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Pacemaker is a tiny device used for sending electrical impulse to heart muscles to induce artificial heart beat in patients whom the heart rate is very slow. In addition to the capability of stimulating the heart muscle, a pacemaker also is able to sense the normal heart beats.
Pacemaker functions to monitor and control the heartbeat. It has a battery, a computerized generator, and wires with sensors called electrodes.
After a pacemaker is inserted, regular follow-up visits are required. The aim of these visits is to ensure that the pacemaker is functioning optimally. The first follow-up visit is for wound check about a week later and the next visit is about 4-6 weeks later to check if the pacemaker is functioning optimally. Regular follow-up visits will be needed for the rest of your life (about every 6-12 months).
Pacemaker is a safe medical device with low risks of complications. Consult your cardiologist or the doctor who inserted the pacemaker if you develop any symptoms suggestive of pacemaker infection or malfunction of the pacemaker as soon as possible.
A pacemaker is a small electronic device (as small as a pocket watch), that is used if there is problem with rate and rhythm of the heart. If abnormal heart rate is detected by the pacemaker then it sends electrical pulses to your heart to normalize the heart beat.
Pacemaker is a safe medical device with a low risk of complications. Some of the risks of pacemaker implantation include complications during or after pacemaker surgery, infection of the pacemaker, and pacemaker malfunction.
Pacemaker is a sophisticated electronic device which is implanted if there is any disturbance of rate of rhythm (the pattern in which it beats) of heart beat. The two common causes for which pacemaker are inserted include bradycardia and heart block.