What is a biventricular pacemaker?

Answer A biventricular pacemaker helps regulate the heartbeat in patients with heart failure. It is part of a treatment called cardiac resynchronization therapy. This type of pacemaker helps the heart wor... Read More »

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What is a biventricular cardiac defibrillator?

A biventricular cardiac defibrillator, also known as a BiV, is a type of implanted cardiac defibrillator that has two ventricular leads: one in each ventricle of the heart. BiV devices are generall... 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 »

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 the job of the natural pacemaker?

The natural pacemaker is an essential part of the blood circulatory system and acts to regulate the heart. Individuals can develop problems over time with the natural pacemaker, which causes the he... Read More »