Cardiologist Questions Pacemaker

Does getting a pacemaker require major surgery?

My father is going to need a pacemaker placed in, but I'm worried about this being major surgery. Does this require open heart?

4 Answers

No. Must if the time done with sedation
Nope, it is a relatively small procedure done under conscious sedation, the pacemaker is tucked just under the muscles in the breast bone area. It is not major surgery.


Gerald Lewis, MD

It is a simple procedure done under local anesthesia.