World’s Smallest Pacemaker

World’s Smallest Pacemaker

World’s Smallest Pacemaker


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New Delhi: A 52-year-old Jammu-based businessman has been fitted with a ‘capsule-shaped’ pacemaker in his heart to treat heart palpitations. Following the operation, a leading private hospital in the national capital on Wednesday claimed that the pacemaker implanted on the patient is the “world’s smallest pacemaker”.

The capsule-sized pacemaker, which was implanted in the heart of 52-year-old Subhash Chandra Sharma, is up to 93 per cent smaller than a commonly used pacemaker and requires a very small incision, doctors said in a statement. Is.’

According to the statement, Sharma, a resident of Jammu, had experienced a sudden increase in his heartbeat while playing with his children, after which he felt as if darkness had fallen in front of his eyes. Realizing the gravity of the situation, he consulted a local doctor, and then contacted Dr. Singh.

This condition is called ‘bradycardia’.

According to the statement, ‘Dr. Singh advised them to get some investigation done. It was found from him that his heartbeat is slow and irregular. This condition is called ‘bradycardia’, in which a person’s heart beats slower than normal. This can be corrected with the help of a pacemaker, which sends an electric signal to the heart to bring the beat back to normal.

A state-of-the-art pacemaker is placed inside the heart via a leg vein

Dr Singh said, ‘I suggested Sharma to undergo pacemaker surgery to reduce any risk, as he had high blood sugar and high blood pressure.’ “Some of my patients felt slight discomfort from a traditional pacemaker, which is implanted under the skin in the patient’s chest,” he said. Sometimes there is also the possibility of infection.

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This state-of-the-art pacemaker is placed inside the heart through a vein in the leg, so no incision is made in the patient’s chest. This way, no marks or lumps are formed on the skin.’ A spokesperson of the team of doctors said that the surgery was done on May 29 and the average cost of implanting this tiny pacemaker comes to Rs 14 lakh.

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