A pacemaker sends electrical impulses to restore the heart's rhythm. Today's streamlined pacemakers, like the market-leading options from Medtronic, weigh about 20-30 g. This small device has helped millions of people live more active lives.
When people refer to a pacemaker, they are actually discussing a pacing system: a pacemaker, a pacing lead or leads, and a programmer.
Two parts are placed inside the body: the pacemaker and pacing lead.
The three parts of a pacing system work together to treat bradycardia (a heart rate that is too slow). A pacing system increases the heart rate to meet the oxygen needs of the body.
SureScan™ is the world’s first pacing system which allows patients with pacemakers to safely receive full body Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scans under specific conditions.
More: Advisa MRI™ – Ensura MRI™ – SureScan™ Pacemakers
As with any medical procedure, there are benefits and risks with implantable pacemaker therapy. Talk to your doctor to determine if implantable pacemaker therapy is right for you.
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