What is Pacemaker Implantation Surgery?

The peacemaker is a tiny, battery-driven device, which is surgically placed inside the chest so as to regulate your heartbeats. The device is highly recommended to patients suffering from arrhythmia, a condition marked by an irregular heartbeat. The pacemaker contains electronic circuits that constantly analyses your heart beats and in case any abnormality is detected, it generates electrical impulses to stimulate a normal heart rhythm. Pacemakers have an inbuilt memory storage option that can help to store data related to your heart rate and how your heart is working.

 A pacemaker generates cardiac contractions to aid the patient's heart in carrying out its functions properly. The device consists of a tiny case that contains the battery and other electronics. It is implanted beneath the skin in the chest. The device is connected to a set of electrodes placed inside the patient's heart, with the help of thin conducting wires. Doctors may use a single electrode or more, depending upon the specific requirement of the patient. 

A single electrode is used to stimulate the right ventricle whereas dual electrodes can help to stimulate the atrium and the right ventricle simultaneously. Peacemakers can also be customised to generate electric shocks to help patients suffering from severe Arrhythmia

Things you need to know

  • The procedure usually takes about an hour or two. It may take extra time if you have additional heart surgery. 
  • You will be required to stay in the hospital for a day or two, during which your heart rate will be monitored keenly.
  • Your average length of stay will be around 1 week. 

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The rise of medical tourism in India over the past few decades has attracted a lot of patients from various different parts of the world. Travelling to another country, to get your treatment done, can be physically and mentally taxing and with so many options to choose from, it becomes rather difficult to make your decision. Health Orioles brings to you a curated list of around 101 Hospitals & Clinics and 95 doctors & surgeons to guide you in finding unparalleled treatment and care in India. 

We provide you with access to the top Cardiologists and Cardiac surgeons specializing in a wide spectrum of procedures including pacemaker implantation, to help you make an informed decision and ensure the right optimization of your time and finances

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How to prepare for the treatment?

  • You will have to undergo certain screening and tests to assess your eligibility for the procedure
  • The coagulation and fluidity of your blood will also be checked prior to the procedure
  • You need to refrain from smoking and drinking
  • You will be prescribed certain medicines, mostly antibiotics, to help bring down the risks of infection during or post-surgery

Procedure involved
The surgical procedure is performed under the influence of local anaesthesia and takes about an hour or two.

  • The surgeon will make a 5 to 6 cm long incision under one of the two clavicles, so as to introduce the electrodes into the vein.
  • The electrodes are then directed towards the heart using imaging guidance.
  • Once the electrodes are fixed in the right position, they are connected to the case, which is surgically implanted under the skin, using special wires. 

What to expect after the treatment?

  • You will be hospitalized for a day or 2, during which you will be kept under keen observation
  • Healthy lifestyle and dietary changes are recommended to ensure a healthy and speedy recovery
  • You will be required to go for regular follow-ups to ensure that the device is working normally. The first follow-up is within 3 months of the surgery and then consecutive follow-ups are planned after regular gaps of 6 months or even more. 
  •  You will also be given an ID card indicating that you have a pacemaker along with the brand and model of the same. You need to carry this card with you at all times. 

Potential risks that you need to know about:

  • Allergic reaction to the contrast material 
  • Bleeding at the site of insertion
  • Blood vessel or nerve damage
     

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