Medtronic EnPluse Pacemaker

Medtronic EnPluse Pacemaker

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Description (Brief)
The EnPulse Pacemaker is a small oval-shaped device which delivers electrical pluses to the heart muscle to treat irregular, interrupted, or slow heart rhythms.
Pacemakers are implanted under the skin below the collarbone. The electrical leads are threaded into the heart. The EnPluse is an on demand pacing system which adjusts electrical pluses to the heart based on the patient’s routine activities such as climbing stairs.
Pacemakers were created for patients who experienced Stokes - Adams syndrome; a loss of consciousness due to a change in the hearts rhythm or complete or partial heart block and an abnormal heart block resulting from open heart surgery. The first implantable pacemaker was developed by Wilson Greatbatch (1919-2011) and implanted in 1960 by Dr. William Chardack at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Buffalo, New York.
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United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 5.5 cm x 5.8 cm x.9 cm; 2 5/32 in x 2 9/32 in x 11/32 in
overall: 3/8 in x 1 7/8 in x 1 3/4 in;.9525 cm x 4.7625 cm x 4.445 cm
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Gift of Medtronic, Inc.
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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