Are pacemaker operation videos available online?


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Pacemaker operation videos are available online from WebMD, EMedTV and YouTube. A pacemaker is a small device that surgeons implant under the skin next to the heart. This device, and its operation, is referred to as cardiac resynchronization therapy, which helps regulate heart rates, according to Mayo Clinic.

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A pacemaker operation typically takes only a few hours and can be performed while patients are awake, explains Mayo Clinic. Surgeons usually give patients a sedative so that they are calm during the operation, and a numbing agent on the surgery site to minimize the pain. In this operation, surgeons insert electrodes into a major vein near the collarbone and guide them to the appropriate location near the heart, using x-ray images.

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