A Pacemaker is an Electronic device with a Power source that is implanted in the patient’s body, usually in the Upper Chest (on the side opposite the dominant hand). It is usually implanted when the patient’s own internal heart rate is too slow, causing symptoms such as giddiness, fatigue, and even fainting. A shielded wire is connected to the Pacemaker and is secured inside the heart chamber, so as to detect the intrinsic heartbeat, and if required, deliver a pulse of energy to the heart muscle to stimulate it to beat.
More advanced Pacemakers can deliver a high energy electrical shock internally so as to terminate an abnormal heart rhythm and restore a normal heartbeat.
**The above information is for general knowledge only and does not constitute medical advice. Please consult a doctor if you have any questions or symptoms.