All details of the heart battery installation process

All the details of the heart battery installation process in Turkey

The heart battery is a small pacemaker implanted in the chest that is used to regulate the slow heartbeat to make it faster. The battery is implanted in Turkey through the process of inserting the heart battery.

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The shape of the heart battery and its size equal to the size of the concave palm
A picture showing the shape of the heart battery used in the process of installing the heart battery in Turkey

Normally, the electrical signals that drive the heart to work originate from an area in the wall of the right atrium of the heart called the SA node.

An artificial heart battery (or the so-called pacemaker) is an electrical medical device that helps regulate the heartbeat and is therefore considered a treatment for many life-threatening heart conditions.

Implanting the heart battery in the chest requires a simple surgery called “the process of installing the heart battery”, which is generally safe because the surgeon does not enter the chest cavity by itself, but this process carries some risks due to its proximity to one of the most important vital organs, which is the heart.

The placement of a pacemaker is one of the most common operations around the world A study In 2002, it was reported that approximately 3 million people around the world at that time had a pacemaker in their chest, and 600,000 new pacemakers were implanted annually for people of all ages.

Pacemaker components

The pacemaker consists of an impulse generator and a set of wires (electrodes) that carry electrical current.

The pacemaker consists of a generator of impulses in a small metal case as well as two pathways that are directed through the veins into the heart chambers.
A picture showing the shape of the heart battery used in the process of installing the heart battery in Turkey

The pacemaker’s pulse generator contains an electronic circuit and a battery. Lithium batteries are usually used to power these devices. These batteries take five to ten years before needing to be replaced, and after the time has passed, the patient has to undergo an operation to change the pacemaker.

As for the electrodes, they are wires that connect the pulse generator to the heart. Most of the electrodes pass through the veins to reach the right chambers of the heart and are fixed in them using a small screw or hook during the pacemaker implantation process.

Types of heart batteries in Turkey

Heart batteries usually have one or two electrodes and are thus divided into single-chamber and two-chamber batteries, but as a result of the development of Treatment in Turkey In the field of defibrillators, other types have emerged that have new features that have made defibrillators more widely used. These types include:

  • Single-chamber pacemaker: It has one electrode that goes to the right atrium or the right ventricle, sending electrical signals to only one of them.
  • Dual-chamber pacemaker: It has two electrodes, one of which goes to the right atrium and the other to the right ventricle, sending electrical signals to both of these chambers.
  • Biventricular pacemaker: This type includes three wires (leads) that send electrical signals to the right atrium, right ventricle, and left ventricle, helping to make the two sides of the heart beat synchronously. A biventricular battery implantation is called cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT).
  • Electrocardiogram: It is a small wireless device the size of a large drug capsule that is implanted through the catheter and attached to the inner wall of the heart and does not require wires to transmit the signal.

After consulting with you, the doctor will decide the appropriate battery type to be implanted in the pacemaker implantation process and consider your medical condition and condition.

Reasons for installing a battery for the heart

Reasons for implanting a pacemaker include:

  • Bradycardia: which It is considered one of the most common reasons for requiring a pacemaker implantation. The slowing of the heart prevents enough blood from reaching the brain and body in general, and this may lead to symptoms such as fatigue and dizziness and may cause permanent damage to the internal organs due to ischemia.
  • heart block Which results from a very slow transmission of the signal or not reaching the entire heart muscle, which leads to the emergence of impulses contrary to the normal heart rhythm, and thus cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Advanced age or heart failure: And what accompanies this is a defect in the function of the sinoatrial node and its ability to correct the heart rhythm, and this defect may result in a slow and rapid cascade of heartbeats, and this is called “sick node syndrome.”
  • Cardiac fibrillation: It is the contraction of the atria in a very fast and irregular way, so the ventricles try to adapt to this change, so their beats become either fast or slow. Also, some drugs used to treat atrial fibrillation may make the ventricles slower than necessary, which results in the same symptoms of bradycardia and the patient needs to implant a pacemaker the heart.

There are also some cases that require implantation of a heart battery only temporarily, such as acute trauma to the heart muscle, and this includes heart attacks and drug poisoning, where the heart rhythm can return to normal after the acute phase has passed.

In the case of tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, another device similar to the battery is implanted.ICD Implantable DefibrillatorWhich is distinguished from it by its ability to detect dangerous arrhythmias and shock the heart in order to reorganize the heartbeat.

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How to install a heart battery in Turkey

After knowing the patient's medical history and conducting blood tests and electrocardiograms, a sedative drug is used to calm the patient, and then local anesthesia is applied at the surgical site, meaning that he will remain awake during the pacemaker implantation process.

The process of installing the heart battery in Turkey is often done intravenously, which means that the electrodes and electrodes are passed through the veins until they reach the heart. The veins of the neck, chest or thigh can be used, but the chest veins are the most commonly used.

First, the surgeon makes a small incision, usually near the collar bone, and then passes electrodes through the incision into a large vein (such as the subclavian vein). A fluorescence imaging device (a type of X-ray that provides continuous images of the chest) is used to guide The path to the heart.

When the electrodes reach the appropriate cardiac chamber, they are attached to the heart muscle and then the second end is attached to the pulse generator which is implanted under the skin of the chest near the collar bone.

After the surgery, the surgeon will test the battery and make sure it is working properly by doing an ECG before closing the surgical site with the surgical sutures.
For more details see The process of installing a battery for the heart YouTube.

A small horizontal incision near the collar bone on the left side of the chest
A picture showing the shape of the scar in the chest after the operation of the heart battery in Turkey

After the operation of the heart battery in Turkey, the patient will need to stay in the hospital for a few hours or until the next day, and after returning home, the doctor will monitor the battery remotely and arrange regular visits for the patient to the medical clinic to check its work.

Most patients need to rest for only a few days after the pacemaker implantation and then return to their normal daily activities, but the doctor may ask them to avoid some electrical devices that have strong magnetic fields.

Heart battery dangers

It is not uncommon for pacemakers to cause complications or complications, and most heart battery damage is related to the process of installing it and includes the following:

  • Allergy to the drug
  • Formation of blood clots
  • An infection has formed near the battery implant site
  • Swelling and bleeding at the site of the operation, especially when taking blood thinners
  • Damage to blood vessels or nerves during the procedure
  • A scar around the pacemaker
  • Pneumothorax or what is called “pneumothorax”

Perhaps the most important complication after the implantation of a cardiac pacemaker is the loss of the heart battery’s ability to control the heart rhythm, either because of its dysfunction or because the wire is out of place, which may prompt the doctor to perform a second surgery, which can be avoided by reducing the movement of the patient for a period after surgery.

In addition to the problems caused by external electrical interference, but fortunately, advances in core battery technology make this very rare.

It has proven A study The European Heart Journal published that the survival rate after the implantation of the pacemaker can reach high numbers, depending on the case of each individual patient.

will Bimaristan Medical Center By providing all the services you need to perform the heart battery installation process by the most skilled doctors in Turkey, it will also accompany you step by step towards recovery and provide you with free consultations around the clock.


  1. Mayo Clinic
  2. healthline
  3. Medical News Today
  4. American Heart Association
  5. Cleveland Clinic

Frequently Asked Questions

A heart battery (a pacemaker) is a matchbox-sized electronic medical device that a surgeon implants in the chest under the skin to support the heart's electricity and help regulate the pace and treat some cases of heart failure.

When the heart's electrical system does not work as it should, the heartbeat becomes very slow or inconsistent, and this leads to symptoms such as fatigue, dizziness and shortness of breath, which prompts the doctor to implant a pacemaker to correct the pulse and make it appropriate for the patient's condition.

Most of the risks associated with heart battery surgery are rare, temporary, and non-life-threatening, and are generally the same as those associated with any other surgery, as well as problems with the pacemaker not working properly or wires loosening.

The heart battery implant procedure takes about one hour, the exact time of the procedure depends on the type of battery being implanted, as the duration of the procedure increases with the number of electrodes.

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