An implantable cardiac pacemaker is a small device that is surgically implanted under the skin of the chest to help regulate the heartbeat. It works by sending electrical impulses to the heart muscle to help it beat in a regular rhythm. This type of device is typically recommended for people with heart rhythm disorders, such as bradycardia, that slow the heartbeat and cause symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness, and fainting. The goal of an implantable cardiac pacemaker is to improve heart function, reduce symptoms, and prevent further complications.
The need for implantable cardiac pacemakers may arise because of the following:
The signs and symptoms include:
The diagnosis procedure includes following tests:
Diagnosing a heart rhythm disorder typically involves a thorough physical exam, medical history review, and various tests to evaluate heart function and identify any underlying causes. The tests used may include an electrocardiogram, holter monitor, echocardiogram, and tilt table test, among others. Based on the diagnosis, an implantable cardiac pacemaker may be recommended to improve heart function and reduce symptoms.
Note: Evaluate implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators (AICD’s) under DC 7011.
For two months following hospital admission for implantation or reimplantation
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