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A pacemaker (or artificial pacemaker, so as not to be confused with the heart's natural pacemaker) 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 implantable defibrillator in a single implantable device. Others have multiple electrodes stimulating differing positions within the heart to improve synchronization of the lower chambers of the heart.

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Stroke and heart disease, colon and lung cancer, are big issues men and women share. In honor of men’s health month; let’s talk about the issues, big and small, men and the people who love them, and what they should know about. Prostate Cancer: To PSA or not to PSA? What should not get lost in the debate over the PSA blood ... Read More »
Well first off, I hope that all the amazing moms out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day this past weekend. Frankly, there should probably be a few more of these days sprinkled throughout the year; but I suppose having it on a weekend, when the weather is typically beautiful and Spring is certainly in the air, seems more than appropriate if it is ... Read More »
For most of us, hearts, flowers, and candy symbolizes Valentine's Day, but according to MedlinePlus, it’s also a day when approximately 2,800 people—parents, aunts, friends, siblings, uncles, cousins, children and grandparents—will suffer a heart attack. Of these, nearly 1,400 will die, leaving a tragic trail of broken hearts. If you have ... Read More »

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