Rules When Using a Pacemaker?

Answer People who have pacemaker implantation should take a few precautions in daily life. The small device is placed in the abdomen or chest to control abnormal heart rhythms. Pacemakers use low-energy e... Read More »

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How big is a pacemaker?

A pacemaker is less than 2 inches wide and a quarter-inch thick according to St. Jude Medical Inc. This device is placed in the chest to control the electrical pulses of the heart, making it beat n... Read More »

What is another name for a pacemaker?

The sinoatrial (SA) node, or the heart's "natural" pacemaker, causes the heart to beat through electrical impulses. When the SA node fails, an artificial pacemaker helps regulate the heartbeat. An ... Read More »

Who is the inventor of the pacemaker?

According to the Smithsonian, the inventor of the pacemaker is Wilson Greatbatch. By accidentally plugging the wrong resistor into a circuit, he duplicated the pulse of a human heartbeat. In 1958, ... Read More »

What does DDD pacemaker stand for?

Each D in a DDD pacemaker stands for "dual". The first D means the right atria and ventricle have a pacemaker lead anchored in the heart wall. The second D means the pacemaker senses electrical act... Read More »