Dual-Chamber Pacemaker Implantation Procedure at CMC Hospital Dubai
A pacemaker insertion procedure for a normal dual-chamber pacemaker is used to treat heart rhythm disorders, commonly bradycardia or conduction abnormalities involving the atria and ventricles. The dual-chamber pacemaker is designed to monitor and regulate electrical impulses in both the upper and lower chambers of the heart.
Dual-Chamber pacemaker insertion surgery is available at Clemenceau Medical Center Hospital Dubai.
The procedure at CMC is performed in a cardiac catheterization lab or an operating room. The patient may receive local anesthesia to numb the area, or in some cases, general anesthesia for comfort.
Our Electrophysiologist/cardiologist makes a small incision below the collarbone and inserts one or more thin, insulated leads into a nearby vein. These leads are then carefully guided into the heart’s chambers using X-ray imaging or fluoroscopy. One lead is positioned in the right atrium to monitor electrical activity in this chamber, and another lead is placed in the right ventricle to monitor and pace the heart’s lower chamber.
Once the leads are in the correct positions, they are connected to the dual-chamber pacemaker device, which is implanted beneath the skin in a pocket created in the chest. The pacemaker is programmed to detect the heart’s natural electrical signals and deliver pacing impulses to the atrium and ventricle as needed to maintain an appropriate heart rate and rhythm.
After the pacemaker is implanted and functioning properly, the incision is closed, and the patient is usually monitored briefly before being discharged. Regular follow-up appointments are essential to check the pacemaker’s function and make any necessary adjustments to ensure the patient’s heart is functioning optimally.