This is a picture of the pacemaker installed.
It is made by Medtronics
The model number is DR 7960i.
It is a dual chamber pacemaker with 2 pacing leads,
one in the atrium, and one in the ventricle.
This pacemaker has a sensor that detects changes
in my activity level and then adjusts my heart rate
accoringly. my doctor can program the activity sensor
"on" or "off" depending on the pacing therapy most suitable
for my condition.
Here is a diagram of how the pacemaker is installed in me.....
A dual-chamber pacemaker requires two pacing leads: one
placed in the right, and the other placed in the right ventricle.
By helping the upper and lower chambers of my heart to beat
in their natural sequence, dual-chamber pacemakers mimic my
normal heart's activity.
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Here are some links that are related to this subject and better explains
some of the terminology of cardiac heart diseases.