pacing wire

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pacing wire

Etymology: L, passus, step; AS, wir
the electrical connection between a pulse generator and a pacing electrode in a cardiac pacemaker.


1. Metal drawn out into threads of varying thickness.
2. To join fracture fragments together with wire.

arch wire

In orthodontics, a cable, usually of metal, used to apply tension to the teeth.

guide wire

A wire used to enter tight spaces (e.g., obstructed valves or channels) within the body.

Kirschner wire

See: Kirschner wire

Luque wires

See: Luque wires

pacing wire

A pacemaker electrode.

separating wire

In dentistry, a brass wire used to separate teeth before banding them.

sublaminar wire

A metal thread used to attach corrective devices to the spinal column during neurosurgery.
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An intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) was inserted and the temporary pacing wire advanced to the right ventricular apex.
This opportunity will also include associated consumables such as pacing wires and leads.
MCE provides bi-polar, quad-polar and mono-polar temporary pacing wires and single-use patient extension cables specifically for cardio-thoracic surgeries.
An operative note from the surgery stated that "polyvinyl catheters were placed within the left atrium and right atrium for recording atrial pressure" Additionally, myocardial pacing wires were placed upon the right atrium and right ventricle for pacing and two pericardial drainage tubes were placed, anteriorly and posteriorly.