programmable pacemaker


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programmable pacemaker

[-gram′əbəl]
Etymology: Gk, pro + graphein, to record; L, passus, step; ME, maken
an electronic pacemaker with multiple settings that can be changed after implantation.

programmable pacemaker

Cardiac pacing A pacemaker in which the pacing mode and/or parameters can be changed noninvasively with an external programmer Adjustable parameters Rate, pulse amplitude and width, sensitivity, mode of pacing–eg, asynchronous ventricular inhibited or ventricular triggered. See Pacemaker.

programmable pacemaker

An electronic permanent pacemaker in which one or more settings can be changed electronically.
See also: pacemaker
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