Pacemaker

Do You Need a Heart Pacemaker?

…evaluation—sooner than later. Now it’s your turn: Have you, or someone you know, gotten a heart pacemaker and found it made a difference? You May Also Be Interested In * When People with Atrial Fibrillation Need Heart Pacemakers * Bad Vibrations Can Hurt Your Heart

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Alzheimer's Disease Prevention: Know Your Risk Factors

…hospitalize her to rule out a stroke or low heart rate. While she was surprisingly hypertensive on admission and her heart rate low enough to validate a pacemaker, her failing memory has yet to improve since she's been discharged home again. Because she is 90-years-old, her failing memory is assumed to be due…

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Intrinsic Cardiac Pacemakers

Today, I want to tell you about a couple of intrinsic cardiac pacemakers. We'll start with the atrioventricular or AV node. Like our discussion of the SA node, the discussion is pretty technical. Look at it as a way to impress people around the watercooler! The AV node is a "back up" for the SA node…

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Learn the Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

Recently, a reader on my blog asked me for the typical and atypical symptoms of atrial fibrillation (AF). That’s a good question because some people have AF and don’t know it. Yet, if left untreated it can cause long-term complications. Atrial Fibrillation and its Symptoms AF is an irregular…

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