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19 Amazing Facts About Your Heart (Infographic)

Your heart. You probably don’t think about it often, yet it continues to pump with its faithful, steady beat — carrying blood to all your organs. At Cleveland Clinic, we think about hearts a lot. This year, we’ve been honored as No. 1 in heart care for the 19th consecutive year by U.S. News & World … Read More

What To Do About Medical Device Recalls in the News

When someone has an implanted device such as a pacemaker or implantable defibrillator (ICD), they depend on that device to treat their irregular heart rhythm. To function properly, there is the device itself (the pacemaker or ICD) and the leads or wires that go from the device to your heart. Pacemakers, ICDs and leads go through … Read More

Chat With a Doctor: Arrhythmias and Devices

Register for Online Chat Do you have a question about arrhythmias and devices used to treat them? Bruce Wilkoff, MD, Director of Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Devices, and P. Peter Borek, MD, Staff Physician — both of the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine — will answer your questions about this medical issue … Read More

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Heart Health Twitter Quiz – Pacemakers

True or False: Pacemakers “fix” all heart rhythm problems. True False Answer: False In their book, Heart 411, Drs. Gillinov and Nissen say: We use pacemakers most often to treat people who have a heart rate that is too slow (also termed a bradycardia). In these people, the pacemaker ensures a heart rate that is … Read More