Procedure

Implantable Pacemaker

Description

A pacemaker (or artificial pacemaker, so as not to be confused with the heart's natural pacemaker) is a medical device that uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contracting 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 natural 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 (ventricles) of the heart. Source: Wikipedia

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital
Avenida de los Argonautas, s/n
Benalmádena
Vithas Parque San Antonio Hospital
Avda del Pintor Joaquín Sorolla, 2
Málaga
Hospital El Angel
Calle Corregidor Nicolás Isidro 16
Málaga