pacemaker surgery, a compact generator is placed in the upper chest just
underneath the skin. Electrical wires are attached to the generated at one end
and then threaded to the heart through a vein with the other end. A pacemaker
works by sending low electrical pulses to the heart when there is an irregular
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Treated with Pacemaker Surgery:
surgery may be performed in cases of heart attack or arrhythmia.
alternatives to pacemaker surgery include digitalis, calcium channel blockers,
blood thinners, beta blockers and lifestyle changes. Surgical alternatives to
the procedure include biventricular pacemaker surgery and implantable
cardioverter defibrillator surgery.
Anesthesia with Pacemaker
surgery may be performed under local anesthesia and sedation.
Complications from Pacemaker Surgery:
risks following pacemaker surgery include bleeding, soreness, infection,
swelling, nerve damage and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
Prognosis after Pacemaker
prognosis for a positive end result following pacemaker surgery is good.
Recovery from Pacemaker
Total recovery from pacemaker surgery takes one to two weeks.