pacemaker implant involves the surgical placement of a battery operated device
that is used to treat heart arrhythmias.
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Treated with a Pacemaker Implant:
pacemaker implant may be utilized in cases of heart arrhythmias, bundle branch
blocks, congestive heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
may be used as a non-surgical alternative to a pacemaker implant. A surgical
alternative to the procedure is left atrial catheter ablation, in cases of
certain heart rhythms.
Anesthesia with a
pacemaker implant may be performed under local anesthesia and sedation.
Complications from a Pacemaker Implant:
risks following a pacemaker implant include infection, bleeding, soreness,
swelling and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
Prognosis after a
prognosis for a positive end result following a pacemaker implant is good.
Recovery from a
recovery from a pacemaker implant takes one to two weeks.