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Chapter-37 Pacemaker

BOOK TITLE: Pocket Clinical Guide for Nursing Students

Author
1. Prakash P
ISBN
9789352701933
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/14242_38
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2018
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
1. College of Nursing, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India
Chapter keywords
Pacemaker, common pacemaker dysfunction, unipolar pacemaker, bipolar pacemaker, asynchronous pacemaker, single chamber, dual chamber

Abstract

A pacemaker is device placed in chest or abdomen to control abnormal heart rhythms. Indications of pacemaker, types of pacemakers, five letter code devised to simplify the naming of pacemaker generators, symptoms of pacer dysfunction, and common pacemaker dysfunctions are discussed in this chapter. Types of pacemaker are unipolar pacemaker, bipolar pacemaker, asynchronous/fixed rate, synchronous/demand, single/dual chamber, and programmable/nonprogrammable. Symptoms of pacer dysfunction are cyanosis, jugular vein distention, oliguria, dyspnea, orthopnea, altered mental status, vertigo/syncope, worsens with exercise, unusual fatigue, hypotension, and bradycardia.

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