Pacemaker, an undoubtedly savior for patients suffering from arrhythmia, which is a disorder that causes irregularity in the heart beats. Pacemakers, therefore, help patients to cope up with irregular heartbeats. It is also seen evolving with the enhancement of technology in the healthcare sector. This electrically-charged device regulated the electric system of the body to control the rhythm of the heart. Its unique capabilities of recording the heartbeat help doctors know and understand the condition of the patient better.
Pacemakers are implanted under the skin by the surgeons with wires stretching from the shoulder veins and attached to the heart. Various patients have faced complications due to these wires and the surgical implantations according to the previous study.
Changing technology helps develop a better device
An addition to the family of this clinical medical device are the leadless pacemakers. They are small and require no wires. They are directly placed into the heart. A recent study said that patients found leadless pacemakers better than the conventional pacemakers resulting in overall reduction in the complications faced by patients traditionally. The fusion of technology with medical expertise has resulted in providing better clinical care to the patients in the form of leadless pacemakers. This small, self-contained medical wonder could reduce the complexities of managing arrhythmia.
With technology taking over the traditional methods of medical treatments, pacemakers are also expected to evolve with time. Pacemaking technology with a dynamic approach could be seen implemented for the forthcoming artificial hearts. Various technological advents could support this technology to improve the way arrhythmia would be taken care of. Technology has been allowing enhancements to manage and monitor pacemakers after their implantation inside the body. Pacemakers like microprocessor pacemakers, dual-chamber pacemakers may also witness developments with the changing need and requirements of the new-aged patients.
Researchers are constantly trying to improve the way pacemakers are developed to ensure that they could perform better and help patients as well as the doctors. Pacemaking technology is strategically developing with newer discoveries that is changing the healthcare sector with better ways of diagnosis and treatment.
Leadless pacemakers may not be more effective than the traditional pacemakers but considerably reduce the complications of the patients implanted with them. Researchers are working on addressing the complications with a greater insight in technology. Leadless pacemakers would not completely outgrow the conventional ones but definitely mark the beginning of a transformation for the betterment of the arrhythmia treatment.