Pacemaker helping the heart keep pace

Helping Your Heart Keep Pace (Video)

Tags: heart and vascular institute, heart rate, heart rhythm, heart rhythm whiteboard, heart video, heartbeat, pacemaker, video, Walid Saliba MD, whiteboard sessions

Sometimes a dangerously slow heartbeat occurs because the natural “battery” of the heart isn’t working as it should, or there’s another issue with the heart’s electrical system. Here’s how a pacemaker can help.


human heart

Patient Receives New, Leadless Pacemaker

Tags: abnormal heart beat, heart health, innovation, pacemaker

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.


Dr. Roy Greenberg

In Memory of Dr. Roy Greenberg

Tags: aortic aneurysms, endografts, endovascular, pacemaker

Roy Greenberg, MD, combined clinical skills with engineering insights to prevent catastrophic aortic aneurysms. He will be remembered fondly by patients and colleagues.


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Taking Warfarin Before Cardiac Device Surgery

Tags: cardiac surgery, defibrillator, pacemaker, Warfarin

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 in Snowflake Costume

A Racing Heart

Tags: arrhythmia, defibrillator, exercise, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, pacemaker, patient story

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.


medication, stethoscope and cardiogram

Chat With a Doctor: Arrhythmias and Devices

Tags: abnormal heart beat, arrhythmia, chat with a doctor, defibrillator, pacemaker, Pacemakers and heart rhythm, web chat, webchat

Ask questions and get answers about arrhythmias and devices from Cleveland Clinic physicians during a live webchat Monday, August 27, 2012, at noon (ET).


Heart-Pacemaker

“Scrupulous Attention” Helps Thwart Implant Infection

Tags: abnormal heart beat, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, pacemaker

Implantable cardiac pacing and defibrillator devices are associated with infections but can be avoided.


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Note on Scary Device Warnings

Tags: abnormal heart beat, arrhythmia, defibrillator, ICD, implantable heart devices, news, pacemaker

Are implantable heart devices safe?


Pacemaker

Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Pacemakers

Tags: arrhythmia, heart 411, pacemaker, Pacemakers and heart rhythm

Pacemakers cannot “fix” all heart rhythm problems.


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Laser Lead Shedding OK for Over 80s

Tags: abnormal heart beat, arrhythmia, news, pacemaker

Anything that affects three million people is important and an estimated 3 million people have heart-rhythm regulators implanted under their skin.