A Cleveland Clinic patient with a slowed heartbeat is the third in the nation to receive the device as part of an international, multicenter clinical trial testing its safety and efficacy for FDA approval.
Roy Greenberg, MD, combined clinical skills with engineering insights to prevent catastrophic aortic aneurysms. He will be remembered fondly by patients and colleagues.
Warfarin thins your blood, helping prevent blood clots and stroke. Should you stop taking it before device surgery, or keep taking the prescribed amount? Results from a recent study reveal what to do, and why.
Linda Shaw is an avid runner, and she always dresses in costume when she races so she can spark conversation on why it’s so important to seek medical care you can trust.
Ask questions and get answers about arrhythmias and devices from Cleveland Clinic physicians during a live webchat Monday, August 27, 2012, at noon (ET).
Implantable cardiac pacing and defibrillator devices are associated with infections but can be avoided.
Are implantable heart devices safe?
Pacemakers cannot “fix” all heart rhythm problems.
Anything that affects three million people is important and an estimated 3 million people have heart-rhythm regulators implanted under their skin.
Your ICD (a small device, about the size of a pager, placed below the collarbone) continuously monitors your heart’s rhythm. If your heart beats too quickly, the ICD issues a lifesaving jot of electricity to restore the heart’s normal rhythm and prevent sudden cardiac death.