MODERN TRENDS IN BIO-MEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION
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Modern trends in bio medical instrumentation is given in a brief manner. pacemaker and its applications have been illustrated in a good and understandable way. For example pacemaker importance is revealed below. More than that the paper has lot of useful information about the new modern trends in bio medical instrumentation.
Let us see a small introduction about pace maker,
A pacemaker is a small device that's placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate.
Pacemakers are used to treat arrhythmias (ah-RITH-me-ahs). Arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm.
A heartbeat that's too fast is called tachycardia (TAK-ih-KAR-de-ah). A heartbeat that's too slow is called bradycardia (bray-de-KAR-de-ah).
During an arrhythmia, the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to the body. This may cause symptoms such as fatigue (tiredness), shortness of breath, or fainting. Severe arrhythmias can damage the body's vital organs and may even cause loss of consciousness or death.