Who made the first pacemaker?

Answer The first man to identify that electrical impulses could help the heart was J.A McWilliam in 1889. It was not until decades later that John Hopps invented the first external pacemaker in 1950. This... Read More »

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What material is a pacemaker made out of?

According to the, pacemaker manufacturers use titanium or titanium alloy for pacemaker casings. The leads that deliver electric stimulation to the heart are metal alloys coated with pol... 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 »

Pacemaker and smartphones!?

Your phone will cause no problems. It is recommend that people with pacemakers do not keep their cellphones in the chest pocket on the side the pacemaker is on or hold the phone on that side while ... Read More »