Treatment Options for Bradycardia

The standard treatment for a slow heartbeat is to implant a pacemaker. For people with bradycardia, this small device can help restore a normal heartbeat. 

Pacemakers

If you have bradycardia, you may be eligible for an implantable heart device called a pacemaker. Pacemakers are small devices that are implanted under the skin, most often below your collarbone on the left or right side of your chest.

A pacemaker contains a battery and computer circuitry in a metal case to correct slow heart rhythms. The pacemaker continuously monitors your heart, and if it detects a slow rhythm problem, it sends out small undetectable electrical signals to correct it. Today's technology lets your doctor monitor and adjust your pacemaker to your specific condition.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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