permanent pacemaker


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permanent pacemaker

Etymology: L, permanere, to remain, passus, step; ME, maken
any electric pacemaker implanted inside a patient's body for permanent use.

permanent pacemaker

An electronic device for permanent cardiac pacing. The leads are usually inserted transvenously through the subclavian or cephalic veins with leads positioned in the right atrium for atrial pacing or in the right ventricular apex for ventricular pacing. The leads are connected to the pulse generator, which is implanted in a subcutaneous pocket below the clavicle.
See also: pacemaker
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During an average follow-up of nearly 5 years, patients with a patent foramen ovale (PFO) who received an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) or a permanent pacemaker were more than fourfold more likely to develop a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) compared with implanted device recipients who did not have a PFO, Dr.
Another critical issue is the timing of permanent pacemaker insertion in a patient with a clinical indication and coexisting terminal illness.
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to discuss results from the REPRISE II Trial, evaluating predictors of the need for a permanent pacemaker following implantation of the repositionable Lotus Valve System for transcatheter aortic valve replacement.
An effective and safe alternative to epicardial pacemaker placement for permanent pacemaker implantation in a patient with mechanical tricuspid valve: stimulation of the left ventricle through the coronary sinus.
Seven percent of patients, unable to achieve adequate rate control despite multiple attempts, then underwent atrioventricular junctional ablation with insertion of a permanent pacemaker to control ventricular rate.
While AV nodal ablation alleviates the rapid ventricular response in chronic AF patients, it also necessitates the implantation of a permanent pacemaker, since the procedure alters the heart's natural electrical conduction system.
This reality is manifested by 'acute loss of capture' in a clinical scenario of acute inferior myocardial infarction, accompanied by right ventricular involvement in a patient with a previously implanted permanent pacemaker.
External pacemaker pulse generators are used temporarily to regulate a patient's heartbeat until a permanent pacemaker can be implanted.
Biophan's initial focus in this area is the production and commercialization of a temporary pacemaker and permanent pacemaker leads that are MRI compatible.

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