Permanent Pacemaker implanation animation.
This 3D medical animation provides an anatomical overview of the heart and demonstrates the steps involved in placing a pacemaker.
The pulse generator of the pacemaker gives off impulses that cause the atria and/or ventricles to contract. It is positioned under the skin, below the collarbone usually on the non dominant side.
The leads carry signals between the pulse generator and the heart in both directions.
The pacemaker's leads will be inserted into the subclavian vein and then threaded toward the right side of the heart , x--ray images on a video screen are needed to position the leads correctly.