Our team of Electrophysiologists specializes in the use of today's technologies to care for our patients and our community. The majority of procedures, including pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD) are done with minimally invasive techniques on an outpatient basis (one day or an overnight stay). We were the first in the valley to offer the implantation of the Micra leadless pacemaker.
Implantable/Injectable Loop Recorders
- A loop recorder is a small device that is implanted or injected below the skin of the patient's chest.
- Measuring no larger than a pack of gum, this powerful device can record any arrhythmias for up to 3 years.
- A pacemaker is a device that regulates the beating of the heart by delivering an electrical impulse through electrodes connected to the heart muscle.
- This device will "pace" the heart rate when it senses your heart is too slow (Bradycardia) and / or it will take over from the heart's natural pacemaker when it is functioning improperly.
- Patients implanted with a pacemaker can expect a quick recovery and return to their previous activity level.
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICD)
- The ICD device is slightly larger than a pacemaker and monitors the heart for abnormal heart beats which are considered "lethal".
- This device is implanted in patients at risk for sudden cardiac death. The ICD is capable of delivering an internal shock, directly into the heart muscle, when it senses that the heart is in either a rhythm called ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.
- This device will help to convert the heart rhythm back to normal. The ICD can also function as a pacemaker if necessary.