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An artificial pacemaker, which is very small and battery-operated, is used in some situations where the normal heart rhythm is disturbed. A pacemaker consists of a pulse generator (battery box), surgically inserted just beneath the skin by your collarbone, and electrical leads that connect the pulse generator to the tissues inside the heart.

If your doctor has suggested that you have a pacemaker fitted, it is because the electrical pathway of your heart has changed so that the regular beating of your heart is altered.  

Patients with the following conditions may be offered a pacemaker:

All people with pacemakers and other implanted cardiac devices need regular monitoring to ensure the device is working correctly. Device follow-up can be done in person or via remote monitoring equipment if suitable.

To see what is involved with an in-person follow-up appointment, please watch the video link below.

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