Marcapasos

Un marcapasos es un dispositivo electrónico pequeño que funciona con batería y que se inserta debajo de la piel para ayudar a que el corazón lata de manera regular y a una frecuencia apropiada. El marcapaso tiene derivaciones que viajan a través de una vena grande hasta el corazón, donde se fijan los alambres. Estas derivaciones envían impulsos eléctricos al corazón para darle la orden de latir.

Marcapasos

Revision

Last reviewed 11/8/2010 by Glenn Gandelman, MD, MPH, FACC Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York Medical College, and in private practice specializing in cardiovascular disease in Greenwich, CT. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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