Doctor Viveka Kumar; creating a bridge with Leadless Pacemakers

Earlier, the pacing devices offered single-chamber, fixed-rate ventricular pacing for life-threatening conduction system disease. Advances in generator and lead technology and the results of clinical trials over the past 60 years have expanded the indications for device therapy. As a result, more individuals are receiving device therapy. Doctor Viveka Kumar has long ago achieved the landmark of implanting the leadless pacemaker with utmost precision and great accuracy. Leadless Pacemaker is a miniaturized heart device with the most advanced pacing technology. The pacemaker is generally implanted in the patient suffering from bradycardia. It is a condition which is characterised by a slow or irregular heart rhythm mostly less than 60 beats per minute. At such low rate, the heart fails to pump oxygen-rich blood to the body. Pacemakers are the most common way to treat bradycardia. They help to restore heart’s normal rhythm and relieve symptoms by sending electrical impulses. The advantages of these leadless devices are also similar. They are, obviously, leadless; this is a critical difference from current pacemakers which require electrical leads to connect the device to the heart muscle. These leads occasionally have been the nexus for problems of corrosion, or shorting of contacts, etc. that have plagued pacemakers.

Additionally, these wireless devices do not require a surgical implant; they are delivered via catheter, snaked through the femoral vein into the right atrium. Procedure times seem to be around a half-hour.

These first generation devices will no doubt be superceded by smaller devices which require less than the 18F sheath, longer battery life, and less discomfort for the patient. Andreas Gruentzig, the inventor of coronary angioplasty, referred to the circulatory system as the body's "highway," and in the past three decades many therapies and devices have used this highway to deliver therapy to patients. These pacemakers are the latest in that cohort.

He is a Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cath Lab at Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket, New Delhi. Having a thorough knowledge of the field of cardiology Doctor Viveka excels in all it is dimensions withholding a great experience with all the necessary knowledge required.He has performed more than 7,500 PTCA & Complex Interventions including Rotablation, Left Main stenting and Bifurcation stenting, among other procedures; also have great experience in electrophysiology procedures, RF ablation, cryo-ablation, cool tip ablation, ICD, CRTs, pacemaker implantation, device/lead extraction, coronary and peripheral angioplasty, renal and carotid angioplasty, radial artery route angiograms, balloon valvotomy, etc.

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