A pacemaker is a device that sends small electrical impulses to the heart muscle to maintain a suitable heart rate or to stimulate the lower chambers of the heart.It is put under your skin by a surgeon to assist in controlling arrhythmias, which are abnormal heartbeats. There are several types of cardiac failure that can be treated using pacemakers.
The sinoatrial (SA) node is where the electrical signal that starts your heart beating usually originates.
There can be issues with this electrical signalling in particular circumstances, which can result in an irregular pulse or a heartbeat that is too fast (tachycardia). This arrhythmia exists. With the aid of electrical impulses produced by a pacemaker, your heart can beat normally, rhythmically, or both.

What kinds of pacemakers are there?

Two components make up modern pacemakers:

  • The pacemaker’s battery and the circuits that produce electrical signals are housed in the pulse generator.
  • One or more leads, which are little wires that provide electrical signals to your heart from the pulse generator

Who needs a pacemaker?

You will undergo testing from your physician or cardiologist to determine your suitability for a pacemaker. A heartbeat that is excessively sluggish is one of the main reasons a pacemaker is advised. Another purpose for a pacemaker is:

  • A heartbeat that pauses
  • A heartbeat that’s irregular or too fast
  • Some types of heart failure

A pacemaker may be necessary if you exhibit certain symptoms of an arrhythmia or cardiac failure, including:

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fainting

Dr. Mahendra Chourasiya is one of the best cardiologist in Indore. He has a lot of experience in pacemaker surgery and regularly implants these pacemakers. He is one of the most experienced pacemaker specialists in Indore at Maitry Cardiology Clinic Indore.