The cardiologists at Cardiac Solutions are dedicated to maintaining a constant connection with all of our patients. Our clinic offers a range of cutting-edge products designed to connect cardiac patients to their cardiologists by alerting them to any changes in their physiological data. Here is a look at our remote cardiac device monitoring service:
Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator
An implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, is a tiny device designed to treat irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia. An ICD is placed in the chest or abdomen. If a life-threatening arrhythmia or sudden cardiac arrest occurs, the device issues an electrical pulse to restore a natural heart rhythm. If the low-energy pulses are insufficient, the ICD will switch to high-energy mode for defibrillation.
Like ICDs, pacemakers can give off low-energy pulses. Because pacemakers are usually used by cardiologists to treat less dangerous conditions , they give off only low-energy electrical pulses, and cannot act as defibrillators. Both devices are placed underneath the skin and contain electrodes that lead into the heart. Ask your cardiologist to determine if a pacemaker is the right choice for your needs.
Implantable Loop Recorders
An implantable loop recorder is an electrocardiographic, or ECG, monitoring device that doctors generally recommend for patients with genetic disorders, unexplained palpitations, or syncope. Your cardiologist may also recommend an implantable loop recorder if you have suffered a heart attack and require long-term monitoring. The ILR provides information about the heart rhythm and plays an important role in helping doctors evaluate patients who suffer from recurring unexplained palpitations.
The devoted team of cardiologists, physician assistants, and nurses at Cardiac Solutions make it a point to develop personal relationships with each and every patient. With our team-oriented approach, you can be sure that you are getting the best care possible and maintaining optimal heart health . For more information, call our Phoenix office at (623) 876-8816 or visit us on the Web for more information.