When you have a rhythm problem with your heart (usually when it beats too slowly or if both sides of your heart don't beat together), you may need a pacemaker.
A pacemaker has two parts:
The generator and the electrode are covered with materials compatible with the human body. The coverings also protect the device from your body fluids.
If you receive a pacemaker, it will most likely be implanted in one of two ways:
Your doctor will recommend which way the pacemaker will be implanted based on your age, lifestyle and medical condition.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Helping Your Heart, fourth edition, cvs-ahc-90648
Allina Health's Patient Education Department
Experts at these hospitals implant pacemakers: