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Catheters, Cardiac, Flotation Balloon, Pacing Electrode

Definition : Flotation balloon cardiac catheters designed to deliver pacing stimuli to the heart; usually they can also detect bioelectric signals from the heart. These catheters include electrodes at or near their distal tip; the electrodes are usually applied to the ventricles. The electrodes are connected through the catheter lumen to an external pulse generator (pacemaker) that generates the electrical pacing impulses; they also make possible the display of the electrocardiographic signal. Pacing electrode catheters are mostly used in emergencies during bradycardia or asystole until a pacemaker can be implanted; to control the heart rate during and/or after surgery; and during cardiac catheterization procedures (e.g., electrophysiologic studies).

Entry Terms : "Electrodes, Catheter Tip" , "Electrodes, Intracardiac" , "Catheters, Cardiac Balloon, Pacing Electrode" , "Pacing Electrode Cardiac Catheters" , "Catheters, Cardiac Pacing Electrode" , "Catheters, Pacemaker" , "Pacemaker Catheters" , "Catheters, Electrode"

UMDC code : 16654

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