- by Dr. Sunil Dwivedi
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- Dec 12 2017
How does a pacemaker help?
Arrhythmias is a condition due to which one has irregular heartbeats. Pacemaker is an electrically-charged device that helps you manage this condition. The device has 2 parts- one contains the battery and electronics that controls the heart and the other that has leads which sends electrical signals to the heart.
There are 2 conditions that are possible:
- Tachycardia- heartbeat that’s too fast
- Bradycardia- heartbeat that’s too slow
- Bivent pacemaker- for severe heart failure conditions
Who needs a pacemaker?
Slow or fast heartbeats do not circulate enough blood across the body which can cause problems like:
- Damage to vital organs
With the help of a pacemaker, the rhythm of the heart is controlled which helps maintain a healthy heart. Depending on what kind of problem it is, the pacemaker could be permanent or temporary.
You will have to go through many tests before you are ready to undergo surgery because the doctor has to understand the heart rates, electrical signals and heart muscle strength. After the surgery, the person leads a better lifestyle as quality of life improves with lowered health concerns.
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