Wednesday, November 26, 2014

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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