Permanent Pace Makers (PPM)

Last updated 20.09.12

   

Features

-  Surgically implantable electrical device which monitors and paces heart rhythm as necessary

-  If normal rhythm within time limit no pacing

-  Physiological tachycardia tolerated (ie: exercise)

-  Indications

-  Bradycardia, heart block

-  Pulse Generator

-  Lithium battery: 5+ years

-  Time limit & HR programmed

-  Pacing Leads

-  Single chamber: right ventricle (sometimes atrium)

-  Dual chamber

-  Right atrium & ventricle

-  2 leads

-  Contraction timed

 

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