Temporary Pacemaker; In case of extremely slow heartbeat due to inability of the stimulation centers to generate enough speed stimulations or failure to deliver the created stimulus to sub-centers, pacemakers needed which are placed to the body for to maintain the heartbeat to conduct the patient’s normal life.
The procedure is generally performed under local anesthesia by placing the thin wires called electrodes inside the heart through large veins at neck, chest or inguinal and attachment of this to a generator outside the body. This procedure can either be performed at bedside or under scope. The procedure generally lasts for 20-30 minutes. When the temporary pacemaker requirement is eliminated, the wire placed inside the heart is removed out.