Temporary transvenous cardiac pacemaker
A temporary cardiac pacemaker is implanted in a hospitalised patient, if necessary, for treating disturbances in the heart’s action potential and conduction.
The indication for implanting the pacemaker is decided by a cardiologist. It is usually the case for arrhythmia following a myocardial infarction. The electrode of the cardiac pacemaker is inserted intravenously under local anaesthesia so that one end is located in the heart. If arrhythmia together with a significant decrease in heart rate proves to be of a lasting nature and does not pass, then a permanent cardiac pacemaker will be implanted for further rhythm control.