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What is meant by pace maker surgery ?

my grandfather is above 80 and now admitted in appolo icu and his pulse rate is becoming low. doctors advise that we have to do face maker surgery . what is it exactly and any care to be taken
Thu, 5 Jan 2012
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hi kavita
its not face maker but pace maker
it is a medical device which uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contacting the heart muscles, to regulate the beating of the heart.
The primary purpose of a pacemaker is to maintain an adequate heart rate, either because the heart's native pacemaker is not fast enough, or there is a block in the heart's electrical conduction system
. Modern pacemakers are externally programmable and allow the cardiologist to select the optimum pacing modes for individual patients.
Some combine a pacemaker and defibrillator in a single implantable device. Others have multiple electrodes stimulating differing positions within the heart to improve synchronisation of the lower chambers of the heart.
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