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Tips for buying Pacemaker
- Physicians are in the best position to decide on the pacemaker specifications, based on patient illness and specific requirements. Different patients need pacemakers with different operating modes, levels of adjustability, and other capabilities. In the selection process, facilities should include cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, and electro physiologists.
- A hermetically sealed pulse generator and either one or two insulated conductive leads should be in each implantable pacemaker, as well as a programmable mode, rate, sensitivity, pulse width, and amplitude.
- Pulse generators should be compatible with IS-1/VS-1 leads or encountered lead connectors.
- These implantable pacemakers display four available categories. The pacing modes common to each are listed in brackets. Many manufacturers offer at least one model of each of these four types of cardiac pacemakers:
- · Multiprogrammable, single chamber (VVI, AAI, VOO)
- · Multiprogrammable, single chamber with rate modulation (VVIR)
- · Multiprogrammable, dual chamber (DDD)
- · Multiprogrammable, dual chamber with rate modulation (DDDR)
- Suppliers should offer each type of pacemaker with either a unipolar or bipolar lead configuration. All units should be capable of transmitting patient information and the pacemaker's operating parameters to the programmer. These transmittable parameters may include: programmed settings, battery status, lead impedance, identification number, model number, serial number, and measurements of pacing rate, pulse amplitude, and pulse width.
- Each cardiac pacemaker unit should operate for at least five years at 100% pacing, and should include a low battery indicator.
- All leads should be pre-sterilized and double packaged in hermetically sealed individual containers. These packages should be clearly labeled with the following information: manufacturer, model, serial number, expiration date, connector type and size, and tip electrode type.
- The expiration date on the leads should not be less than one year from the delivery date.
- These are the main factors to consider when selecting a pacemaker: technology, service issues, and reliability.
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