What is pacemaker and how to take care of it

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Contact:- +91 8080802665 What is pacemaker and how to take care of it Sixty-year-old Yash had seen many people with pacemakers in movies and in TV dramas. But he had never imagined that he would be needing one soon. His five-year-old granddaughter was the one who noticed the disease first. "Your heartbeat is slower than papa’s" she told him as she raised her ear from his chest.

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Contact:- +91 8080802665 Since it was coming from a child Yash didnt pay it any heed. Soon he began having symptoms of dizziness and lightheadedness. The feeling that he was about to faint washed over him every now then. Yash ignored this as a sign of old age. But then chest pain ensued and Yash realized that something sinister was in the play. He was diagnosed with sinus node dysfunction and was suggested to undergo pacemaker implantation. as What is a pacemaker Cardiologists like Dr. Balbir Singh whose key interests are pacemakers spends a lot of their time implanting and managing such devices. A pacemaker is a small electrical device which is adjusted in the chest or abdomen and is employed to treat some abnormal heart rhythms that can cause the patients heart to either miss beats or beat too slowly. Some pacemakers can also help the chambers of the heart to beat in time. Each time the heart beats the heart muscle contracts in preparation for pumping blood around the body and these contractions are triggered by electrical pulses that are generated by a group of specialized cells known as the sinoatrial node which is often

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Contact:- +91 8080802665 referred to as a natural pacemaker. This is because it generates a series of electrical pulses at regular intervals. A pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator ICD is implanted when something disrupts this process and causes an abnormal heartbeat arrhythmia. How is pacemaker implanted Pacemaker surgery is a procedure performed to implant pacemaker in the chest or abdomen. It does not require open heart surgery and most people go home within twenty-four hours. Before the surgery medication may be given to make the patient sleepy and comfortable and generally the procedure is performed under local anesthesia. The patient may feel some amount of pain or discomfort during the first forty-eight hours after having a pacemaker fitted and will be given pain-relieving medication. There may also be some bruising where the pacemaker was inserted and the bruising usually passes within a few days. Which type of pacemaker is for you Single chamber pacemaker is a type of pacemaker that usually carries electrical impulses from the pulse generator to the right ventricle of the heart.

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Contact:- +91 8080802665 Dual chamber pacemaker is a pacemaker that carries electrical impulses from the pulse generator to both the right ventricle and the right atrium of the heart. These impulses help regulate the timing of contractions between the two chambers. A biventricular pacemaker is a treatment option for people with heart failure whose hearts electrical systems have been degraded. Unlike a regular pacemaker a biventricular pacemaker stimulates both of the lower chambers of the heart to make the heart beat more efficiently. A biventricular pacemaker paces both ventricles so that all or most of the ventricular muscle pumps together allowing your heart to pump blood more effectively. Its also referred to as cardiac resynchronization therapy CRT as it resets the ventricles pumping mechanism. Pacemaker implantation risks Issues from having surgery to implant a pacemaker are rare but could include: Infection where the pacemaker was implanted

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Contact:- +91 8080802665 Allergic reaction to the dye or anesthesia Swelling bruising or bleeding at the generator site Damage to your nerves or blood vessels near the pacemaker Collapsed lung Can people feel or notice the pacemaker The patient may be able to feel the pacemaker and it may feel uncomfortable when he lies in certain positions but like most people the patient will soon get used to it. And also modern pacemakers are now so small that theyre almost completely hidden by the chest tissue and rarely draw any notice. What you should do after pacemaker implantation Patients with a pacemaker should always carry their Patient Identification Card at all times. The identification card carries important information like the type of pacemaker and in an emergency this card will give the doctor critical data that could save the patient’s life. Follow the doctor’s instructions for returning to normal activities. When traveling the person with a pacemaker should always inform the security staff about the

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Contact:- +91 8080802665 device in advance as it may trigger an alarm. When walking through security gates the person with a pacemaker should never allow the security personnel to place the scanner over the pacemaker. The Patient Identity Card comes handy in such situations. When going for any other treatment the patient should always inform the treating doctor about the pacemaker. Things you shouldnt do after pacemaker implantation People having a pacemaker should not venture into rough contact sports like boxing and rugby. People with a pacemaker that is not MRI compatible should avoid proximity with magnetic devices such as MRI scanners. The electromagnetic signals of cellular phones can interfere with the proper functioning of the device hence people with the device should avoid carrying it in the pocket over the pacemaker. After getting a pacemaker patients should avoid getting heat therapy. The strenuous repetitive upper-body workout may affect the pacemaker or the leads hence it is better to avoid them. The cardiologists advise the patient not to play with or move the pacemaker under the skin. The patient with a

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Contact:- +91 8080802665 pacemaker should avoid lifting stretching and sudden jerky movements for some weeks after the implant. Are there any follow-ups involved The patient will usually have his pacemaker checked after four to six weeks at the hospital where it was fitted. If these checks are satisfactory the cardiologist will have your the pacemaker checked every three to twelve months. What problems should you look out for Signs that your pacemaker isnt operating as it should or you have developed an infection or blood clot include: breathlessness

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Contact:- +91 8080802665 dizziness fainting prolonged weakness a swollen arm near the pacemaker chest pains prolonged hiccups a high temperature of 38C or above Swelling pain and redness at the site of the pacemaker. More about Dr Balbir Singh Dr Balbir Singh is the Chairman of Interventional Cardiology and Electrophysiology – Pacing at Medanta Hospital Gurgaon. As the designation suggests Dr Balbir Singh is an expert at doing pacemaker transplants and has performed several such procedures successfully at the Medanta Gurgaon. Dr Balbir Singh is also the winner of the Padma Shri award and is a fellow of the American college of Cardiology. More about Medanta Hospital

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Contact:- +91 8080802665 The Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon under the able guidance of its founder Dr Naresh Trehan and his team of cardiologists and cardiac surgeons specializes in a host of cardiac procedures from simple ones like angiographies to the most complex heart transplants. Medanta Hospital is a multi-speciality hospital with 1600 beds and is famous for the Medanta Heart Institute. This institute has peformed over 50000 CABG surgeries till date and is leading the way with robotic heart surgeries minimally invasive surgeries and other coronary heart bypass techniques and procedures.

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