A Brief Look at Pacemakers
A heart arrhythmia is a manageable condition. In many cases, cardiologists will look to the least invasive treatment options, such as lifestyle changes or medications. However, some patients do not respond to these measures. When more conservative treatments fail to alleviate an irregular heartbeat, the implantation of a pacemaker might be the next choice.
A pacemaker is a device that can regulate the heart’s beating pattern. By generating electrical impulses that control heart contractions, a pacemaker can eliminate an arrhythmia. A pacemaker can prove integral to alleviating the risk of many arrhythmia-related problems, such as shortness of breath, chronic exhaustion, and even heart failure. Depending on the demands of the battery contained in the device, a pacemaker may last for up to a decade before needing replacement.
Do you have more questions about pacemakers ? If so, talk to the cardiology experts at Cardiac Solutions. Call us today at (623) 208-5305 to schedule a consultation with a heart doctor at one of our heart clinics in the Phoenix and Peoria area.