What is Medtronics pacemaker?

Category: Equipment

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Generic name: Heart Pacemaker

A pacemaker is a medical device which uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contacting the heart muscles, to regulate the beating of the heart. The primary purpose of a pacemaker is to maintain an adequate heart rate.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Heart rate low (bradycardia) 9 4
Sinus node dysfunction 7 3
Heart block 4 2
Sinus bradycardia 2 3
Support heart health 2 0

Show all 13 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 6

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Medtronics pacemaker

Side effect Patients
Pain 2
Hypersensitivity vasculitis 1
Keloid scar 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Medtronics pacemaker

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 2
60 other daily 1
100 other daily 1
1,000 other daily 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Medtronics pacemaker

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Medtronics pacemaker

Duration

Currently using Medtronics pacemaker

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2

Stopped using Medtronics pacemaker

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 8
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 6
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Medtronics pacemaker.