Duration of Treatmentusually takes 1 to 2 hours.

Days of Stayusually 2 days at the hospital and 10 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaLocal anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Pacemakers?

A pacemaker is a small device which uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contacting the heart muscles, abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. The pacemaker has two parts one is a pulse generator and the other is lead (electrodes) that are placed under the skin in your chest to help control patient heart rhythms. Doctors will advise you pacemakers for bradycardia (low heartbeat) and heart block.

Pacemakers generally treat two types of arrhythmias:

  1. Tachycardia (too fast heartbeat )
  2. Bradycardia ( too slow heartbeat)

There are three types of a pacemaker-

  1. Single chamber pacemaker
  2. Dual chamber pacemaker
  3. Biventricular pacemaker

 

Pacemaker sign and symptoms are:-                                                                                               

  • Fatigue
  • Fainting or light-headedness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Damage to vital organs
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath. 

Pacemaker implant risk factors are:-                                                                                                            

  • Infection Allergic reaction Swelling
  • Bruising or bleeding
  • Collapsed lung
  • Damage to your blood vessels
  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia doctors will guide you about benefits and risk factor of pacemaker implant. 

Step 1 – Anesthesia: A pacemaker usually takes 1 to 2 hours for implantation. The surgeon will give a local anaesthesia c to numb the incision site. A patient will be awake during the procedure.

Step 2 – The incision:

  1. A small incision will be done near your shoulder area. Then the surgeon will insert the wire through your vein into the heart with the help of an X-ray machine.
  2. The surgeon will slip the pacemaker's small metal box through the cut, place it just under your skin, and connect it to the wires that lead to your heart. The box contains the pacemaker's battery and generator.
  3. If a patient getting a biventricular pacemaker, the surgeon will attach the second lead to the upper chamber of the heart.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The Surgeon will flap the skin with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips close the skin incisions and put the dressing on your wounds.

Pacemaker’s battery should last five to 15 years, so patients need follow-up every three months, the doctor will advise some routine investigation like blood tests including echo and assess the battery function.  The doctor will advise you pain relievers are safest for you and avoid below:

  1. To keep a cell phone or MP3 player in the pocket over your pacemaker
  2. To stand long period near microwaves area.
  3. To long exposures from metal detectors
  4. To stand near high-voltage transformers.

The pacemaker implantation surgery success rate is around 95%. The battery should last five to 15 years.

  • Are you a board-certified cardiac surgeon?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform pacemaker surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you for pacemaker surgery procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors for my treatment?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of pacemaker surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of surgery?
  • How will long time take this pacemaker surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?
  • How many different types of pacemakers are there?
  • What type of pacemaker is VVI?
  • Can I have a heart attack if you have a pacemaker?
  • Is it dangerous to have a pacemaker put in?
  • What should I avoid if I have a pacemaker?
  • What are the side effects of having a pacemaker?
  • How long can a person live with a pacemaker and defibrillator?
  • What is a VDD pacemaker?
  • What is a dual chamber pacemaker for?
  • How do they shock my heart back in rhythm?
  • What happens if you die with a pacemaker?

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PACEMAKER IMPLANT

Duration of Treatmentusually takes 1 to 2 hours.

Days of Stayusually 2 days at the hospital and 10 days outside the hospital.

AnesthesiaLocal anaesthesia.

CostOn Request

What is Pacemakers?

A pacemaker is a small device which uses electrical impulses, delivered by electrodes contacting the heart muscles, abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. The pacemaker has two parts one is a pulse generator and the other is lead (electrodes) that are placed under the skin in your chest to help control patient heart rhythms. Doctors will advise you pacemakers for bradycardia (low heartbeat) and heart block.

Pacemakers generally treat two types of arrhythmias:

  1. Tachycardia (too fast heartbeat )
  2. Bradycardia ( too slow heartbeat)

There are three types of a pacemaker-

  1. Single chamber pacemaker
  2. Dual chamber pacemaker
  3. Biventricular pacemaker

 

symptoms

Pacemaker sign and symptoms are:-                                                                                               

  • Fatigue
  • Fainting or light-headedness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Damage to vital organs
  • Dizziness
  • Shortness of breath. 

risk factors

Pacemaker implant risk factors are:-                                                                                                            

  • Infection Allergic reaction Swelling
  • Bruising or bleeding
  • Collapsed lung
  • Damage to your blood vessels

preparation

  • The patient is required to go for PSC ( Pre-surgery check-up )  to do some blood test, ECG and ECH for Cardiac check-up and urine tests to know he /she is fit for surgery or not.
  • Before the operation, you’ll be asked to sign a consent form, which gives the surgeon permission to carry out the treatment.
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • The patient is admitted to the hospital on same days before the procedures and advised to remain empty stomach/Fasting.
  • Thinners medicines have to stop before ten days of surgery.

procedure

Before surgery, the surgeon and anaesthesia doctors will guide you about benefits and risk factor of pacemaker implant. 

Step 1 – Anesthesia: A pacemaker usually takes 1 to 2 hours for implantation. The surgeon will give a local anaesthesia c to numb the incision site. A patient will be awake during the procedure.

Step 2 – The incision:

  1. A small incision will be done near your shoulder area. Then the surgeon will insert the wire through your vein into the heart with the help of an X-ray machine.
  2. The surgeon will slip the pacemaker's small metal box through the cut, place it just under your skin, and connect it to the wires that lead to your heart. The box contains the pacemaker's battery and generator.
  3. If a patient getting a biventricular pacemaker, the surgeon will attach the second lead to the upper chamber of the heart.

Step 3 – Closing the incisions: The Surgeon will flap the skin with the help of Sutures, skin adhesives, tapes or clips close the skin incisions and put the dressing on your wounds.

post procedure

Pacemaker’s battery should last five to 15 years, so patients need follow-up every three months, the doctor will advise some routine investigation like blood tests including echo and assess the battery function.  The doctor will advise you pain relievers are safest for you and avoid below:

  1. To keep a cell phone or MP3 player in the pocket over your pacemaker
  2. To stand long period near microwaves area.
  3. To long exposures from metal detectors
  4. To stand near high-voltage transformers.

success rate

The pacemaker implantation surgery success rate is around 95%. The battery should last five to 15 years.

faqs from doctor

  • Are you a board-certified cardiac surgeon?
  • Does your hospital certify to perform pacemaker surgery?
  • Am I a good patient for you for pacemaker surgery procedure?
  • Let me know success rates and how long time will take for recovery?
  • What are the risk factors for my treatment?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of pacemaker surgery?
  • What are the costs involved with this type of surgery?
  • How will long time take this pacemaker surgery?
  • When can I go for normal activities, including exercise?
  • Do I have stitches, staples, and/or bandages?
  • Do I have a scar or other permanent effects from the surgery?
  • Do I need any follow-up appointments or tests after my surgery?
  • How many different types of pacemakers are there?
  • What type of pacemaker is VVI?
  • Can I have a heart attack if you have a pacemaker?
  • Is it dangerous to have a pacemaker put in?
  • What should I avoid if I have a pacemaker?
  • What are the side effects of having a pacemaker?
  • How long can a person live with a pacemaker and defibrillator?
  • What is a VDD pacemaker?
  • What is a dual chamber pacemaker for?
  • How do they shock my heart back in rhythm?
  • What happens if you die with a pacemaker?

Top Doctors

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