Device therapy includes a range of devices that can be implanted in the body to regulate a normal heartbeat and reduce frequency/severity of arrhythmias. These include:
Pacemakers, small electrical devices, implanted under the skin close to the collarbone, that transmit an electrical signal to control proper contracting of the heart’s rhythm.
Baptist Health offers the latest MRI-compatible pacemakers and is one of only 25 research centers in the nation, and one of only two in Florida, to offer the new leadless pacemaker. This advancement allows the world’s smallest pacemaker — the size of a vitamin — to be placed directly into the heart without any attached wires and offers numerous benefits.
ICDs (implantable cardioverter-defibrillators) are implanted devices
used to perform cardioversions and restore and correct pacing of the
heart. Unlike pacemakers, they are also able to treat unexpected,
life-threatening arrhythmias such as Ventricular Tachycardia and
Ventricular Fibrillation. Baptist Health offers the most advanced
defibrillator technologies. The new subcutaneous defibrillator has
wires placed under the skin instead of directly into the heart to
decrease chances of infection. The new ICD Mini is the world’s
smallest heart defibrillator. New biventricular defibrillator
implants now utilize the latest biventricular leads for patients
whose hearts are both weak and out of sync to improve symptoms and
quality of life.
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