Cardiac Pacemaker
Surgery

Health Checkup

What are
Heart Pacemakers?

Heart Pacemakers, also called cardiac pacing devices, are electrical devices implanted in the chest or abdomen. It is used to treat arrhythmia by regulating the heartbeat. It requires a surgical procedure to implant a pacemaker into the chest. It is either implanted permanently or temporarily, depending on the doctor’s recommendation & patient’s preference.

If your heartbeat is too slow, the pacemaker signals your heart to correct it. Some heart pacemakers also sense the body motion or breathing rate and send an impulse to the heart to increase the heart rate during an exercise. A pacemaker has two parts –

  • A pulse generator controls the rate of electric pulses sent to the heart.
  • Leads, which deliver electric pulses to adjust the heart rate.
Heart Pacemaker Surgery

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What are the signs indicating
the need for a Pacemaker?

At Wockhardt Hospitals, our experts correctly evaluate and identify the condition before suggesting undergoing cardiac pacemaker surgery.

Below are 5 signs that you need a heart pacemaker operation :

For a comprehensive evaluation, if you need pacemaker surgery or not, visit Wockhardt Hospitals for the best heart pacemaker surgery in India.

Benefits of
Pacemaker Surgery

A Heart Pacemaker Surgery improves your life instantly. A pacemaker can often eliminate the symptoms of Bradycardia by regulating and monitoring the heart’s rhythm. It will give you more energy, and you won’t have shortness of breath. But you must understand a pacemaker is not a cure. It is a device that regulates your heart, which you must always check on to ensure it works fine. If you face any complications, you must immediately visit a doctor.

What are the
Different Types of Cardiac Pacemakers

The type of cardiac pacemakers you need will depend on the symptoms and the condition you are suffering from-

Single Chamber Pacemaker

This pacemaker has one lead connected to the pulse generator in one of your heart chambers.

Dual-Chamber Pacemaker

Dual-chamber pacemakers connect to both chambers’ sides, i.e., the right atrium and the right ventricle. This pacemaker is used to regulate the pace of contraction of both chambers.

Biventricular Pacemakers

Biventricular cardiac pacemakers have three leads connected to the right atrium and both ventricles. This is used to treat arrhythmias caused due to severe heart failure.

Tests Before
Heart Pacemaker Surgery

Before the Heart pacemaker surgery, you might need to do the following tests –

Electrocardiogram, also known as ECG or EKG, measures the heart’s electrical activity. Occasionally the electrodes are put on the arms and legs. Wires connect the electrodes to a computer, which shows the test findings. An ECG can easily determine if the heart is beating too quickly, too slowly, or not.

A Holter Monitor is a small wearable device that tracks your heart rhythm. The doctor might ask you to wear it for a day or two. During this time period, the monitor will record all your heart activity in the past 24-48 hours. It is a great device to monitor heart condition, which occurs randomly at any time of the day.

During this test, the doctors can easily evaluate your heart, as it produces the size, structure, and motion of the heart using sound waves.

First, an echocardiogram test will be taken, and then you will be asked to walk on a treadmill or ride a stationary bike. Then immediately after walking on the treadmill, you will be asked to do the tests again. This is because several heart conditions occur during exercise and workouts.

How is Cardiac Pacemaker
procedure performed?

The procedure of heart pacemaker surgery depends on your medical condition and the doctor’s practices. Usually, the most common method of implanting a pacemaker is a transvenous implantation procedure. The time taken during the surgery is 2 – 3 hours.

Before Procedure?

Before the surgery, the doctor will ask you for a consultation. During the consultation, they will ask about your medical condition and other underlying diseases. You will also be asked about your general health and heart problems, also how they affect your daily life. In addition, you will be asked if you have any allergic reactions to anesthesia.

Also, they might ask you to undergo some diagnostic tests. Through the test, they will evaluate the conditions, and the doctor will then tell you the date of the Heart pacemaker surgery. Also, you might need to fill in a form and will also need to fast. You will be told when to stop eating or drinking by the doctor.

Once you are admitted to the hospital, a healthcare provider will insert an intravenous drip into the vein on your hand. This delivers sedatives and other necessary medication. Also, the most important thing before the surgery is arranging transport or asking someone to take you home. There are a few other things you must do before the surgery :

During Procedure?

The pacemaker implantation will be carried out by a cardiologist. You will be given IV sedatives to help you relax throughout the surgery. The doctor will lay you on a flat operation bed during the procedure, and your upper chest will be cleaned. The doctor will clean and make a small incision through which they will implant the pacemaker and attach it inside the heart.

You will be given some sedation intravenously to help you relax during the procedure. After numbing the area, the doctor will guide the lead through the veins into the heart’s right-side chamber using X-ray monitors. The leads will be connected to the pacemaker, then placed into the pocket. A small test is performed to ensure the pacemaker is working properly. Once confirmed, the doctor will close the incision and cover it with dressings.

After Procedure?

You will notice minor bruising and soreness around the surgery area during the initial time. After a few days of monitoring, you will be released if everything is well. However, if you experience any complications, the doctor will ask for ECG to evaluate the concerns.

If the doctor approves, you can continue with your daily life within a few weeks. However, you must follow up with the doctor to ensure everything is okay with the machine and remove the dressing and clean the wounds. At first, you might feel uncomfortable, but you will get used to it after a few days or weeks.

How do I get a fast recovery
after Pacemaker Surgery?

For fast recovery, it is important to take proper care of yourselves. Below are a few pointers to keep in mind after heart pacemakers are installed –

Risk Associated
with Heart Pacemaker Surgery

Like any other surgery, cardiac pacemaker implantation has risks as well. Some of the risks associated with heart pacemaker operation are as follows –

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FAQs

People suffer from bradycardia, which occurs when the heart beats too slowly or pauses. This leads to fainting spells. Thus, heart pacemaker surgery regulates heartbeat and helps it beat normally.
In several cases, heart pacemaker surgery is a minor procedure that usually takes 2 – 3 hours. The surgery takes place under local anesthesia, and most likely, you will be awake during the procedure.
After a heart pacemaker surgery, you must avoid strenuous activities like working out, swimming, running, etc., for at least 4-6 weeks. Usually, the time period is decided by the doctor after checking your condition. If there is still time to recover, the doctor will not recommend you resume your daily work. However, in most cases, you will heal properly and return to your daily schedule after a few weeks.
After getting a pacemaker, you will usually not be aware of those tiny electrical impulses delivered to your heart to pace it. Hence, you do not feel any shock, even minor ones. However, as the pacemaker regulates the heartbeat, you perceive some changes in the heart rhythm. Thus, you can easily tell if the pacemaker is working or if it is not.
After installing your pacemaker, the doctor will ask you to follow up to monitor your device and ensure it works fine.