A pacemaker is a small device that is placed under the skin in your chest to help control your heartbeat. It is used to help your heartbeat more regularly if you have an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), particularly a slow one. Implanting a pacemaker in your chest requires a surgical procedure.
You should also do your part to help your pacemaker control your heart rate. For example, if medications are a part of your treatment plan, be sure to take them as prescribed. Medications for arrhythmia work with your pacemaker and help to regulate your heartbeat.
For more information on pacemaker implantation, please contact Dr. Lookman Lawal at Southwestern Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute to set up an appointment.
At Southwestern Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, as a cardiology clinic, we diagnose and treat patients with various types of arrhythmias. As a Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinic, we specialize in treating irregular heart beats, and are dedicated to helping our patients get the necessary care that they need for a healthy heart!Dr. Lookman Lawal MD, FACC, FHRS Contact Us / Request an Appointment