Miniature external cardiac pacemaker pulse generator Type EV4542, by Devices Ltd., England, 1979
Developed in the 1960s, cardiac pacemakers give out regulated electrical impulses. These stimulate the contraction of the heart muscles to provide sufficient rate of heartbeat. This miniature external cardiac pacemaker created this electronic impulse within the heart. It is attached to a catheter. The catheter is inserted into the arm vein and led into the heart. The generator can be strapped to the patient’s wrist. It was adjustable for sensitivity and output. This type EV4542 pacemaker generator was made by Devices Limited in England. Pacemakers are now often implanted into the chests of patients rather than carried externally.
- Object Number:
- cardiac pacemaker
- furnishing and equipment
- tools & equipment
- American Pacemaker Corporation
Cite this page
We encourage the use and reuse of our collection data.
Data in the title, made, maker and details fields are released under Creative Commons Zero
Descriptions and all other text content are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence
Download catalogue entry as json
View manifest in IIIF viewer
Download manifest IIIF
Our records are constantly being enhanced and improved, but please note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information shown on this website.