artificial pacemaker

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Noun1.artificial pacemaker - an implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemakerartificial pacemaker - an implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker
electronic device - a device that accomplishes its purpose electronically
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Therefore, in a case of sick sinus syndrome when the patient's symptoms cannot be attributed to the bradycardia, but to the tachyarrythmic episodes, it is most efficient to treat the patient's PSVT by radiofrequency ablation, rather than using cardiac pacing or antiarrhythmic drugs.
Presence of LSVC makes the implantation of a cardiac pacing lead into the right ventricle particularly difficult.
"It is important that people pay attention to symptoms, particularly chest pain, as waiting until the sudden cardiac arrest even occurs is often too late," says Bruce Wilkoff, MD, director of Cardiac Pacing & Tachyarrhythmia Devices at Cleveland Clinic.
M2 PHARMA-October 5, 2015-EBR's Wireless Cardiac Pacing System Granted CE Mark Approval
Wilkoff, lead investigator and director of cardiac pacing and tachyarrhythmia devices at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
Aimed at biomedical engineers, it provides an introduction to cardiac pacing and defibrillation.
Bruce Wilkoff, MD, director of Cardiac Pacing & Tachyarrhythmia Devices at Cleveland Clinic, says it's critically important that ICD patients know the difference between an accelerated heart rate caused by exercise and a dangerous arrhythmia.
The device is indicated for rate-adaptive pacing in patients who may benefit from increased pacing rates concurrent with increases in activity and for accepted patient conditions that warrant chronic cardiac pacing. The dual-chamber pacemaker significantly reduces unnecessary pacing in the right ventricle by offering a pacing mode--called managed ventricular pacing (MVP)--that enables the device to be programmed to deliver pacing pulses to the right ventricle less than 2% of the time.
Bruce Wilkoff, MD, director of Cardiac Pacing & Tachyarrhythmia Devices at Cleveland Clinic, notes that ICD technology is always improving, and allowing for more remote monitoring of the devices and patients, and therefore less travel required of patients to their doctor's office.