Bradycardia (Slow Heart Rate)
When people refer to a pacemaker, they are actually discussing a pacing system: a pacemaker, a pacing lead or leads, and a programmer.
Two parts are placed inside the body: the pacemaker and pacing lead.
The three parts of a pacing system work together to treat bradycardia (a heart rate that is too slow).
A pacing system increases the heart rate to meet the oxygen needs of the body.
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