Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

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    In this paper you will find information about pacemakers and defibrillators. Pacemakers and defibrillators are devices that help keep the heart in rhythm. If the heart starts to beat to slow or to fast it will send an electrical shock to get it back on pace. When you get one or both devices implanted in you will need to have regular check-up with the doctors, these should not affect your daily life. Later on in the article you read that you may be allowed to still participate in fast paced sports such as basketball or soccer. Lastly just because you are young do not think that you can not have a heart attack or heart failure, the only thing age has to do with is your chance of living or being able to be revived. To begin in the article “Pacemaker” by Lee Lerner and Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, it states your heart there is a natural pacemaker (Lerner and Lerner, 2014). In paragraph 1 it says that it is “ a small patch of cells at the top right atrium that sends rhythmic electrical impulses to relax and contract the muscles.” (Lerner and Lerner, 2014). If the does not work and you have a irregular heartbeat you may need a pacemaker. This will help control the irregular heartbeats with low energy shocks to the SA node or…

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    that, if their first non-diagnostic ECG is the only thing that is being considered, that lets us know that there may be an underestimation of the risk that patients may have to face later in their journey. One of the last studies mentioned, was performed by Gehi (and others), determined that in the majority of cases, a patient that has had either a SCD or syncope, will have a higher risk of having another episode. Also, in this study, it was noted that family history did not have much to do…

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    unspeakable for themselves or even their family members (Quill). In allowing any and all measures of life support, those who are faced with this quandary are able to overcome the unexpected and possibly have an increased chance of life. In order to further increase understanding of this topic, it is necessary to educate those who are ignorant to what life support completely entails. When many people hear life support, the first and possibly the only thing that comes to mind is the ventilator.…

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    consciousness in the past (lasting less than 2minutes). There were no fits, no history of weakness in her face or limbs, no fever, no wheezing, no difficulty swallowing, no abdominal pain. Her past medical history was significant as she had series of health conditions. Firstly, she suffered poliomyelitis from childhood and developed arthritis. She is not hypertensive, diabetic or asthmatic. She is a known valvular heart disease patient diagnosed 10 years ago, has glaucoma, peptic ulcer disease…

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    Current Issues with Batteries in Implantable Medical Devices When the batteries in implantable medical devices need replacing, the procedure and be extremely invasive and costly (Bazaka & Mohan). With life expectancy increasing, patients who rely on these implantable devices need to undergo these procedures more and more times. In fact patients who receive implantable defibrillators could have to undergo device changes up to four times throughout their lifetime (Vintges). This presents a…

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    included 1,517 patients who received their first pacemaker for bradycardia (slow or irregular heart rhythm) between 2003 and 2007. Patients were followed for an average of 5.8 years. The researchers found survival rates of 93%, 81%, 69% and 61% after 1, 3, 5 and 7 years respectively (“patients”). These statistics were after several years of research and improvement from the beginning of the pacemaker. Another tool and instrument that was created during the 20th century was the defibrillator.…

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    Lawrence, the president of Downing Digital Healthcare Partners said, “Customers just aren’t aware of the prevalence of sudden cardiac arrest.” Each year in the United States over 424,000 victims are being affected all ages, in Hawaii, Native Hawaiians are 1.7 times (over 70%) more likely to die from heart disease than other race. To prevent this from happening to all citizens, CFL (Certification for Life) wants to increase funding for more access to an AED. Our goal as the CFL is to train…

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    On the left side of the human chest is an organ about the size of a fist, commonly referred to as the heart. Responsible for pumping blood throughout the entire body, the heart is essentially the life force of mankind. For reasons such as natural causes, generational inheritance, or over exertion, people can have an abnormal heart rhythm. Dr. Michel Mirowski studied arrhythmias and the first Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) was used in 1980. “ICDs are for people who have had an…

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    Defibrillation Sometimes suffer heart of flicker either the atria or ventricles. There arises an electrical chaos causing the pumping function is lost due to muscle contractions cease. Ventricular fibrillation is considered a cardiac arrest and the patient loses consciousness almost immediately. CPR must be started immediately. With an electrical device called a defibrillator, may flicker broken in most cases if treatment is started immediately. When ventricular fibrillation is defibrillation…

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    depending on the severity and the location of the arrhythmias. Currently, the three types of treatment for VT and VF are drug therapy, implanting a cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and undergoing catheter ablation surgery. Research has suggested a combination of the three produces the best outcome. However, each of the above mentioned treatments have their advantages and disadvantages. Drug therapy has been used and found to be successful in 30 to 50 percent of the patients diagnosed with VT…

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