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Pacemakers

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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.

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Not a week goes by that I don’t see someone in cardiology consultation for skipping, jumpy heart beats.   It is a common problem- a problem that worries many people.Why?  It’s unnerving to feel your heart beating.  Most people are rarely aware of their heart’s movement in their chests.  So when a person…

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Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide, posted Understanding Cardioversion and Why… Last time, I talked about cardioversions, and their purpose. In today's…

08/03/11

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Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide, posted What is a Cardioversion? We've all seen the dramatic scene, which is almost required for any heart patient on House,…

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Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro, answered With a newly implanted pacemaker, why… Hi Celia,   I recommend you contact your doctors office and either…

05/09/11

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Shauna C Hill RD LD, Health Pro, answered have a pacemaker but see in booklet of… Hi Riann,   You should ask your doctor to be certain.  Here…

03/18/11

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