Non-Invasive Cardiovascular Testing | Invasive Cardiac Procedures
Your heart has its own built-in electrical system. Electrical signals in the heart prompt muscles and valves to do their jobs—opening, closing, and contracting with exquisite timing. Sometimes, however, this system fails. People can have issues with slow heart beats or fast heart beats that can result in symptoms like palpitations, lightheadedness, dizziness, or even pass out (which is called syncope).
Many of these cardiac electrical issues called ‘arrhythmias’ may be treated with a permanent pacemaker or implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). These devices are small, and inserted through a small incision usually beneath a shoulder / collar bone. If your South Palm Cardiovascular Physician feels you need such device, you will be referred to a subspecialist called a Cardiac Electrophysioloigst who will insert the device in a small surgical procedure in the hospital with one overnight stay.
Afterwards, the Pacemaker and ICD functioning is carefully monitored during specialized follow-up pacemaker/ICD clinic visits to ensure that the device is working properly to treat your arrhythmia. Our expert cardiologists and health professionals do this as part of providing you with optimal, ongoing cardiac care at SPCVA. Our Pacemaker/ICD Clinic is one of the leading facilities in Boynton Beach, so please contact us today to learn more.
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