Diseases of the heart and blood vessels (cardiology)

Bradycardia Types

There may be no subjective sensations of slowing of the heart rhythm, and if they exist, regardless of their type, they appear the same. Isolation of different types of bradycardia matters not so much for patients as for the doctor in the context of determining treatment tactics.

Bradycardia: symptoms, degrees, effects

The lower limit of the normal heart rate varies within fairly wide limits for different age groups of patients. For adults of working age, this is considered to be 60 beats per minute.

Treatment of palpitations: first aid, what can and can not

Among cardiac glycosides, the most famous are Digitoxin, Celanid. Such drugs are prescribed only by a doctor, since their irrational intake can lead to disastrous consequences, even to a cardiac arrest.

Attacks of palpitations and other symptoms: shortness of breath, fear, pain, weakness

The rate of heartbeats per minute for an adult varies between 60-80 times. A strong heartbeat can be said if this number exceeds 90-100 beats.

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.


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