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Diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiology)

Pacemaker Operation: Pros and Cons

To maintain the functioning of the heart, a special device is used - a pacemaker. Consider the features of this unit, types, indications for use.

Consequences and treatment after installing a pacemaker

In some cases, late complications develop. Patients are faced with the so-called syndrome EX. There are frequent headaches and dizziness, possible loss of consciousness, shortness of breath and a sharp decrease in blood pressure. 

Types of pacemakers

There are several types of medical devices for maintaining heart rate. All of them perform the main function - the preservation of the physiological work of the heart. Each of the pacemakers has its own characteristics of functioning.

Pacemaker manufacturers

Today, there are many manufacturers of pacemakers on the medical equipment market. World leaders are American companies: Medtronic, St Jude, Boston Scientific, German Biotronic, Italian Sorin Group and Dutch Vitatron.

Life with a pacemaker: what can and can not be done?

At first, after installing the EKS, the patient's life changes significantly. This is due to certain limitations and a long rehabilitation period.

Setup and Pacemaker Modes

A medical device that maintains a heart rhythm is a complex device made from an inert medical titanium alloy. The device is a kind of mini computer that regulates the heart.

Sinus bradycardia: causes, symptoms, treatment

The symptom, manifested as a decrease in the rhythm of contractions of the heart, does not necessarily indicate a disease. For example, when a person sleeps, the heart rate is lower than in a waking state. 

Exudation in the pericardial cavity: norm, technique of determination

If the volume of fluid in the pericardial space tends to a pathological increase, then they say about the appearance of effusion in the pericardium. During the study, a darkened echo-negative cavity is detected, mainly through subcostal access. 

Hypokinesia of the heart

In many people, this pathology is associated with changes in the myocardium after a heart attack. In this case, the passage of the contractive wave worsens on the scar site, which leads to the appearance of hypokinesia.

Aneurysm rupture of the abdominal and thoracic aorta

The cardiovascular system in which the scarlet liquid (blood) circulates, supporting the vitality of the entire human body, consists of the heart and a multitude of vessels of various sizes. 


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