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Implantation Of Cardioverter Defibrillator

  What is a defibrillator?   The defibrillator (ICD) is an electronic device that constantly monitors the heart rhythm. When it detects a rapid, abnormal heart rate, it offers energy to the muscle, making the heart to return to its normal rhythm.   Why is an ICD needed?   Tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation are two […]

September 14, 2015, Pacemakers
Life with a Pacemaker

Before implanting a pacemaker are made a few investigations to confirm the indication: recording the heart rate for 24 hours (Holter ECG); Electrophysiological study which consists in exploring ways of driving electricity to the heart using a probe that is placed in the heart. From what is made a pacemaker? One or two electric wires; […]

October 21, 2014, Pacemakers
Cardiac Pacemakers

Cardiac pacemaker implant or pacing is used to treat bradyarrhythmias and symptoms like syncope. A bradyarrhythmia represents any sort of rhythm or conduction disorder of the heart, which has the consequence of a low heart rate. In a clinical plan bradyarrhythmias may be manifested by symptoms such as dizziness, decreased exercise tolerance, tiredness, and syncope. […]

April 21, 2014, Pacemakers