Permanent Pacemaker Implantation

If the history and the investigations performed suggest that the symptoms are due to a slow heart rate the treatment offered will be that of a pacemaker.

This is a small device that is implanted just underneath your skin, with wires that run into the heart.The device then makes the heart beat faster by transmitting electrical impulses into the heart muscle.

The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia and can take about 1 hour to complete. You will be able to go home the same day or the following morning.

Following the procedure you will need to avoid excessive movement for a few days till the wound has healed. A detailed information leaflet will be provided that addresses topics such as driving, flying and general information about living with a pacemaker.