What is the life of a pacemaker?

What is the life of a pacemaker?

This video talks about the life of a pacemaker by Dr. Aparna Jaswal, Cardiologist, Fortis Escorts Heart Institute. She discusses that pacemakers longevity depends on the type of pacemaker and also on the usage of an individual patient. The types of pacemakers are: Single-chamber pacemaker, Dual-chamber pacemaker, Biventricular pacemaker. Biventricular pacemakers lasts little less than single and dual chamber pacemakers because their current utilization is more and their battery usage is also more than the other pacemakers. 
Pacemakers have a longevity of approximately 7 – 12 years.

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Dr. Aparna Jaswal

Dr Aparna Jaswal is an acknowledged expert in Cardiology at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, New Delhi. She has been working at FEHI as a Principal Consultant since 1998. Dr Jaswal has to her credit Certified Cardiac Device Specialist from the HRS, USA. Dr Jaswal has many research projects and has been actively participating in National and International Research Trials. She has been invited as a faculty to various national and international symposia and workshops. She also has to her credit for having been the first electrophysiologist to start an EP program in Mauritius in November 2010. Dr Jaswal has advanced as a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, USA in March 2011.

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