Getting a Pacemaker

Medtronic's first pacemaker came out in 1957. Today, implanting a pacemaker is usually quick, and typically done under local anaesthesia. It does not require open-heart surgery, and most people go home within 24 hours, ready to begin their recovery and resume a more active life.

Is It Right for You?

Your doctor will use specific criteria to determine if you are a potential candidate for a pacemaker.

Surgery: What to Expect

Your healthcare team will walk you through the surgical process, which includes important steps before, during, and following the procedure to implant a pacemaker.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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