The cost quoted above is indicative and should not be taken as the final cost of the surgery. The final cost can be ascertained after the surgeon has evaluated the patient. The cost in Indian Rupees can vary based on exchange rate.
Pacemaker of the heart cost in India starts from US $ 4,000 and varies depending on the type of pacemaker, your medical history and condition, doctor, hospital and the city where you choose to get the procedure done.
Factors that affect Pacemaker Implantation Cost in India
Type of Pacemaker Implantation
A significant portion of the overall cost of a pacemaker implantation arises from the cost of the type of pacemaker implant. The type of pacemaker required will be determined after our doctors have evaluated your medical reports/ after they have examined you in person- you may need a single or a double chamber pacemaker. Eg: Biventricular Pacemaker, Dual Chamber Pacemaker
An important expense when it comes to your Pacemaker implantation in India procedure is going to be your cardiologist's fees. IndiCure recommends only experienced, skilled, board-certified Cardiologists who are capable of delivering successful heart surgeries. Although the charges may vary depending on the experience of the surgeon, you can be completely assured of being in safe and experienced hands when you choose heart surgery in India with IndiCure.
Having your Pacemaker implantation procedure in an accredited surgical facility by skilled and qualified medical staff is a critical factor. Moreover, the geographical location of this facility also affects the quote. But, IndiCure provides you with a projected estimate that will be affordable.
The surgery-related expenses include the pre- and post-surgical expenses. The pre-surgical expenses are associated with the age and medical condition of the patient and thus the number and type of investigations required. Post-surgical expenses may include prescription medications and follow-up consultations.
We at IndiCure, understand that you travel with a budget in mind and do not like to be greeted by surprises after arrival in India. We thus club all these expenses and give you the package cost that is inclusive and affordable at the same time.
Your case manager shall give you an estimated cost of your surgery after discussing your medical reports with the surgeon. The final cost, however, shall be confirmed after your consultation with the surgeon.
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Dr. Ashok Seth
MBBS, MD, FRCP, MRCP
Fellowship, Cardiology U.S.A.
Recipient of Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan
Dr. Ashok Seth is one of India's most renowned and sought-after interventional cardiologists, and is regarded as one of the country's top 10 cardiologists. He has over 32 years of expertise and is known for doing over 50,000 angiograms and 20,000 angioplasties. For executing one of the biggest numbers of angiographies and angioplasties in the world, he was inducted into the "LIMCA" Book of Records.
Dr. T. S. Kler
MBBS, MD, DM, MRCP
Recipient of Padma Bhushan
and Lifetime Achievement Award 2006
Dr. T.S. Kler is the Executive Director of Cardiac Sciences at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in Gurgaon, as well as the Head of the Cardiology Department. He was the first doctor in India to implant an implanted cardioverter defibrillator in April 1995. (ICD). He also built India's first electrophysiology department.
Dr. (Col.) Manjinder Singh Sandhu
MBBS, MD, DM, DNB
Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology (FACC)
He is an interventional cardiologist with an impressive 16 years of post-DM expertise and has conducted over 20,000 procedures. His work focuses on difficult coronary treatments such as Primary Cardiac Catheterization (with thrombosuction devices, IABP, and other techniques), Bifurcation lesions, Chronic complete occlusions, and Left Main lesions. Cutting balloons, angiosculpt, IVUS, Rotablation, and other supplementary devices are among his specialties.
Best Cardiology Hospitals in India
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi is a state of the art multi speciality tertiary-care hospital situated in the most posh area of South Delhi. Considered to be the flagship hospital of Apollo group, Indraprastha Apollo Hospital is one of the important landmarks not only in Delhi, but in the world map because of its popularity among the medical tourists. The hospital has been one of the most sought after medical institutions for patients from Asia Pacific and beyond.
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute
Fortis Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre is one of the most revered medical institutions not only in India, but the entire world. The institute has set benchmarks in cardiac care with path-breaking work over the last 25 plus years. The hospital has the most advanced technology and has seen the best outcomes even in the most complex cardiac cases; be it cardiac surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery or Non-invasive Cardiology
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What is Heart Pacemaker Implantation ?
The heart has a conduction system that transmits electrical impulses to keep the heart muscles in appropriate rhythm. These electrical impulses are generated in the right atrium by specific Sino Atrial tissues (S A nodes), and subsequently spread throughout the upper chambers. The Atrio-Ventricular node, which connects the auricles and ventricles, distributes the impulses. Another group of tissues known as the Bundle of Hiss is in charge of electrical conduction, which causes the ventricles to contract and pump blood to the body and lungs. These three together make up the heart's natural pacemakers.
Arrhythmia is the disease that occurs when electrical impulses in the heart are interrupted.
Brady-arrhythmias occur when the heart beats too slowly. Heart block or sinus bradycardia can be the cause. Sinus bradycardia is caused by the natural pacemakers slowing down. A block or delay in the conduction of electrical impulses in the heart causes heart block. Heart blocks come in a variety of degrees and types, such as 1st degree AV block and 2nd degree AV block.
Tachy-arrhythmias occur when the heart beats too quickly. Pacemakers are used to treat ventricular tachycardia and atrial fibrillation, two forms of tachycardias. Ventricular tachycardia is caused by fast contractions in the ventricles, which can result in cardiac collapse. Atrial fibrillation is a condition in which the atria fails to pump blood into the ventricles.
Arrhythmias can cause the following symptoms:
Syncope and dizziness
Shortness of breath and palpitations
Confusion in the mind
The following are the causes of cardiac arrhythmias:
The natural ageing of cardiac muscles
Coronary artery disease (CAD)
Angina pectoris ( heart attack)
Congenital heart defects
A pacemaker is a surgically implanted device that sends tiny electrical impulses to the heart muscles to maintain or restore normal heart rate in cases of slow or unpredictable heart beat. Brady-arrhythmia is the most common reason for pacemaker implantation, however the decision is made based on the source of the arrhythmia, the severity and permanence of the condition, symptoms, and the patient's risks.
The artificial pacemaker consists of following components:
A pulse generator which comprises a thin metal box which produces the electrical impulses and a computer processor to set the rate, pattern, output and other parameters.
Leads carrying electrical impulses to the heart muscles from the generator.
Electrodes at the ends of leads to transmit electrical impulses to the heart muscles.
When is Pacemaker required?
To help manage your heartbeat, a pacemaker is inserted. When you have a slow heartbeat (bradycardia) after a heart attack, surgery, or medication overdose but your heartbeat is predicted to recover, your doctor may consider a temporary pacemaker. A pacemaker can be permanently placed to treat heart failure or to rectify a chronic slow or irregular heartbeat.
Types of Pacemakers
Pacemakers are classified as:
Single-chamber pacemakers: These carry impulses of either right atrium or right ventricle.
Dual-chamber pacemaker: This has two leads, to the right atrium and right ventricle so that a more natural approach of the heart activity is obtained.
Triple-chambered pacemaker: This leads to the right atrium, the right ventricle, and left ventricle. It is used in cases when the heart muscles are weak.
Biventricular Pacemaker: commonly known as cardiac resynchronization therapy, is a treatment for people with heart failure and irregular heartbeats. The right and left ventricles (lower heart chambers) are stimulated by this type of pacemaker, which causes the heart to beat more efficiently.
There are different types of pacemakers to restore or maintain a regular heartbeat:
Demand pacemakers operate when the heart's own pacemaker is slow.
Rate-responsive pacemakers increase or decrease heart rate according to the body requirement like in rest or during activity.
How is Pacemaker implantation procedure done?
Pacemaker implantation procedure is done by specially trained cardiologists or electrophysiologists who are experienced to perform such procedures. It can be done under local or general anesthesia. Fluoroscopy is used for imaging of the procedure. The type of device decides the length of the surgery.
The surgeon inserts a needle into a large vein near one of the shoulders to guide the wires of the pacemaker and correctly place them in the heart.
The procedure is guided by an x-ray "movie". After successfully placing the wires, the surgeon makes a small cut into the skin of the chest or abdomen and inserts the pacemaker just under the skin.
This is connected to the wires that lead it to the heart. It is then tested to make sure it works properly.
What is the Recovery after Pacemaker implantation like?
Recovery after pacemaker implantation is rapid, but arm movement and activity restrictions are advised for the first few weeks. The hospital stay is short, a day or two after the surgery. Routine activities can be resumed in about two weeks.
What Results Can I Expect from Pacemaker implantation?
Properly implanted pacemakers resolve arrhythmias and other symptoms of abnormal heart rate. Pacemaker usually lasts up to 10-15 years on an average. It can be replaced after that time.
Questions to Ask
We at IndiCure completely understand your concerns and it is always our endeavor to provide the best outcome for every patient. Following is the list of questions you must ask before you embark on your journey for Pacemaker in India.
Is the heart surgeon board certified?
How experienced is the Surgeon?
Which language does the surgeon speak?
Is the treatment done in a well-equipped facility?
What treatment option is recommended for me?
What about the risks involved?
Does the surgeon use a certified anesthetist?
How long will the recovery period be?
Preparation for the Surgery
Prepare to answer questions about your:
Medical history and exams
Current medication review
History of smoking, drugs, or alcohol
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Frequently Asked Questions
After around four weeks, you should be able to do all you desire. The amount of time you'll require off work will be determined by your employment. Your cardiologist should be able to help you with this. People who have had a pacemaker implanted are typically recommended to take 3 to 7 days off work.
Avoid vigorous activity, particularly lifting and other upper-body tasks. This permits the lead(s) to firmly adhere to your heart tissue while also allowing the incision to heal.
Avoid making rough contact with your implant site, which could result in a blow.
If your doctor advises it, you should limit certain arm movements.
Lifting heavy objects should be avoided until your doctor says it's okay.
The procedure normally takes about an hour, but it could take longer if you're also getting a biventricular pacemaker with three leads or additional cardiac surgery. After the procedure, you'll normally have to stay in the hospital for 1-2 days.
It is advisable to sleep on the right side after you have had a pacemaker implanted (pacemakers are usually implanted on the left side). Having said that, if you are used to sleeping on the left side, you can surely do that. You will not harm your device even if you sleep on the left side.
High-fat foods, such as red meat, cheese, and baked products, should be avoided. Reduce the amount of harmful fats, such as saturated and trans fats, in your diet, like butter and shortening- fats that are more likely to be solid at room temperature. Substitute monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats for saturated fats.
You may find a firm ridge running the length of the incision. In the months following surgery, this generally softens. The contour of the pacemaker may be visible or felt beneath your skin.
According to surveys, 80% of pacemakers are placed in the elderly, and pacemaker beneficiaries are now on average 75 years old.
A pacemaker can typically eliminate the symptoms of bradycardia by regulating the heart's rhythm. Individuals often have greater energy and experience less shortness of breath after pacemaker implantation.
Patients who have had an ICD implanted for primary prevention should refrain from driving a private vehicle for one week to allow for device recovery. Patients who receive ICDs for secondary prevention should not drive for six months.
Yes, the pacemaker resolves arrhythmias and other symptoms of abnormal heart rate and helps you lead a normal life.
People who have atrial fibrillation, a type of irregular heart rhythm, are usually prescribed strong blood thinners to prevent strokes. However, some patients with pacemakers or defibrillators may not require the drugs all of the time.
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