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Pacemakers are often used to control the heartbeat of the person. Its placed beneath your skin on the location of the heart.
Its helps in prevention of arrhythmia and helps in controlling heartbeat as well. Implanting a pacemaker requires a surgical procedure which is explained below.
The overall procedure is carried out in a couple of hours. The chest region is numbed by local anaesthesia, and you may or may not be awake during the operation.
A flexible wire is inserted from the shoulder to the heart through the help of X-ray images. Once the proper potion of the heat is located, then one end of the wire of the pacemaker is positioned appropriately on the heart while the other is attached to the pulse generator which is underneath your skin.
Once the procedure is done, you will be under supervision for a few days and then discharged.