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Pacing the Heart:Impact of Pacemakers on the Society<br />The BioBusiness Revolution:  <br />Healthcare and the <br />Biom...
Background<br />In the past, no cure for immediate heart stoppage <br />Heart Failure<br />Mortality rate was high <br />
How to solve this problem?<br />To create a prosthetic device that would permanently manage a heart in complete block<br /...
What is Pacemaker?<br />Device that consists of a pulse generator, electrodes and a lead<br />Pacemaker<br />Pulse Generat...
What is Pacemaker?<br />Delivers electrical impulses to the heart so as to regulate the heartbeat <br />
Timeline<br />Stabilized Pacing<br />Qualified as a major surgery<br />External Pacing<br />Externally Programm-able Pacer...
Advantages<br />Kept patients alive in complete heart block <br />Enabled many of them to enjoy moderately active lives<br...
Drawbacks<br />Battery of the internal pacemaker may run low<br />Require further surgical procedures<br />
Key Takeaway Points<br />Pacemaker brought about a lot of advantages in the medical history and saved a lot of lives<br />...
Rating<br />5/5<br />Displayed the evolution of heart pacing and the impact on the lives of people<br />Covered both advan...
Issues for Discussion<br />Do you think that the battery of the pacemaker will be able to operate indefinitely in the futu...
The END<br />‘The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the ...
References<br />Pacing the Heart: Growth and Redefinition of a Medical Technology, 1952-1975, Kirk Jeffrey, Technology and...
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  1. 1. Pacing the Heart:Impact of Pacemakers on the Society<br />The BioBusiness Revolution: <br />Healthcare and the <br />Biomedical Sciences: <br />Past, Present, Future<br />Teo Te Wei<br />G13<br />
  2. 2. Background<br />In the past, no cure for immediate heart stoppage <br />Heart Failure<br />Mortality rate was high <br />
  3. 3. How to solve this problem?<br />To create a prosthetic device that would permanently manage a heart in complete block<br />Pacemaker<br />
  4. 4. What is Pacemaker?<br />Device that consists of a pulse generator, electrodes and a lead<br />Pacemaker<br />Pulse Generator<br />Lead<br />Electrodes<br />
  5. 5. What is Pacemaker?<br />Delivers electrical impulses to the heart so as to regulate the heartbeat <br />
  6. 6. Timeline<br />Stabilized Pacing<br />Qualified as a major surgery<br />External Pacing<br />Externally Programm-able Pacer<br />500,000-600,000 users<br />1950s<br />1960s<br />1970s<br />1975<br />1990s<br />Internal Pacing – Implant<br />Users exceed 150,000<br />110,000 annual implants<br />
  7. 7. Advantages<br />Kept patients alive in complete heart block <br />Enabled many of them to enjoy moderately active lives<br />The doctor could noninvasively and repeatedly alter pacing device<br />
  8. 8. Drawbacks<br />Battery of the internal pacemaker may run low<br />Require further surgical procedures<br />
  9. 9. Key Takeaway Points<br />Pacemaker brought about a lot of advantages in the medical history and saved a lot of lives<br />Pacemaker was constantly refined to suit to new heart diseases<br />Prolonged mortality rate<br />
  10. 10. Rating<br />5/5<br />Displayed the evolution of heart pacing and the impact on the lives of people<br />Covered both advantages and drawbacks of the pacemakers<br />
  11. 11. Issues for Discussion<br />Do you think that the battery of the pacemaker will be able to operate indefinitely in the future? <br />Will mankind be over-reliant on technology and implanting a pacemaker even when not required or as a preventive measure of heart attacks? <br />
  12. 12. The END<br />‘The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart’ - Helen Keller <br />
  13. 13. References<br />Pacing the Heart: Growth and Redefinition of a Medical Technology, 1952-1975, Kirk Jeffrey, Technology and Culture, Vol. 36, No. 3 (Jul 1995), pp. 583-624<br />
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