If your heart cannot maintain a normal rhythm on its own (arrhythmia), you may need to have a pacemaker implanted. There are different kinds of arrhythmias. A pacemaker has 2 main parts: a generator and wires, which are also called leads. The generator contains a battery and electrical circuitry. A pacemaker can have 1 to 3 leads, which are attached to the generator and thread through the veins leading to the heart. The leads carry your heart’s signals to the generator and send electrical pulses—or pacing—to the heart—to help normalize its rhythm. The number of leads depends on the individual condition. Your doctor implants the pacemaker under a pocket of tissue under the skin of the left upper chest.
The Pacemaker Center was created to follow and manage patients with pacemakers after they are implanted. It is managed by Dr. Glauco Radoslovich, the Chief of the Pacemaker Center. Dr. Radoslovich and his colleagues provide a range of sophisticated services, including remote monitoring by telephone and clinic visits to ensure that each pacemaker is programmed correctly for each individual patient. The staff of the Pacemaker Center also serves as a resource for patients and their families, offering education and reassurance.
The Pacemaker Center is one of busiest in the country. We have over 2,220 patient visits per year and perform over 7,300 remote transtelephonic monitoring procedures. Our experience and expertise ensures that you are getting the highest-quality care that is available.
Schedule an appointment today by calling 855.424.WELL (9355)