A pacemaker implantation

Implantation of a pacemaker is used as a method for the bradycardia treatment - slow heart beat. The pacemaker affects the heart rhythm. Being set up in a certain way, it continuously monitors the heart's electrical activity and, if necessary or continuously, generates and sends electrical impulses to the myocardium.

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Method of implementation

The operation is performed under local anesthesia. The doctor makes a small incision parallel to the clavicle. Under the control of the X-ray installation, the electrodes are led through a large vein to the heart. Then the surgeon examines their impact on the heart with the help of the outdoor unit, sets the pacemaker under the skin and connects it to the electrodes. Modern pacemakers have many functions, so that the doctors can customize them, taking into consideration the individual characteristics of the patient. The period of service may vary from 5 to 10 years, after which the device replacement is require. Wherein the electrodes stay where they are. Postoperative rehabilitation period after the pacemaker installing is quite short. Of course, some time is needed to get used to the pacemaker, but the discomfort will pass very soon. At the first postoperative examination, the doctor will check the electrical activity of the heart and the pacemaker work. If necessary, the pacemaker program parameters will be adjusted to individual patient’s needs. On average, survey schedule includes visits to the doctor every 6 months. Almost immediately after the surgery, patients can continue to go about their normal activities - work in the garden or around the house, drive a car. The doctor will recommend what kind of physical activity will be suitable for the patient for now, when it will be possible to start sports, favorite activities and resume sexual activity.

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