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A pacemaker is a tiny device with two parts - a generator and wires (leads, or electrodes), that are placed under the skin in your chest to help control your heartbeat. A pacemaker is required for a variety of reasons - mostly to treat a group of conditions called arrhythmias, in which the heart's rhythm and rate is abnormal. Pacemaker implantation is often necessary when the heart rate is so slow that the patient feels light headed or has blackouts.
Pacemakers are implanted to control your heartbeat. They can either be implanted temporarily to treat a slow heartbeat, after a heart attack or heart surgery, or permanently to correct a slow heartbeat or to help treat heart failureLearn More
A typical heart pacemaker implantation surgery lasts for about one or two hours and is usually performed under the influence of local anesthesia. So, you usually do not experience much discomfort or pain during the pacemaker implantation surgery.
You may experience some soreness at the site of abdominal incision or cut made below the collar bone and chest. The discomfort, pain, and soreness are managed with the help of medications for a few days until it gets reduced automatically.
Pacemaker implantations are one of the most effective cardiac treatments available. Most complications are associated with a pacemaker are from the surgical installation. These include:
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