Who invented the first pacemaker?

Answer Dr. Wilson Greatbatch invented the first pacemaker. Greatbatch developed the pacemaker during the 1950s. His first fully operational pacemaker was implanted into a human patient in 1960. For this h... Read More »

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Who invented the pacemaker control unit?

The pacemaker was invented in 1950 by a Canadian named John Hopps. He made the discovery that if the heart stopped beating, it could be mechanically or electronically restarted. The first pacemaker... 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 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 »