Pacemakers are electronic devices that monitor and stimulate a programmed heartbeat for patients who have a slow heart rate. The pacemaker is surgically implanted near the collar bone, and is a battery-powered generator that sends signals through wires that are connected to the heart. The pacemaker is able to detect slow or irregular heartbeats and send electrical signals to the heart to beat at a proper rate.
I was recently diagnosed with atrial bigeminy. Could you tell me what it is and a little bit about its symptoms? How do I know I need to see a doctor for an emergency? Atrial bigeminy is actually a description of a pattern of heart beats that occurrs in couplets. A regular (or sinus) beat is followed by a "premature" atrial beat.…