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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my uncle this morning awoke at 3:30 this morning screaming its happening again and when i walked into where he was sleeping he was holding his chest and he jolted as if he was having a seisure or something. he has a pacemaker installed in his chest and now says that his chest feels numb what the heck is going on he did this three times with in 3 minutes. he said it felt like something hit him in the back of his neck.
My father is 95 and good physical health. His cardiologist wants to replace his pacemaker....he doesn t have any symptoms but he has had the pacemaker 5 yrs+ What are the risks for this surgery at age 95 and is it absolutely necessary. Or do the risks out weigh any benefit?
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