacemakers.
Leadless pacemakers also have the potential to eliminate the "downstream problems" that may occur with standard pacing, Dr.
To create biological pacemakers, one approach is to coax stem cells to become specialized cardiac pacemaker cells that are normally found within the sinoatrial node of the heart.
Snooks got a pacemaker and I was treated with drugs at Crosshouse hospital in Kilmarnock.
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Professor Morgan said: "While pacemakers have saved countless lives over the past seven decades since the first devices were implanted, one of the drawbacks has been complications with the pacing lead that is put in to deliver electrical impulses to the heart.