Fitting of a cardiac pacemaker
Fitting of all types of modern cardiac pacemakers from world manufacturers. More than 500 implants a year are performed. Read more
What is a cardiac pacemaker?
A cardiac pacemaker is a small device that is placed under the left or right clavicle, less often on the anterior abdominal wall, to help to control the abnormal heart rhythm (arrhythmia).
Arrhythmias are problems with the cardiac rhythm. The heart contractions that are too rare are called bradycardia. The heart contractions that are too frequent are called tachycardia. During nonrhythmic contractions, the heart can not adequately pump blood to vital organs, and this, in turn, can cause such symptoms as weakness, shortness of breath, and presyncopes. Life-threatening arrhythmias can lead to irreversible consequences, cause loss of consciousness and even death.
A pacemaker can alleviate or eliminate some of symptoms of arrhythmia and prevent fatal complications of arrhythmias. The doctor only can determine diagnosis of arrhythmia, based on documented confirmation of rhythm disturbances (ECG, Holter monitoring of ECG, and others), then he determines the need for a pacemaker.
Operation on fitting a pacemaker usually is performed under local anesthesia, which is safer, especially for elderly patients. The pacemaker fitting itself is of a low traumatic nature and does not require a long stay in the hospital.
Modern pacemakers are of small weight and small dimensions, almost unnoticeable under the skin with the naked eye, do not cause discomfort and are not rejected by the body. A person with a fitted pacemaker returns to his usual life – physical activity, drive a car, visit a sauna, etc. It is not forbidden to use all normal household electrical appliances, use a cell phone.
Depending on the type of arrhythmia and the concomitant conditionn of the body, pacemakers are fitted as one-, two-, three-chamber ones, as well as cardioverter-defibrillators. All modern pacemakers have many functions, they observe the heart work, analyze heart rhythm disturbances, cardiac insufficiency. This gives a great help in assessing the effectiveness of drug treatment.
Our Center has extensive experience in fitting of all types of pacemakers from major world manufacturers. More than 500 implants a year are performed. Assistance is provided to the population of the Republic of Belarus, as well as to foreign citizens.
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