Medtronic Revo MRI SurScan Pacemaker

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Description (Brief)
Pacemakers are small oval-shaped devices which deliver electrical pluses to the heart. They can be external or implanted into the patient just underneath the left collarbone. This particular pacemaker, the Revo MRI SureScan pacing system was designed to allow patients to undergo MRI diagnostic testing.
Pacemakers were created for patients who experienced Stokes-Adams Syndrome; a loss of consciousness due to a change in the hearts rhythm resulting from complete or partial heart block or heart block after open heart surgery. A slow or irregular heart rhythm is called Bradycardia, usually fewer than 60 beats per minute. At this slow rate the heart is not able to pump enough oxygen-rich blood to your body during normal activity or exercise.
date made
1972
maker
Medtronic
place made
United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Measurements
overall: 5.6 cm x 6.1 cm x 1.1 cm; 2 7/32 in x 2 13/32 in x 7/16 in
leads: 37.5 cm x .3 cm; 14 3/4 in x 1/8 in
overall: 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 21 in; .9525 cm x 4.7625 cm x 53.34 cm
ID Number
2014.0031.02
serial number
PTN843023M
accession number
2014.0031
catalog number
2014.0031.02
Credit Line
Gift of Medtronic, Inc.
subject
Cardiology
Medicine
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Exhibition
Places of Invention
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History

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