Permanent Pacemaker : Know Your Package Price and Other Details
- 3 Days Hospital Stay
- Medicines, Consumables, Disposables & Investigations Related to the Procedure / Package
- Doctor Team Fees
- Operation Theatre Charges
Does not include:
- Cost of pacemaker(The cost of Pacemaker to be charged at actuals as applicable)
- Bed Charges Beyond 3 Days
- Treatment of illness / health Condition Not Directly Related to the procedure / package
Accommodation for “Out Station” Patient Party
For families/patient parties of patients coming from far away districts, other states & outside India, we can help find accommodation at Guest Houses / Hotels near the hospital.
How do I live with my pacemaker?
Can I use a mobile phone if I have a pacemaker?
Know Why Desun Hospital is Your Best Choice
What is a Pacemaker?
- It is a small unit that helps your heart beat consistently. It provides a small electric stimulation that helps maintain a steady heartbeat for different conditions of arrhythmias. This helps the patient’s body circulate oxygen and other essential nutrients that it needs from the blood vessels.
- The doctor implants the device under the skin by making a small pocket and connects it to their heart with the help of fine wires. Some patients need a pacemaker for a short time (like after a heart attack) to regularize the heart’s rhythm. For them an external pacemaker is attached that is battery operated and remains outside the skin (in form of a belt or otherwise).
Pacemakers generally treat two types of arrhythmias:
- Tachycardia - A heartbeat that’s too fast
- Bradycardia: A heartbeat that’s too slow
Depending on their medical condition, patients are recommended one of the following types of pacemakers:
- Single chamber pacemaker
- Dual chamber pacemaker
DESUN Hospital has facility for "Minimally Invasive Heart Bypass" or Heart Bypass done through Small Cut (Small Incision).
How does a person identify the need for a pacemaker?
There are several factors like past medical history, diagnosis and other related factors that must be considered prior to implanting a pacemaker. Every patient is unique, therefore careful analysis is an essential pre-requisite to determine the correct timing & approach, as well as choose the appropriate type of pacemaker.
Before the doctor decides if the patient needs a pacemaker, several investigative procedures will have to be executed to isolate the cause of arrhythmia. These could include:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Holter monitoring
- Stress test
Readings from personal health monitoring devices, like smart watches, etc. can also help. (Ask your doctor if this is an option for you.)
How does it work?
Pacemakers create an external support to ensure your heart never skips a beat. An implanted electronic pacemaker mimics the action of the natural electrical system and has two parts:
- Pulse generator: This small metal container houses a battery and an electric circuit that regulates the rate of electrical pulses sent to the heart.
- Leads (electrodes): One to three flexible, insulated wires are each placed in a chamber (or chambers) of the heart to deliver the electrical pulses emitted by the pulse generator.
The general mechanism of a pacemaker involves the following steps :
- A pacemaker uses batteries to send electric signals to the heart to help it pump the right way.
- It is connected to the heart through one or more wires.
- Tiny electric charges are emitted from the pulse generator via the electric circuit wiring to reach the patient’s heart. The movement is seamless and the patient does not feel it.
- It works only when needed. The device gets triggered when the heartbeat is too slow, too fast or irregular.
The two basic functions of the pacemaker system are pacing and sensing:
- Pacing is the depolarization of the atria or ventricles, resulting from an impulse (typically 0.5 msec and 2 to 5 volts) delivered from the generator via a lead to the heart.
- Sensing refers to detection by the generator of intrinsic atrial or ventricular depolarization signals received through the lead. Sensed events are used by the pacemaker logic to appropriately time the pacing impulses. This further takes factors in the patient’s age, lifestyle, chronotropic response, medical comorbidities and the intrinsic cardiac rhythm.
How do I live with my pacemaker?
- Check your pulse and keep a record of it the way your doctor tells you.
- Your doctor will check your pacemaker every three to six months. The battery in your pacemaker should last eight years or longer. When the battery runs down, you will need surgery to replace it (free lifetime warranty is given by the manufacturer).
- Take your medicine the way your doctors tell you.
- Tell your doctor if you have trouble in breathing, if you gain weight or get puffy legs or ankles, or if you faint, black out or get dizzy.
- Follow all instructions given by your doctor and keep your appointments.
- Carry an I.D. card with you so others know you have a pacemaker.
- Tell your other doctors and your dentist that you have a pacemaker. Certain types of medical equipment may affect how a pacemaker works.
- Tell airport security that you have a pacemaker.
- Household microwaves, electric appliances, most office and light shop equipment will NOT affect your pacemaker.
- If you work around industrial microwaves, electricity, cars or other large motors, ask your doctor about possible effects.
What are the after-effects of pacemaker surgery?
A pacemaker implant improves symptoms caused by slow heartbeat, such as fatigue, lightheadedness and fainting.
The doctor checks the pacemaker every six months. Any instances of weight gain or complaints of puffy legs or ankles, dizziness or fainting must be disclosed to the doctor promptly to help monitor the effectiveness of the device.
A pacemaker's battery ideally lasts for a period of 5 to 15 years. When the battery wears out, the same must be surgically removed to replace it. This procedure is often quicker and requires less recovery time than the procedure to implant the pacemaker. Since most of today's pacemakers automatically adjust the heart rate to match the level of physical activity, they allow the patient to resume a more active lifestyle.
What is a Single Chamber Pacemaker?
Single Chamber Pacemaker refers to that which has only 1 lead into the heart. Predominantly this refers to a single lead in the Ventricles (bottom of the heart) but sometimes a single lead is put into the top of the heart (Atria) only.
Who would need one?
When the heart is damaged by a heart attack (cardiac arrest) or blockage, it loses its role as a natural pacemaker. An artificial Single Chamber pacemaker helps re-establish the conduction between the ventricles or atria.
What is a Dual Chamber Pacemaker?
Dual Chamber pacemaker has two leads placed in the atrium and ventricle that sends electrical signals to your heart to help it beat at a proper pace. These are recommended to treat symptomatic bradycardia in people with sick sinus syndrome, antrioventricular block, or both.
Desun Hospital, implants High Quality American Dual (Double) Chamber Pacemaker at an affordable cost.
Who would need one?
A person would need a Dual Chamber Pacemaker if they experience the following medical conditions:
- The heart beats too slow or too fast.
- There’s a block in the heart’s electrical pathways.
What do you mean by DDD pacing mode?
DDD pacing mode refers to a pacemaker with a lead in both the top section of the heart (Atria) and the bottom of the heart (Ventricles). The DDD mode will control Bradycardia and provide AV synchrony, but will not provide rate adaptation in patients with chronotropic incompetence.
What do you mean by DDDR pacing mode?
DDDR pacing mode refers to a pacemaker with a lead in the top of the heart (Atria) and the bottom of the heart (Ventricles). When a pacemaker is set to DDDR, it looks after the top and bottom sections of the heart. Additionally, it also has a sensor which records cardiac output and adjusts accordingly. The DDDR mode will therefore control Bradycardia, maintain AV synchrony, and provide far rate adaptation in the presence of Chronotropic incompetence.
Can I use a mobile phone if I have a pacemaker?
You can use a cell phone, if you take these steps:
- Hold the phone to the ear on the side of your body opposite from your pacemaker.
- When your phone is on, try to keep it at least six inches away from your pacemaker. For example,Don’t carry your phone in your chest pocket over your pacemaker.
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Why patients like DESUN
At Desun hospital, the surgery and hospital stay package prices are one of lowest in comparison to other corporate hospitals, and 24x7 availability of Cardiologists & other consultants under one roof ensure prompt treatment. Every patient receives the highest standards in care which are cost-effective, time-saving and lead to quick recovery. Desun Hospital has a holistic approach to patient care with an end to end integration of various processes, starting from consultation to diagnosis, surgery and finally complete post-operative care.
Rated as one of India’s best hospitals
- DESUN is the youngest hospital in India to get the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Hospitals (NABH) accreditation from Government of India for excellence in quality of medical treatment and hospital services. The world over, NABH is considered equivalent to the JCAHO (Joint Commission for American Healthcare Organizations) or JCI (Joint Commission International) standards followed in USA for hospital accreditation.
- Awarded Healthcare Pioneers Of The East 2020 by The Times Of India in Cardiac Care and Orthopaedics.
- In the lead story of the November 2011 issue of national news magazine THE WEEK, India’s best hospitals were covered, based on an All India Survey. DESUN Hospital was included in this prestigious list.
- The DESUN Pathology Lab has also received the prestigious National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL) accreditation, for excellence in quality of routine and Superspeciality pathology testing. In Eastern India, only DESUN Pathology Lab has in-house facilities to perform Superspeciality pathology tests like PCR, Flow Cytometry, etc. This has huge benefits for DESUN’s patients tremendously because there is practically no waiting time to get test results when compared to other hospitals in Kolkata, who have to send these tests to Mumbai or Delhi and wait for 3 or 4 days for get results. Thus, there is no delay in diagnosis and DESUN’s patients get prompt and accurate treatment.
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- 2 of the major fears any surgeon has before any operation is that of OT infection and cardiac or heart complications during or after the operation. If OT infections occur or the patient develops cardiac problems, even the best surgeon will be unable to help. DESUN is the only hospital in Kolkata that has STEEL OPERATION THEATERS (Steel OTs) that drastically reduces chances of OT infection. After surgery, the patient is under the best care of doctors and nurses in the post-operative phase at DESUN. DESUN also has the largest Heart Institute in Kolkata to handle any cardiac emergencies during or after surgery.
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- With 28 medical departments, each having in-house specialist doctors, any problem during your stay at DESUN can be handled round the clock. You may be admitted for one particular surgery but if any other health problem comes up for which your specialist doctor needs advice, in-house doctors of other departments are available immediately.
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- Ours is one of the largest NABL Pathology Labs in Kolkata equipped to perform in house superspeciality tests for quick review. NABH was granted to Desun Hospital for 3 times 7 consecutive years.
- Desun is the only hospital in Kolkata with Steel Operation Theatres (OT). This ensures a drastic reduction in chances of an OT infection. Advanced medical facilities deliver top line patient care and complete recovery.
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- Desun Hospital has tie ups with the widest range of TPA service providers to enable on time processing.
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Desun Hospital Advantage – Know Why Desun Hospital, Kolkata, is Your Best Choice
Desun Hospital, Kolkata, is premium Superspeciality hospital in Eastern India with state-of-the-art health care infrastructure. It is NABH and NABL accredited and follows strict quality parameters.
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