A pacemaker is a small device that’s placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms. This device uses electrical pulses to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. Pacemakers are used to treat arrhythmias (ah-RITH-me-ahs). Arrhythmias are problems with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat.
Is a pacemaker a major surgery?
The procedure to implant a pacemaker does not require open heart surgery, and most people go home within 24 hours. Before the surgery, medication may be given to make you sleepy and comfortable. Generally, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia.
Cardiac Pacemaker are implantable devices that controls the rate of a person’s heart. These are implanted in patients who have conditions such as Atrial Fibrillation, Bradycardia (slow heart rate), and heart failure.
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