How does a pacemaker work?
The pacemaker is a small metal box that weighs 20–50g. It is attached to one or more pacing leads that lead to your heart.
The pacemaker contains:
- a battery, which lasts about 8 to 10 years.
- a pulse generator.
- a tiny computer circuit that converts the energy from the battery into
electrical impulses that flow through the wires and cause your heart to
The rate at which the electrical impulses are created is called the discharge rate.
Pacemakers work on demand, so they can be programmed to alter the discharge rate in response to your body's needs. If the pacemaker identifies that your heart has missed a beat or is beating slowly, it fires signals at a steady rate. If it senses your heart beating normally, it will not send out any more signals.
Our pacemakers have a special sensor that senses your body movement and your breathing rate. This lets them to speed up the rate at which they work when you are active. These pacemakers are rate responsive.
About Angeles Health
Angeles Health is made up of 22 hospitals in 14 cities. As Mexico’s largest private healthcare network we have over 11,000 medical specialists that treat more North American patients than any other non-USA hospital network.
Angeles Health in Tijuana opened in 2006 is proud of its quality of care and the friendly and safe environment offered to patients and their families. We are only 20 minutes’ drive from San Diego, located in an attractive commercial district that that boasts a movie theater with films in English, and great restaurants to choose from, many of which are familiar American chains.
Patients choose Angeles Health because we are the most advanced private hospital in Mexico. Our commitment to quality in all aspects of our services guarantees the satisfaction of our patients. This is demonstrated by our recent commitment to obtain JCI accreditation. In addition there are significant cost savings to be made when comparing treatment here with treatment in the US, Canada or in other countries.
Our hospital in Tijuana has been built specifically to serve the needs of patients from the United States and Canada. The hospital is just 25 minutes away from the San Diego, CA airport and is within driving distance for a considerable part of the western United States. Over 50% of the patients we see are Medical Tourism-related.
If you would like to find out for yourself how coming to Mexico for your pacemaker implantation procedure could benefit you please contact us using the form on the right.