A pacemaker is a small, battery operated device. Cardiologist implants pacemaker in the chest to manage or control irregular heartbeats or abnormal heart rhythms. Pacemaker is used to treat arrhythmias. In arrhythmias heart beats too fast, too slow or with irregular rhythms. It sends signal to the heart to beat at a normal rate.
There are now various grades of pacemaker
Why pacemaker is needed?
Many tests are used to detect arrhythmias before performing pacemaker surgery:
How pacemaker surgery is performed?
What happens after pacemaker surgery?
Pacemaker surgery is not risky. Today with the help of advanced medical technology, Cardiologist can perform surgery easily and efficiently. In pacemaker surgery, life threatening complications are very rare.
Pacemaker battery can last between 5 to 15 years. Cardiologist tells the patient whether pacemaker or its wires need any replacement or not.