CARDIAC PACEMAKER

n. an artificial electrical device which is implanted in the region of the heart. Its main function is to help regulate (or normalize) an abnormal heart rhythm. Using electrical leads and transducers, signals are transmitted and an electrical charge is emitted whenever the organ does not function properly.

CARDIAC PACEMAKER: "In the event that medication and treatment no longer work, an abnormal heart rhythm can be remedied through a cardiac pacemaker."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CARDIAC PACEMAKER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/cardiac-pacemaker/ (accessed December 6, 2019).
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