Department of Cardiology
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What is Pacemaker?
Pacemaker is a small battery operated device which is implants in patients left side of the heart for monitoring the heartbeats. This device is also called Heart Pacing Device and it controls the heartbeat and prevents heart from beating too slowly. This is implanted by the surgical procedure.
When heart is working too slowly and skipping beats because of heart attack then in that case pacemaker implantation is recommended by the doctors to treat heart failure to correct chronic slow or irregular heartbeat.
It works only when needed. If heartbeat is too slow (bradycardia) then pacemaker sends electrical signals to the heart to correct the beat.
» A pacemaker has two parts:-
- Pulse generator:-
This small metal container contains a battery and the electrical circuitry that controls the rate of electrical pulses sent to the heart.
- Leads (electrodes):-
One to three flexible, insulated wires are each placed in one or more chambers of the heart and send electrical pulses to adjust the heartbeat. However, some newer pacemakers do not require electrodes. These devices, called leadless Pacemakers, are implanted directly into the heart muscle.
- Pacemaker helps heart beat in rhythm and at an appropriate rate.
- Slow the progression of heart failure and heart diseases.
- Immediate treatment in serious cases.
- Quicker recovery
Yes, pacemaker implantation is available in Bareilly at Gangasheel Hospital.