Pacemaker implantation is an insertion of a small electronic device placed inside the chest. The procedure helps to regulate extremely slow electrical problems associated with the heart. A pacemaker ensures that a patient's heartbeat does not slow down to quite a low rate. A pacemaker helps patients suffering from arrhythmias while ensuring constant beating of the heart.
The heart has its own sinoatrial (SA) node that is responsible for electrical stimulus. However, when these SA nodes fail to work properly, it results in low heartbeat level. That's how you require pacemaker implantation.
Dr. Passey is always ready to be in charge of conducting the pacemaker process. Firstly, the nurses will apply some sedation followed by anesthesia to the region. The doctor will insert the intravenous line- IV on the incision point. During the entire procedure, ECG or EKG device will monitor the electrical activities associated with the heart.
After placing large electrode pads on the chest, doctors will insert the pacemaker device carefully. The lead wires will be fixed simultaneously along with the procedure. Along with it, the pacemaker generator gets inserted alongside. After that, a contrast dye is introduced into the catheter once placed. This dye helps our doctor look for the inside of blood vessels. It also identifies any blockages on X-ray images.