Cardiac pacemaker Optima-MPT Model 5282.

Made by Telectronics Pty Ltd in Lane Cove, New South Wales, 1986.

Cardiac pacemakers are small, implantable devices that apply regular, minute electrical impulses to the muscles of the heart. They produce and maintain a normal heart rate in patients who have a condition called ‘heart block’, which means that their natural pacemaker (the sinoatrial node) is not functioning properly. As a result the pumping action of their heart is slowed down. This can lead to temporary loss of consciousness, or heart failure and death. Since heart pacemakers were first develop...


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Physical Description

Cardiac pacemaker with packaging, Optima-MPT, Model 5282, metal / electronic components / cardboard, made by Telectronics Pty Ltd, Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia, 1986

This is a heart pacemaker, or 'telemetric programmable bipolar pulse generator'. It is fully packaged with accessories in a sealed silver-coloured cardboard box and clear plastic box. The box contains a sterile packed pacemaker with accessories and a clear plastic pouch containing an Explant form, a patient identification car, two printed silver stickers with product information, a physicians manual, a test certificate, patient registration forms and a warranty certificate.


Maker's label on back of box 'OPTIMA-MPT/Model 5282 Telemetric Programmable/Bipolar Pulse Generator/Serial No: A216846 Telecode No: 032-090/Sterilizing Batch No: D87213/Sterilizing Date: 24 SEP 1987/.../Telectronics Pty Limited...'.



37 mm


153 mm



Manufactured by Telectronics Pty Ltd, 2 Sirius Road, Lane Cove, New South Wales. Text on packaging reads in part: 'July 1986'.


Telectronics Pty Ltd 1986



Telemetry is a technology that allows remote measurement and reporting of information. Such technology is the basis of telemetric pulse generators (or pacemakers) implanted in patients who are at risk of abnormal heart activity. The device can report the patient's heart activity and can be programmed remotely to produce an electric pulse that rectifies any detected abnormal heart rhythm.


Telectronics Pty Ltd 1986


Credit Line

Gift of Telectronics Pty Ltd, 2005

Acquisition Date

7 September 2005

Cite this Object


Cardiac pacemaker Optima-MPT Model 5282. 2018, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 October 2018, <>


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