One of the technologies used to combat this condition is a pacemaker, which is a small, battery-powered medical device that is inserted through a small incision in the chest, usually beneath the shoulder or collar bone. Once installed, the pacemaker continually releases low-energy electrical impulses to restore a regular heartbeat.
Implanting a pacemaker is not a light decision, so before your Hackensack cardiologist recommends one, they will carefully consider not only the state of your cardiac health as measured by diagnostic tests, but also symptoms of arrhythmia you have reported, your overall health, and whether or not you have a previous history of heart disease.
If it is determined that you need a pacemaker, it will be inserted in a hospital during a surgical procedure that usually requires only an overnight stay. Afterwards, the functioning of the pacemaker will be carefully monitored by the best heart doctors in Bergen County, as part of your ongoing cardiac care.
If your cardiologist has suggested that you may be suffering from arrhythmia, you may also want to read the ICD section on this website, which describes another type of device used to control irregular heartbeats.
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