Pacemakers, Defibrillators Save Lives In Different Ways (Video)

If your heart isn’t beating at the right rate or rhythm, doctors have several options to help you. Pacemakers and defibrillators take over pacing your heartbeat when heart disease and other conditions play havoc with heart rhythms. Your heart signals Normally, electrical impulses generated in your heart stimulate the heart to contract. This moves blood … Read More

What To Do About Medical Device Recalls in the News

When someone has an implanted device such as a pacemaker or implantable defibrillator (ICD), they depend on that device to treat their irregular heart rhythm. To function properly, there is the device itself (the pacemaker or ICD) and the leads or wires that go from the device to your heart. Pacemakers, ICDs and leads go through … Read More

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Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Pacemakers

True or False: Pacemakers “fix” all heart rhythm problems. True False Answer: False In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: We use pacemakers most often to treat people who have a heart rate that is too slow (also termed a bradycardia). In these people, the pacemaker ensures a heart rate that is … Read More