The leadless pacemaker can make a world of difference if you need a pacemaker or have already had a traditional pacemaker implanted. This small, one-piece device is a remarkable upgrade from the conventional pacemaker that comes with a separate battery and leads.
As the name suggests, the leadless pacemakers components, such as the leads and battery, are all packed inside one device. The whole device is implanted in your heart’s right ventricle because it doesn’t require any leads to connect with your heart.
Furthermore, the leadless pacemaker is 90% smaller than the transvenous device, measuring only 1 to 1.5 inches or 3-4 centimetres. Unlike the conventional pacemaker, which is flat and oval, the leadless pacemaker is a cylindrical device, smaller than an AAA battery.
Dr. Karthigesan is one of Chennai’s leading cardiologists and electrophysiologists. He is also a Certified Cardiac Device specialist. He is the go-to person for pacemaker implantation, having performed more than 8000 procedures to date. He is also the best person to guide you about caring for your health after leadless pacemaker implantation.
Unlike the traditional pacemaker, the leadless pacemaker is implanted directly into your right ventricle using the femoral vein transcatheter approach. Hence, there is no need for a chest incision or subcutaneous generator pocket. Dr. Karthigesan will recommend a leadless pacemaker insertion for those who have:
He will also recommend the procedure for patients who require pacing some of the time.
Types of Leadless Pacemakers
Dr. Karthigesan will recommend a leadless pacemaker implantation after reviewing your: