artificial pacemaker

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an implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker

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According to the 2013 ESC Guidelines recommendations on Cardiac Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, in sick sinus syndrome, pacing is indicated when symptoms can clearly be attributed to bradycardia (Class I, Level B) [12].
Those sound waves are converted to electrical energy, providing cardiac pacing.
The world survey of cardiac pacing and cardioverter-defibrillators: Calendar year 2005.
"The way we've practiced cardiac pacing for the last 3 decades must be abandoned," said Michael O.
Bruce Wilkoff, MD, director of Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Devices at Cleveland Clinic, says that while the study results aren't necessarily surprising, they should provide some reassurance to doctors and patients.
Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation: A Clinical Approach.
"This study examines patients with less severe heart muscle problems and shows that signficant benefit is obtained," says Bruce Wilkoff, MD, director of Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Devices at Cleveland Clinic.
Cardiac pacing is still the unsurpassed method of treatment for patients with bradycardia of various origins.
Bruce Wilkoff, MD, director of Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Devices at Cleveland Clinic, says that while the system has some limitations, this first-generation device has some clearcut advantages over traditional ICDs that have wires or leads that run through veins and touch the heart directly.
Cardiologist Bruce Wilkoff, MD, director of Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Devices at Cleveland Clinic, says the strongest indicators for a patient's success with a device are the presence of other medical conditions, known as comorbidities.