Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cardiology Pacemakers

When the heartbeat is too slow, because either the heart's natural pacemaker or its wiring system has a malfunction, implantation of a permanent pacemaker is necessary. The permanent pacemaker — a small device that is implanted under the skin — is used to ensure that the heart beats at a normal and appropriate rate. At NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, our experts in the treatment of arrhythmias use the latest advancements in pacemaker technology, including single chamber or dual chamber pacemakers, alone or combined with implantable cardioverter defibrillators and biventricular devices, to treat cardiac arrhythmias.
 Transtelephonic Pacemaker Check-ups
At NewYork-Presbyterian, our staff can monitor implanted pacemakers periodically by telephone from your home to evaluate routine functional status and to ensure normal battery function.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Today Is Christmas Day

Today Is Christmas Day

Date: December 25 (Traditional)

Purpose: Celebrates the Nativity of Jesus

Symbol: Use of the modernChristmas tree tradition began inGermany around the
18th century

Named for: Name originated as a contraction of the Old English words Cristes
Maesse (the Mass of Christ)

Related holiday: The day preceding Christmas is usually known as Christmas Eve