• A pacemaker placement is the implantation of a small electronic device that will be placed in the chest (underneath the collarbone) to help manage electrical heart problems.
  • It is important to keep the heartbeat from slowing to a dangerously low level.
  • A pacemaker is composed of three parts: 
    • a pulse generator
    • one or more leads
    • an electrode on each lead. 
  • When the heartbeat is too slow or irregular, a pacemaker stimulates the heart to beat.

Types of pacemaker

  • A single-chamber pacemaker delivers electrical impulses to your heart's right ventricle.
  • To help control the timing of contractions between the two chambers, a dual-chamber pacemaker delivers electrical impulses to the right ventricle and right atrium of your heart.
  • For persons with heart failure and abnormal electrical systems, a biventricular pacemaker, commonly known as cardiac resynchronization therapy, is used. This stimulates the lower chambers of the heart (the right and left ventricles) to make the heartbeat more efficiently.

Reference: Pacemaker. (2021, September 02). Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/pacemaker/about/pac-20384689