Instructional video about the Pacemaker


Happy to present you one more our medical project – Pacemaker іnstructional video.

So pacemaker is a small device that we place in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate.

Pacemakers help to treat arrhythmias. These are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.
During this disease, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body.
This can cause such symptoms as fatigue (tiredness), shortness of breath, or fainting. Moreover, severe arrhythmias can damage the vital organs of your body and may even cause loss of consciousness or death.

This small device can relieve some arrhythmia symptoms, such as fatigue and fainting. A pacemaker also can help a person who has abnormal heart rhythms renew a more active lifestyle.

Pacemakers also can monitor and record your heart’s electrical activity and heart rhythm. Newer pacemakers can monitor your blood temperature, breathing rate,
and other factors. They also can adjust your heart rate to changes in your activity.
The pacemaker’s computer records your heart’s electrical activity and heart rhythm
as well.

Besides, pacemakers can be temporary or permanent. We use temporary pacemakers to treat short-term heart problems, such as a slow heartbeat that’s caused by a heart attack, heart surgery, or medicine overdose.

Temporary pacemakers also are used during emergencies. They might use them until your doctor can implant a permanent pacemaker or until a temporary condition goes away. If you have a temporary pacemaker, you’ll stay in a hospital as long as the device works.

We use permanent pacemakers to control long-term heart rhythm problems.

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