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Pacemaker Program - Mississauga Hospital

A pacemaker is needed when a person's heartbeat is irregular and the heart's natural "battery" is not working properly. It helps a person's heart to continue beating. A person with this condition may experience irregular heartbeats, chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, lightheadedness.

During this outpatient procedure, a pacemaker is surgically implanted into a person's chest. The procedure takes approximately one hour to three hours to complete, depending on the type of implant the person requires.

Mississauga Hospital's Pacemaker Clinic consists of physicians, nurses and technicians – all experts in managing heart beat irregularities, and provides patients with assessment and teaching. It also provides patients with permanent pacemakers with regular follow-up testing of their device to measure rate, function, and battery life.