Pacemaker

  • (noun): A leading instance in its field.
    Synonyms: pacesetter
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on pacemaker, pacemakers:

Pacemaker Syndrome
... Pacemaker syndrome is a disease that represents the clinical consequences of suboptimal atrioventricular (AV) synchrony or AV dyssynchrony, regardless of the pacing mode, after ... Individuals with a low heart rate prior to pacemaker implantation are more at risk of developing pacemaker syndrome ... Patients who develop pacemaker syndrome may require adjustment of the pacemaker, or fitting of another lead to better coordinate the timing of atrial and ventricular contraction ...
Biological Pacemaker - Research
... Despite the successes of artificial pacemakers several limitations and problems have emerged during the past decades such as electrode fracture or damage to insulation, infection, re-operations for battery exchange ... obvious in children, including premature newborn babies, where size mismatch and the fact that pacemaker leads do not grow with children are a problem ... The first successful experiment with biological pacemakers was carried out by Arjang Ruhparwar's group at Hannover Medical School in Germany using ...
The Nevada Sagebrush
... The newspaper took home an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award in 2008 and 2009 ... It was also a finalist for a Pacemaker at the 2006 and 2007 ACP student journalism awards ... It was also nominated for an online ACP Pacemaker in 2008 ...
Pacemaker Syndrome - Prevention
... At the time of pacemaker implantation, AV synchrony should be optimized to prevent the occurrence of pacemaker syndrome ... have shown great results of implantation and very low incidence of pacemaker syndrome than those with suboptimal AV synchronization ...
Pacemaker Syndrome - History
... Pacemaker syndrome was first described in 1969 by Mitsui et al ... The name pacemaker syndrome was first coined by Erbel in 1979 ... Since its first discovery, there have been many definitions of pacemaker syndrome, and the understanding of the cause of pacemaker syndrome is still under investigation ...

More definitions of "pacemaker":

  • (noun): An implanted electronic device that takes over the function of the natural cardiac pacemaker.
    Synonyms: artificial pacemaker
  • (noun): A horse used to set the pace in racing.
    Synonyms: pacer, pacesetter