Wouldn’t it be great to have a full time team of doctors, nurses and medical assistants accompanying you everywhere you go?
They could check your heart rhythms 24/7 – even when you sleep. And then, if they noticed something gone awry, wouldn’t it be great to get immediate service? A mild shock to put your heart back into perfect sinus rhythm. The way it’s supposed to be.
No – this is not science fiction. It’s the reality of implantable devices.
We are experts in clinically evaluating your exact needs, and then taking care of them. In certain instances, it might be necessary to “implant” an electrical monitor, just under the surface of your skin.
Every year doctors implant over 133,262 defibrillators.
It’s a common and successful procedure, and allows us here at Cardiac Arrhythmia Service to continually monitor the condition of your heart.
So no matter where you go.
No matter what you are doing.
We are there with you – watching, recording and helping you to maintain a normal life.
For pacemakers or defibrillators
Risks of procedure are mainly infection – if that occurs, the entire system must be removed, injury to the lung requiring placement of a chest tube for 1-2 days, injury to the heart muscle or lead dislodgement requiring repositioning. The risk of any of these is less than 1 percent.