What is Permanent Pacemaker Implant ?

A device that helps in regulating the rhythm of the heart beat when they get off balance; it is known as a pacemaker. It can make the heart beat fast when it is naturally slow and vice versa, keeping the rhythm to a normal. It is implanted under the skin (usually the shoulder) and it stops the electric signal from the heart to regulate its rhythm.

How is Permanent Pacemaker Implant performed?

To place the device under the skin, it has to be done surgically. A small incision (after anesthesia) is given at the area where the device would be fit inside the body. It is carefully placed inside and the incision is stitched. The pacemaker can also be kept outside the body with the process of allowing the neck veins to be attached to the wires from the instrument that would act similarly.

Who needs Permanent Pacemaker Implant?

Typically, this is required for people who have had a history with bradycardia (abnormally slow heart action) or with slow heart beats. Otherwise, it may also be required for patients with:

1. Heart failure caused due to CRT (cardiac resynchronization therapy).

2. Sick Sinus syndrome

3. AV block (when the connection between atria and ventricles is blocked).

HealthKhoj helps patients to confirm if patient really need this procedure by providing second opinion from specialist.

Who is not a candidate of Permanent Pacemaker Implant ?

Patients caused with this problem due to medications can be treated in other manners. This implant is also not exhaustive for the patients who can overcome with their sinus issues as not all sinus affected people require this implant.

What are the results of Permanent Pacemaker Implant?

The cut made should be checked regularly for any swelling or redness as this would show the status of the implant. Fever after the surgery is very common thus special care w.r.t. that is also vital. Caution should also be taken while lifting objects from the side where the implant is. The follow up appointments with the doctor will be a process to be followed and he will tell you the best time to return to the normal life.

What is the approval process for Permanent Pacemaker Implant ?

The person will go for electrophysiological study or electrocardiogram (ECG) or even both. If the study or ECG shows signs of regular slow heart beat coupled with the history of any heart related issue & medications, the patient will undergo this surgery.

What are the risks of Permanent Pacemaker Implant?

The following may be the complications that you may have to incur after going through with the surgery:

1. Damage to arteries and veins

2. Death or heart stroke

3. Blood clot

4. Infection on the incision cut

5. Puncturing the lung during the operation

Indicative costs

India offers permanent pacemaker implant at 1/3 rd of the rate as compared to the western countries. In India, the implant varies from Hospital to Hospital. depending upon the surgery, the complications occurring after the surgery and the city & hospital that conducted the surgery.

HealthKhoj will provide you cost estimate of procedure at multiple Hospitals.

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Verified Quotes with HealthKhoj
Compare prices at different hospitals for different room,treatment type & implants, from the comfort of your home.
Verified Quotes with HealthKhoj
Compare prices at different hospitals for different room,treatment type & implants, from the comfort of your home.
Verified Quotes with HealthKhoj
Compare prices at different hospitals for different room,treatment type & implants, from the comfort of your home.
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