Heart Rate Flashcards

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What controls the natural resting heart rate?

A group of specialised cells in the right atrium known as the natural pacemaker.

How does the natural pacemaker regulate the heart rate?

It generates electrical signals that spread to the heart’s muscle cells, making the heart contract.

What is an artificial pacemaker?

A small electrical device implanted under the skin to correct irregularities in the heart rate by sending electrical impulses to the heart.

Where is the natural pacemaker located in the heart?

In the right atrium of the heart.

How does an artificial pacemaker help the heart?

It sends electrical impulses to the heart, helping it to contract regularly.

Why might someone need an artificial pacemaker?

If the natural pacemaker of the heart stops working, leading to irregularities in the heart rate.

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