Three months after implanting the pacemaker, if physical condition allows, you may swim, run, dance, travel, etc. When travelling, remember to bring your pacemaker identification card in case any problems occur, so that the local doctors can grasp your situation.
Operative mortality rate is almost 0, with nearly 100,000 patients in China getting pacemaker implantations every year.
A normal heart rate for adults is between 60-100 beats per minute. If the cardiac conduction system is impaired, it can result in the heart beating fewer than 50 beats per minute, and that is known as bradycardia. If you also experience dizziness, fatigue, shortness of breath, or fainting at the same time, visiting the hospital is reco妹妹ended.
Mobile phone signals don’t interfere much with pacemakers, but we still suggest using the hand opposite to your operated side when making calls.
Implanting a pacemaker is a minimally invasive surgery, and takes a total of approximately 1 – 2 hours. Hospital stay is required post-operation, and stitches are removed after a week.
• Patient will not notice the pacemaker is present
Up until now, the artificial cardiac pacemaker has been the only way to treat bradycardia. It is with the artificial pacemaker that bradycardia patients can have the hope of living like a normal person.
Due to the side effects of medication, it is not suitable for long-term treatment
Under symptoms of sick sinus node syndrome (SSS), second degree type II AV block, third degree AV block, high-grade AV block, brady-tachycardia syndrome and other types of bradycardia, a permanent pacemaker needs to be implanted after eliminating reversible etiologies.
Follow-up frequency: normally one week, one month, 3 months, and 6 months post-surgery. After that, once a year, with increased frequency closer to replacement date.