Pacemaker Installation

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Procedure Description

A pacemaker is a small electronic device that helps regulate the heart's rhythm, ensuring that it beats in a more consistent pattern. The pacemaker is implanted just below the collarbone and is connected to the heart via one or more wires known as leads. These leads detect the heart's electrical activity and deliver electrical impulses when the heart's natural rhythm is disrupted. The main reason someone would need a pacemaker is due to arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat that can result from various conditions such as atrial fibrillation, heart block, or bradycardia (a slow heartbeat).

Arrhythmias can be life-threatening if not managed correctly, affecting the heart's ability to pump blood effectively to the rest of the body. This could lead to various symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, and even fainting spells. In extreme cases, arrhythmia can lead to heart failure or stroke, making the implantation of a pacemaker a potentially life-saving procedure.

Pacemakers come in different types, like single-chamber, dual-chamber, and biventricular, each designed to address specific needs. The type of pacemaker best suited for you would depend on your medical condition and the recommendation of your healthcare provider.

Procedure Duration

The implantation of a pacemaker is typically a straightforward procedure lasting between 1 to 2 hours. It is generally performed under local anesthesia, which means that you will be awake but the area where the pacemaker is to be implanted will be numbed. An incision is made just below the collarbone, the leads are inserted into the heart through a vein, and then connected to the pacemaker, which is placed under the skin.

Recovery time varies from person to person, but most people can return to their normal activities within a week or two following the procedure. However, you will be advised to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for about 4 to 6 weeks. Regular follow-up appointments are essential for monitoring the pacemaker and making any necessary adjustments.

Your first follow-up is usually within a few weeks after the implantation to check the wound and the device. Further follow-ups are generally every 3 to 12 months or as advised by your healthcare provider.


  • Cost Savings: Many countries offer pacemaker installations at a fraction of the cost compared to healthcare systems in Western countries, without compromising on quality.
  • Expertise: Some destinations specialize in cardiac care, with medical professionals trained in leading institutions globally.
  • Advanced Technology: Access to cutting-edge medical technology and state-of-the-art healthcare facilities.

Potential Destinations

  • India: Known for advanced cardiac care centers.
  • Thailand: Renowned for its state-of-the-art medical facilities.
  • Turkey: Offers a combination of quality healthcare and tourist attractions.
  • Singapore: High standards in medical care and regulation.
  • Mexico: Proximity to the U.S. and cost-effective healthcare.

Risks & Considerations

  • Travel Logistics: Consider the duration of the flight and its impact on your condition.
  • Communication Barriers: Ensure you can effectively communicate with your healthcare providers.
  • Local Laws and Regulations: Be aware of healthcare regulations and the legality of medical procedures in your chosen destination.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Accreditation: Ensure the hospital has international or reputable local accreditation.
  • Doctor’s Credentials: Look for board-certified cardiologists with experience in pacemaker installations.
  • Reviews and Testimonials: Past patient experiences can offer valuable insights.
  • Facilities: Make sure the hospital has up-to-date equipment and facilities.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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