As many are facing heart issues, specifically related to heartbeat, with the help of a pacemaker, correction is done. As a small device, the pacemaker is implanted in the chest. This is carried out through a surgical procedure to regularise your heart rate. This device is mostly used for patients with a slower heartbeat.
Dr. Asif is among the top cardiologists in the State of Telangana who specialize in pacemaker implantation. With over 14 years of experience, he has gained an extensive and volume of experience in the field of cardiology and he is dedicated to the service of his patients.
A pacemaker is a tiny device that is implanted in the chest to support in heartbeat regulation. It serves as a safeguard against the heart beating too slowly. The placement of a pacemaker in the chest necessitates surgery. Another name for a pacemaker is a cardiac pacing device. A pacemaker is a small but very sophisticated electronic device that is implanted under the skin to help regulate the heartbeat. Specifically, pacemakers are most commonly used to treat several cardiac arrhythmias that produce bradycardia a heartbeat that is too slow. The heart rhythms that cause bradycardia are sick sinus syndrome and heart block.
A pacemaker consists of 2 components: a pulse generator and insulated leads. While some pacemakers only have one lead, some have two. The pulse generator is a tiny metal box that contains a battery and a very tiny electrical chip. The electronic chip functions like a computer programme, and the battery supplies the necessary power. The electronic chip senses the heartbeat and transmits the appropriate electric signals to keep the rhythm normal. Your heart has its own electrical system, which tells your heart's chambers know when it's their turn to squeeze. At the point when your heart's electrical system breakdowns, your heart's chambers may squeeze in the wrong order or squeeze too weakly to provide enough blood to your body. Pacemakers electrical impulses to correct these kinds of malfunctions.
Pacemakers are used to treat heart rhythm disorders and related conditions such as:
A pacemaker can be implanted in one to two hours. You will be given a sedative to help you sleep and a local anaesthetic to numb the incision site for this treatment. Your surgeon will create a small incision close to your shoulder to do the procedure. Through the cut, a tiny wire will be inserted into a vein near your collarbone. The surgeon will next insert the wire through your vein and guide it to your heart. Your surgeon will be guided during the entire procedure by an X-ray machine. Your surgeon will use the wire to secure an electrode to your heart's right ventricle. The ventricle is known as the lower chamber of the heart. The pulse generator, which contains the battery and electrical circuits, is connected to the other end. The generator will be precisely implanted under your skin close to your collarbone by the surgeon. Your surgeon will attach a second lead to your heart's right atrium if you have a biventricular pacemaker. To well as that, the left ventricle will receive a third lead. Your surgeon will use stitches to close your incision toward the end of the procedure.
The first thing to keep in mind after having a pacemaker is that it needs to be altered by a cardiologist every three to six months. This will also assist the physician in determining when a battery replacement is necessary (on an average pacemaker batteries last for 5 to 8 years). Rarely, the pacemaker can break down (it might not be able to control the heartbeat) or move out of place, which may require replacement. The most crucial safety measure to be taken is to avoid making sudden, wide movements with the arm that has the pacemaker for roughly a month. For 12 weeks, the patient should refrain from jogging, climbing, and other strenuous activities. The patient should ideally choose a moderately intense exercise, like bicycling.
Pacemaker Implantation surgery is generally safe, but problems do happen. Call your doctor if you notice:
Following the pacemaker implantation, your doctor may advise you to avoid the following activities: