Pacemakers are medical devices designed to support and regulate the electrical system of the heart, ensuring it functions properly. This medical procedure entails the insertion of a small device into the chest region. The primary function of a pacemaker is to oversee irregular heart rhythms, notably addressing bradycardia, a condition marked by a slow heartbeat. Bradycardia may result in symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, fainting, and breathlessness, and in severe instances, it can pose life-threatening risks.
By emitting electrical impulses, pacemakers correct malfunctioning electrical signals within the heart, ensuring that the heart chambers contract in the correct sequence and with adequate force to circulate blood effectively.
Procedure of Pacemaker Implantation
The pacemaker implantation procedure involves making a small incision near the collarbone, threading leads into the heart, connecting them to the pacemaker generator placed under the skin, testing its function, and closing the incision.
The procedure takes around 30–60 minutes, patients typically go home the same day or after a short hospital stay and have regular follow-up appointments for monitoring
Benefits of Pacemaker Implantation
Pacemakers offer several benefits, including
- Restoring a normal heart rhythm, enhancing overall cardiac function, and elevating one’s quality of life.
- Improving symptoms linked to irregular heart rhythms which include chest discomfort, palpitations, dizziness, queasiness, and fainting.
- Life-saving potential by preventing the heart from stopping altogether.
Why Pacemaker Implantation Is Done?
Pacemaker implantation is recommended for individuals at risk of experiencing dangerously slow heart rhythms, ensuring a consistent and healthy heartbeat.
Common conditions treated with pacemakers include heart arrhythmias, disruptions in the heart’s electrical system (e.g., heart blocks), and heart failure.
What is the Cost of Pacemaker Implantation?
The cost of pacemaker surgery can vary significantly, influenced by factors such as
- the specific pacemaker model chosen,
- insurance coverage,
- existing medical conditions,
- the potential for complications.
For a precise cost estimate, it is advisable to seek consultation with your healthcare provider and engage in communication with your insurance company. Typically, pacemaker surgery cost in India ranges between several thousand to lakhs of rupees
What Risks Associated with Pacemaker Implantation?
Although pacemaker implantation is generally considered safe but it carries some risks including:
- Infection, bleeding, or complications related to device placement.
- Allergic reactions to medications or materials used in the pacemaker.
- Blood clots, requiring blood-thinning medications.
- Malfunctions of the pacemaker or its leads, which may necessitate activity restrictions.
- Malfunctions due to external electrical interference (rare but possible).
- Unexpected heart rhythm problems in rare instances.
While it comes with some risks, the benefits far outweigh the potential drawbacks, improving overall quality of life and offering the potential for a longer, healthier existence.
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An electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the only and speediest tests utilized to survey the heart. Anodes (small, plastic patches that stick to the skin) are set at certain spots on the chest, arms, and legs.
A two-dimensional Echocardiogram or 2D Echo test is a demonstrative test that employs ultrasound waves to evaluate the working of the heart.
Holter monitoring measures your heart activity over an extended period, usually between 24 and 48 hours. Basically, a Holter Monitoring is a portable device which records the heart’s electrical signals.
Each time your heart beats, it pumps blood into your arteries. A blood pressure measurement may be a test that measures the force (pressure) in your arteries as your heart pumps.
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Coronary angioplasty is a minimally invasive technique of abdominal artery angioplasty, which is used to treat coronary arteries that are obstructed or constricted and it is the most appropriate technique used by doctors for the treatment.
An Electrophysiology Study (EP study) is a test utilized to assess the heart’s electrical framework and check for abnormal heart rhythms. The natural electrical impulses coordinate the contractions of different parts of the heart.
Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) is a minimally invasive medical procedure that uses high-frequency electrical currents to generate heat, effectively destroying abnormal tissue or cells.
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