The Normal, Healthy Heart Has Its Own Pacemaker That Regulates The Rate At Which The Heart Beats. However, Some Hearts Don't Beat Regularly. And A Pacemaker Device Can Correct The Problem. A Pacemaker Is A Small Device That Sends Electrical Impulses To The Heart Muscle To Maintain A Suitable Heart Rate And Rhythm. It Is Implanted Just Under The Skin Of The Chest During Minor Surgery.
The Pacemaker Has Two Parts: The Leads And A Pulse Generator. The Pulse Generator Houses The Battery And A Tiny Computer, And Resides Just Under The Skin Of The Chest. The Leads Are Wires That Are Threaded Through The Veins Into The Heart And Implanted Into The Heart Muscle. They Send Impulses From The Pulse Generator To The Heart Muscle, As Well As Sense The Heart's Electrical Activity. Each Impulse Causes The Heart To Contract. The Pacemaker May Have One To Three Leads, Depending On The Type Of Pacemaker Needed To Treat Your Heart Problem.
Unlike most pacemakers that are placed in the patient's chest with leads running to the heart, Leadless pacemaker is implanted directly into the patient’s heart.
- Leadless pacemaker is placed in the heart via a vein in the leg, that results from conventional pacemakers
- Leadless pacemaker is completely self-contained within the heart. It eliminates potential medical complications arising from a chest incision and from wires running from a conventional pacemaker into the heart.
- Leadless pacemaker is 93% smaller than conventional pacemakers, about the size of a large vitamin capsule.
BENEFITS OF Leadless pacemaker
Permits you to safely undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), a diagnostic tool doctors use to "see" inside the body.
Adjusts your heart rate automatically by sensing changes in your body related to your activity level and adjusting your heart rate accordingly.
Features an estimated battery longevity of 12 years.