The Heart – Cardiac Physiology and Anatomy Simplified

Heart = Pump The Heart is simply a pump, how this pump works is regulated by an electrical conduction system, that is explained here Simplified – The Heart Beat – Conduction System The purpose of of this pump is to supply blood to the lungs (so that the blood can become oxygen rich) and then round to the rest of …

Lower Rate/Upper Rate what does this really mean? My Pacemaker is 60/130.

Pacemaker – Lower Rate/Upper Rate what does this really mean?  In its original simplest form a pacemaker was there to stop peoples hearts going too slowly. If you heart goes too slowly you will feel dizzy or faint. A pacemaker set to a lower rate limit (base rate) of 60 will therefore not let you have a delay between beats …

Biotronik Evia and 2:1 Heart Block – Pacemakers Explained

Readers Questions! “Hi , I’ve posted this on the pacemaker forum but would appreciate your insights. I received a Biotronik Evia in May for intermittent complete block (23 pauses in as many hrs on the Holter). Rate response is turned off and night mode set at 45. I believe the hr is set at 50-130, although I could be wrong. At …

About THE PAD – The Heart, Electrophysiology, Pacemakers and Defibrillators

About THE PAD – The Heart, Electrophysiology, Pacemakers and Defibrillators Once something is understood it is remembered. – Me 2013 I just started to write this intro and I had to delete a paragraph. I had started to write in the same way that so many reference books were written… boringly.  I will start again, reference books/websites are often written …

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This Blog is my thoughts on how things work and how I view them in my head to make things more digestible to myself! Take from the website what you will (Metaphorically) and leave what you want also. In NO WAY is this a medical advice website. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your own health these should be discussed …