Pacemaker is implanted if your heart beats slowly or there is a problem with the normal electrical signal which causes your heart to beat. It is implanted by a surgeon in the chest or abdomen in hospital in an operating theatre. After a pacemaker is inserted, regular follow-up visits are required.
The aim of these visits is to:
Follow-up visit schedule
During the follow-up visits you will be connected to a heart monitor and pacemaker programmer to check if the pacemaker is functioning optimally to maximise the longevity of the pacemaker. Your doctor will make changes in the pacemaker settings as needed. You should carry the most current identification card and the most current pacemaker program with you at all times.
Now the batteries can be removed from the pace makers, because we now have a device that can harness energy from heart beats in order to power pacemakers.read more
Pacemaker functions to monitor and control the heartbeat. It has a battery, a computerized generator, and wires with sensors called electrodes.read more