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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
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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 problem should be solved by magnet response, a temporary pacemaker, or urgent battery replacement when required.
Time point: post-cardiopulmonary resuscitation with endotracheal tube, stomach tube and temporary pacemaker wire in place for third degree atrioventricular block.
But seconds later a temporary pacemaker inserted into his heart kicked in and its beat returned to its normal rate.
It entails doing the surgery with a temporary pacemaker rather than using the traditional cardiopulmonary bypass pump that takes over the function of the heart during surgery.
Another way to maintain the cardiac rhythm is to insert a temporary pacemaker. This involves using a thin, flexible electrode wire.
Also, the use of a temporary pacemaker prior to the permanent pacemaker insertion was a significant risk factor (hazard ratio (HR) 3.2, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.6-6.2, P = 0.001) [3].
Third-degree atrioventricular block abruptly deteriorated accompanied by hypotension and hypoxia, prompting emergent temporary pacemaker implantation [Figure 1]d.
Temporary pacemaker was considered if any type of bradycardia causing symptoms and signs of low perfusion was observed.
In the event of atrioventricular block, intravenous atropine sulfate can usually restore sinus rhythm, but in some refractory cases, vasopressor agents or a temporary pacemaker may be needed (5).
Dr Shreedhar Vaidya was axed from Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary when a patient died after, it's claimed, he failed to fit a temporary pacemaker.
Kolkata, Jan 17 (ANI): Former West Bengal Chief Minister and senior Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Jyoti Basu, who has suffered multi-organ failure, was given a temporary pacemaker early on Sunday morning.

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