‘Telectronics’ external cardiac pacemaker model No. TX6-C.

Made by Telectronics Pty Ltd in Lane Cove, New South Wales, 1990.

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...

Summary

Object No.

2005/187/17

Physical Description

External cardiac pacemaker, Model TX6-C, electronic components / metal, made by Telectronics Pty Ltd, Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia, [1990]

This is an external heart pacemaker for use either with a patient while they are waiting for a pacemaker implant, or for support while a patient is undergoing cardiac surgery. It is an electronic device in a grey and silver metal case. There is a button and a red input socket at the top and on the front there is a black plastic knob and red glass panel.

Marks

Text on the case reads 'Telectronics/ Model TX6-C/ VVT External control unit/ VVI External suppressor' and 'This face against pacer'.

Dimensions

Height

52 mm

Width

77 mm

Production

Notes

Manufactured by Telectronics Pty Ltd, Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia.

Made

Telectronics Pty Ltd 1990

History

Used

Telectronics Pty Ltd 1990

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Telectronics Pty Ltd, 2005

Acquisition Date

7 September 2005

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Telectronics' external cardiac pacemaker model No. TX6-C. 2014, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 16 October 2018, <https://ma.as/353074>

Wikipedia

{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/353074 |title='Telectronics' external cardiac pacemaker model No. TX6-C. |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=16 October 2018 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}

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