Marcapasos

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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.

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  • Last Reviewed on 12/07/2010
  • Alan Berger, MD, Assistant Professor, Divisions of Cardiology and Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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