Heart pacemaker surgery in Iran

Heart pacemaker surgery in Iran is performed at the best health institutions with affordable prices and costs.

Heart pacemaker surgery in Iran

Heart pacemaker surgery in Iran is performed at the best health institutions with affordable prices and costs.

The heart pumps blood to all body parts. Heartbeats follow a certain rhythm. Once this rhythm is ruined, it means that there is a something wrong with the heart. Fast and slow heartbeats are considered irregular and could affect the functions of the body organs and probably cause death. Treatment in this case is necessary for saving lives. Fortunately, this case can be treated by placing heart pacemaker to regulate heartbeats.

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Why Iran for heart pacemaker surgery?

Iran has been interested in the field of medicine since the very ancient history. Due to the fact that medicine is very important to them, Iranians have built large numbers of hospitals and medical clinics and provided them with the best medical tools. In addition, Iranian doctors and surgeons always keep up with medical developments.

Cardiology is considered so advanced in Iran during last decades that numerous patients are visiting Iran from the neighbor countries and even the western countries to have their delicate surgeries done by proficient Iranian surgeons.

Why AriaMedTour?

AriaMedTour is the best medical tourism facilitator is Iran. It provides a various set of services starting with a free online consultation and not ending with airport drop-off at the end of your medical journey. The personal assistant/interpreter, SIM card and internet, local transfer, site seeing and online follow-up after you return home are some of our distinguished services.

How much does heart pacemaker surgery cost in Iran?

Even though surgeries in Iran are performed by professional surgeons, the costs are reasonable and affordable due to economic factors. The cost of heart pacemaker surgery in Iran is about $15,000, while its cost in USA can be as expensive as $57,000, meaning that its price in Iran is much more affordable than that in many countries in the world even if you consider travelling and accommodation expenses.

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Heart Pacemaker Surgery in Iran: All You Need To Know

Some people have irregular heartbeats; their hearts beat either faster or slower than regular. This condition requires a method to control the irregular heartbeats by means of a heart pacemaker surgery.

What is heart pacemaker surgery?

It is a surgical cardiovascular procedure performed for implanting a device under the skin near the heart to control the irregular heartbeats.

When is heart pacemaker surgery needed?

There are several conditions that require a heart pacemaker surgery such as:

  • Bradycardia
  • Tachycardia
  • Heart block
  • Cardiac arrest

What are the symptoms of having irregular heartbeats?

The symptoms of having irregular heartbeats include:

  • Exhaustion
  • Dizziness
  • Labored breathing
  • Causing harm to some of the vital signs in the body

Eventually, if not treated, irregular heartbeats might lead to death.

Medical tests before the heart pacemaker surgery

To ensure that the heart pacemaker surgery is the best solution for you, there are several tests that should be done before the surgery:

  • Echocardiogram: measuring the size and thickness of the heart muscles via sound waves.
  • Electrocardiogram: measuring the electrical signals of the heart by sensors placed on the skin.
  • Holter monitoring: a device that is worn to track the heartbeat pace for 24 hours.
  • Stress test: to check your heartbeat during exercises.

The doctor’s instructions about how to prepare for the surgery

There are several instructions that you should follow, such as:

  • Do not eat or drink from the night before the surgery.
  • If you are on any kind of medication, inform the doctor.
  • Alcohol and cigarettes are bad for your health and they might interact with the anesthesia and cause allergy to the body, so you have to stop them for a period before the surgery.
  • Follow the doctor’s instructions precisely.
  • If you have allergies towards any type of medication, you must tell the doctor.

How is heart pacemaker surgery performed?

The surgery takes about two hours long. It is performed under local anesthesia, which means that the patient will be awake during the operation.

The surgeon makes an incision in the shoulder. A small wire will be dragged through the incision to the vein near the collarbone and afterwards to the heart.

Through the process, the surgeons will be using an X-ray machine for guidance.

After that, the surgeon attaches an electrode and a pulse generator that contains a battery and an electrical circuit.

What to expect after heart pacemaker surgery?

Heart pacemaker surgery recovery time is divided into hospital care and home care.

Hospital care

After the surgery, the patient will be put under observation for a while to check on his/her condition. After that, he/she will be taken to a hospital room.

A nurse will regularly check on the patient and give him/her medicine and sedatives to control the pain of surgery.

Eating and drinking are permitted after the patient is completely awake after surgery.

Once your state is stable, the patient can be discharged from hospital care.

It is necessary that the patient have someone drive him/her home.

Home care:

The doctor will give you instructions about how to take care of yourself at home, including:

  • No pulling or lifting is allowed for a couple of weeks.
  • Decrease the movement of your arm in order not to affect the place of surgery.
  • The place of surgery must be cleaned and sanitized regularly.
  • The doctor will give you instructions about showering, driving, and more other things.

Heart pacemaker surgery risks and complications

Every surgical procedure is accompanied by some risk factors or complications. Heart pacemaker surgery complications result from the surgical installments. These complications include:

  • Bleeding or other drainage fluids
  • Nausea
  • Allergies from anesthesia
  • Palpitations
  • Chest pain
  • Swells and redness
  • Fever or chills
  • Infections around the insertion site
  • Distortions in the blood vessels or veins
  • A collapsed lung (rare)
  • A punctured heart (rare)

Heart pacemaker and sex

Many people have concerns about the ability to have sex after heart pacemaker placement. It is worth to note that after heart pacemaker placement, the patient undergoes an exercise test, whose results inform the doctor with the increase rate of the patient’s heart rhythm while exercising. This information is included in the heart pacemaker programming, and since the heartbeat increase rate while having sex is similar to that increase while exercising, it is usually safe to have sex after heart pacemaker surgery.

However, it is recommended to avoid sex for a week after the surgery and to avoid supporting your weight on your arm during the recovery period.

Heart pacemaker and pregnancy

Many women with pacemaker placed to control their heartbeat rates have successfully had children without considerable complications due to their conditions. This suggests that placing a heart pacemaker does not affect the ability to have children, especially with advanced programmable heart pacemakers.

The cost of heart pacemaker surgery in Iran

Even though surgeries in Iran are performed by professional surgeons, the costs of medical surgeries, especially heart pacemaker surgery, In Iran are reasonable compared to the costs of the same surgery in other countries.

The cost of heart pacemaker surgery in Iran is about $15,000, while the cost of heart pacemaker surgery in America varies between $25,000 and $57,000.

How to arrange for your heart pacemaker surgery in Iran?

There are many medical and tourism service providers in Iran. However, AriaMedTour is the best one. Here is why:

AriaMedTour arranges your whole trip for you. The free online consultation provides you with all the information you need. At the airport, your assigned assistant/interpreter will be waiting for your arrival to welcome you and take you to the hotel room they had booked for you earlier. This assistant will accompany you during your medical trip. He/she can also take you sightseeing in the city.

AriaMedTour deals with a group of elite Iranian surgeons who are well practiced and experienced. All that and more of other services are provided for you with reasonable prices.

With AriaMedTour, you do not have to worry about anything. Just fill the form at the end of this page requesting information on having heart pacemaker surgery in Iran or throw us a message on WhatsApp, and our specialized coordinators will be back to you as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions About Heart Pacemaker Surgery

No, the heart does not stop during heart pacemaker surgery.

No, pacemaker surgery does not require open-heart surgery. It is rather a small incision in the shoulder to insert the wire.

It is about two hours long.

Heart pacemaker is placed under the skin near the collarbone on the left side of the chest.

Physicians who are specialists at cardiac electrophysiology perform pacemaker surgeries.

Generally, pacemaker surgery is a safe surgery. It is one of the minor surgeries. However, it is accompanied with some risk factors and complications as explained above.

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