First of all lets know about what is a Pacemaker? A pacemaker is a small device, that generates mild and painless electric signals to your heart that restores your heart’s normal pace. If you have a problem with your heart’s electrical system, a pacemaker can help. A pacemaker helps your heart beat faster, slower, or in a more steady way. This allows your body to get the oxygen and nutrients it needs.Learn about the different types of pacemaker in this blog from the Best Pacemaker Surgery Doctor in Faridabad, Dr. Sanjay Kumar.
How does a pacemaker work? While your heart beats, the sensors send data to the computer in your pacemaker.
|If your heart beats||Then|
|normally,||your pacemaker simply monitors the beats.|
|too fast, too slow, or in an irregular way,||the pacemaker’s computer sends out electrical signals to regulate the beats.|
You may need a pacemaker if you have: Bradycardia — a heartbeat that’s too slow, Heart block, Heart attack or Atrial fibrillation. Some people may need pacemakers for just a short after having a heart attack or heart surgery. Others need pacemakers for the rest of their lives to help manage ongoing heart problems.
Types of Pacemakers
1. Single chamber pacemaker
This pacemaker has one lead that connects the pulse generator to one chamber of your heart. It is one of the most widely used and helps to pace the heart by connecting the lead to either your right ventricle or right atrium for constant rhythm.
2. Dual-chamber pacemaker
This pacemaker has two leads that connect to both the chambers of the right side of your heart. The insertion takes place in both the right atrium and right ventricle to monitor and regulate the rhythm of both chambers.
3. Biventricular pacemaker
This pacemaker is used for patients with advanced heart failures. This device has three leads connecting the right atrium and both the ventricles of the heart.
How soon can you get back to my routine?
You can get back to your normal routine, including:
In most cases, you’ll need to have your pacemaker checked every three to six months to make sure it’s working righ. People with pacemakers can live very normal lives. When talking on your cell phone, hold the phone on the side of your body opposite the pacemaker. Don’t carry your phone in the breast pocket of your shirt or coat. A leadless pacemaker is easy to carry as it does not have any leads and no need of creating a pocket to store. The best part is no discomfort for patients. It is inserted directly into the right lower chamber of the heart through the leg vein.
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