Cardiologists with high expertise levels in pacemakers will handle implantation and will make sure that the procedure will be done using the most advanced techniques. The procedure will be followed by the best recommendations for daily behavior of the patient having a permanent pacemaker, short and long term.
A healthy heart has a steady, consistent, even rhythm, thanks to the electrical impulses that make the heart beat. Sometimes, these impulses become irregular. This condition is called arrhythmia, and if it is serious enough, a small electrical device may be placed in your body to help your heart keep a steady pace; the device is called a pacemaker.
The procedure of pacemaker implantation is a common procedure, it could be lifesaving and will definitely improve quality of life.
Like any intervention, pacemaker implantation has possible risks:
In having a permanently implanted pacemaker, functioning issues are the main concern. These may be caused by device malfunction or by movement of the wire. Malfunction could be fixed using wireless signals. In some cases, surgical intervention might be necessary in these situations.
Some long term advice:
Follow your doctor’s advice regarding any medical procedure or life situation.
The implantation is preceded by a preoperative assessment of the patient’s overall health.
In the first four weeks after surgery the patient should protect and care for the operation site:
Usually having a pacemaker is a common and very safe procedure with a low risk of complications. Pacemakers are permanently placed in the body, and they help many people to become more active.
You may need a pacemaker implantation in case of heart arrhythmia. There are several different kinds of arrhythmias. These include:
Also the procedure might be necessary in case of heart block or cardiac arrest.
Sports can be played, however, avoid contact sports or very energetic activity. Patients will most likely return to normal and improved quality of life in about four weeks.