Cardiac Implants are devices designed to help control irregular heartbeats in patients with heart rhythm disorders. These irregularities are caused by problems with the heart’s electrical system, which tells the heart to pump blood throughout the body.
These implants measure heart rhythm and help the heart’s electrical system function properly. The most widely used of these devices include the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), pacemakers, loop recorders, and Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD).
As with all medical procedures, this procedure also carries come risks of complications including, an allergic reaction to anaesthesia, bleeding, bruising, damaged nerves or blood vessels, and infection at the site of the incision. However, most of it is temporary. Life-altering complications are rare.
Implanting a cardiac device can take anywhere from 15-20 mins to 4-8 hours, depending on the type of device. The procedures are typically very safe and have a very high success rate. However, the LVAD implant surgery has more risks associated with it.
The cost of receiving a Cardiac Implant in India depends, again, on the type of device, but the range is typically between USD 2,394 – USD 39,897.