Pacemaker Surgery in Dubai / Pacemaker Implantation in Dubai
At CMC Hospital Dubai our Pacemaker Clinic provides a comprehensive pacemaker surgery service performed by expert Western Board Certified Electrophysiologists and Cardiologists.
Pacemaker surgery, also known as pacemaker implantation, is performed to treat certain heart rhythm disorders, particularly bradycardia (a slow heart rate) or other electrical conduction abnormalities. A pacemaker is a small electronic device that helps regulate the heart’s electrical impulses, ensuring it beats at a steady and appropriate rate.
Before the Procedure
The pacemaker surgery is typically conducted in a specialized setting, such as a cardiac catheterization lab or an operating room. Before the procedure, the patient may receive local anesthesia to numb the area, and in some cases, general anesthesia for comfort during the surgery.
During the Surgery
The surgeon or cardiologist begins the pacemaker surgery by making a small incision, usually just below the collarbone. Through this incision, one or more thin, insulated wires called leads are inserted into a nearby vein and carefully guided into the heart’s chambers under the guidance of X-ray imaging or fluoroscopy.
The leads are then attached to the appropriate areas of the heart, typically one lead in the right atrium and another in the right ventricle. In some cases, additional leads may be placed in other chambers of the heart if needed.
After the leads are in place, they are connected to the pacemaker device, which is implanted beneath the skin through a small pocket created in the chest. The pacemaker is programmed based on the patient’s specific condition and heart rate needs. Modern pacemakers are equipped with sophisticated electronics that can detect the heart’s natural electrical signals and deliver pacing impulses only when necessary.
Once the pacemaker is implanted and functioning correctly, the incision is closed with sutures or medical adhesive. The entire procedure typically takes a couple of hours to complete.
After the Surgery
The patient is closely monitored for a short period to ensure the device is working as intended. Most patients can go home on the same day or the following day, and recovery is generally quick, with limited discomfort at the incision site.
Regular follow-up appointments are essential to check the pacemaker’s function, adjust its settings if needed, and ensure the patient’s heart is functioning optimally.
Pacemaker surgery is generally considered a safe and highly successful procedure that has significantly improved the quality of life for millions of individuals with heart rhythm disorders, allowing them to lead more active and healthy lives.