• 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 recommended to ensure that the heartbeat does not slow to a dangerously low rate.
  • A pacemaker is composed of three parts:¬†
    • a pulse generator
    • one or more leads
    • an electrode on each lead.
  • A pacemaker signals the heart to beat when the heartbeat is too slow or irregular.¬†

Types of pacemaker

  • A single-chamber pacemaker¬†carries electrical impulses to the right ventricle of your heart.
  • A dual-chamber pacemaker carries electrical impulses to the right ventricle and the right atrium of your heart to help control the timing of contractions between the two chambers.
  • A biventricular pacemaker also called cardiac resynchronization therapy, is for people with heart failure with abnormal electrical systems. This stimulates the lower chambers of the heart (the right and left ventricles) to make the heartbeat more efficiently.