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Cardiac pacemaker

A cardiac pacemaker is a small device that is placed under the skin near the heart to help control the heartbeat. People may need it for a variety of reasons but it is mostly used to correct the heart's abnormal rhythm. Heart rate can be disrupted due to ageing, heart muscle damage, some medications and also genetics. The implanted pacemaker mimics your natural pacemaker. The implanted pacemaker has two parts:

  • The pulse generator: It is a small metal container that houses a battery and the electrical circuitry regulates the rate of electrical pulses sent to your heart.
  • Leads: These flexible, insulated wires deliver the electrical pulses to the heart.

Surgery to implant will typically takes about one or two hours. A sedative is given to relax, and the area where the insertion takes place is numbed. During the surgery, a flexible, insulated wire is inserted into a major vein under or near your collarbone and guided to your heart with the help of X-ray images. One end of the electrode is secured to your heart's right ventricle, while the other end is attached to the pulse generator, implanted under the skin beneath the collarbone. In addition to traditional pacemakers, biventricular are a treatment option for people whose hearts' electrical systems have been damaged. A biventricular pacemaker stimulates both of the right and left ventricles to make the heart beat more efficiently.

Pacemakers are implanted to

  • Control your heartbeat
  • Treat a slow heartbeat
  • Correct a slow heartbeat
  • Treat heart failure

Average insertion surgery price depends upon geographical Location of the hospital and types. Ask us now about cost of cardiac pacemaker in India. In Kerala surgical procedures and treatments compared to other region is lower