Cardiac Implanted Devices
Many of our patients come to us because they need an implanted device. There are several types of cardiac implanted devices, but they can be broadly divided into two categories: pacemakers and defibrillators. Pacemakers are used to keep the heart from going too slowly. Defibrillators are used to protect against sudden death from a cardiac arrest (ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia). Defibrillators (also known as ICDs) also have pacemakers built in. Some ICDs and pacemakers have special pacemaker systems used to help a weak heart beat more effectively. These pacemakers and defibrillators are called biventricular devices.
We have extensive experience in prescribing, implanting, managing and programming all types of implanted cardiac rhythm devices including defibrillators, pacemakers, and biventricular devices for patients with congestive heart failure. We were the first in the region to implant the new leadless pacemaker and we are pioneers in establishing a multidisciplinary laser lead extraction program.