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Synonyms for pacemaker

a leading instance in its field

a specialized bit of heart tissue that controls the heartbeat

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

a horse used to set the pace in racing

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Dual chamber pacemaker implants-a new opportunity in Pakistan for children with congenital and acquired complete heart block.
Does treatment with ACE inhibitors or angiotensin II receptor antagonists prevent atrial fibrillation after dual chamber pacemaker implantation?
While RV pacing via a single or dual chamber pacemaker helps restore heart function in patients with AV block (in which the electrical signals do not travel between the top and bottom chambers of the heart), smaller studies suggest that in patients with both AV block and LV dysfunction, RV pacing may escalate the progression of heart failure.
While RV pacing (via a single or dual chamber pacemaker) helps restore heart function in patients with LV block, recent studies suggest that in patients with both AV block and LV dysfunction, RV pacing may escalate the progression of heart failure.
Conclusion: The rate of complications associated with PPM is not significant, but the rate of complications were more in single chamber pacemaker compared to dual chamber pacemaker. Infection was the major complication seen.
Patients with Alstrom's syndrome may present throughout life for a variety of operative procedures, ranging from minimally invasive eye and ear examinations, to cardioversion, dual chamber pacemaker insertion and even cardiac transplantation as well as ureteric diversion surgery.
Past medical history included nephrectomy in 1996 for cancer of the left kidney and implantation of a universal demand pacemaker (dual chamber pacemaker) for treatment of sick sinus syndrome in 1990.
We report, to the best of our knowledge, the first case of cardiac hydatidosis from Pakistan in a 30 year old male who presented with recurrent syncopal episodes due to complete atrioventricular conduction block and subsequently underwent implantation of dual chamber pacemaker. His transthoracic echocardiogram revealed a large, well circumscribed, interventricular septal mass which was avascular on subsequent perfusion imaging.
She had been treated for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation but developed facial flushing and sinus bradycardia when given amiodarone, requiring the implantation of a dual chamber pacemaker (Telectronics Tempo DR) in November 2001.
A 33-year-old woman with a history of sick sinus syndrome underwent a dual chamber pacemaker implantation (Ela DR213 Talent, Ela 4068 for atrial, and BT46D for ventricular leads) seven years ago.
Key words: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dual chamber pacemaker, left ventricular outflow tract obstruction