Cardiac Device Implantation South Delhi, Cardiac Device Implantation treatment in Delhi
Dr. Vivek Kumar is the pioneer Cardiac Device Implantation Doctor in South Delhi and provides the latest Cardiac device Implantation Treatment in Delhi.

Cardiac Device Implantation Treatment

When there is an irregular heartbeat, a cardiac device is implanted to help control the heartbeats and protect against heart rhythm abnormalities. The implantable defibrillator (ICD) is designed to monitor heart rhythm or beat continuously 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), a small battery-powered device, is used to detect and treat heart arrhythmias and to slow down fast heartbeats (Tachycardia).An ICD uses an electric shock To reestablish a regular heart rhythm and to continuously monitor heartbeats.

This device was used to assist Heart Ventricles in resuming their normal shape after an abnormality. If your doctor discovers that you have an extremely rapid heartbeat that causes ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, or both, he or she may recommend that you have an ICD implant procedure. Arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) due to weak heart muscle.

cardiac device implantation treatment

Dr. Vivek Kumar is the best Cardiac Device Implantation Doctor in Delhi, working at one of the best Cardiac Device Implantation Hospitals- Apollo Hospital, and is qualified to handle any cardiac device implantation procedure. The most complex of cases.

Cardiac device implantation treatment

  • Another reason you might benefit from an ICD is:
  • Because of coronary artery disease or a heart attack, which causes heart weakness
  • An enlarged heart muscle
  • Some genetic condition causes very fast heart rhythms. (Syndrome of the Long Q T)
  • Other conditions could have weakened the heart muscles.

Diagnosis for ICD

Before the procedure, the following tests may be required.
  • ECG - Electrocardiography : This provides measurements of electrical signals produced by the heart, which aids in determining whether the heart rhythm is fast, slow, or normal.
  • Echocardiography (ECHO): A technique that uses sound waves to create images of the heart in order to determine its shape and rhythm.
  • Holter Monitoring : This is a device that must be worn for 1 to 2 days in order to check the continuous rhythm without missing one.. In this case, a battery-powered small device must be carried in one's pocket or chest and be linked to the heart via wire sensors.
  • Electrophysiology study (EP study): This study is done to check the particular area of heart that causing the irregular Heartbeat. This is carried out by a specialist in this field. The expert inserts a flexible tube through blood vessels into the heart, with sensors on the tip. Gives the report of heart electrical current. Which of these aids in determining the precise area of concern?

After admission and during procedure :

  • Fasting for 8 hours before the procedure is required to ensure a safe procedure with fewer complications.
  • In addition, the cardiologist will advise on which medications should be continued or discontinued prior to the procedure.
  • An IV is inserted into the hand or forearm during the procedure to provide general anaesthesia.
  • Using X-ray images, the doctor inserts several leads into a vein that runs from the collarbone to the heart. The leads are then connected to the heart, and the other end is connected to the device (which produces a shock wave) that is placed under the skin near the collarbone.
  • The procedure takes a few hours to complete.
  • The device is then programmed after implantation to set the Heart Rhythm.
  • Normally, one shock is programmed per day to control the heart rate; however, in some cases, two or more shocks are required per day. If more than three shocks are required, consult your doctor and have the ICD checked and adjusted. After the procedure, you will be discharged the following day; however, there may be some swelling and tenderness for a few days.

Precaution After Procedure

  • Some pain relievers may be prescribed to make you feel better. You must monitor for sudden jerks to the left arm above the shoulder for about two months to ensure that the leads are not removed from the heart until healed.
  • Driving restrictions will be advised by your cardiologist prior to discharge.
  • You must avoid the following for one month after the procedure.
  • Heavy exercises of Shoulder
  • Swimming, Golf, Bowling, Tennis etc.
  • Weight Lifting