Programs & Services
Centre - Mississauga
A pacemaker is needed when a person's heartbeat is irregular and the heart's natural "battery" is not working properly. It helps a person's heart to continue beating. A person with this condition may experience irregular heartbeats, chest pains, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, lightheadedness,
During this outpatient procedure, a pacemaker is surgically implanted into a person's chest. The procedure takes approximately one hour to three hours to complete, depending on the type of implant the person requires.
Trillium's Pacemaker Clinic consists of physicians, nurses and technicians all experts in managing heart beat irregularities, and provides patients with assessment and teaching. It also provides patients with permanent pacemakers with regular follow-up testing of their device to measure rate, function, and battery life.