The role of the heart is to pump oxygenated blood throughout the body. And to stay healthy, our bodies require our hearts to maintain a strong and steady rhythm. Weak or irregular heart rhythms are often a sign of other complications and need to be addressed.
One of the ways your cardiologist may treat your unsteady heart rate is with a pacemaker. Pacemaker Implantation is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to implant a pacemaking device into a patient’s heart. It is a common surgery that helps cardiologists manage the heart rates of people whose bodies can’t do it naturally due to structural or electrical issues. The procedure is simple and only takes a few hours to perform. Most patients are awake for the duration and given some medicine to help them relax.
Patients get pacemakers for a variety of different reasons. Some implantations are the result of emergencies while others are planned. How you come to have this procedure will determine your recovery. Once you are released after your pacemaker implantation your cardiologist will regularly monitor your device to ensure it is functioning properly. After four to six weeks many people can return to their regular activity, however, it’s important to coordinate with your cardiologist to develop an individualized recovery plan.
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