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Pacemaker Surgery Cost in India

What is a Pacemaker?

A pacemaker is an electronic device implanted in the human heart to control the abnormal cardiac rhythms. It is implanted through cardiac surgeries. Pacemakers are parted in two sections, one is known as the pulse generator which contains electronic and battery control of an individuals heartbeat and the other one sends electrical signals to the heart. These electrical signals are sent through leads. Leads are the small and thin wires that connect an individuals heart with the pulse generator.

What does the Pacemaker Surgery cost in India?

Pacemaker surgery cost in India ranges between 2.75 to 3 lakhs. The reason because pacemaker surgery cost in India getting higher is the additional expenses to get assure if the pacemaker is actually required or not. Additional expenses include several tests to assure if the pacemaker is a right choice or not.

Why is Pacemaker surgery required?

A pacemaker is required if an individuals body is either pumping slowly or quickly. In such cases, the body starts lacking enough blood to control the cardiac rhythms and hence the pacemakers are required to be installed.

Precautions to be taken after Pacemaker Surgeries

There are some precautions which should be taken care after getting the pacemaker surgeries. To know more take a look below.

  • Keep the smartphones away from your bodies as there is a probability of signal misinterpretation as a heart by the pacemaker.
  • Maintain the distance with high voltage transformers.
  • Never expose more to metal detectors.
  • Avoid standing near microwaves.

Anesthesia Type: General

Starting from INR 50,000 (Single Chamber) & 65,000 (Double Chamber) | Pacemaker Cost Extra

Procedures Duration: 2 to 3 Hours

Hospital Days: 2 - 4 Days

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About Pacemaker Surgery

Pacemaker Surgery is done to implant a pacemaker under the skin near the heart, to help control the heartbeat.

Pacemaker is a small instrument of the size of Indian 5 rupee coin. The main function of the instrument is to transmit electrical impulses which keep the heart beating at regular speed. It consists of two main parts, an electric pulse generator and electrodes that transmit the pulses to the heart. 

Implanted pacemaker continously monitor the heartbeats, and whenever the beating gets slower that natural, it sends electrical signals to speed up the beating. It keeps the heartbeat regular by creating and transmitting electric pulses at regular intervals of time. This compensates for the lack of electrical activity in the heart and keeps blood flow smooth.

Depending on number of electrodes used, there are 3 types of pacemakers.

  • Single Chamber: For carrying electrical signals from generator to the right ventricle of the heart.
  • Dual Chamber: Used to control control contractions of the heart, and carry signals to both right ventricle and right atrium.
  • Biventricular: Used, only in case of heart failure, to stimulate both left and right ventricles of the heart.

Top Doctor for Pacemaker Surgery in India

Dr. Pramod Kumar

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Director and HOD - Cardiology

3 Awards, 28 Years

Rupees 1200 Faq

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Dr. Sridhara G

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Consultant - Interventional Cardiology

2 Awards, 14 Years

Rupees 750 Faq

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Dr. Debdatta Bhattacharyya

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, Diploma - Cardiology

Senior Consultant - Cardiology

25 Years

Rupees 800 Faq

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Dr. Dheeraj Garg

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Consultant - Cardiology

1 Awards, 8 Years

Rupees 800 Faq

10% Off on Consultation

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Dr. Siddhant Jain

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Consultant - Cardiology

16 Years

Rupees 700 Faq

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More Information on Pacemaker Surgery

Indication

Pacemaker Surgery is mostly recommended by the doctor in following cases:

  • Cardiac Arrhythmia - Slow or irregular heartbeat due to normal aging
  • Slow heart rate due to medicine overdose, heart attack or cardiac surgery
  • Cardiac failure

Pre-Procedure

Before the procedure, the doctor will recommend these tests to find the underlying reason for abnormal beating of heart.

  • Echocardiogram (ECG) and Electrocardiogram
  • Stress Test

During-Procedure

The procedure takes about 2 hours and is generally performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure,

  • The surgeon makes a 3 to 4 inch incision in the upper chest area near the collarbone.
  • The area underlying the skin and above the veins is made into a pocket.
  • The pacemaker is inserted in the body.
  • The electrodes are sent down the vein to the inner walls of heart and the battery/timer unit is monitored for inducing rhythm in the heart.
  • Upon confirmation on the external monitor, the battery unit is placed in the pocket and incision is sutured.

Post-Procedure

In most cases, the patient can go home in a day. During the stay, the heartbeat will be constantly monitored and prior to discharge, pacemaker settings will be programmed to match natural heartbeats.

The surgeon will recommmed against any strenuous physical activity for at least a month. 

Extra care should be taken while entering areas with magnetic fields, as the presence of magnetic field might hinder the activity of the timer unit. The doctor will also ask to stay away from electromagnetic detectors, scanning machines or laser instruments.

Implanted pacemaker can stay for a lifetime and need not be replaced or readjusted. Battery may have to be replaced.

Risk and Complication

Although a very safe procedure, a few known risks include:

  • Infection at the time of insertion 
  • Lead dislodge inside the pocket
  • Draining at the incision site 
  • Lung collapse due to electrode insertion 

More Info

Read about - Basics of Pacemaker ImplantationRecovery After Pacemaker Implantation 

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Top Doctor for Pacemaker Surgery in India

Dr. Pramod Kumar

MBBS, MD - Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Director and HOD - Cardiology

3 Awards, 28 Years

Rupees 1200 Faq

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Dr. Sridhara G

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Consultant - Interventional Cardiology

2 Awards, 14 Years

Rupees 750 Faq

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Dr. Debdatta Bhattacharyya

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, Diploma - Cardiology

Senior Consultant - Cardiology

25 Years

Rupees 800 Faq

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Dr. Dheeraj Garg

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Consultant - Cardiology

1 Awards, 8 Years

Rupees 800 Faq

10% Off on Consultation

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Dr. Siddhant Jain

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Consultant - Cardiology

16 Years

Rupees 700 Faq

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Dr. Sameer Kubba

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DNB - Internal Medicine

Consultant - Cardiology

13 Years


Dr. Gurappa Shetty Gojanur

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Senior Consultant - Cardiology

24 Years

Rupees 500 Faq

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Dr. R S Joshi

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, Diploma - Cardiology

Senior Consultant - Cardiology

28 Years

Rupees 600 Faq

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Dr. A Naga Srinivaas

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Senior Consultant - Interventional Cardiology

21 Years

Rupees 700 Faq

10% Off on OPD Fees. T&C Apply

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Dr. Anil Krishna Gundala

MBBS, DNB - General Medicine, DM - Cardiology

Managing Director and Senior Consultant - Interventional Cardiology

13 Years

Rupees 600 Faq

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