Pacemaker Implantation

What is Pacemaker Implantation?

A pacemaker is a small, battery-operated device that is surgically implanted just beneath the skin, usually in the upper chest. It is connected to one or more leads (thin wires) that are inserted into the heart through blood vessels. The primary functions of a pacemaker are:

  • 1. Monitoring : The pacemaker continuously monitors the heart's electrical activity, detecting slow heart rhythms (bradycardia) and irregular heartbeats.
  • 2. Intervention : When the pacemaker detects an abnormal heart rhythm or a slow heart rate that falls below the preset threshold, it delivers electrical impulses to stimulate the heart to beat at a normal rate.

Who Needs Pacemaker Implantation?

1. Bradycardia : Slow heart rhythms can lead to dizziness, fainting, fatigue, and other symptoms. Pacemakers are often prescribed to individuals with bradycardia to maintain a healthy heart rate.

2. Heart Block : This condition occurs when the electrical signals in the heart are delayed or blocked. Pacemakers can help ensure the heart continues to beat regularly.

3. Atrial Fibrillation : In some cases, pacemakers are used in combination with other devices to manage complex arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation.

Benefits of Pacemaker Implantation

1. Heart Rhythm Control : Pacemakers help maintain a regular heart rate, preventing slow heart rhythms and the associated symptoms.

2. Improved Quality of Life : Individuals with pacemakers often experience a significant improvement in their energy levels and overall well-being.

3. Customized Programming : Pacemakers can be programmed to meet the unique needs of each patient, ensuring optimal heart rhythm control.

4. Longevity : Modern pacemakers have a long lifespan, providing ongoing heart rhythm support for years.

Dr. J.P.S. Sawhney is a leading expert in interventional cardiology, specializing in pacemaker implantation. If you or a loved one requires this life-enhancing procedure or has questions about its suitability, we are here to provide expert guidance and care. Your heart health is our priority, and Dr. Sawhney is committed to providing the best possible care to manage and treat your heart rhythm disorder effectively. Don't hesitate to reach out for consultation and personalized treatment options. Your well-being is our mission.