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Pacemaker Sensing and Pacing

Pacemaker Sensing and Pacing Pacemaker sensing and pacing are two terms that are the basis for how a pacemaker works. We often take it for granted that everybody knows exactly what we mean in clinic when we say things like V pacing or V sensing. I just wanted to put a short post together so you know exactly what the …

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Battery Free Pacemaker

Sceptics may be inclined to believe that ‘a battery free pacemaker’ or ‘rechargeable’ pacemakers have been held back by manufacturers to ensure they have repeat business once the battery depletes. These people may soon be proved wrong according to this article from E & T. StartMainContent Battery Free Pacemaker Powered by Heart A Battery free pacemaker that would harness energy directly from …

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Quadripolar Pacemaker Leads

Quadripolar Pacemaker Leads in Left Ventricular or Biventricular Pacing I just wanted to explain quadripolar pacemaker leads in simple terms as a few people on the forum have them implanted as part of their pacemaker therapy. Quadripolar leads have four electrodes (Fig 1.) compared to bipolar left ventricular leads that have two. Quadripolar leads are leads used to pace the left …

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Heart Pacemaker – Artificial

Artificial Heart Pacemaker An artificial heart pacemaker is a small electrical device that is implanted under the skin to help control the heart’s rhythm and rate. It should not be confused with your heart’s natural pacemaker. In your heart you have a collection of cells called the Sino Atrial Node, it lives in the top right hand corner of your heart and is responsible …