Where a Pacemaker is Implanted
The location of where a pacemaker is placed (or implanted) depends upon the patient's medical condition, age, and lifestyle. Pacemakers can be implanted on the left or right side of the chest, or in the abdominal area. The pacemaker is generally implanted after the leads have been implanted. The type of anesthesia and length of hospital stay depend on the patient's medical condition.