Pacemakers increase our heart rate and bring heart rate back in normal range.
Its an emergency procedure when heart rate is very slow and patient is symptomatic. Done till the time we are awaiting for the desirability and suitability of the patient for permanent pacing.
It is for lifetime. It is done through a small incision below the collar bone preferably on the left side. It is a minimally invasive procedure and safer treatment modality. It doesn’t require frequent follow ups. It also does not impose limitation of physical activities.