Medical science has made great progress in the domain of cardiac health care. The combination of technology and medical science has made it possible to invent various bio-medical instruments to save lives. One such instrument is a pacemaker for the heart. It is really a great invention.
What is a Pacemaker
A pacemaker is an electronic device that is used to regulate heartbeats. It is implanted under the skin by a cardiac surgeon. The device has generally two parts:
Pulse generator – this part has a battery and some electronic parts that help in regulating heartbeats.
Leads – Leads transmit electrical signals to the heart. There can be single or multiple leads based on the requirements.
The other kind of Pacemaker is the Biventricular pacemaker. It is used in case of severe cardiac failure. It helps in synchronizing both the ventricles of the heart.
Do I need a Pacemaker?
It helps in treating the condition of the heart where the heart beats in irregular rhythms. This irregularity in heartbeats is termed as “arrhythmias”. So, the Pacemaker controls the rhythm of the heartbeat. Arrhythmias can be of two types
heartbeats running too slow – “Bradycardia”
heartbeats running too fast – “Tachycardia”
Does your heart pump too quickly or too slowly? Does your body not get enough blood? Controlling heart rhythm is very important and a pacemaker regulates the electrical system of the body.
You may also need a temporary pacemaker after heart surgery or a heart attack. Only a good and experienced cardiologist may test whether you a suitable candidate for a pacemaker or not.
Side effects of Pacemaker
Pacemaker plays a great role in saving one’s life. But it also has some side effects. The level and intensity of side effects may vary from person to person. Some of the common heart side effects are:
Damage caused to blood vessels or nerves.
Infection due to an incision.
Most of these side effects are temporary and vanish with time as the body adapts itself.
Therefore, if you are looking for a Pacemaker implantation doctor in Jaipur, get in touch with us. We can take better care of your heart.