What is permanent pacemaker implantation?

Permanent pacemaker implantation is a common procedure where a pacemaker is inserted just under the skin in the chest with wires attached to the heart.

 

What is permanent pacemaker implantation?

 
A pacemaker is an electronic device that prevents your heart from beating too slowly. After implantation, a person’s quality of life is often improved but individual outcomes vary depending on the reasons why a pacemaker is implanted.

It consists of two parts: a generator (battery) and one or more electrodes (wires). The electrodes carry electrical impulses from the generator to your heart which makes your heart beat consistently.

Who doesn’t want better care?

 
At GenesisCare, your treatment is only undertaken by cardiologists whose primary focus is your well-being. Every effort is made to minimise any risk. Should any complications occur, emergency equipment and trained medical staff are available to help.

What’s involved in permanent pacemaker implantation?

 
At GenesisCare, we have one focus – you. We know from our experience that better care means treating you as a person, not a disease and that each patient is a person, needing more than just treatment.
 

Here’s some information about what you can generally expect:

  • Your cardiologist may prescribe a sedative before the procedure.
  • An ECG and blood pressure monitor will track your heart rate and blood pressure throughout the procedure.
  • Placement of the pacemaker is usually below the collarbone at the top of the chest.
  • The cardiologist will make an incision and create a small pocket under the skin to hold the pacemaker.
  • Your cardiologist will then close the incision with sutures and apply a dressing directly over the area.
  • You will then return to the hospital ward where the pacemaker technician will check your pacemaker and your cardiologist will review you before discharge from hospital, usually the next day.
  • The dressing is usually removed after 1 week but this may vary depending on your cardiologist’s instructions.
  • A follow up appointment with your cardiologist will be made usually within 1 -2 weeks of hospital discharge.
  • It does take a few weeks for the pacemaker wires to firmly attach inside your heart. Therefore, you need to limit your arm movement on the side of your pacemaker and avoid jolting type of activities. Your cardiologist will discuss this with you.

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