HVA Medical Group’s cardiologists and cardiac electrophysiologists offer the latest in care for arrhythmias.
A pacemaker is a device implanted in the chest that stimulates your heart if it detects that your heart is beating too slowly. Modern pacemakers are about the size of a dollar coin.
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
This device delivers an electric shock to restore a normal heartbeat if your heart is beating chaotically or too fast. ICDs are about the size of a pocket watch and are implanted under the skin. We use them to prevent cardiac arrest in patients at high risk.
Cardioversion is a procedure we use to restore normal heart rhythm in people with certain kinds of heart rhythm abnormalities (arrhythmias). During the procedure, we place electrodes on your chest and send electric shocks to your heart.
Watchman™ Implant Procedure
We use the Watchman implant procedure to lower the risk of stroke in patients who have atrial fibrillation (AFib). If you have AFib, it offers you a long-term alternative to using anticoagulants such as warfarin. The Watchman device is a small implant that’s placed into the left atrial appendage (a small sac in the top-left chamber of your heart), preventing clots from forming there.