Pacemaker surgery

Specialty of Cardiovascular Disease

A pacemaker is a small electronic device that is inserted subcutaneously within the body whose function is to maintain the proper heart rate when a problem is detected in the electrical system of the heart. It comprises a generator to send electrical signals when necessary, so corrects the electrical signal sending heart when required. Several types of pacemaker function arrhythmias by a patient, and placing a simple and involves little risk of surgical technique. It involves making an incision in the skin below the collarbone to create a small space as a pocket, which the cable is inserted pacemaker and leads up into a vein in the upper chest. Since that area is guided to the heart chambers and the pacemaker generator is connected to the cable. Finally, in order to regulate the heart rate most suitable for each patient, the pacemaker controls are programmed.

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